In a follow-up interview, Rodriguez said that players like Geguri just need to keep on grinding despite the additional obstacles in their paths.
Twitch and Blizzard will be creating "innovative rewards" for fans, although the press release only mentions that the league's "most steadfast viewers" will be rewarded with in-game items, with further details available as items appear.
The League itself is separated into two distinct divisions: Atlantic and Pacific. Tomorrow's games starts at 8:00AM Philippine Standard Time, with the London Spitfire taking on Florida Mayhem, followed by Philadelphia Fusion facing off against the Houston Outlaws.
Scott "Custa" Kennedy is the lone Australian face in the league, now listed on Dallas Fuel's roster. The numbers are impressive to say the least, considering that the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) normally achieves the same each season. There are four stages in the league and each stage has a duration of 6 weeks. We've seen billboards popup in cities with a team and advertisements on social media apps. On opening day, the arena was polished and ready in every aspect, a sellout crowd filing through the doors to buy merchandise in the front room, grab concessions, and sit down in the 450-seat theater-like arena to enjoy the games. The map pool has yet to be announced, but we expect it to be announced within hours.
With the first match set to kick off on January 10, players can now purchase skins for their favourite teams in-game with the use of unique credits.
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The epicentre, with a depth of 8km, was determined to be at 33.78 degrees latitude and 45.74 degrees longitude. A magnitude 7.3 quake in the same area in mid-November killed at least 530 and injured more than 8000.
The regular season will run through June, with playoffs in July. A postseason and an all-star weekend are also scheduled.
Shanghai Dragons lost out to LA Gladiators, to the same scoreline, and you can hear the thoughts of the Chinese team below. In their only preseason meeting, the Valiant got the W, 3-2.
The first day of the league ended with the Los Angeles Valiant, Los Angeles Gladiators, and Seoul Dynasty each securing their first victory.
"[The arena] pushes esports to that extra step as being viewed from an online video-game experience to more of an orchestrated sporting event", he said. Matches will bep layed each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday AEDT - so be sure to check out the official site for full schedule info.