Microsoft announced Tuesday a partnership with ASUS Republic of Gamers and HyperX to host weekly League of Legends events at Microsoft Store locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia.
The competitions are open to players of all skill levels, and games will be played on gaming laptops and peripherals provided by the Microsoft Store. Players can sign up either individually or as a team to enter in a single-elimination bracket to win prizes and participate in giveaways, according to a news release.
Participants will be able to play League Unlocked, which unlocks all champions and champion skins for the duration of the event. Players will also be able to earn an extra 20 percent IP and 50 percent XP for their personal League of Legends accounts. Prizes will take in the form of Riot Points, mystery icons, swag from ASUS, or the Triumphant Ryze skin, which is usually reserved for tournament winners at local events.
The events will start Saturday. Sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and teams must check in to guarantee a spot after registration to keep an eight team maximum. At the Microsoft Store at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, players will have a chance to meet two members of Echo Fox‘s League of Legends team: Henrik “Froggen” Hansen and Brandon “Brandini” Chen. The release did not specify which other store locations will hold the tournaments.