Super League Gaming and Riot Games partner for local tournaments

Super League Gaming, in partnership with Riot Games, will bring League of Legends tournaments to select cities across the United States.

The two offerings from Super League Gaming, City Champs and City Rec, will provide high stakes competition among social pick-up games while also giving two new ways to play with friends, according to a news release Thursday.

City Champs will pit cities against one another for bragging rights and high stakes competition. The first round of head-to-head competition will start between the inaugural teams — Los Angeles Shockwaves, Miami Menace, Chicago Force, and Dallas Dynamite — with additional cities and teams to be announced in 2017.

City Rec will allow players to play pick-up games with friends or other players in their local community.

Super League Gaming is working with theater giant Cinemark to do this.

“We are pleased to partner again with Super League Gaming to expand the in-theatre gaming initiative and are eager for the City Champs and City Rec offerings,” Rob Carmony, EVP Innovation for Cinemark, said in the release.

City Champs players must be level 30 and at least 16 years old in order to participate. Players of both City Champs and City Rec will be able to experience League Unlocked, a partner program from Riot that unlocks every champion, an assortment of skins, and elevated Influencer Points (or IP) and Experience Points earnings when playing in the theater.

City Rec will be open to players across skill levels and is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

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