We're just a week away from the All-Star weekend, and Riot has a wild weekend planned for fans of competitive League of Legends. The best of the best will gather from around the world to compete for more than just bragging rights. For full brackets and roster information check out Leaguepedia's All-Star page!
Not only will there be a double elimination tournament taking place between the 5 regions, but a "skills" challenge will pit players in the same roles against each other in interesting competitions. Riot hasn't announced just what these skill competitions entail yet, but a 1v1 between Wickd and Soaz brought 140,000 viewers to Twitch. Just imagine what 1v1 between Misaya and Alex Ich would bring.
The Format and Challenges for Teams
Each region voted in their All-Stars to represent their scene in a double elimination tournament. Southeast Asia receives a bye into the second round because they won Season 2, and that leaves North America to face off against China while Europe is paired with the Koreans. These aren't simply showmatches.
Riot made the winning region earn an extra bid to the Season 3 World Championships later this year, meaning these players might be playing for the right for their own team to compete for a title. Not only the extra spot is at stake, but the last place region will have all its teams forced to play through the brutally tough group stages at worlds.