Garena Holds Tournament To Send Southeast Asia’s Best League Of Legends Players To L.A.

SINGAPORE, August 18th 2010 – Garena, the world’s leading online gaming service provider, is organizing a League of Legends tournament from 4th to 5th September 2010 to determine Southeast Asia’s best League of Legends team. The winning team will be sent to the World Cyber Games Grand Finals 2010 in Los Angeles, California, where they will compete against the top League of Legends teams from USA, Europe and China.

Ring of Champions will be one of the biggest gaming events held in Southeast Asia, with 40 gamers from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam battling it out at the Singapore Expo for a chance to fly to the City of Angels. All the action from the tournament will be broadcasted online in the form of a video miniseries at lol.garena.com/roc, and will feature exclusive player profiles and interviews in addition to recaps of the games played.

“League of Legends is a top-quality title and Garena is very excited to be bringing it to gamers throughout Southeast Asia”, said Ulf Waschbusch, Chief Product Officer of Garena. “Ring of Champions is a fantastic opportunity for our gamers to be sent to Los Angeles and showcase their skills on the world stage. It is the first of many League of Legends events that gamers can look forward to in the near future.”

This will be the first time that League of Legends will be included in the WCG Grand Finals.

“Riot Games is extremely eager to see the outcome of the Ring of Champions tournament,” said Marc Merrill, co-founder and President of Riot Games. “Some of League of Legends’ best players hail from Southeast Asia and we know they are going to be well represented at the WCG Grand Finals.”

Event Details
Date: 4th – 5th September 2010
Venue: Singapore Expo, Conference Halls H and J (Beside Hall 2)
Timing: 4th September – 9 AM to 6 PM
5th September – 9 AM to 6 PM

League Of Legends – Riot Games’ debut title is a session-based, multiplayer online game where teams of players compete for victory. Built by a veteran development team and the original creators of Defense Of The Ancients, one of the worlds most popular player-made mods, League Of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive competitive action.

For more information about League Of Legends, please visit www.leagueoflegends.com and lol.garena.com.

About Riot Games, Inc.
Riot Games is a direct-to-consumer video game developer and publisher of premium, competitive online games. Riot Games, based in Los Angeles, is funded through venture capital firms Benchmark Capital and Firstmark Capital and China’s largest online services corporation, Tencent. The company was established in 2006 and has quickly become a leading global developer and publisher of premium free-to-play online video games for hardcore gamers, launching their debut title, League of Legends, in October 2009. To date, more than 3 million gamers play League of Legends and log more than 15 million hours of playtime each month.

For more information, please visit www.riotgames.com.

About Garena Online Private Limited.
Founded in Singapore, Garena is today the world’s leading online gaming service provider and game content distributor serving over 50 million users.

For more information, please visit www.garena.com.

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