BBC Three to stream League of Legends e-gaming contest

The BBC will show live coverage from a major e-gaming event for the first time on the BBC Three website. Viewers will be able to stream action from all four days of the League of Legends World Championship next week.

League of Legends is an online real time strategy game that involves teams competing in a 3D battle arena. The game is played by an estimated 27 million users each day, and the World Championship brings together some of the best talent from across the globe.

The quarter final to be televised takes place at Wembley Stadium on 15 October. Teams from Europe, North America and Asia will be aiming to advance to the finals at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin later this month, where a $1 million prize will be awarded to the winning team.

BBC Three and BBC Sport are working together on the project, using the technology previously used for live sport and Glastonbury coverage. They'll deliver live footage alongside text, pre-recorded footage and social commentary from viewers.

Coverage of the quarter finals, will be presented by Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin and feature interviews and expert commentary.

BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh said: "We jumped at the chance to collaborate with BBC Sport and bring this massive UK event to a wider audience.

"BBC Three will always experiment with new ways to deliver content that young people want, in ways they want. I think this is an exciting way to cover something millions of young Brits love, in a BBC Three way."

Source: BBC

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