The ggLA Challenger Arena tournament kicks off this Saturday, July 20th featuring four of the best teams in the North American Challenger Circuit. At stake is $1000 in prize money and two spots for ggLA’s next Challenger Circuit event.
Be sure to catch the stream on Twitch at ggLATV.
Schedule (All Matches Are Best Of 3 / Times are in PDT):
Saturday, July 20th
1:00 PM – FXO v. ggLA
3:00 PM – coL v. Denial
5:00 PM – Winners Final
7:00 PM – Losers Semi
Sunday, July 21st
12:00 PM – Losers Final
2:00 PM – Grand Final
4:00 PM – Extended Grand Final Series (If Needed)
For more information, check out the preview provided by the awesome guys over at Cloth5.com!
Cloud9 HyperX has clearly demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with in the professional League of Legends scene. Almost directly copying Korean play styles, Cloud9 was able to defeat every team they faced, including all four of the teams that previously made up the highest tier of North American play. Although Team Solo Mid definitely provided the most difficult challenge, Cloud9 made it seem easy to take games off of Curse, Dignitas, Coast, and Velocity.
Cloud 9 HyperX (ex. Quantic Gaming) although a new team in this split of the NA LCS, are no strangers to the competitive League scene. Its members all have a lot of tournament experience as well as game knowledge. The members played for teams like Orbit gaming, Pulse eSports, Meat Playground and many more. They bring a wealth of understanding and a unique perspective to the game shown through champ picks and their in game strategies. Looking forward, how well can we expect Cloud9 HyperX to do in the LCS considering they have never played against the top teams in NA on a weekly basis.
After a season filled with some of the best League of Legends action up to date, it is time once again to witness the greatness of the North American League Championship series. With the summer split of the LCS just around the corner and the World Championship on the horizon, we can expect nothing less than the finest and fiercest League of Legends competition that we have come to enjoy. With Velocity eSports and Cloud 9 entering into this leg of the summer split, this will offer the teams as well as the viewers a chance to get a glimpse of the next generation of League of legends in North America. Will the new teams live up to the expectations and contest for a top 4 seed in the summer split, or will the power houses from last season assert their dominance once again? Nothing is for sure, we can only speculate and with that; ggLA would like to present their LCS Team Preview for the summer split the NA LCS.