Riot Games is partnering with Super League Gaming to bring League of Legends competitions to gaming in cinemas thanks to working with Cinemark to bring it together.
Super League Gaming will bring two different ways to play in the form of City Champs and City Rec which bring high-stakes competition among cities or simply local pick-up games.
Participants in the two methods of playing will be able to use Riot’s new program called League Unlocked. The program unlocks every champion, an assortment of skins and elevated IP and XP earnings when playing at the cinema.
The first round of City Champs sees four teams in the USA go at it, Los Angeles Shockwaves, Miami Menace, Chicago Force, and Dallas Dynamite. To take part in City Champs, you must be at least level 30 and 16 years or older to play. Meeting those requirements, Super League Gaming will take applications in each city and pick the best to represent the city as part of the team. Additional teams and locations will be announced in 2017.
City Rec has no skill level requirement so you can head to an event and socialise with like minded players.
Rob Carmony, EVP Innovation for Cinemark said
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. Cinemark leads the industry with in-theatre gaming and is commonly recognized as the gaming theatre circuit, where players go to have a social and communal gaming experience.
For more on Super League Gaming, check out their website at https://superleague.com.