Weekly Esports Wrap Up | Jun 14
by Community Gaming in Esports · 2024-06-14
Weekly Esports Wrap Up | Jun 14

New League of Legends Americas League will combine LCS, LLA and CBLOL

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) will conclude its long-running tenure in 2024 as Riot Games announces the formation of a new Americas League. This league will run in 2025 and merge the LCS with Brazil’s CBLOL and Latin America’s LLA into a single inter-regional competition. Riot Games justifies this merger by pointing to the strong demand for inter-region battles and the substantial engagement from CBLOL and LLA audiences. The new league will operate with North and South conferences and align with a global schedule, featuring three splits per season to determine qualification for international tournaments like MSI and Worlds.

The league will maintain the six current partnered franchise teams, with an additional LLA team and one “Guest Team” from the Tier-2 system, totaling eight teams per conference. These changes aim to enhance financial sustainability and streamline the competitive structure, with more detailed plans expected to be revealed in late 2024. Read more on lolesports.com.

PUBG Nations Cup 2024 details announced

Krafton announced that the PUBG Nations Cup 2024 will be held in Seoul, Korea, from September 6th to 8th at the KyungHee Grand Peace Hall. This premier event in the PUBG Esports calendar will feature top all-star players representing their national teams, competing for the title of the best PUBG national team and a substantial prize pool.

Sixteen teams will participate, including the defending champions, South Korea. Other notable teams include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Thailand, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. Indonesia returns to the competition, and Norway will make its debut. For more information, read the official post on pubgesports.com..

Pirate Nation token listed on Coinbase

Proof of Play's latest crypto game, "Pirate Nation," has had its native token, PIRATE, listed on Coinbase shortly after its debut, highlighting the increasing convergence of blockchain technology and gaming. Managed by Amitt Mahajan, co-creator of FarmVille, Proof of Play secured significant backing, including $33 million from a16z crypto, Anchorage Digital, and Naval Ravikant last September.

The release of "Pirate Nation," along with other web3 gaming products like "Shrapnel" and "Illuvium," underscores the growing popularity of the web3 gaming sector. Read more about the $PIRATE listing on X.