Taipei Assassins Win League of Legends Season 2 World Championships
Taiwan team Taipei Assassins takes home the prize
Despite the League of Legends World Championship issues that plagued the eSports games through the last weeks, one team has risen to the challenge and taken home $1 million in prize money. After a full orchestra intro, the championships began with Taiwan's Taipei Assassins against Korea's Azubu Frost in front of a sold-out crowd. Azubu Frost won the first match, but Taipei Assassins came up and took the next three games, leaving their opponent to surrender.
One might remember that team Azubu Frost was charged with cheating last week and fined $30,000 of their prize money. Taipei Assassins were also investigated, but not fined. Both teams were allowed to continue, though on a modified stage that was intended to prevent screen-looking by hanging fabric panels around the teams.
Reported numbers say that the 10,000 seat Galen Center Arena at University of South California was sold out, and that almost 1 million players watched the finals through live streams from Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv, said Riot Games. There were still other streams in Korea and China that were not counted. When you think back to the 32 million players active monthly Riot claimed League of Legends has, it suddenly seems very plausible.