Monday September 26, 2016

League of Legends Getting Crowdfunding Support For Prize Pools

Are we already at a point with League of Legends that they need crowdfunding to supplement prize pools? I thought eSports was the latest and greatest thing that was bringing sponsors and money hand over fist?

Starting with Worlds 2016, which starts in just a few days, League of Legends players will be able to add to the prize pool by buying in game items. 25% of revenue from each year’s Championship skin and Championship Ward will be added to the Worlds prize pool, so this year buying Championship Zed will boost the prize pool a small amount. Starting next year 25% of revenue from sales of the Challenger skin will be added to the prize pool for the Mid Season Invitational.