Major League Gaming to Hold League of Legends Championship Series Season 3 Online Qualifying Tournament

Major League Gaming today announced a League of Legends Championship Series 3 online qualifying tournament. Beginning today, up to 32 teams (North American teams that did not attend 2012 NA regionals) can register online to compete in the single elimination tournament. Registration will close on Sunday, December 2 at 5pm ET. The top two teams will earn all expenses paid trips to compete LIVE at Riot’s Season 3 Qualifier in Los Angeles from January 9-13 where they will go up against 14 other teams for five spots in Season 3. Note:  Players must be 17 years of age by February 8th, 2013 in order to be eligible.

Fans worldwide can watch the action on beginning Thursday, December 6 at 8pm ET.  Tom "Optimus Tom” Searfoss and special guests will commentate the gameplay and the broadcast schedule is available below and at

Broadcast Schedule – Broadcasts air at 8pm ET at

Thursday, 12/6 - RQ Ro8 #1

Monday, 12/10 - RQ Ro8 #2

Thursday, 12/13 - RQ Ro8 #3

Friday, 12/14 - RQ Ro8 #4

Monday, 12/17 - RQ Ro4 #1 - Winner Qualifies for LA

Thursday, 12/20 - RQ Ro4 #2 - Winner Qualifies for LA


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