LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – January 5, 2013 – After a hard fought season, the top teams in the AZUBU Collegiate Champions tournament will be flown to South Korea to compete in the Grand Finals live in front of thousands of spectators. The event will be held at KINTEX, one of the largest exhibition centers in South Korea.
The AZUBU Collegiate Champions tournament, hosted by the Collegiate Starleague is the largest amateur gaming league in the world, with over 630 participating universities from around the world and boasting a lineup of over 8,300 players who play weekly online matches. Tournament matches are broadcast four days a week, two days for each of the league’s two game titles: StarCraft II and League of Legends.
Boasting a prize pool of $166,000 and offering $16,000 in scholarships, AZUBU and the Collegiate Starleague are committed to providing a competitive outlet for thousands of gamers across the globe in addition to encouraging students to continue their education while still enjoying their passion for gaming. The four scholarship categories include: league MVP, given to the league’s most outstanding player, community service, leadership, and outstanding academics. Each scholarship winner will be receiving $4,000 to help fund their education.
The Grand Final at KINTEX will be held Saturday February 23rd, with the top two teams from each game being gifted an all-expense paid trip to South Korea to compete for the prize. Scholarship applications are now open and will close February 15th, 2013, with winners being announced on March 5th.
CSL Duran Parsi
Kevin Kwon, Global eSports Manager