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SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Super League Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLGG), a leading community unifying amateur esports players and fans across game titles and skill levels, in partnership with Red Bull, today announced that the second annual Red Bull Super League All Stars League of Legends Tournament will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Red Bull Esports Studio in Santa Monica, California.
Competing for the All Stars title this year will be the 2018 champions Seattle Siege, as well as the Chicago Force, the Miami Menace, and the Atlanta Bashers. These teams represent the four best five-person League of Legends teams as determined through Super League’s City Champs tournament. City Champs is a national city-versus-city competition in which players join together in physical venues and form teams to represent their hometown over the course of several weeks following numerous online qualifying rounds.
The Red Bull Super League All Stars competition gives these amateur players the ultimate pro-level experience. The event will be live-streamed and shoutcasted from the Red Bull Esports Studio, providing a professional setting and highlighting the best of the best from Super League’s League of Legends community.
“Our partnership with Red Bull makes it possible to give Super League’s most talented LoL players a true, pro-like experience that just isn’t otherwise available, even for top amateur players,” said Matt Edelman, chief commercial officer of Super League Gaming. “At Super League, we are as passionate about providing players with unique opportunities to enjoy their esport of choice as they are about competing.”
The competitors will be flown to Santa Monica and treated to an all-expenses-paid All Stars experience, which includes a welcome party, time to strategize and prep with teammates and the chance to take home the Red Bull Super League All Stars Trophy. For many players, this will be their first trip to the Red Bull Esports Studio.
Members of the winning team will take home a coveted custom-made Red Bull Super League All Stars trophy, and all players will take home a Logitech G Pro Player pack (estimated value $400).
About Super League Gaming
Super League Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLGG) (the “Company”), is a leading esports community for gamers, competitors, fans and friends of all ages and skill levels. With a focus on positive and inclusive gameplay, Super League enables players to experience their sport like the pros. Powered by a proprietary technology platform, Super League operates in-person and digital leagues in partnership with publishers of top-tier games such as League of Legends, Minecraft and Clash Royale. Local movie theaters, PC cafes and restaurant and retail venues are transformed into esports arenas where players compete while also developing sportsmanship, communication and team-building skills. Super League’s primary programs consist of: the first and only city-vs-city amateur esports competition in which players compete in-person on behalf of their hometown as members of Super League’s City Clubs; monthly tournaments throughout the year playable both from home and a multitude of physical locations across the U.S.; and special events produced in partnership with consumer brands, entertainment companies and game publishers, all powered by the Super League platform. SuperLeagueTV supports all Super League experiences with live streams of the competitions and original video-on-demand content on Twitch and YouTube.
About Red Bull Super League All Stars
Red Bull Super League All Stars is a bi-annual, one-day event that celebrates the best amateur League of Legends players, as determined from Super League’s League of Legends City Champs tournament. The event takes place over a weekend and consists of a full slate of programming, culminating in a final tournament to determine the ultimate All-Star team.
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