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LANChamp Brings Second Event to Los Angeles

LANChamp, LLC is excited to announce its second event, LANchamp Los Angeles, set to run through the month of May and culminate in a live final on Saturday, June 5. The event is once again backed with a $10,000 prize pot, paid out to the top four teams.

Using the same model as LANchamp’s inaugural event, which wraps up this Saturday, May 1 live in Chicago, a select 16 teams will be placed in a bracket to begin competition on Sunday, May 9. The first two rounds will be held online over the following two weeks, producing the Final Four teams – each of which are guaranteed $1,000 and invited to a LAN center in Los Angeles to play for more, including a first-place prize of $5,000. The Final Four teams will be decided by Thursday, May 20.

“Our goal is to maintain interest in each event by pushing them through in a month’s span – though that has the potential to limit some teams who may have to travel long distances,” said LANchamp owner Bob Weaver. “Because it is a longer month, May should allow the Final Four teams enough time in advance to find good travel deals to our live finals. It won’t always work out this way, but we’re excited that LANchamp Los Angeles should appeal to a wider array of regional teams.”

More information on the LANchamp Los Angeles event, as well as information for team applications into the bracket of 16, will be unlocked on Thursday through an information page on LANchamp.com. Interested teams should begin coordinating their necessary information, including their seven-player roster with SteamID, email addresses, ages and current residence. Also helpful to a team’s selection is a short resume describing team/player accomplishments, featuring both online and onLAN events.

LANchamp.com will showcase the event in its entirety, approaching eSports journalism very much like any other sport journalism. Using a content-delivery approach new to the genre - splicing up match demos and creating highlight clips as a tool for reporting - LANchamp aims to promote attention around competitive Source by attracting both die-hard and casual enthusiasts alike. Along with providing SourceTVs for live viewing of all competition, LANchamp aims to increase exposure through pre-match coverage, post-match highlights and recaps, as well as features designed to get a better look inside of the eSports community.

LANchamp is Brian Jerauld, aliased Bob Weaver, and Matt Schapiro, two friends who have enjoyed competitive Source since forming team Checkmate! in the early days of the Cyberathletic Amateur Leagues. Jerauld has a degree in journalism and experienced in magazine editing, but also spent several years writing on the prep sportswriter. Schapiro is an Internet hero.

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quote#1 US peawok 29/04/2010 - 17:16:24
good luck!

quote#2 GB Nookie 08/06/2010 - 02:56:56
Great another Tournament keeping the game alive

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