Developer Riot Games has announced that League of Legends would have a third championship series, which would, for the first time, include a new tier of paid teams competing in a league that is parallel to that of the amateur outfits.
All the matches will be streamed live and for free in High Definition and a number of them will take place each week.
The Pro League of Legends league will include eight teams from North America and Europe, with three of them coming through qualifying, and a number of teams recruited from Asia.
Brandon Beck, the co-founder and the chief executive officer at Riot Games, stated, “Talking to players around the world, they repeatedly asked if we could kick League of Legends eSports into higher gear. The new League of Legends Championship Series is our answer. Millions of fans tune in every time we support a major League of Legends tournament, so we're broadening that support in an unprecedented way.”