The 2020 Grey Cup Committee and SKL Esports are proud to announce the League of Legends Canadian Nationals. The event will have 2 main components: four online qualifiers held between now and the 2020 Grey Cup, as well as the live finals to be held during the Grey Cup Festival in Regina from November 19 to November 21, 2020. This tournament will be awarding a prize pool of $50,000, which will be the largest prize pool for a Canadian League of Legends tournament ever.
The format for the tournament is quite simple. The tournament is only open to Canadian citizens. There will be four online qualifiers (March 28/29, May 23/24, July 18/19 and September 19/20). The Saturday of the qualifiers will be a group stage, and Sunday will be the knockout stage. The winner of each qualifier will automatically qualify for the main event, while the rest of the Top 8 will receive circuit points. At the end of the 4 qualifiers, we will take the top 3 teams from the Leaderboard and give them invitations to the final tournament in November. The final slot will be the winner of a live Last Chance Qualifier happening in Regina on November 19.
The 8 qualified teams will be seeded into quarterfinal brackets, with all 4 quarterfinals happening November 20. Finally, on November 21 we will conduct both semifinals and the finals, with the winning team taking home $13,000. The full prize breakdown is as follows:
- 1st Place: $13,000
- 2nd Place: $7,000
- 3rd/4th Place: $3,000
- 5th-8th Place: $1,000
- The remaining $20,000 will be dispersed equally to the eight teams who qualify, including the winner of the last chance qualifier, to help offset travel and accommodation expenses.
All the qualifiers and finals will be broadcasted on twitch.tv/skl_esports, and the live finals can also be viewed by anyone who attends the Grey Cup Festival.
Registration for the first qualifier is now live, and will close May 22 at noon. Entry is $25 per team per qualifier. For any and all information, including the official rulebook for the event, visit sklesports.ca/greycup or click the More Information button below.