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The Fall 2019 League Centre

Hello everyone,

Our fall 2019 recreation league for League of Legends has begun! To know everything about this recreation league, head on down to the league centre. You will be able to find team standings, a schedule, team rosters and stats, team captains, free agents, player stats, and other goodies.

You can visit the league centre by clicking here or by going on the main menu: ESPORTS > League of Legends > Fall 2019 League Centre

Let the games begin!

Registration for the SKL LoL Rec League (Fall 2019) is now open!

Hello all! As we approach the end of what we hope was a great summer for everyone, SKL Esports is excited to once again open registration for what will be our second recreational League of Legends league of 2019 – SKL LoL Rec League – Fall 2019

This recreational league is focused on a fun and entertaining experience above all else, while also helping to develop new friendships and teams! We want everyone who loves League of Legends to be able to play in this league, regardless of skill level.

Registration

Don’t have a team? Have a few friends but not enough for a full team? No problem! We are allowing for free-agent registration and a free-agent pool. This will allow teams to pick up solo registered players to fill in their gaps, or grab a sub or two for a game if needed. This range of flexibility wouldn’t work in a wholly competitive environment when team segregation is important. Thankfully with a more relaxed atmosphere we can accommodate a much wider range of people.
As a solo player, if you don’t end up playing at least two games during the season, we will refund your registration.
So why not register? Teams are $25 ($5 a person) and solo players are $5 a person.

Register at the bottom of this page!
Registration closes: September 13th @ 11:59 PM MST

Format

Depending on numbers, we are running either a round robin or swiss format tournament for the recreation league. If we have enough teams to use a swiss style, it uses a form of matchmaking and ranking in order to match teams with other teams of equal skill. Because of this, your first match or two might not be the closest, but we’ll do our best to avoid that. By the end, everyone will hopefully be able to play challenging, even matches.

Matches will use Battlefy’s auto stat tracking and match completion system to ensure fair reporting, as well as tournament codes to make it easy for everyone to get into the game with the correct settings. SKL officials will schedule each match to be played within a 24 hour period.

You can learn more about the format and rules on our recreational rules page.

Schedule

SKL admins will be scheduling games for teams based on the availability given in the registration form. We ask that teams give at least 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day per week that generally work, so that we can schedule matches for teams to be broadcast on our stream (twitch.tv/skl_esports). We will be streaming at least one match per week, and we will try to have every team on stream at least once! Regular season will run for 6-7 weeks and playoffs will be near the end of November, depending on teams availability.

TL;DR

Registration

$25 per team ($5 a person)

$5 per free agent

Open: Now! Register here!

Closes: Friday, September 13th @ 11:59:59PM MST

Prize Breakdown

There are no monetary prizes in our rec leagues.

You will, however, have bragging rights in our Discord.

When

The league will begin on September 16th, 2019 and will continue for approximately 6-7 weeks. Playoffs are tentatively scheduled for end of November, depending on the teams availability.

Teams can expect to play 1 or 2 matches a week. Matches are usually played during the evening.

Format

Depending on registration numbers, either round robin or swiss style.

Rules

The rules can be found here. They can also be found under Esports > League of Legends >Recreational League Rules

Location

Online. Join our Discord community to meet your fellow players!

[Updated] SKL Esports at Queen City Ex

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce that SKL will be at the Queen City Ex for the entire event! That’s right, we’ll be there from July 31st to August 3rd, 2019 with a variety of our own events. These include:

Wednesday, July 31st: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

  • 12:00-8:00 PM: 8-player Free Play. 8 Switches, 8 Mario Karts, 8 players. Race it out against your friends and others! Who will reign supreme?
  • 12:00-8:00 PM: Time Trial Challenge. How fast can you beat a 200cc track? The track will be announced the day of the event, and the person with the fastest time at the end of the day will win a $25 Nintendo Switch eShop gift card!
  • 12:00-8:00 PM: 1 vs. 1 Station. Need to figure out if you’re better than your friend? Challenge them to a 1 vs. 1 race.
  • 12:00-8:00 PM: Challenge a Mario Kart 8 DX World Record Holder, Skilloz. He doesn’t play easy. He plays 200cc with NO items turned on.
  • Open consoles will be on throughout the day and will feature other Mario Kart games.

Thursday, August 1st: League of Legends.

  • 12:00-3:00 PM: 1 vs. 1 King of the Hill. Do you have what it takes to be King?
  • 3:00-4:00 PM: 1 vs. 1 Against an SKL Admin. How badly can you destroy them? Seriously, kick their butts for us.
  • 4:00-5:00 PM: 2 vs. 2 Against SKL Admins. If destroying one SKL Admin wasn’t satisfying enough, we’ll give you the option to destroy two of them. At once!
  • 5:00-8:00 PM: 2 vs. 2 King of the Hill. See how long you and your friend can battle it out and rise to the top!
  • Open consoles will be available and will feature old school video games.

Friday, August 2nd: Fortnite.

Come watch the championship playoffs hosted by Matrix Gaming! For more information, check it out here.

  • 3:00-5:00 PM: Play Smash Against Smash Pros! Need tips and tricks? They’ll be the ones to ask! There will be a Smash panel to listen to as well.
  • 5:00-9:00 PM: Saskatchewan Fortnite Finals Presented by Matrix Gaming. Find out who will be crowned as Saskatchewan’s Top Fortnite player!
  • Open consoles will be available and will feature Super Smash Bros.

Saturday, August 3rd Sunday, August 4th: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Smashfest 5). Pre-register to get yourself signed up for a $10,000 prize pool tournament.

  • Sat. August 3rd, 2019
    • 11:00 AM: Doors Open
    • 11:30 AM: Squad Strike / Doubles Starts
    • 1:00 PM: Ultimate Singles Starts
    • 5:00-8:00 PM: Squad Strike /Doubles Top 8
  • Sun. August 4th, 2019
    • 12:00 PM: Ultimate Top 64 Starts
    • 4:00 PM: Ultimate Top 8 Starts
    • Open consoles will be available and will feature Super Smash Bros

Any questions? Want to get involved with our community? Join our Discord here!

Can’t wait to see you there!

-The SKL Admin Team

Location

Queen City Ex is at Evraz Place, 1700 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4P 2Z6, Canada. We’ll be located in the International Trade Centre, Exhibit Hall A.

Those who are preregistered will be a free entrance into Queen City Ex. A full day of parking is $10 in the paid parking lots. Free parking is available on the nearby streets.

See the picture for a visual map.

Map

2019 Recreational League 1 Registration Now Open!

SKL Esports is happy to officially open registration for our first of back to back Recreational League of Legends Leagues in 2019! That’s right. We are officially committing to back to back rec leagues, with more information to follow regarding our plans for Autumn League of Legends! Stay tuned to our social media for details, or if you aren’t apart of our discord, check it out at discord.gg/sklesports

This is recreational league is focused on a fun and entertaining experience above all else, and helping to develop new friendships and teams! We want everyone who loves League of Legends to be able to play in this league, regardless of skill level.

Registration

Don’t have a team? Have a few friends but not enough for a full team? No problem! We are allowing for free-agent registration and a free-agent pool. This will allow teams to pick up solo registered players to fill in their gaps, or grab a sub or two for a game if needed. This range of flexibility wouldn’t work in a wholly competitive environment when team segregation is important. Thankfully with a more relaxed atmosphere we can accommodate a much wider range of people.

As a solo player, if you don’t end up playing at least two games during the season, we will refund your registration. So why not register?

Registration closes: February 8th, 2019 @ 11:59PM

Format

Depending on numbers, we are running a either a round robin or swiss format tournament for the recreation league. If we have enough teams to use a swiss style, it uses a form of matchmaking and ranking in order to match teams with other teams of equal skill. Because of this, your first match or two might not be the closest, but we’ll do our best to avoid that. By the end, everyone will hopefully be able to play challenging, even matches.

Matches will use Battlefy’s auto stat tracking and match completion system to ensure fair reporting, as well as tournament codes to make it easy for everyone to get into the game with the correct settings. SKL officials will schedule each match to be played within a 24 hour period.

You can learn more about the format and rules on our recreational rules page.

Schedule

SKL admins will be scheduling games for teams based on the availability given in the registration form. We ask that teams give at least 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day per week that generally work, so that we can schedule matches for teams to be broadcast on our stream (twitch.tv/skl_esports). We will be streaming at least one match per week, and we will try to have every team on stream at least once!

The SKLAN Tournament Schedule.

The day is finally here! We here at SKL are announcing the full SKLAN tournament schedule after teasing games for the last two weeks.

You may be wondering what the hour-long break sections consist of. Those are a mix of three things:

  • Need a break? Use the break time to sit back, relax, get some fresh air.
  • Did a tournament block go a bit longer than we wanted it to? We’ll use part of the break time.
  • Want to play a game in the casual area with other people at the LAN that isn’t on the schedule? Use the break time.

As for the other things on the schedule, we will be asking for the community’s feedback on what to do during each of these sections. Below are some of the ideas that we have come up with.

Reminder that SKLAN is on August 25th, 2018 at 12:00PM until August 26th at 12:00PM at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon (106 Circle Drive West) in Galaxy’s A and B.

Fortnite

Duo’s Tournament (Bring a duo partner or we’ll find you one!)

Pick-up squads (Bring a squad or we’ll find you one!)

1v1v1v1 Tournament in the Playground

DOTA 2

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we will help find you one!)

Build-Your-Hero Mode

Pick up teams (Just play normal/random games with your friends!)

League of Legends

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we will help find you one!)

ARAM’s

1v1 Tournament

Teach a “noob” how to play League!

Nexus Blitz! Try the Alpha of the new game mode!

Pick up Normal Games (Bring a team or we’ll help you find one!)

Dragon Ball FighterZ

A bracket will be formed using the in-game bracket system.

CounterStrike: Global Offensive

Tournament with a local server (Bring a team or we will help find you one!)

Hearthstone

Tournament

Casual/friendly matches

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Custom server lobbies (Solos, Duos or Squads)

Pick-up squads (Bring a squad or we’ll find you one!)

Rocket League

3v3 Fun matches

Pick-up ladder play

Starcraft 2

To be discussed at the event.

Overwatch

6v6 Mixed Teams (Sign up and we’ll match players together randomly on teams based on roles!)

Heroes of the Storm

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we’ll find you one!)

Want to learn? We have lots of players willing to teach you!

Rainbow 6: Siege

5v5 Tournament (Bring a team or we’ll find you one!)

Want to learn? We have lots of players willing to teach you!

Minecraft

Although there isn’t a Minecraft tournament, a Minecraft server will be available through the full LAN event. Details to the server will be available at the event.

Community Voted

We have, and will continue to ask for player’s votes for our Community Voted section. This can be a game that has been played earlier in the night that we want more time for, or a game no one has ever heard of, or a game that we accidentally missed! You want it? Suggest and VOTE for it on our Discord (discord.gg/sklesports)!

While a lot of these events might seem “hardcore”, we assure you, this LAN is whatever you make it to be. Want to play one game the entire night with your friends? You can do that! Want to play in as many tournaments as possible to try and prove your stuff against other people in Western Canada? You can do that too! Want to grab random people and play other LAN favourites such as Warcraft 3, Gary’s Mod, Jackbox Games or Quake? You can absolutely do that too!

If you have not signed up for the LAN already, our early bird pricing of $30 ($10 off the door price) ends August 19th, 2018. You can register by clicking here. If that wasn’t incentive enough, signing up before August 19th, 2018 also enters you to win both an MSI Interceptor Mouse and Keyboard!

For anyone attending the Warhammer ITC or SKL Smashkatoon, remember: if you decide to come to the LAN afterwards, you receive $10 off your LAN ticket. So if you sign up for Smashkatoon or the ITC before August 19th, entry to the LAN will only be $20!

What should I bring to SKLAN?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Headset
  • Ethernet cable. The longer the better. We recommend 20+ feet.
  • Power bar (we can’t provide one for everyone)
  • Extra cash. There will be a snack concession, bar, and restaurant on the premises.

What should I not bring to SKLAN?

  • Absolutely no USB drives, external hard drives, etc. that contain illegal/pirated software.
  • No outside food, drinks, or snacks.

How do I prepare for SKLAN?

  • Download and update all of your games beforehand. Internet bandwidth may be limited.
  • If you are using Steam, make sure to set it to offline mode before attending.
  • There will be lots of people in and out and we’re in for a long event, so make sure you’re being courteous and practicing proper hygiene before the event to make sure we all have the best time possible.

SKLAN, Saskatchewan’s Largest LAN Party.

SKL eSports is proud to partner with Airline Hotels to present SKLAN! SKLAN is Saskatchewan’s newest, biggest LAN party which will be held August 25th, 2018 at 12:00PM until August 26th at 12:00PM at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon (106 Circle Drive West) in Galaxy’s A and B! That’s right, 24 hours of gaming in one amazing venue!

Pre-registration for SKLAN will be $30 and signups at the door will be $40. Bring your own computer/equipment will be in effect. This includes power cables for your computer and monitor(s), a power bar, an Ethernet cable (longer the better), and any other equipment needed for your computer. There will be an assortment of door prizes given out throughout the night. What would a LAN event be without some energy drinks? Red Bull was kind enough to provide us with some free Red Bull to SKLAN participants!

Tournaments for various games will be held over the entire 24 hour period, and SKL will be creating a game list to ensure you have everything downloaded, updated and ready to play before the event happens! Tournaments and events at the LAN will include (so far):

League of Legends
Hearthstone
Fortnite
Overwatch
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
Minecraft

Games that we are looking for feedback/interest from the community include:

Rocket League
Heroes of the Storm
DOTA2
Rainbow Six: Siege
Starcraft 2
Warcraft 3
Gary’s Mod
Gang Beasts

If you have a game you want to try and have a tournament/event for, join our Discord channel and add your suggestion to the game-suggestions channel under the SKLAN category.

Don’t want to play in any tournaments? That’s okay! There will be plenty of casual gamers hanging out enjoying the classic LAN atmosphere. Come and just game with other gaming/eSport fans!

On top of the LAN event, SKL will be hosting SKL Smashkatoon 31 from 10AM to 10PM on August 25th, 2018 in the Viscount room. We will also be hosting one of the largest Warhammer 40k events in Western Canada from 10AM to 7PM August 25th, 2018 and August 26th, 2018 in the Delta/Concord room. Registration from these events will be separate from the LAN event.

You can read our FAQ here or click the Get started! button below.

Registration for the Second Recreational League has Opened!

The first split of the SKL League of Legends Rec League officially concluded a couple weeks ago, with Anything Deemed Inappropriate coming out victorious over White or Wong. We would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to both teams. Now, onto the next split!

Registration for the next Rec League split will be opening on February 6th! With that being said, there are a few changes we are going to make for this upcoming split. First of all, and most prominently, we will be splitting the league into two divisions: Competitive and Relaxed. This decision was made in order to ensure that everyone can still join the Rec League, while also improving league parity.

Competitive Division

Competitive will be geared towards higher ranked players looking for a more competitive atmosphere, while still maintaining the relaxed tone of the Rec League. The Competitive division will feature playoffs and a grand final at the end of the regular season.  We will also place more of an emphasis on streaming these matches. However, unlike last Rec League split, games in this division will be scheduled by SKL Admins based on pre-provided availability of teams. This division will also feature a to be determined prize pool. Team registration fees for this division will be $10 per player.

Relaxed Division

Relaxed will be geared more towards players who are just looking to chill and have a good time playing games with friends. There will be no prize pool for this division, and they will not be guaranteed streamed games. However, they will be guaranteed fun. The scheduling of games for this division during the week is up to the two teams. If a scheduled time cannot be agreed between two teams for that week, a scheduled time will be chosen by the SKL Admin Team for early the following week. Team registration fees for this division will be $4 per player.

Free agents will be put into a general pool and available to sub for either division, to ensure maximum availability of subs. Free agent registration is $5.

For the most part, the rest of the protocols from last season will remain in place. Teams will be matched up with another team once per week to play a best of two series. After a scheduled game time has been agreed upon by two teams, or before the SKL-scheduled game time, a tournament code can be generated in Battlefy for the match. However, it is important to not generate the tournament code too far ahead of time, as the generated codes expire after twenty-four hours. Battlefy will track all of the stats for the matches, as well as reporting the outcome of the match, through proper use of the tournament code.

As always, if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us through our Facebook page or on our Discord channel. And remember, let’s keep it light, fun, and recreational out there. ?

Your closest friend,

Kevin “BigBooty” Bode

The Recreation Rundown

Registration for our inaugural League of Legends Rec League has finally closed! With that happening, there is some housekeeping we need to do, in order to ensure that everyone knows how this league will work, as the format will be different from our usual competitive splits.

Scheduled matches are available for viewing on the SKL website by clicking on “Tournament” under the “SKLeague” tab, or by going to the following link: https://battlefy.com/skl-esports/skl-esports-lol-rec-league/59d6644aec08220342928fa1/stage/59d664b4ec08220342928fa4/bracket/1. Teams will be scheduled to play one game per week, with the teams being responsible for the exact scheduling of their games with their opponent for each week. Scheduling between teams can be done through Discord or the LoL client. For ease of communication between teams on these platforms, team captains will be clearly labelled in Discord, as well as all team captains being added to the SKLe Club in the LoL client. If a scheduled time cannot be agreed between two teams for that week, a scheduled time will be chosen by the SKL Admin Team for early the following week.

After a scheduled game time has been agreed upon by two teams, a tournament code can be generated in Battlefy for their match. However, it is important to not generate the tournament code too far ahead of time, as the generated codes expire after twenty-four hours. Battlefy will track all of the stats for the matches, as well as reporting the outcome of the match, through proper use of the tournament code.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on our Discord channel! And remember, it’s a rec league, so try to have some fun out there. ?

 

Warm regards,

Kevin “BigBooty” Bode

SKL | League 2017 Fall Season

The time has come yet again! The 2017 SKL League of Legends Fall Season is upon us, and registration is now OPEN!

For those who don’t know, SKL-LoL is a seven week League of Legends league that pits amateur teams against each-other in a highly competitive atmosphere. Every game of the regular season is streamed and cast live on Twitch.tv with the top four teams invited to a live finals event in Saskatchewan! The winners take home a cash prize and the title of Champions.

For ALL the details check out the registration page here.

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