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New Zealand Champions 2020
About event
Organizer NZESPORTS
Location Online / Auckland
Teams 192
Prize pool $100,000
The 2020 League of Legends New Zealand Champions event is more than just an esport tournament. Sure it’s the biggest prize pool Kiwi players have seen locally, sure a staggering number of teams have a chance to compete. But it all boils down to this – making esports happen for New Zealand.
Presented by the NZ ESPORTS group, this tournament is set to put esports on New Zealand’s map, while showing the world just how fierce and incredible competitive gaming can be.
This grand event, spanning three stages over almost five months, will put Kiwi League of Legends players to the test! Are you ready?

$100,000 prize pool!

Champion :NZ$ 20,000 for the team

Runner-up :NZ$ 10,000 for the team

3rd & 4th : NZ$ 5,000 per team

5th to 8th : NZ$ 2,000 per team

9th to 24th :NZ$ 1,000 per team

25th to 96th : NZ$ 400 per team

Top 6 players with excellent academic performance :NZ$1,000 per player

Most Valued Player :NZ$ 2,000

Registrations close

12/11/19  23:59


Group draw

18/11/19  19:00 announcement


Stage 1 – BO3 Round Robin

20/11/19 – 11/12/19 192 teams play online at 19:00

every Wednesday & Sunday


Stage 2 – BO3 Round Robin

26/04/20 – 10/05/20 24 teams play online at 19:00

every Wednesday & Sunday


The Champions Bracket

Quarter-finals BO5: 24/05/20 8 teams play online at 19:00  Sunday

Semi-finals BO5:   30/05/20 Saturday 15:00 -22:00 play LIVE in Auckland (flights and accommodation provided) to determine the top 2

Champions final BO5: 31/05/20 Sunday 19:00 play LIVE in Auckland (flights and accommodation provided) to determine the Champion!

Q: HOW DO I REGISTER?

A: Registrations have officially closed.


Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF MORE THAN 96 TEAMS REGISTER?

A: A one day elimination tournament will be held to thin the number of registered teams to 96. Details of this event will be decided and announced once registrations close as we have different solutions for different numbers of excess teams.


Q: Are games played online or do players have to live in Auckland to compete?

A: All games are online with the exception of the Champions Bracket’s semi-finals and grand final matches, of which flights and accommodation will be paid for by NZESPORTS. Stage 1 and 2 Auckland based teams will be invited to play some of their matches live in our Auckland studio for a weekly broadcast.


Q: For live matches as part of the Champions Bracket, are flights and accommodation paid for?

A: Yes, NZESPORTS will cover flights and accomodation for teams playing LIVE as part of the Semi-finals and grand final matches.


More FAQs coming soon…

You can view rules and regulations, including registration restrictions, on our rules page here.