New academy event ASCI to be held earlier than Worlds 2022


Potential is a priceless treasure, like gold.

For the primary time, League of Legends followers gained’t have to take a break from watching LoL esports between Summer time playoffs and Worlds.

The Asia Star Challengers Invitational (ASCI) 2022 will probably be held for the primary time this yr from September 12 to 25.

It can characteristic skilled groups from challenger and academy leagues in South Korea’s LCK Challengers League (LCK CL), China’s League of Legends Improvement League (LDL), Japan’s LJL Academy League, the Vietnam Championship Collection B (VCS.B), and the Pacific Championship Collection (PCS).

ASCI 2022 opens up a brand new avenue for academy groups to shine

LCK Challengers DWG KIA team at LCK CL Summer 2022
Credit score: LCK

ASCI’s purpose is to offer academy league groups and gamers a platform to compete internationally at a extra aggressive degree. It can additionally give these gamers an opportunity to achieve expertise and develop as professionals.

The 16 groups will probably be divided into 4 teams of 4 through the Group Stage, which will probably be performed in a best-of-one double spherical robin format.

The highest two groups from every group will advance to the Knockout Stage, the place they’ll compete in a best-of-five single elimination bracket. The winner will stroll away with the inaugural ASCI championship.

Extra data on the event will probably be launched at a later date.

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