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Challengers Uprising Renews Commitment to North American League of Legends with Riot Games Partnership for Season Two

  • Season 2 begins on February 8th in partnership with Riot Games in the North American Proving Grounds Circuit for League of Legends
  • Tournament consists of 16 total teams; eight invited via application and eight qualifying through Open Qualifier on February 5th
  • Highest prize pool out of all Tier 2 tournaments — $10,000 prize pool and 640 total Proving Grounds Qualification Points with an accessible $250 entry fee
  • Matches streamed live on Twitch:

January 19, 2020 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

PORTLAND, OR — Challengers Uprising, the premier tournament organizer in the North American amateur scene, has officially announced its second League of Legends season in partnership with Riot Games for the Proving Grounds Circuit (PGC). With the largest prize pool among Tier 2 tournament organizers, Challengers Uprising reaffirms its mission to create a true path to pro in North America. The second season follows the momentum set in early 2021 by the Challengers Uprising x Nerd Street Gamers New Year’s Showcase. 

Chris “Crono” Harris continues as CEO and Commissioner of Challengers Uprising in Season 2. Prior to founding Challengers Uprising, he served as Director of Esports for ANEW Esports and built a strong esports program with success in multiple titles. 

“It’s been a bit since Season 1 finished last July, but the Challengers Uprising staff have all been hard at work behind the scenes. We’re extremely excited and honored to partner with Riot Games for Season 2,” said Chris. “We ended with a great product for Season 1, but we don’t want to rest on our laurels. For Challengers Uprising Season 2, we will continue improving with a specific focus on highlighting the stories of new amateur talent.”

Prior to the Season 2 tournament start, Challengers Uprising will host an Open Qualifier on February 5th to qualify eight out of the total 16 teams for the competition. More details on the Open Qualifier and Season 2 application & tournament information will be released across Challengers Uprising social media platforms in the near future.

Challengers Uprising brand assets can be found here.

All Challengers Uprising communication & announcements can be seen here.

Live matches and videos of Season 2 broadcast can be viewed here

Read more about the amateur scene changes & schedule here

About Challengers Uprising

Challengers Uprising was created in 2020 by a group of passionate esports & entertainment experts to fill a void between the amateur and professional competitive scenes in esports. The Challengers Uprising platform is centered around empowering and enabling all ambitious gamers — from players & coaches to casters & producers — to ascend to the zenith of esports. With unprecedented competitive experiences, Challengers Uprising seeks to inspire the amateurs of today to become the pros of tomorrow.


Kasey Zhang

Challengers Uprising

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