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League of Legends College Championship Highlights Growth in Collegiate Esports

This weekend, eight schools from around North American competed in one of the more unique college sports events of the year, the 2017 League of Legends College Championship. These eight schools fought their way through a field of more than 200 university programs.

This is the largest League of Legends College Championship yet—featuring the winners of four regional divisions, three wildcard slots and the Big Ten Network champion. In the end, Maryville University won the Finals against the University of Toronto, three games to one, earning the school’s first national title in the process.

League of Legends is a fast-paced, team-oriented online game where two teams of five compete in intense 5v5 battles that requires strategic thinking, lightning reflexes and coordinated team play to succeed. Over 100 million people play each month, making it the most-played PC video game in the world.