College championship 2018 will start this week with a ton of fun, according to Riot announcement.
Maryville University will head to Los Angeles this week to defend its League of Legends College Championship.
Maryville ULoL made history when they beat the University of Toronto to bring the championship trophy to the United States of the first time in years. Canada has dominated the University League of Legends tournament and looked primed to extend that run before Maryville’s dominant victory.
Maryville will have big targets on their backs heading into this year’s tournament, which kicks off on Thursday, June 7. They aren’t only the defending champs, but also the first seed in the field.
Maryville will open the tournament by taking on eight-seeded Illinois in the quarterfinals at 5pm CT on Thursday. That match will be followed by fourth-seeded UT Dallas against fifth-seeded Columbia College.
On Friday, two seed UC Irvine will play seven seed Ottawa at 5pm CT, followed by third-seeded Western against six seed Maryland.
The winners advance to the semifinals at 2pm CT on Saturday, followed by the Championship Final on Sunday, June 10 at 2pm CT.
The quarterfinals will be played as best-of-threes, while the semifinals and final will be in the best-of-five format.
You can watch all the fun on this Twitch channel.