University League of Legends teams will face off in a new tournament announced by Riot Games, set to take place during August this year. The Oceanic University Championship is sponsored by Razer, helping out with some neat prizes for the victors, and aims to bring together the many League of Legends players, societies and fans across Australia and New Zealand. Team sign up is open to any university team, with registration open now via the OUC registration page.
The start of the tournament consists of round robin regional qualifiers, held by OCE Weekly and Remyrhe Gaming from August 1 to 15, deciding the top team from each of the nine regions to advance. From here, the regional champs will compete until two teams are left, facing off in the Grand final on August 30.
The top two teams will be flown to Riot Games Sydney to play live at their studio in a best of 5 match to determine the victor of the first Oceanic University Championship. The winner will receive a mini event at university with Riot Games, as well as Razer gear and Pulsefire Ezreal statues, with the runners up scoring statues, IP boosts and more.
As a bonus, two universities will qualify for a Razer sponsored Grand Final viewing party on August 30 – the university with the most teams signed up to compete and the university with the most fan votes. For more information on voting, check out all the details right here.
For more information or to follow the developments of the Oceanic University Championship you can visit the Riot Oceania blog post right here.