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Introducing Visayas’ newest collegiate League of Legends competition

June 30, 2017 Migg Dela Cruz

Welcome the biggest esports event in the central region, the Visayan School League. Mainly organized by a group of high school students in partnership with Garena, the VSL serves as the Visayan Conference of the Metro Manila-based LoL Collegiate League.

“We’re excited to partner up with Garena for this iteration of the league. We’re confident that with our resources combined, we can do great things.” says Justin Banusing, director of the VSL.

The league will see 28 teams battle it out for glory and bring honor to their schools. The VSL will hold an open registration for LoL Collegiate League Visayan Conference Qualifiers. The top 8 of last season’s LCL Visayan Conference and Acclaim Interschool ELeague are invited and have assured slots in the qualifiers. The top 2 of last season’s LCL Visayan Conference and Acclaim Interschool ELeague will automatically proceed to the main tournament, while the remaining 24 will go through qualifiers.

The teams are split into 8 groups and the winner from each group will fight once more for their slot in the main tournament.

 

Top 2 from LCL Visayan Conference

Automatically proceed to the main tournament

-John B Lacson Maritime University College

-University of Negros Occidental Recolletos

Top 2 from Acclaim Interschool ELeague

Automatically proceed to the main tournament

-West Visayas State University High School

-Sta Barbara National Comprehensive High School

Top 3-8 from LCL Visayan Conference last season

Assured slots in the qualifiers

-University of San Augustin High School

-Lapaz National High School

-John B Lacson Maritime University High School

-Iloilo National High School

-Collegio de San Jose

-Ateneo de Iloilo High School

Top 3-8 from LCL Visayan Conference last season

Assured slots in the qualifiers

-University of San Augustin College

-ISATU

-University of Iloilo

-University of San Carlos

-Central Philippine University College

-H. College

 

Registration will be on the 24th of June until 12th of August. Qualifiers and Main Tournament will be online and occur on Saturdays between the 22nd of July and 9th of September and 23rd of September and 25th of November, respectively.

Finals will be held offline at a date to be determined after the Main Tournament finishes.

“This is a great opportunity for Visayan players to get some exposure nationally and maybe even internationally. We want esports to grow in the schools here and this is our way of doing it.” said Ryan Josue, assistant director for the VSL.

 

For more details check out their website, Facebook page, and the VSL smash.gg page.