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Archive:Leaguepedia Articles/North American Challenger League announces 35K Challenger Season
|North American Challenger League announces 35K Challenger Season|
October 1, 2013
San Jose, CA - The North American Challenger League announced their first Season, featuring a $35,000 prize pool to begin on October 7th, 2013. The league will feature 10 League of Legends teams competing in 8 weeks of play. All matches will be streamed live Monday-Thursday from 5PM-9PM PST on TwitchTv and AzubuTv. A qualifier for the 10th spot in the tournament will be held from October 3rd to October 6th.
The current minimum prize pool is distributed as follows:
1st - $10,250
2nd - $6,250
3rd/4th - $4,500
5th/6th - $2,750
7th-10th - $1,000
About North American Challenger League
“The North American Challenger League aims to raise the level of competition in the challenger scene, and through that, better competitive North American League of Legends as a whole.” - Zachary Kay, Commissioner - NACL
The North American Challenger League is modeled after traditional sports leagues like the NBA or NFL. NACL is owned by the teams participating in the league, as well as private investors. The league is run by a set of committees which are made up of one member from each of the competing teams. There is also a Commissioner who is responsible for making sure the league runs as intended. The Commissioner sits on all committees, but does not get a vote except in cases of a tie.
There will be a qualifier for the 10th spot in the league, from Thursday October 3 to Sunday October 6. The Qualifier will be open to all active challenger ranked 5s teams as of 6PM PT on Wednesday October 2nd. Teams can sign up for the qualifier here.