LOL kicks off third season of e-sports

League of Legends kicks off third season of esports

League of Legends is about ready to begin its third season of the League Championship Series, and this time Riot Games is bringing a few interesting changes to the field. Season 3 goes live on February 7th for North America and Europe and features four-days-per-week of streamed e-sports as teams battle to become the best — and bring home the dough.

For Season 3, Riot is fiddling with the structure to make a new league ranking system that should offer a “greater sense of progression.” Players will battle it out in six tiers of similarly matched teams until the cream rises to the top. To help all players understand the changes, Riot’s provided a handy infographic and FAQ covering the pertinent points.

There’s also a goofy promo video of players running around an empty stadium in slow-motion, and you know you want to see that. It’s after the jump. Thank us later.