DreamHack and Challengermode announced the start of their third League of Schools season. Similar to programs like Tespa, the League of Schools is a Nordic league open to those attending high school and university. The league currently only features tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of legends.
Tournament structure and prize pools
League of Schools will be running in two phases. Players first compete in an online group stage hosted by Challengermode. Careful and official administration of the tournament to also be provided by Challengermode. Unfortunately, this phase of the tournament receives no official coverage. The online phase will continue until semi-finals conclude.
For the second phase, the top two online teams are given an 8,000 Swedish Krona travel stipend (including 5 free DreamHack Bring Your Own Computer tickets) to fly out for a Grand Final LAN event on December 1 at DreamHack Winter. Finals are cast and broadcast live on the big stage. Both CS:GO and LoL receive a prize of SEK$13,000 for first place and SEK$7,000 for second place.
To be eligible to compete, a player must be a confirmed high school or university student living in either Denmark, Finland, Norway, or Sweden. In addition, a team is only allowed to pick up players from their respective schools. Lastly, the league requires a member of the school staff to be present on the roster to confirm valid player information. Sign-ups opened on Oct 1 and stay open through Oct 14 for League of Legends and Oct 17 for CS:GO.
Links for sign-ups and additional information can be found here.
Written by Jash Rai