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League of Legends 'All-Star' trailer hypes regional tournament

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 7, 2014 9:00AM PDT

League of Legends is among the most popular eSports, and has been driving the push to make it resemble real sports as much as possible. It already holds championships in major venues, and helped pro-players become recognized as athletes by the US government. The next logical step? Featuring the best players in a splashy hype-trailer, of course.

The "All-Star 2014" trailer highlights each of the five top regional teams preparing to take part in the All-Star Invitational this weekend. It kicks off tomorrow in Paris and runs through Sunday, featuring teams from North America, Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia, and China. The winning team will receive $50,000, plus a bit of national pride.