Fall esports pilot season set to host first League of Legends championship

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

As the initial esports pilot season culminates, the first League of Legends championship will be held this Saturday.

The competitive activity's semifinals and championship rounds will be held at LocalHost in Lakewood (1882 S. Wadsworth Blvd). Semifinals begin at 3 p.m., and the championship match will be held at 7 p.m. LocalHost is the largest esports arena in Colorado.

The venue's main stage will play host to matches, giving fans an easy way to follow the action.

"This is the culmination of our first pilot season in League of Legends, and we are really looking forward to a great event at a great venue," said CHSAA Director of Digital Media Ryan Casey, who oversees esports. "LocalHost is one of a handful of esports-only arenas around the country, so this setting is an excellent way to showcase esports and give the participants and schools a top-level championship event."

Said CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green: "The engagement of gaming has changed from a pastime to a competitive activity, and the opportunity to provide an inclusive connection to the school culture is what CHSAA is meant to do. We are excited about supporting this grassroots initiative with our national partner, PlayVs."

The semifinals will feature Cherry Creek facing Highlands Ranch, and Gateway playing Bear Creek.

In addition to the matches, the Denver Taco Truck will be on-site to help create a championship atmosphere.

Admission to the event, including entrance to all matches all day, is $7. Purchase tickets at GoFan.co.

The championship match will be streamed live on Twitch.