SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Super League Gaming, in partnership with Riot Games, today announced it is bringing League of Legends competitions to movie theaters in select cities across the United States. Super League Gaming's new offerings - City Champs and City Rec - offer gamers two different ways to play League together with friends, offering high stakes competition among cities or local, social pick-up style games.
Interested players are encouraged to learn more and sign-up at: www.superleague.com. "We want to give the passionate players and communities surrounding League of Legends a new way to share their fervor with each other," said Ann Hand, CEO, Super League Gaming. "Our vision for City Champs and City Rec is to give those players a compelling city-to-city competition that offers fun, inspiring and energetic environments where gamers team up to win." For the first time ever, City Champs will pit cities against each other for bragging rights in a high stake competition, while City Rec will offer players a chance to play live pickup games with friends (or make new ones) in their local community. The first round introduces head-to-head competition between the inaugural teams: Los Angeles Shockwaves, Miami Menace, Chicago Force, and Dallas Dynamite. Additional cities and teams will be announced in 2017. To bring this launch to life, Super League Gaming is working closely with some of the nation's largest theater chains - including Cinemark USA, Inc. - to create this unique in-person gaming experience to gamers across the nation. "We are pleased to partner again with Super League Gaming to expand the in-theatre gaming initiative and are eager for the City Champs and City Rec offerings," said Rob Carmony, EVP Innovation for Cinemark. "Cinemark leads the industry with in-theatre gaming and is commonly recognized as the gaming theatre circuit, where players go to have a social and communal gaming experience." Optimized for hardcore fans, City Champs players must be at least level 30 and age 16+ to get in on the action. Players in City Champs and City Rec will get to experience League Unlocked, a new partner program from Riot that unlocks every champion, an assortment of skins and elevated Influencer Points (IP) and Experience Points (XP) earnings when playing at the theater.