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The world's most popular eSport is entering its 7th season. Here's what you need to know.

The world's most popular eSport is entering its 7th season. Here's what you need to know.

WATCH | League of Legends is beginning its biggest season yet, with the North American Championship Series (NALCS) starting tomorrow. Not sure how the series works? Here are the rules you should know before watching.


The 10 best teams in the North American region compete in the series.

These teams consist of: Cloud9, CLG, Echo Fox, FlyQuest, Immortals, Phoenix1, Team Dignitas, Team Envy, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid.

The season is divided into two splits: Spring and Summer. Each split is 9 weeks long, followed by playoffs.

During regular play, teams accumulate Championship Points (CP) that are acquired by winning games, which are best-of-three matches.

At the end of the summer split, a total of three teams qualify for the World Championship.

The first team to qualify is the winner of the Summer Split playoffs (Team SoloMid in 2016).

Afterwards, the team with the most total Championship Points also receives a spot.

The remaining four teams with the most Championship Points battle it out in the Regional Qualifier for the third and final slot.

The World Championship, which takes place closer to October, consists of the top 16 teams from different leagues all over the world. 

2016 World Championship Moments and Memories

WATCH | Last year's championship at the Staples Center, won by SK Telekom 1, featured a prize pool of over $5 million, which is expected to increase for this year.

Regular-season play for the NALCS takes place at the LCS Studio in Santa Monica, California. Tickets are available for purchase for those close enough to attend.

All of these games, including international matches, can all be streamed online on the main League of Legends website, as well as on Twitch.

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