Riot Games Korea is in search of the next League of Legends superstars in LoL the Next, an upcoming esports audition program.
The show will have veteran players Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan, Heo “PawN” Won-seok, Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan, and Kim “PraY” Jong-in as mentors, giving their honest opinions and technical judgment on builds and the current meta. Wolf and PawN will team up while PraY and MaRin will form the other pair to impart their wisdom not just to upcoming LoL talents but to the viewers as well.
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LoL the Next will dive into the Korean esports scene, from the big names of League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) down to aspiring rookies in the LoL leaderboard. Out of the 1000 players (with at least Diamond 1 ranking) that auditioned from the Korean servers, 40 have been selected to appear in the show.
Ultimately, the mentors will select five players for their teams. These two teams will face off at the LoL Park in Seoul, South Korea where they will play League of Legends to conclude the show. The winning team of the live broadcast will bag US$42,000 (KR₩ 50,000,000) and a special prize that’s yet to be unveiled.
Summoners can watch LoL the Next on the LCK YouTube, Twitch, AfreecaTV, Naver, wavve, and jump VR. It’s pilot episode will air on August 2 and will run for seven episodes every Sunday.
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