MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The bracket for the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) League of Legends Championship tournament was released Wednesday. The tournament will be held this Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18 in Milledgeville, at Georgia College in the historic Magnolia Ballroom.
The top eight teams in the standings following seven weeks of regular-season play advance to the tournament. The University of North Georgia will enter Summoner's Rift as the No. 1-seed following an undefeated 9-0 regular-season record. The Nighthawks will face No. 8-seed Young Harris College in Saturday's quarterfinals.
Augusta University and host Georgia College finished with identical 7-2 records, but Augusta won the No. 2-seed thanks to a 2-0 head-to-head win over the Bobcats on Feb. 9. Augusta will face No. 7 Georgia Southwestern State University while Georgia College will be the No. 3-seed and face No. 6 Lander University.
Columbus State University and USC Aiken met in the opening weekend of the regular-season and both finished the schedule with 6-3 records. The Pacers will be the No. 4-seed thanks to a head-to-head win in that opening week and will meet No. 5 CSU in the quarterfinals.
The PBC Tournament will consist of four quarterfinal matches on Saturday with two semifinals and the championship match on Sunday. The two teams that meet in the championship will earn bids to the Championship Play-In Round of the College League of Legends Championship, just one round away from the national championship in Los Angeles in June.
General admission tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door only. All matches will be streamed on the PBC's Twitch channel www.twitch.com/peachbelt . Students get in free with valid ID from any PBC school.
The official tournament website can be found here: http://www.peachbelt.com/sports/esports/2017-18/releases/20180314ljmbol .
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