China's League of Legends Summer Finals Went For Almost Seven Hours

Seven. Hours. And I'm not talking about the whole event — just the best of five finals at the end.

It's been a pretty big weekend for eSports. ESL One Cologne has flown the flag for Counter-Strike Global Offensive fans everywhere. And there's also the LCS Summer Finals across New York and Stockholm.

But China wasn't to be outdone this weekend either, hosting the Summer finals of their Tencent League of Legends Pro League. The prize pool was pretty beastly, with just over $500,000 (at current exchange rates) on the line.

LGD Gaming had to wait for Qiao Gu Reapers to finish a five-set marathon before they could start the final best of five. And the final really went the distance — almost seven and a half hours.

Mind you, if you were playing for a slice of just over $258,000 you wouldn't give up either. LGD and Qiao Gu certainly didn't. If you want to see what some of the most intense — and strenuous — eSports action looks like, check it out below.


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