Mic Check: 2016 All-Star Edition

After a grueling month of competition at Worlds 2016, it’s time for some mayhem!

At the 2016 All-Star Event, pro players from around the globe will be placed in regional teams based on your votes to compete against All-Star teams from other regions. Along with regular 5v5 games, ASE will feature some fun game modes and a 1v1 tournament, putting pros in unique situations to really test their skills for your personal enjoyment. Pick your favorite players for this extraordinary face off, as the winning regions get an IP boost.

Who is playing at the 2016 All-Star Event?

You get to decide! And you’re not just voting for players in your own region, either. You can vote on pros to represent all of the competing regions in each of the five positions. You can also vote on as many, or as few, positions as you want. But you can’t change your vote once it’s submitted, so remember, no take-backsies.

Once the rosters are decided, the pros will then be placed into either Team Fire or Team Ice and the two teams will compete against one another throughout ASE 2016. Both Team Fire and Team Ice will be comprised of three regional teams.

  • Team Fire: LCK, IWC, NA LCS
  • Team Ice: LPL, EU LCS, LMS

Team Fire and Team Ice were decided based on their regional performances at Worlds 2016, in order to bring you the most fair and entertaining matches.

The full 2016 All-Star Event rules can be viewed here.

What’s the Tournament Format? And what are the different Game Modes?

The 2016 All-Star Event format is broken into two parts: The Fire and Ice regional team tournament and an ongoing 1v1 tournament. Each All-Star pro will compete in both parts.

Fire and Ice squads will score points depending on how well their squads do in regional games, fun modes, and individually in the 1v1 tournament. The winning Fire or Ice team is the one with the most points at the end of ASE 2016.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how many points each game is worth and how the game modes work.

Regional Matches:

  • 100 points per win; 100 points for winning a mixed team game
  • Standard League of Legends game rules
  • One Fire team vs. one Ice team per game

Fun game modes:

Marksman Mode

  • 50 points per win
  • Restricted champion pool of only Marksmen
  • Blind pick
  • Items are restricted to boots, anything in the AD/AP tree (and their components), and potions.
  • No tank items allowed!

Assassin Mode

  • 50 points per win
  • Restricted champion pool of only Assassins
  • Restricted champion pool of only Assassins
  • Items are restricted to boots, anything in the AD/AP tree (and their components), and potions.
  • No tank items allowed!

One for All Mode

  • 50 points per win
  • Each team plays 5x of one champion
  • Teams themselves will choose their champion

Tandem Mode

  • 50 points per win
  • Each champion is controlled by two players: one on the mouse, one on the keyboard
  • Pros decide who takes the mouse and who takes the keyboard

Legend of the Poro King

  • 50 points per win
  • Teams will work together to summon the Poro King
  • Blind pick

1 vs. 1 Tournament

    • Players will compete in a large 30-man 1v1 bracket
    • Played on the Howling Abyss map
    • The winner of each game is whomever gets the 1st kill, 100 cs, or destroys a turret first
    • The bracket is randomly generated, but all first round matches will be a Fire player vs. an Ice player
    • Fire and Ice teams will add points to their total score based on where Fire and Ice pros finish in the 1 vs. 1 tournament

 

1 vs. 1 Tournament Scoring:

    • 1st place: 250 points
    • 2nd place: 150 points
    • 3rd place: 50 points
    • 4th place: 50 points

What are they playing for?

These teams are playing for you! The winning Fire or Ice regions get an IP boost at the start of the 2017 competitive season, and each pro player from the winning Fire or Ice team will head home with a trophy, and of course, bragging rights.

When is 2016 All-Star Event? How can I participate?

Come see Teams Fire and Ice compete over four days at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.You can grab tickets here. If you can’t attend live in person, don’t worry! Every part of ASE will be streamed live on Lolesports.

If you want to show your Fire or Ice spirit, we’ve got you covered with separate Fire and Ice Summoner icons. They’ll be in the store for 250RP and are bundled with limited-time emotes and finishers attached to them.

Here’s what’s in store for each day of the tournament:

Thursday, December 8th

Start Time: 4PM CET

Events:

  • Regional 1 – EU LCS vs. NA LCS
  • Marksman Mode
  • Regional 2 – LPL vs. IWC
  • 1v1 (x7)
  • Regional 3 – LCK vs. LMS

Friday, December 9th

Start Time: 4PM CET

Events:

  • Regional 4 – LMS vs. NA LCS
  • Legend of the Poro King
  • Regional 5 – EU LCS vs. IWC
  • 1v1 (x7)
  • Regional 6 – LPL vs. LCK

Saturday, December 10th

Start Time: 4PM CET

Events:

  • Regional 7 – LCK vs. EU LCS
  • One For All
  • 1v1 (x8)
  • Regional 8 – LMS vs. IWC
  • Assassin Mode
  • Regional 9 – NA LCS vs. LPL

Sunday, December 11th

Start Time: 4PM CET

Events:

  • Tandem Mode – 10v10
  • 1v1 (x4 + 3 Best of 3)
  • Ice vs. Fire (Best of 3)
  • Ice vs. Fire (Best of 3)
  • Ice vs. Fire (Best of 3)