League of Legends is going to see a new high-profile contender at the Intel Extreme Masters gaming event that’s taking place in San Jose. The event takes place on November 21 and 22.
Earlier today, owner of Dallas Mavericks, the billionaire Mark Cuban, showed interest in playing the multiplayer online game League of Legends. He’s also the judge on Shark Tank, a very popular week night show.
The billionaire replied to a tweet by Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, saying that he’s ready and asking if he could play. Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich will also be playing for the charity match.
Intel Extremes Masters replied to it saying ‘A new challenger arises.’
IEM hasn’t made an official announcement yet, so it remains to be seen if Mark Cuban will actually be playing at the event or not.
The League of Legends match at the Intel Extreme Masters will be a charity event whose proceeds will go to Cyber Smile, which is a non-profit organization fighting against cyber-bullying. The charity showcase match will include 10 celebrity gamers. The prize money will go towards the charity and it all depends on how the celebrity gamers perform.
The match will happen on the main stage on the first day of Intel Extreme Masters. Gamers from over 180 countries will attend the event and play tournaments in League of Legends and Counter Strike: GO.