Riot Games Korea To Host Reality Show ‘LoL THE NEXT’


Riot Games Korea To Host Reality Show 'LoL THE NEXT'

Riot Games Korea is set to produce a reality TV-style show that features some of the best amateur LoL players in the region competing for titles and big prizes. LoL THE NEXT, the first-ever Korean Survival Audition Program that is based around League of Legends will air on August 2 at 3:30 PM KST.

LoL Esports translator Kevin Kim unveiled the brand on his Twitter account yesterday. Accompanied by the show’s trailer, Kim tweeted:

“If you want to see 100 promising young LoL players battle it out – probably to the backdrop of some intense music and sob stories – all episodes are going to be streamed on the LCK’s YouTube and Twitch channels.”

Tournament Format

A collection of 100 young and amateur LoL players from South Korea joins the show. All participants are all ranked Diamond 1 or above in League of Legends. A series of challenges will eliminate the majority of the participants until the best 10 players remain. More than that, this is a format that fans might want to see on LoL betting sites as it introduces a unique format that encourages high levels of competition.

The top 10 is then split into two teams with five players each. The teams will be handled and mentored by veteran South Korean LoL players who already competed internationally. After the mentoring stages, the two teams battle it out at the LCK LoL Park in Seoul to settle the winner.

The winner of LoL THE NEXT gets a cash prize of 50 million Korean won (about $41,000) and a “special opportunity” that has yet to be disclosed.

LoL The Next Mentors

Heo ‘PawN’ Won-seok

2014 Worlds
2015 Mid-Season Invitational
2017 Rift Rivals
2018 LCK Summer

Lee ‘Wolf’ Jae-wan

2015 Worlds
2016 Worlds
2017 Worlds
2017 Mid-Season Invitational (MVP)

Jang ‘MaRin’ Gyeong-hwan

2015 Worlds (MVP)
2015 Mid-Season Invitational
2015 LCK Summer
2015 LCK Spring

Kim ‘PraY’ Jong-in

2015 Worlds
2018 Rift Rivals
2018 Mid-Season Invitational
2018 LCK Spring

Retired duo Heo ‘PawN’ Won-seok and Lee ‘Wolf’ Jae-wan oversees the first team, while the other is handled by retired veteran players Jang ‘MaRin’ Gyeong-hwan and KT Rolster bot laner Kim ‘PraY’ Jong-in.

LoL THE NEXT will release new teasers on its official website soon. For more updates and information, visit 2020lolthenext.com.