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SKT Telecom 1 pursues its third Summoner’s Cup in tonight’s League of Legends World Championship

Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

SKTelecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy meet today at 7 p.m. ET in the League of Legends World Championship at Staples Center in Los Angeles. While this is a cornerstone event of esports, many are still new to the sport, and to help, here is a viewer's guide led by a video from Riot Games.

The championship is a best-of-five format. The winner hoists the Summoner's Cup. The winner will claim $2 million of a $5 million prize pool offered over the 10-month series.

Samsung reached the finals with a 3-0 blanking of H2k-Gaming, while SKT stormed back against ROX Tigers 3-2, in the semifinal round played last weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Last October in Berlin, SKTelecom T1 won the 2015 World Championship, defeating ROX Tigers (then known as KOO Tigers) 3-1 in the final to claim a $1 million grand prize. ESPN has this interview with SKT's Bae "Bang" Jun-sik after the team's comeback victory in the semifinals last week.

"I'm confident we're not going to lose," says Bang. See for yourself at 7 p.m. ET. For now, League of Legends' official YouTube stream is broadcasting highlights from the 2016 World Championships.

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