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UGP Returns! Over $60k in Esports Prizing Online & On-Site this August

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Unified has partnered with the League Championship Series to host this Summer's LCS Proving Grounds Qualifier, the "Unified Grand Prix." Starting on August 9th, the 8-day long event goes through August 20th and features a prize pool of $20,000. The top 12 teams from the Tier 2 Tournaments in the 2021 LCS Proving Grounds Circuit qualify for the event, as well as the 7th to 10th seeded teams from the Summer 2021 LCS Academy season. The top 6 teams out of the 16 teams competing from the Unified Grand Prix will move on to compete in the Summer 2021 LCS Proving Grounds this September.


The purpose of this event is to provide a platform for players to compete at the highest level, before taking the next step as a professional League of Legends player. Unified empowers esport organizations and players through our platform to help them take that next step into the professional scene. Come join us during this event and watch some of the top North American Amateur and Academy players compete for a spot in the Summer 2021 LCS Proving Grounds at, and Follow @UnifiedEA on Twitter for desk predictions, match updates, and more.


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Watch the announcement video above for an overview of the event, and check out the full UGP web page to track teams and stay up to date! The Unified Grand Prix is powered by Atlantic GamingClout FantasyUGC and Challonge!






We're leveling up our LANs once again and bringing over $20,000 in prizing to our August on-site events! Join us at Planet Comicon in both the Planet Entertainment Zone exhibit hall where we'll be featuring friendly matches and fierce competitions on our showcase stage, OR game and quest in the full esports festival set-up in the lower level of the venue.


Join us for main stage games like our $1,500 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on Friday, 8/20 or the League of Legends KC Cup $1,000 event concluding on stage (with online open qualifiers and the chance to earn a free Planet Comicon pass, registration open through 8/13.) 


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Over a dozen activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. In order to participate, you'll need to upgrade your existing Planet Comicon ticket at the esports booth on-site, OR you can score a discounted one-day or weekend ticket by purchasing a pass online in advance. Visit our website to learn more and view the full schedule!



Event Policy & Safety Notice: Unified takes attendee safety seriously and will be following the venue's most current recommended guidelines regarding mask mandates or social distancing. Unified staff members will be wearing masks at all times, and will be providing several additional sanitizing stations, wipes, and other cleaning supplies and will be vigilant in cleaning equipment between player usage to provide the safest possible experience.


The action doesn't stop with Planet Comicon--the following weekend, our esports team will be hosting the All In Esports Expo at the Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton, Oklahoma!


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This massive prize pool event boasts well over $15,000 in cash plus many more chances to earn cash or merchandize prizes through fun gaming challenges and side tournaments throughout the weekend. Highlights include the $10,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament streaming live all weekend long, as well as the $2,500 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament kicking off on the 28th. Popular requests, such as newly released Guilty Gear -Strive-, will also feature $500 tournaments on-site.


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There are several ways to get involved this Fall whether your team is just getting started or ready to compete at the next level in esports.


Applications for the first Unified Collegiate online league games this Fall include Rocket League and Rainbow Six Siege; learn more about the season details by clicking the images below! Registration is open through September 6th, so there's still plenty of time to field your teams for the semester.


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We're also excited to announce the return of our traveling League of Legends collegiate conference, in partnership with Riot Games. Unified will be providing scholarship and travel opportunities to schools competing in our advanced League of Legends competitions. Participating schools get the opportunity to host one of our live Esports Festival LAN events on campus, and can compete for a spot in the League of Legends College Championship event in 2022.


Schools ready to take their League teams to the next level, with the capacity and eagerness to travel or host incredible in-person events with the Unified team, should reach out to set up an introductory meeting! Click on the image below to contact our Midwest Esports Conference team.




And finally, college teams, clubs, or even standalone groups are invited to compete in the Unified Premier online leagues kicking off this Fall! While our Summer season is still concluding, players are invited to tune in for finals matches and to get their applications ready for season kick off for games like League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and VALORANT!


Thousands of dollars are on the line between several divisions of competition. Get started with our beginner leagues or prove your team has what it takes by facing off in advanced competitions with greater prizes on the line and full live stream coverage daily!