Amateur esports event organizer Super League Gaming has added four more cities to its national league system.
To fill out its 16-city field, Super League Gaming has added teams in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Washington D.C., and Tampa, Florida.
In June, Super League Gaming closed a $15 million Series C funding round with investments coming from the likes of Nickelodeon, DMG Entertainment, and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik. Now the city of Tampa will have its very own team in SLG events, including the League of Legends City Championships.
The Tampa Bay Dungeoneers are one of four teams coming in during this expansion, with the Philadelphia Specters, Atlanta Bashers, and Washington D.C. Conspirators also joining them as expansion clubs.
“With our expanded sixteen city national footprint, Super League Gaming has truly established itself as the go-to place for amateur esports experiences,” said Super League Gaming CEO Ann Hand. “The league’s addition of Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. highlights the incredible growth and hunger for this type of premium gaming competition. We are excited to further showcase how our city teams are the best portal for aspiring gamers looking to go pro.”
The LoL City Championships features players with all different experience and skill levels, allowing even novice or low-ranking players to take part. Each city team has a dozen lineups of varying skill level players, and they all compete to earn points for their teams in matchups.
In addition to the expansion to 16 teams, Super League Gaming hinted at new games being added to its lineup later in 2018.