AHGL featured a Finals between Amazon and Microsoft with $10,000 going to charity.
The King of Corporate Gaming will soon be crowned. Teams from 50 diverse companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, Twitch, Twitter, and Yelp, are vying for glory in Season Three of the AfterHoursGamingLeague (AHGL). The AHGL is a computer gaming league for major corporations, offering a modern media alternative to the corporate sports clubs of the past, and a great opportunity for colleagues to bond while competing for charity.
More than 80 corporate teams joined the battle which kicked off in January. The StarCraft II Championship has culminated in Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, squaring off against Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker and champion of AHGL Season One. In the League of Legends Championship, Goliath faces Goliath as Season Two victor Amazon is set to compete against internet giant Google on the Fields of Justice. These corporate finalists will face off at Red Bull’s North American headquarters in Santa Monica on April 27th with their colleagues and fans cheering them on from the sidelines – and virtually via livestream.
Launched with eight high tech companies in 2011, the AHGL has exploded to over 80 corporate teams in 2013, more than double the participants from 2012. The teams compete in Riot Games’ eSports sensation, League of Legends and Blizzard Entertainment’s eSports flagship, StarCraft II. Donated in equal parts by Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games, the $5,000 prize purse for each game goes to the charity of each winner’s choosing.
Season Three of AHGL introduces a new element to the festivities, with the inaugural “So You Think You Can Cast?” competition. In this special viewer-voting showdown, up-and-coming commentators have the chance to enter the spotlight, show off their entertainment and analytical abilities. The first champion of “So You Think You Can Cast” will be crowned at the grand finals.