The League of Legends Esports Pacific Championship Series Presented by CTBC Returns For the 2021 Season with Riot Games Southeast Asia and Carry Live

The cross-regional, multi-city esports experience returns for its second season. Today Riot Games Southeast Asia, Carry Live Co., and Garena announced the return of the Pacific Championship Series (PCS) presented by CTBC for the 2021 season, commencing on February 5th, 2021. The second season of this cross-regional league will feature teams from our inaugural season and one newly qualified team competing at the highest levels of play.


Recently returning from Worlds 2020, both PSG Talon and Machi Esports represented the region’s talent during the group stages. Sean Zhang, CEO of Talon Esports expressed his excitement for the start of the season,

"Both our organizations PSG and Talon are super excited for what’s ahead with the 2021 Pacific Championship Series. We have been working very hard during the offseason to ensure that we are in the best possible position to better everything we did last season. We don’t aim to rest. This region has incredibly talented players, passionate fans, and a dynamic competitive ecosystem – all of which we aim to showcase further. We can’t wait for the new season to start and to continue crushing our opponents with our fans’ support!”

Jeffrey Huang, owner of Machi Esports, also commented on Machi’s performance in the PCS thus far.

"As a team, we had an incredible 2020 in the PCS and are proud of making it to Worlds this year. Although our performance didn’t get us out of groups, the hard work put in by the team when training during the offseason will be showcased in the 2021 Pacific Championship Series. We're looking forward to playing against old rivals, as well as facing new ones, with newly promoted teams joining the league next year."

With the vision of taking the level of competition to new heights across Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and creating engaging experiences for fans, Riot Games Southeast Asia has appointed Carry Live Co. as co-organizers and operators of the 2021 season of the PCS. As co-organizers and operators of PCS 2021, Riot Games Southeast Asia and Carry Live Co. are committed to all its partnerships across the region with the support of Garena, the publisher of League of Legends in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and CTBC, the league’s official presenting sponsor.

“Since its conception last year, the Pacific Championship Series has made its mark on the global League of Legends esports scene, with teams like PSG Talon and Machi Esports making it to the group stages at this year’s Worlds 2020. The teams have proven their dedication to achieving success in the league, and we’re thrilled to announce the return of PCS for Season 2021 with our new partner Carry Live Co.,” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. “In partnership with Garena and Carry Live Co., we look forward to bringing yet another exciting year of League esports to fans across the region.”

Jerry Yan, CEO of Carry Live Co. shared, “I am honored to cooperate with Riot Games and Garena for 2021, as the organizer of the largest League of Legends esports tournament in Southeast Asia. We will strive to bring the best and the richest content to League of Legends PC communities and esports fans in the Asia Pacific region. Carry Live has moved from our own IP Asia Esports Champion 2020 to the cross-region professional series PCS, hoping to combine experience, resources and partners’ support to create a better esports environment in the region, to show the world that Taiwan is also competitive in esports and live production.

About Riot Games:

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. Riot is also building the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and the upcoming animated series Arcane.

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and led by CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.

About Carry Live Co.:

Carry Live Co. is a third-party event organizer and an esports agency based in Taipei. The team consists of enthusiasts and specialists in their field in eSports. From tournaments to viewing parties to broadcasting, Carry Live strive to be on the leading place for all esports related events in East Asia.

In addition to several years of experience on professional tournament and esports events for the most popular game titles, Carry Live also has precise acumen to the community and marketing, trying to provide eSports teams, fans and communities the best experience for the events, livestreams, formats in the region.

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