Big Ten Network and game publisher Riot Games will announce a partnership on Thursday, where 12 of 14 schools in the conference will compete in a season-long League of Legends championship. The league will start Jan. 30 and will be broadcast on BTN2Go and watch.lolesports.com, with the finals televised on March 27 by the Big Ten Network
So if you're bored with the basketball and hockey teams, there might be something new for some of you to check out. Looks like everyone in the B10 other than PSU and Nebraska will be taking part. I'm think Michigan has a pretty good team.
As a background, League of Legends is the most popular video game in the world, with over 100 million people playing every month. Recently some professional sports teams have begun investing into esports. Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks both own professional LOL teams. Former NBA player Rick Fox owns a team as well and is very personally involved in roster management. Shaq and A-Rod have also invested in teams. This is something you will be hearing more and more of in the future.
Here is Michigan playing against OSU recently (Best of 5 series. You can find the rest of the games easily enough if you're interested):