Bing delivers search experiences that match people’s passions, like sports and entertainment. And many of our users are passionate about one area in particular: the fascinating world of eSports. If this describes you, Bing has you covered.
For those not familiar, Electronic Sports, or eSports, is a form of competitive video gaming that engages millions of passionate players and viewers around the world. There are multiple events and competitions happening every year, and the prizes for the winning teams can be in the millions of dollars.
One of the major eSports events of the year, the 2016 League of Legends™ World Championship1 (aka Worlds), kicked off on September 29 and runs through October 29. With competitions happening in cities across the U.S., there can be a lot to keep track of, and Bing is ready to help fans stay on top of the action.
The 2016 League of Legends™ World Championship:
Find team groupings, match schedules, live streams, and replays
Search Bing for “league of legends 2016
” or “lol worlds 2016
” and get information on when matches will take place, what the group standings are, and how different teams are ranking within their group. For a quick view on how the competition will map out, click on the ‘Knockout’ tab of the answer and get a snapshot of the dates and times for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final games.
Group standings, Knockout
Wondering if a team (e.g., SK Telecom T1
) will be Worlds Champion again this year? Click on that team to get its roster, or click over on the ‘Matches’ tab to see the matches the team is scheduled to play. But will it win? Bing’s predictions for matches are indicated by a blue label next to the team predicted to win and its likelihood.
You can also click on an individual player to get detailed championship stats.
Team roster, Matches Player card
If you want a refresher on the results of last year’s championship, you can find 2015 group standings and the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final results by searching for “lol worlds 2015
” and clicking on the ‘Knockout’ tab.
To see detailed results and watch the match replay, click on any of the match tiles and you’ll be greeted with our detailed match answer.
Knockout, Match detail
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive™–ESL One New York, plus more
If you’re a fan of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive™, the Bing team’s got your number, too.
Let’s say you want to know about the most exciting tournaments and gameplay. Simply search for “csgo events
” to get information on dates of past, ongoing, or future events, their locations, and prizes. Get even more details on an event simply click on the event row.
Events, Event details
One of the most popular searches is for top teams among the 100+ teams competing in events all around the world, and Bing makes it easy to find the information. Simply search for “csgo top teams
” to see who’s on top. And if you want to jump straight to the best matches across all the various events just search “csgo matches
” to find featured matches that are live, just completed, or scheduled to start soon.
Top teams, Featured matches
Just like with League of Legends™, you can click on a match to find additional statistics, stream info, and game highlights. Or search for team rosters and find player statistics along with the matches a given team is scheduled to play by simply clicking on a team or searching for your favorite team, as in “nip csgo
Detailed match view, Team roster
Hope you enjoy these eSports answers and stay tuned for more updates coming soon. If you have feedback or ideas, please reach out to us on Bing Listens
. And don’t forget that Bing predicts results during group stages and the knockout rounds, so let us know if you agree with our predictions or have your own by using #bingpredictsworlds2016
on social media.
-The Bing Team
1. League of Legends™ is a trademark owned by Riot Games. INC. that is also the administrator of the League of Legends™ World Championship.
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive™ is a trademark owned by Valve Corporation that is also the administrator of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive™–ESL One New York.