The League Finals Played Out On Top Of A Giant Projection

The Staples Center in L.A. is home to the Lakers, Kings, and a number of other teams. It's home to the championship finals for League of Legends this year. And even though the game plays out on a digital map stored in cyberspace, the organisers behind the event clearly felt the teams needed to be playing on a stage that would properly communicate how epic ten people frantically clicking their mouses in front of computer screens could be.

As you can see from the above image, teams are located at opposite ends of the arena, separated by massive projections that reflect what's going on in the game, like who's winning and who's dying.

Whether you were an SKT fan excited for them to make League history by winning a third Worlds, or in SSG's corner nervously chewing through your face, we can all come together in appreciating the completely ludicrous digital excess of esport pageantry.


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    Am i blind or are they still running tournaments without sound proofed booths?

    Pretty pathetic if they are not.

      does it matter if they wear noise canceling headphones?

        Well yes actually.

        Headphones and other audio equipment should be used in conjunction with Sound proofed booths when talking about multi-million dollar or even hundreds of thousands of dollar tournaments.

        Headphones do only so much, and booths have become the norm for a reason.

        You may not think it's necessary, but preventing the possibility of cheating or the accidental situations of cheating due to hearing whats happening on the map is a huge thing that should not be taken lightly.

        If you remember also Riot had placed Venue monitors in disgustingly stupid locations allowing the possibility of screen cheating (http://kotaku.com/5950746/accused-league-of-legends-cheat-fined-30000).

        Riot are doing better with production, but i would like to see be more in line with other norms in the industry.

        Last edited 31/10/16 1:05 pm

    So, what Dota 2 tournaments have been like for the last 2 years?

      Hey they borrowed everything else. Why not the production value XD

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