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.
— lolesports #Worlds (@lolesports) October 30, 2016
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.
— Leaguepedia (@LiveLeaguepedia) October 29, 2016
Being at the Worlds finals reminds me of why I wanted to be a pro in the first place pic.twitter.com/Xutn4RZPLZ
— Søren Bjerg (@Bjergsen) October 29, 2016
— Chad Wavell (@RiotOzymandias) October 30, 2016