Originally Posted by Buffalo of Lies
I don't dislike this game, and I still agree with this. Even assuming you somehow convinced the college to fund this, publicly announcing your involvement is not something you can do without feeling a bit ridiculous. There are plenty of ways to discover other players in your community without the problems that go along with having an official "club". Walk through your dorms, bring the game up in conversation with your friends.
And anyway, if we really did want to start a LoL club, we wouldn't need Riot's permission to do it. If I wanted my school to have a LoL club, I would have started one already. I really don't see the point of an announcement like this. If you think being in a LoL club will damage your social life (and it will), think about how you'll look participating in an intercollegiate championship. HINT: You'll look like a basement dweller.
Well if you keep thinking like that, then how else will video gaming get rid of its stigmatism and stereotypes?
I see a lot of potential here. Gaming's already come a long way and it's still going. Before it used to be "just for kids", now many players of all ages play games. Before there was no such thing as playing professionally, and look what's happening today.
Clubs for those interested is not a bad thing anyways. What I'm hoping is for people to eventually get a tournament going with proceeds going to donations. I had an idea in my head where it would grow large enough that we would have university vs university matches compete while raising awareness and funds for certain issues. It'd also be a fun way to poke at rivalries (Ex. Guelph vs Western).