League community events around the world

By Blueberry Pie

League of Legends is more than just an in-game experience. Our community works incredibly hard to make the LoL fantasy real for our players all around the world! We would like to share some awesome live events from our different regions. Even if you can’t attend them all (and we wish we could!), here’s a taste of some of our regions and what experiences League of Legends fans have been able to create.

Southeast Asia (SEA)

Southeast Asia is an extremely diverse region spanning 7 countries and cultures, including Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Here, over 6 million League of Legends players enjoy the game with friends and family. Players place a lot of value in offline interactions as shown by their large cosplay community, eSports on television, and extravagant festivals.

League of Legends Thailand 3rd Anniversary

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (Bangkok, Thailand)

This year marks the third anniversary of the Garena Thailand shard, so on August 2, 5000 League of Legends fans gathered at this Bilgewater-themed celebration. In addition to housing the Pro-League 2015 Summer Finals, the event featured mini-games, a live-action cosplay performance re-telling the story of Bilgewater, and a walk-in Black Market Brawlers tournament!

North America (NA)

North America is a region known for its enthusiastic Collegiate scene. There are over 300 student-led League of Legends clubs in NA hosting events like viewing parties, tournaments, and everything in between. Here's a snapshot of some of the awesome things they've been involved in this year!

North American Collegiate Championships Finals

Barker Hanger (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

Back in May, Riot hosted the finals for the 2015 North American Collegiate Championship. Over 1600 student-organized teams competed in this year’s league, and the final four teams took the stage in Los Angeles to determine the best team in North America. After a weekend of games and festivities, the team from University of British Columbia came out on top, followed by Robert Morris University.

Collegiate Events

Miami Dade College's Computer Club

Miami Dade College (Miami, Florida, USA)

This MDC club runs weekly LAN meetups, each one drawing up to 80 students. Find out more about their club at http://www.mdccomputerclub.com.

University of Nevada - Reno's Nevada eSports

University of Nevada – Reno (Reno, Nevada, USA)

As part of their frequent social events, Nevada eSports runs an annual viewing party for the League of Legends World Championship. Find out more about their club at http://www.nevadaesports.com.

College clubs like these exist all over the region, so be sure to reach out to your local communities if you want to get involved!

Oceania (OCE)

In Oceania, our players love competition and socializing. With a population of around 30 million in the region, we are always looking to punch above our weight. Our community always surprises us by creating amazing content that ups the ante internationally! A great example of this is the amazing cosplay that was at our Oceanic Pro League Finals; we had so many great cosplayers that when we shared the video on Facebook, it got over 1.2 million views.

OPL Finals

Luna Park (Sydney, Australia)

On August 8, thousands of League of Legends fans flooded into an amusement park for a large viewing party festival with tons of League-themed games and activities, a performance by DJ Sona, and a cosplay contest and parade. In the large sold-out theater, the Big Top, the Chiefs eSports Club faced off against Legacy eSports in the OPL Finals.

Brazil (BR)

In Brazil, gamers love to engage in social and competitive groups. For example, cosplay is extremely popular and respected, and the League of Legends community is no exception! To the delight of local players, the BR team recently built a 9-meter tall turret straight out of Summoner’s Rift, creating an opportunity for fans to get together and enjoy a piece of LoL come to life.

Torcida LoL – Desafio Internacional

Various locations (Brazil)

On the September 5, 18 player-organized viewing parties will go live, screening the excitement of the International Wildcard Tournament to over 4000 players. These events will feature special swag items and skins for all participants, activities and competitions with a League twist, and for some, even 1v1 showdowns!

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