The lights are on
Tomorrow night on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Soledad O'Brien reports from the recent League of Legends championships at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You'll get a look from the event and behind the scenes with members of the Riot Games team.
Riot Games sold over 13,000 seats in the Staples Center for the event, with the first batch going in under an hour. A second wave was sold through in about five minutes. SK Telecom T1, a Korean team, took home the top prize of $1 million.
You can check out a preview clip of O'Brien's report below. Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel airs on Tuesday night at 10 pm Eastern.
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Hahahah! That woman's voice made me laugh. It was hard to take this seriously because her voice in the background was too funny to me.
Scarra! Can't wait to watch the rest of it.
Fiddlesticks costume at 0:28 = epic win
I'm here just to break the monotony of the "Are video games sports?" debate. Just popping in to say Faker is a god. That is all.
I was definitely a bit disappointed that SKT T1 beat Royal Club 3-0. I definitely wanted to see it be a closer championship. Either way, it was fun watching it throughout the entire season.
Next year's tourney in KOREA! Should be exciting to see how sold out that gets if they do the next championship there. Home team advantage for prior year's champs I think should be included in the win. More at stake if you do win the season then. ^_^
<3 MonteCristo, Krepo, & DoubleLift! <3
Also, I think it's exciting to see that non-gamers are considering eSports to be closer to a traditional sport even more so than some gamers feel (like in the comments below).
If your only definition is that it requires physical prowess to be an athlete, well I think that will probably change in a few years time. ***... we've seen "doh" added to the Oxford Dictionary... I think the definition of "sport" can adapt as well.
I think it's definitely cool for the guys and girls who compete, but I would rather watch grannies knit blankets than be in the crowd at a LoL tournament. And to watch it on TV? Shoot me.
I'm interested to see what they say about eSports in general and how people react to them here. I would like to see a more positive light shone on the games industry for once.