I got to attend my first Worlds and it was everything I dreamed of. I have to give a special shout out to my buddy Erika for getting me such amazing seats. I have been playing and watching League of Legends since beta and it has become one of the most important games to me. Lucky for me it has also become one of the most important games in the industry.
I got to attend the group stages in San Francisco and watched all the matches and I can say this game has become more entertaining to watch with every passing year from gameplay to production. It was best highlighted by the amazing grand finals between SKT and Samsung. I honestly thought the series was over until the amazing close comeback that put the game 1 away from being a complete route.
It is awesome to see how much League has grown over the years. As a support player, I have gone from seeing professional supports from being a sole ward carrier to variety pool of champions with a diverse set of skills. From being able to focus on a tank champion to being a purely disruptive character meant to disable enemy champions at the worst time.
I am a Lakers fan so it was cool that Worlds was at Staples Center again. I have been before but actually never for a Lakers game because I was always broke as a kid and could never afford it. Since I had VIP tickets I was able to check out the VIP section in Staples Center which is something I would never be able to do for a Lakers game.
League of Legends, it is great to see you still going strong and I can’t wait to see what you will be doing next season. League is current at the top Esports in the market for a reason and I know it will be like that for years to come. With Riot Games leadership, I only know good things will happen to the entire Esports industry.