CGNY 2015 League of Legends World Championship Viewing Party
Over 350 League of Legends fans came together at Times Square at 7AM for the 2015 League of Legends World Championship!
As early as 5:45am eager fans started lining up outside of the AMC Theater in Times Square NY to see their favorite game played by 10 of the best League of Legends players alive. Fans came from all over the tri-state area to see South Korean juggernauts SKT1, and KOO Tigers battle for the summoner’s cup - some even came out in cosplay!
As everyone made their way through check-in the first 100 people received swag courtesy of Riot Games and the first 100 online orders got a free cupcake (thank you to @misslisafong!) Once inside of the theater, each attendee was greeted with a free chocolate chip cookies and a giant screen showing Worlds! We streamed live from Berlin and by the start of game 1 the theater was packed.
Our "Banned Gragas" T's were a hit thanks to grassroots community artist @Meowth! She designed an original t-shirt exclusively for our event. Not only do we want to support the part of the community that plays the game, but also those who create amazing fan art.
After an intense 2 games with SKT looking like they were about to end the championship with an undefeated record - KOO was able to end their streak in an epic game 3 battle. The cheering of the fans in the theater got so loud that from outside you couldn’t tell if it was coming from the sound system or people in the theater! It was right around that time that our friends at Red Bull stopped by and handed every single person a free can of Red Bull. We also had a visit from Fox 5 News who came by to show NYC how CGNY brings gamers together!
So it was onto game 4 and SKT, after learning from their mistakes, ended the championship with a very convincing win. Once the finals were over everyone in the theater got together, and showed us just how strong this community really is. Click below to see our mini hype video!
Thank you to the volunteers that made it all possible: Thomas, Cathy, Angela, Chris K., Hana, Nicole, Jose, Tim, Edwin, Dakota, Jonathan, and Mitch