Riot Games caps off League of Legends season with All-Star event at HyperX eSports Arena
Thanks to fan feedback, this year’s edition of Riot Games’ annual LoL All-Star event is emphasising fun over serious competition, with 72 pro players and key eSports influencers from across the globe participating in a range of tournaments.
In an effort to create this party-like atmosphere, Riot has opted to shift the All-Star event from its North American LoL Championship Series (NA LCS) studio in Los Angles to HyperX Esports Arena in the party capital of the world: Las Vegas.
“Last year’s All-Star event was much more serious and competitive,” says Adam Mackasek, who serves as product lead for the event. “We learned from fan surveys that that’s not really what people want out of an All-Star event; they want it to be fun and more of a celebration of the league’s most beloved personalities.
“And we felt that holding it in Vegas would be a great way to [bring out] the fun nature of the event. That was the [reason] for going to HyperX Esports Arena, which has been a really good partnership.”
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