League of Legends: League of Origin is back on for 2018, Riot Games and the AFL today announced.
Held at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena over Saturday 17 November, tickets are now on sale here. Teams from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand will participate in the tournament.
“The AFL is excited to provide League of Legends fans the chance to see their favourite players live in action,” AFL General Manager – Growth, Digital and Audiences, Darren Birch, said. “Margaret Court Arena is a prime location to bring together fans from across the nation and New Zealand for the League of Origin Grand Final.”
“We’re excited to be taking League of Legends: League of Origin to Melbourne in what will be second stadium event there this year after a fantastic OPL Grand Final at Melbourne Park. Given their victory in the inaugural League of Origin title last year, the team from Vic will no doubt be keen to show New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand that they are still the strongest esports state in the region,” Dan Ringland, Country Manager at Riot Games, added.
The event will also be streamed via Twitch.