MY WISH LIST

SIGN UP

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN UP
Large liveworlds3 0
WATCH: Tribeca Brings You Inside MSG's League of Legends Summer FinalsVideo description
NYCVIDEO

WATCH: Tribeca Brings You Inside MSG's League of Legends Summer Finals

If you've never experienced a League of Legends event, prepare to have your mind blown.

Riot Games, with an assist from Tribeca, hosted the League of Legends' Summer Finals - a two-day event, turning the home of the New York Knicks and Rangers into a haven for amped-up cosplayers and superstars with names like "ZionSpartan," "Aphromoo," "WildTurtle" and "Lustboy." For the audience, League of Legends demonstrated why it's as cinematic of a storytelling medium as any fantasy movie, complete with elaborate battles, life-or-death stakes and characters whose designs are a cross between George Lucas' imagination and World of Warcraft.

League of Legends, for the uninitiated, is a strategic war game pitting monsters, wizards and other supernatural entities against each other. Inside MSG, the enthusiastic audience clapped, cheered and gasped with every downed champion, explosion and "triple kill" seen on the giant screens set up inside the arena.

It's tough to compare a live League of Legends event to anything else. There's the fierce competitiveness and riled-up crowd dynamic of, say, an NFL game, and WWE-like production values include dramatic intro videos for each team. None of which, though, can sufficiently be explained through words. Experience it all for yourself in the exclusive video above, in which our TribecaFilm.com video team captures the scene both outside and inside MSG.

CALL SHEET

What you need to know today

    @tribeca

    • about 4 hours AGO
      "It’s a constant balancing act, to remain open enough but also not to implode. To keep a skeletal structure but sta… https://t.co/rwepYin6pF
    • about 4 hours AGO
      Want premier access to #Tribeca2019’s top-notch films, thrilling concerts, star-studded Tribeca Talks, groundbreaki… https://t.co/mZKI6jGf94
    • about 5 hours AGO
      "The things we do early in life aren't always what we will do later. You just keep growing, embracing chance, being… https://t.co/t8yt4ljFCp

    RELATED STORIES