Esports: Montpellier will host an international League of Legends competition

This fall, Montpellier will host a major esports competition: the League og Legend EMEA Championship. An unforgettable event in the industry.

A professional player during the LFL Prixtel Day League of Legends in Boulogne-Billancourt. Photo from the AFP archive

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Published: January 21, 2023, 7:45 pm

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The best teams from Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the acclaimed League of Legends (LoL) video game will face off in Montpellier this fall in one of the most anticipated esports events of the year, the city of Montpellier announced on Saturday. and the Occitania region.

Thousands of spectators are expected “in autumn” at the Sud de France Arena in Montpellier (South) for the final of the “League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC)”, “the most important international esports event in Europe/Mid-Zone East/Africa,” according to a press release. release, two organizations are partners in an event hosted by Riot Games, the game’s developer.

The exact dates of this competition, which will be attended by the “top three teams” of the region, are not specified.

According to the same source, in 2022 the League of Legends competition, hosted in Malmö, Sweden, attracted around 20,000 people from dozens of countries over two days.

important game

League of Legends, the most popular PC game in the world, which has been the powerhouse of the industry for more than a decade, has played an important role in the popularity and professionalization of esports. The task of the players gathered in teams of five people is to destroy the enemy base while defending their own.

The metropolis of Montpellier, the seventh largest city in France, has been focusing part of its economic development on the cultural and creative industries sector for more than 20 years. It is home to renowned schools in the field of video games and 3D animation, as well as world-famous studios such as Ubisoft, Blue Twelve and Fortiche.

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