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Korean Host Does the Most Hype Esports Match Intro Ever at LCK Grand Finals

Published: 8/Sep/2018 18:33 Updated: 8/Sep/2018 18:39

by Calum Patterson


The LoL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split playoffs concluded on September 8, with KT Rolster taking down Griffin in five games, but it was the grand introduction to the match that really set the tone for the grand final.

The LCK Summer Split playoffs see the top five teams from the regular summer season compete, with the winner bagging ₩ 100,000,000 (roughly $90,000 USD), and more importantly, qualification for Worlds, so it is all to play for.

And the introduction to the grand final match, which took place at the Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea, was a highlight just by itself.

Play-by-play caster and host, Jeon Yong-jun, got the grand finals started right in almost WWE like fashion, timing his announcement with the lights and pyrotechnics in the arena.

It was the perfect way to kick off what was an intense grand final, which went all the way to a game five, where KT Rolster took the series 3-2.

The packed crowd helped too, raising the decibel level as the summer season came to a climax.

KT Rolster where many fans’ favorites, but had to fight back from a deficit initially, but were resilient and came out on top in the end after a gruelling match.

They will head into Worlds as firmly one of the top teams in the game, and they will be joined by fellow Korean side Afreeca Freecs.

For the losing side, Griffin can still qualify for World, but will need to do so through the ‘Gauntlet’, where they will have to overcome SK Telecom 1 and others for the final spot.

The caster, Jeon Yong-jun is known for his incredible match introductions, and has been casting in esports since around 1998. This compilation shows off some of his best and most hype moments.

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How to Watch League of Legends Wild Rift Verizon 5G Invitational

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:05 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 12:06

by Daniel Cleary


Riot Games has announced they will be hosting an invitational event to showcase their upcoming mobile title, League of Legends Wild Rift, with many of the biggest personalities taking part. Here’s what you’ll need to watch.

With the release of Wild Rift’s beta now going live in select regions, such as Indonesia, Japan, and other Asian countries, many MOBA fans, particularly in the West, have been waiting to experience LoL’s mobile version.

While the servers for Europe and North America aren’t expected to be added until late 2020 or early 2021, Riot have decided to host an event featuring some of the biggest League of Legends stars and more, to give fans another look at Wild Rift’s gameplay.

Wild rift gameplay
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The Wild Rift invitational will feature a showmatch on the new mobile game.

When does the LoL Wild Rift Invitational start?

Just days after Wild Rift was featured in Apple’s latest showcase event, Riot announced that the Verizon 5G invitational event was scheduled for Thursday, October 22.

Viewers will be able to tune into the event and catch all of the action at 6:30PM PT/ 9:30PM ET / 2:30AM BST / 3:30AM CEST.

How to watch League’s Wild Rift Invitational

The Wild Rift Verizon 5G Invitational will be featured on the official Twitch Rivals’ channel, which we have embedded below.

A stream of the Wild Rift showcase event will also be available on Twitter for mobile fans to tune into, letting you choose how you want to watch.

Popular gaming presenter Geoff Keighley has confirmed that he will also be commentating on the action with a co-stream planned for the upcoming event.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who will be playing in the Wild Rift Invitational?

There will be a total of 10 players participating in the Wild Rift invitational. With professional League of Legends players and different influencers ready to be split into two teams, before competing against one another on stage.

Stars like Meteos, Zedd, Rick Fox, and more have all been confirmed for the Wild Rift Invitational, which will be played on iPhone 12 Pro devices.

You can find the full list of participants below.

All Wild Rift Invitational players

  • Will ‘Meteos’ Hartman
  • Nate Hill
  • Gabriella ‘LeTigress’ Devia-Allen
  • Rick Fox
  • Zac ‘Aphromoo’ Black
  • Emmalee ‘EMUHLEET’ Garrido
  • Cesaro
  • Zedd
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Chrissy Costanza