Friday, January 28, 2022

MSU League of Legends Club connects players across campus

<p>Supply chain management sophomore Tim Cummings enjoys an evening of gaming Nov. 26, 2014, in his home. Tim avidly plays League of Legends, a popular online multiplayer game. Dylan Vowell/The State News</p>

Supply chain management sophomore Tim Cummings enjoys an evening of gaming Nov. 26, 2014, in his home. Tim avidly plays League of Legends, a popular online multiplayer game. Dylan Vowell/The State News

Photo by Dylan Vowell | The State News

League of Legends is a free team-oriented and strategy based MOBA, or multiplayer online battle arena. Typically, two teams compete with to slowly work their way into the enemy base and destroy an object called a “nexus.” It takes a lot of strategizing to win the fast-paced game.

Teams are made up of five players and games last 35 minutes on average. League of Legends has become one of the most popular games in the world with more than 27 million people playing every day and 67 million playing each month. The game’s popularity has surpassed many championship sporting events like the World Series , NBA Finals  and the Stanley Cup Finals . In the 2013 League of Legends World Championships, 32 million people watched two teams battle it out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The MSU League of Legends Club hosts meetings every Thursday at 7 p.m in room 1345 of the Engineering Building.  Players are encouraged to bring their computers and participate in locally hosted matches and tournaments. Players who win a tournament hosted by the MSU LoL Club are awarded with special prizes, which range from in-game items like skins and riot points to novelty hats and League of Legends toys.

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