League of Legends Semi Finals – DRX Vs Gen G in Atlanta
During the semi finals of the League of Legends World Championship, both of the top teams in the world, Team DRX and Team Gen G, will meet in the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Those who want to watch the event will be able to do so both online and live.
JD Gaming vs T1
Despite a rough Summer season, South Korea’s T1 is ready to take the next Summoner’s Cup. Today they squared off against Chinese Summer Champions: JD Gaming. They’ll go head-to-head for the right to move on to the Worlds Finals.
T1’s victory was not about lane matchups or technical feats, but rather the team’s ability to capitalize on pressure. They consistently executed around the map at a better rate than JD. They were even rewarded for their proactive play by winning the bot bonus in the 34th minute.
While T1 has been making Semifinals every time they have been to Worlds, they have not beaten JD Gaming in the semis. Their 3-2 win was impressive from a gameplay perspective. Their success was not tied to one lane, but rather to their ability to scale their champs and set up teammates for dives.
DRX vs Gen G
DRX vs Gen G in League of Legends semi finals in Atlanta is shaping up as one of the biggest upsets in semifinals history. The two teams have faced each other 24 times in the past, and DRX has won only four games against Gen.G in the season. The two sides met in the LCK Summer Split, and DRX beat Gen.G in every game.
The match was a marathon of a match, with the teams playing 42 minutes on blue and 26 on red. DRX opened the match with a pair of wins. Then, the match slowed down. With the team in the lead in the first team fight, Deft and kingen pulled ahead.
DRX took 11 kills in the first 15 minutes of the match. However, they didn’t have a good top laner. They were plagued by Ahri in mid lane, and had trouble with Chovy.
State Farm Arena in Atlanta
Originally scheduled to be held in Toronto, Ontario, the League of Legends World Championship Semifinals will now be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. This marks the first time an esports event of this magnitude will be held in the Southeast.
The esports event was originally scheduled to take place in the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Earlier this year, Riot Games announced that they would be moving the event to State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
This move will help cut travel costs and risks for teams participating in the tournament. According to the organization, the new venue will provide a clear path for teams to qualify for the semi-finals.
The new venue is expected to draw over 20,000 fans, making it the largest esports event in the Southeast. The Arena will open its doors at 3:30 p.m., and the tailgate party will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Attendees will be able to take pictures with League IP, watch the action on a custom-built stage, and enjoy other activities related to League of Legends.
Riot’s full QC operation onsite for each stage of Worlds
During this year’s League of Legends Worlds, Riot’s full QC operation was onsite for each stage of the competition. They also rolled out wireless RF cameras. The cameras were placed in the front of the stage and used by a team of camera operators to cover the event. They were supplemented by about two dozen front-of-house cameras and PTZ cameras for behind-the-scenes coverage.
In addition to the Riot onsite QC operation, the global events team produced a live feed in 21 languages. This feed was then sent to 22 broadcast partners. The world feed is distributed by Riot Games’ facility in Los Angeles. The facility is equipped with two MADI-based audio-routing kits and a system to produce a clean version of the world feed. It is also equipped with an advanced workflow for broadcasters to conduct real-time postgame interviews.
Live or online
Originally, the 2022 League of Legends World Championship was supposed to take place in Toronto, but Riot Games changed the plan. The new destination is the state farm arena in Atlanta.
In fact, the new city isn’t the first place to host a world-class esports tournament. Back in 2013, the final of the League of Legends World Championship was held in Los Angeles. The 40,000 people who attended were a record.
Unlike the previous two years, the semi-finals and finals of the tournament will be held in Atlanta. This is because of visa problems with Toronto.
The event is a huge one, with a total prize pool of $1 million USD. It’s also one of the most watched esports events in the world. The total number of viewers is estimated to be at least 43 million.