March 23, 2016

Riot Games Teams Up With Hoyts To Deliver eSports Like You Would Not Believe

Riot Games are once again bringing League of Legends back to the big screen when the Oceanic Pro League Split 1 Final kicks off on April 5. Hoyts is the cinema chain where you can watch it, with the group now becoming an official sponsor of the Oceanic Pro League.
Damian Keogh, Hoyts Group CEO said, “Hoyts are excited to partner with League of Legends esports gaming to give our audiences a diversity of content, so they can experience more with their friends and family. The esports genre continues to grow within the Australian market, consumer demand is high and we want our guests to experience these events the best way possible, on the big screen.”
Mark Cox, Riot Games Oceania Marketing Director added, “We look forward to working with Hoyts and extending our esports viewing experience to the big screen for our players. Throughout the year, players will now be able to attend community cinema events across Australia and New Zealand to watch local and global esports broadcasts live amongst friends in an electric cinematic atmosphere that they wouldn’t necessarily experience at home.”

This year, Hoyts will exclusively screen 9 key events on the League of Legends calendar live in HD via satellite feed. Confirmed events to date are as below, stay tuned for more info and confirmation on events to come:

  • OPL Split 1 Final - April 5, tickets on sale Tuesday 29 March.
  • International Wild Card Invitational (IWCI) - Date TBC
  • Mid Seasonal Invitational (MSI) - Date TBC
  • OPL Grand Final - August 13
  • International Wild Card Qualifiers (IWCQ) - Date TBC
  • World Championship Finals - Date TBC

Participating Hoyts cinema locations in Australia and New Zealand include; Broadway (NSW), Highpoint (VIC), Carousel (WA), Norwood (SA), Stafford (QLD), Sylvia Park (Auckland) and Riccarton (Christchurch). Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

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