Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg
Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

Here’s What the ‘League of Legends’ World Championship Looked Like

A professional video-game tournament at a sold-out Staples Center could go down as an early classic in the young sport of League of Legends competitions. With $5 million in prize money on the line, two Korean teams—SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy—went the distance in a best-of-five match. SK Telecom won, marking its second straight championship and its third in four years.

The 2016 League of Legends World Championship took place at a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 29.

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Fans take a photo with a Bear statue at the League of Legends Live Experience.

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Players and coaches from SK Telecom, left, and Samsung Galaxy pose for photos at a media press conference the day before the event.

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Eugene "Pobelter" Park of Immortals, from left, analyst Alberto "Crumbz" Rengifo, and Yoon-Sub "Locodoco" Choi of Team Liquid record a segment for ESPN. 

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Caitlyn and Graves, cosplayers.

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A cosplay actor taking a break from playing his role of Garen.

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The SK Telecom team during the opening ceremony of the League of Legends World Championship.

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A cosplayer is told by security to check part of his costume.

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Fans wait for the tournament to start.

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The two teams battle it out for the title.

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Lee "Wolf" Jae-wan, from SK Telecom. 

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A cosplayer watches the League of Legends Live Experience.

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A Sona cosplayer. 

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Fans cheer on the Sk Telecom T1 team, which beat Samsung Galaxy in the fifth match, making this the first Worlds final to go to five games. 

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(Corrects names of subjects in slide 4 and name of cosplayer character in slide 13.)