Friday Games: League of Legends

Sorry for the late notice, folks! This Friday, we’ll be looking at League of Legends, possibly the most popular online PC game right now with 12 million players logging in every day. It can be a little intimidating for someone coming to a competitive, multiplayer, online game 3 years after its release, which is why CMS student Ben Jones has put together a presentation to champion* the game and talk about how it has changed eSports.

Please join us at 26-153 or watch our live stream this Friday at 4pm!

* Pun intended

Philip Tan is the creative director for the MIT Game Lab. He teaches CMS.608 Game Design and CMS.611J/6.073J Creating Video Games at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past 6 years, he was the executive director for the US operations of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, a game research initiative. He complements a Master's degree in Comparative Media Studies with work in Boston's School of Museum of Fine Arts, the MIT Media Lab, WMBR 88.1FM and the MIT Assassins' Guild, the latter awarding him the title of "Master Assassin" for his live-action roleplaying game designs. He also founded a DJ crew at MIT.