MIT Game Lab X Tencent: Esports Weekend, Sep 23 & 24

The MIT Game Lab has invited Tencent Interactive Entertainment to come to MIT campus on September 23rd & 24th to engage with our community in some fun esports events!

We have two events taking place, one on each day:

September 23, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Stata Center (32 Vassar St) in room 32-123

Exhibition Match of League of Legends and Kings of Glory

Collegiate esports teams from Peking University and Nanjing Institute of Technology to play two popular MOBA esports games, League of Legends and Kings of Glory, with students from the MIT League of Legends Club!

In attendance, and coaching the Peking University LOL team, will be Yu “Misaya” Jingxi (ex-captain of Team WE-the first Chinese world champion of LOL).

Playing Kings of Glory are “LLM” from Nanjing Institute of Technology, champions of the third Kings of Glory National Campus League.

This event is FREE to the public, and taking place during the Boston Festival of Indie Games. Doors open at 2:30pm with the first match of League of Legends starting at 3:00pm.

September 24, 2017 at 2:30pm at the Stata Center (32 Vassar St) in room 32-141

Panel: “Positive Values of Esports”

Distinguished guests in the business and study of esports will discuss the topic the “Positive Values of Esports” — what we think these values might be and how we can encourage them in our esports games, competitions, and communities.

Scot Osterweil, Creative Director of the MIT Game Lab and Education Arcade, will facilitate a discussion on stage with TL Taylor, Professor of Comparative Media Studies, MIT, with our guests:

  • Mars Hou, Vice General Manager, Marketing, Tencent Interactive Entertainment
  • Sage Huang, General Manager, Product Department of League of Legends
  • John Lasker, Vice President, Digital Media Programming, ESPN
  • Lu Jingchao, Dean of Announcing & Hosting Art, Communication University of China

We invite the general public to come listen to this discussion and think about what we can do as players, tournament organizers, community members, game developers, broadcasters, commentators, and publishers to support social values in esports.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite below:

As Studio Manager for the MIT Game Lab, Rik Eberhardt spends his days playing Tetris: with people, boxes, tasklists, equipment, and time. When not staring at a spreadsheet trying to fit in another computer purchase, a last minute event budget, or placing undergraduate researchers on a Game Lab project, he's chipping away at spreadsheets on his DS, reproducing pixel-art in Picross and Picross 3D. His favorite moments on the job are working on projects with student workers and having fun social interactions forced on him despite his busy schedule. Contact him about research projects at the MIT Game Lab at gamelab-request@mit.edu

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