League of Legends viewing parties coming to HOYTS cinemas in Australia and NZ
Fans of eSports will be happy to know that Riot Games has teamed up with HOTYS to show League of Legends matches on the big screen. HOYTS has become the official sponsor for the Oceanic Pro League (OPL), the League of Legends professional esports league in Oceania. Select HOYTS cinemas in Australia and New Zealand will allow fans to see matches in a theatre. The cinemas include: Broadway (NSW), Highpoint (VIC), Carousel (WA), Norwood (SA), Stafford (QLD), Sylvia Park (Auckland) and Riccarton (Christchurch). The events being broadcast are:
- 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
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.” More information about buying tickets to the events will be announced very soon via HOYTS NZ and HOYTS Australia.