League of Legends expands on inaugural 2017-2018 season

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League of Legends team receiving their third place medals at the Florida Polytechnic Open in April.

Sean Munroe

This Nov., Florida Southern’s League of Legends team will take to their keyboards for their second ever season, hoping to build on last year’s success.

League of Legends is an online multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA, in which two teams of five square off amongst one another. The main objective in League of Legends, or LOL, is for teams to either kill all members of the opponent team or claim a majority of the four corners of the battlefield for a certain amount of time. If a team accomplishes the main objective, they win the match.

League of Legends is a very long and mentally exhausting game. In fact, it is not uncommon for matches to exceed over an hour.

Last year, Florida Southern established their very own League of Legends team.  The beginning of their inaugural season was quite rocky, but at the very end of their season, they were invited to the Florida Polytechnic Open, where they placed third overall.

That year, the team was a modicum of highly skilled players. Unfortunately, they hadn’t even played with their teammates until weeks prior to their inaugural match.

This year, the League of Legends team hopes to continue their momentum from last year into the beginning of this upcoming season. With all their starters returning from last year, they are sure to be better as a group.

“Realistically, we want to win 60-70% of our games this season,” sophomore Donovan West said. “This offseason we’ve been improving in our communication, teamwork, and dealing with adversity.”

The Mocs also hope to reshape their playing strategy. Last year, they worked individually in trying to defeat their opponents. This year, they seek to work as a collective unit in order to defeat their opponents.

The Mocs begin their season at the Florida Polytechnical Tournament on Nov. 10. Will they overpower their opponents, or will they falter at their opponent fingertips? One thing is for sure: it will be legendary.

 

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