EVENT:  UCI’s esports community is inviting the public to help celebrate the Anteater team’s victory in the recent League of Legends College Championship. The event will feature free game play in the UCI Esports Arena, guest speakers, cake and a display of the championship trophy. The first 50 guests will also receive a free commemorative T-shirt.

WHEN/WHERE:  Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, on the UCI Student Center terrace (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf)

INFORMATION:  Parking is available for $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure (grid D9 on campus map). Media planning to attend should contact Brian Bell at 949-824-8249 or bpbell@uci.edu for assistance and parking passes. 

BACKGROUND:  In just its second year as a varsity program, the second-seeded UCI “League of Legends” team won the college championship with a 3-0 victory against fifth-seeded Columbia College. The tournament final took place June 10 at the North American League of Legends Championship Series Arena in Los Angeles. This is UCI Esports’ first national title since the program began in 2016.