Everyone has that one friend from school who they always compete with to see who is better in literally anything and are always fighting about the same things to be better than the other.In this case, these two friends are the state of Ohio and Michigan. Now instead of football, a physical sport, Ohio State and the University of Michigan, will compete against each other through an E-Sport, Summoners Rift, the battlefield of League of Legends.
They have a football rivalry since their first meeting in 1897, and since then are butting heads against each other. Now, as the years went by, they’ve reached 2016 and are now ready to compete, once more, in a new, completely different game than they are used to.
League of Legends, one of the most known, playable and competitive MOBAs out there, will now be a field of dispute for these two states, and a new place to kill each other.
League of Legends is a strategy game, where the player together with his team needs to reach the enemy base and destroy its Nexus, the main source of their base. But of course, where there is one team with this objective, there is another one with the same purpose. These teams will have to defend their Nexus while trying to destroy the enemies’ and for that, they have to annihilate the opposing defenders, called Champions.
League of Legends has evolved a lot since 2009, starting with only 40 champions, the game’s evolved to over 100, making immense combinations of teams with several different strengths and weaknesses, and every player and professional team has that into account when playing a match, as well as developing each player’s play style.
Their match will start today, Friday, November 18 at 3pm PST. They will play each other in separate locations, Ohio at Columbus, Ohio; and Michigan in Ann Arbor. Get on twitch.tv/riotgames to watch!