Another Philly-connected team going for a title this weekend originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Phillies are heading back to Houston this weekend to keep their World Series hopes alive.
The Union are gearing up for a chance to win their first ever MLS Cup.
So, why not add another championship to the mix?
After their win in the semi-final last weekend, Comcast Spectacor esports team, T1, is on their way to the League of Legends World Championship Grand Final to face DRX. It is slated to begin Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m. EST at the Chase Center in San Francisco in front of a sellout crowd of 20,000. Fans also have the option to watch the match live on Twitch and YouTube.
T1’s semi-final match against JDG was recorded as the most watched match throughout the tournament. It had a peak streaming audience of 2.2 million people, with an average of 865,000.
“When Philadelphians hear Comcast Spectacor, they think of the Flyers, the Wings, and the new Wells Fargo Center, but we’re also a major player in the esports space,” said Comcast Spectacor CEO Dave Scott. ” Our League of Legends team base in South Korea, T1, has become one of the most successful, popular teams in the world. Competing in the World Championship Grand Final in San Francisco this weekend is an enormous accomplishment and opportunity for T1, and I can’t wait to cheer on our team in the Grand Final match this weekend.”
On top of the success throughout the League of Legends, T1 has also been nominated for a handful of awards at the 2022 Esports Awards. Those nominations include team of the year, organization of the year, controller player of the year (MkLeo), and personality of the year (Faker).
You can place your votes for the 2022 Esports Awards here.
Philadelphia has the chance to walk into next week with three … that’s right, three championships under their belt.
The city may never fully recover. And we are here for it.