|13 November 2018 – Melbourne, Australia – Victoria and New South Wales will reignite their age-old rivalry when they battle it out in the League of Legends: League of Origin Grand Final to be held on Saturday, November 17 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.
Held in front of a live audience, the electrifying atmosphere will also be broadcast live by Twitch, YouTube and Red Bull’s Facebook page as Victoria go head-to-head with NSW in a best of five tournament.
Defeating Queensland and New Zealand in the Sydney play-offs last weekend, Victoria will look to defend their League of Origin title in the best-of-five tournament while NSW will be looking to take home the ultimate bragging rights.
AFL General Manager – Growth, Digital and Audiences Darren Birch said the prospect of renewing the Victorian and NSW rivalry in a stadium setting is exciting.
“The League of Legends: League of Origin Grand Final has allowed the AFL and Riot Games to explore the age-old rivalry between Victoria and NSW in an innovative and emerging setting,” Birch said.
“In an already hotly contested Grand Final, tensions will be heightened between the two neighbouring states with each player looking to defend both state and personal pride.
“Partnering with Riot Games the AFL is excited by the opportunity to expand into the fastest growing industry in the world. League of Legends: League of Origin has provided the AFL to engage with a new audience.”