Last sunday took place the first game of the Eponyx University Championship, opposing CPE Lyon and INSA Lyon. This competition gathers 14 French universities divided into 2 leagues : the Elite league & the National league. Each college is facing another one every week on the video game League of Legends®.
For those who didn’t know, League of Legends® is the most played online game with a community of nearly 100 million players. This MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena), realeased in 2009 by Riot Games, has become as popular as common sports (such as soccer, tennis…) ; for instance, the 2015 LoL World Championship has been followed by 32 millions spectators, and putting a $1 million dollar cash prize at stake.
The goal of the game is to besiege the ennemy base and destroy it. Therefore, the 5 teammates are going to establish a strategy to achieve this purpose. Here is the most famous strategy at the moment : one player on the top lane, one in the jungle, one on the middle lane and two on the bot lane :
This is the strategy used by our school team, composed of Corentin Bel (PCC1), Aurélien Bil (SCAN 2nd), Rémi Montaigne (SCAN 2nd), Jean-Baptiste Blache (PCC2) and Corentin le Devedec (3TC). After a 37-minute match, INSA Lyon won hardly against CPE Lyon.
The next step is next sunday at 7pm against UTT (Université de Technologie de Troyes) and if you want to see their progress, you can watch the matches on this link.
Aurélien Bil & François Ruillé