Every year, professional League of Legends players unwind from the competitive season and celebrate the game with a series of festivities and fun tournaments at the All-Star event. With its incredible plays and memorable moments, this year's event will go down in the books as one of the best. Here are just a few of the best moments from this year’s All-Star event.
5. 2v2 Charity Tournament
The 2v2 Charity Tournament made its first appearance at the annual All-Star event this year, and the bracket saw a number of iconic duos take the stage. All eyes were focused on Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and Kang "Cpt Jack" Hyung-woo, however, it was the North American duo Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani who emerged victorious from the tournament’s finals.
4. Pabu’s 1v1 Run
As one of the favorite events, the 1v1 tournament returned again this year but saw new faces compete for the title. Jackson "Pabu" Pavone, a top laner from the Oceanic region, fought his way against some of the toughest competition, including some of the top mid laners in the world. Pabu met Rasmus “Caps” Winther, the best mid laner in the European region, in the tournament’s finals, where Pabu ended his run after narrowly falling to his opponent. While Pabu didn’t take home the trophy, he shook up his competition and made the audience remember his name.
3. Double Xayah Cosplay
Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi has become one of the leading cosplayers in the scene, and after having been challenged by Bae "Bang" Jun-sik, the former AD Carry for the World Champion SK Telecom T1, Sneaky approached the All-Star event to prove his skills in the art. The two took the stage in their incredible Xayah cosplays, even playing each other in a 1v1 mirrored Xayah match, where Bang was able to best the North American player at his own champion.
2. Pyke Pentakill
As League of Legends’ newest game mode, Nexus Blitz made its first appearance on stage at the All-Star event. The game mode is full of unique mini-games, most of which encourage intense gameplay at close quarters. When the Eastern and Western teams grouped up close to one another in the East vs. West Showdown, Joaquín José "Plugo" Pérez took advantage of the opportunity and secured the weekend’s one and only Pentakill on the Pyke pick through a series of chained ultimates. The move left the audience in awe and the castors hoarse as the team moved to defeat their opponents, proving the West better than their Eastern opponents.
1. East vs. West Double Ace
When the West and East teams battled to determine who was superior on Summoner's Rift, the two found themselves at an unusual stand-still when the map became completely void of players. Both Caps and Mykhailo "Kira" Harmash lost to Phạm "Zeros" Minh Lộc after challenging him to a 2v1. With the Karthus passive, however, Kira was able to kill Zeros just before he disintegrated, wiping the map of any and all players in a double ace.