IWCA Melbourne Kicks Off League of Legends Fever at Margaret Court Arena
Margaret Court Arena hosts the League of Legends International Wild Card Allstars (IWCA) this week and will open its doors to ticket holders today and tomorrow.
After live streaming matches online Thursday and Friday, fans will be able to enter the arena and get up close with some of the best players from around the world. The IWCA will run on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of November.
Japan, Brazil, Russia and even Turkey have sent their best players down under to put on a show for Oceanic fans in Melbourne. The match formats range from 5v5’s to 1v1’s and there will even be a Player Voted Game Mode thrown in halfway through the day.
Similarly to the Oceanic Pro League, those unable to make it to Melbourne have the option of watching players duke it out on the rift at viewing parties hosted by HOYTS. Each ticket holder will also be going home with a showbag full of League of Legends merchandise (Scard, Skin code, Lanyard).
We will be heading to the event over the next two days to soak in the atmosphere of Aussie eSports.
Stay tuned to Non-Fiction Gaming if you’re interested in our take on the festivities. We may also get a chance to talk with some of the best Australia has to offer in the League of Legends scene.
IWCA DAY 1 SUMMARY
- BRAZIL vs LATAM – Despite little to no team practice, Brazil held a strong lead until their final push and victory after an hour of gameplay.
- SEA vs OCEANIA – The Oceanic hype train took a hit as the boys lost a tough fight to Southeast Asia, despite the heroic efforts of Aaron “ChuChuZ” Bland on Ryze.
- BRAZIL vs JAPAN – Brazil maintained a lead throughout the game, and finished with their second victory for the day.
- LATAM vs CIS (Russia) – LATAM found their first win of the day with a convincing win against CIS.
- Turkey vs SEA – SEA proves to be a force to be reckoned with, beating Turkey with over a 15,000 gold lead.
- JAPAN vs OCENIA – The Chiefs duo of Derek ‘Raydere’ and Bryce ‘EGYM’ Paule looked strong early, but Japan put together a string of kills spearheaded by Shin ‘Rainbrain’ Iwasaki’s jungle Mundo and the game escalated from there to a win for Japan.
- Turkey Vs CIS – Even though there was a close match up in the early and mid game, a final team fight and Baron Nashor pick lead Turkey to a strong victory.
- 1V1’s – Brazilian mid-laner Gabriel ‘Kami’ Bohm was impressive early in the 1v1 tournament, taking down Alexis ‘LeX’ Kitsak from CIS and Diego ‘Arce’ Arce from Latin America. Oceania’s Tim ‘Carbon’ Wendel’s Kennen came out on top against CIS’ Dmitrii ‘Dimajke’ Guschcha after a tense all-in that saw the Legacy jungler survive with less than 50 health.