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R iot Games took centre stage at the 45th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in late May, winning the Sports Emmy for outstanding esports championship coverage. This prestigious accolade was awarded for the developer’s coverage of the League of Legends Worlds 2023 Final, held in November of 2023 at the incredible Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.

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Riot’s annual World Championship for League of Legends esports has consistently scored nominations from the Academy since the category’s inception in 2020. This year marked Riot’s fifth win at the awards, having triumphed over its stablemate, the Valorant Champions 2023 Grand Final and fellow nominees: the 2023 Call of Duty League Championship Weekend; ESL Faceit Group’s Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023 Grand Finals; and Blast’s Blast.tv Paris Major 2023.

Words by Fergal Ringrose


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