Esports Excitement at Anime Matsuri
With Anime Matsuri ending a few weeks ago, the AM Esports team would like to provide its participants and the Anime Matsuri community as a whole with a reflection on our contribution with LANime Matsuri.
At a high level, LANime Matsuri achieved its goal in bringing out high-caliber teams from across the United States to perform live in front of the broad audience at Anime Matsuri. A total of 13 teams competed to win a combined prize pool of $16,000 for our League of Legends and Overwatch tournaments.
The winners of each tournament, along with their team rosters are listed below:
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
While our primary focus was to provide an enriching tournament experience to our players and Anime Matsuri as a whole, we did have another ulterior intention. The leadership team behind AM Esports wanted to provide opportunities to the Esports community of Texas as a whole. With our close ties to the collegiate scene, we were able to bring out over 70 collegiate volunteers and provide them with real experience within the Esports industry. This is one of the major goals of our team and we feel that developing the Esports leaders of tomorrow is paramount with the current landscape of the industry.
That being said, our leadership team would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the volunteers that came out and made this event possible. From shoutcasters, to hosts, to our production folks and operations teams, you all made magic happen and we were genuinely humbled by your contributions.
We would also like to send out a special thanks to Peter “RBEPete” Perez and Jen “Lemonkiwi” Pichette for bringing the hype with their roles as hosts for League of Legends and Overwatch respectively.
Lastly, we would like to thank Anime Matsuri for inviting us out to create this Esports experience for you all. We are truly grateful for the opportunity.
Overall, this event was a great step in the right direction for collegiate Esports and the Anime convention scene as a whole. We intend to continue bringing this experience to Anime Matsuri and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
– AM Esports Team