Worlds 2019

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend my first ever League of Legends event in Paris. Kicking my League experience off with a banger, Matt Woods and the guys at AFK Creators (the influencer marketing agency I intern at) took me to Worlds 2019 – the biggest League tournament of the year.

Despite the result, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Worlds and found myself blown away by both the production value and the atmosphere. Although it wasn’t possible to leave the venue and re-enter, I thought that the AccorHotels Arena played a great host to the event.

As well as being my first League event, Worlds 2019 was also my first time meeting the rest of the AFK Creators team which was a really enjoyable experience.

On that note, I want to say a huge thanks to Matt Woods and Haodong Zhang for giving me the opportunity to attend Worlds 2019 – an absolute spectacle in the world of esports.

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Interning at AFK Creators

Getting involved in the marketing and partnerships side of the esports industry has been an ambition of mine for the last six to twelve months. With that in mind, I’m happy to share the exciting news that I have started an internship at AFK Creators as their ‘Marketing & Operations Intern’.

For the forseeable future, alongside my university studies and other work in the industry, I’ll be supporting the guys over at AFK to make it the best influencer marketing agency possible!

I’m confident that AFK Creators will be able to help me on my journey to develop new skills, and I’m excited to get involved and help them meet their goals.

For more details about who exactly AFK Creators are, and what exactly they do, check out their website here: http://www.afkcreators.com

The F1 Pro Draft

Last week I had a blast supporting the F1 Pro Draft at the Gfinity Arena. There always seems to be an exciting atmosphere and buzz throughout the F1 Pro Series and the Pro Draft didn’t disappoint. Seeing the drivers go for interviews and then transition from being amateurs to being signed to professional F1 teams was great!

I’m looking forward to the rest of F1 Esports Series and can’t wait to see how the third season unfolds.

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The Twitch Prime Crown Cup

On Saturday I returned to the Gfinity Arena to support the team at the Twitch Prime Crown Cup! This event was unique as the teams were made up of superstar celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment including Harry Kane, Robbie Williams, Maya Jama, Ian Stirling, Peter Crouch, Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry and Mo Farah amongst others. I had a great time working the event and can’t wait for the next tournament!

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Visiting the PES World League Finals

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the PES World League Finals at the Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC, on behalf of Esports News UK.

Players had to pass through gruelling rounds of qualification in both national and regional qualifiers to make it to the Finals. The support given by the crowd, made up of PES players and team staff alike, who rallied behind players from their respective regions helped contribute to a fantastic atmosphere.

Following the event, I produced a report for Esports News UK which can be read here.