Washington, D.C. – Today, Team Liquid, one of the largest esports brands across the globe, and District E Powered by Ticketmaster, the new esports and entertainment venue from Monumental Sports & Entertainment, announced a partnership to host East Coast viewing parties for the team’s journey through the 2023 Summer Split of the North American League Championship Series (LCS), the flagship league for professional League of Legends (LoL) Esports.
Team Liquid will compete against nine other franchises in its quest for a fifth LCS title and to qualify for League of Legends Worlds 2023 in South Korea. The first viewing party will be held on June 15 at 7PM ET with Team Liquid pitted against 100 Thieves. Viewing parties will follow the Team Liquid schedule to include nearly 20 matches.
“I was raised in the DMV, and I feel so much joy seeing my two loves, my hometown and my favorite game, come together in District E,” said Steve Arhancet, Team Liquid’s Co-CEO. “It’s a top-notch venue in a brilliant location, and I can’t wait to hang out with other League of Legends fans. Our players will come to visit for meet-and-greets and AMAs with fans at the venue, so make sure to follow District E and Team Liquid for updates on our schedule.”
For each event, spectators can look forward to immersive views of the live match with expert commentary and Q&A sessions with Team Liquid players and staff, in addition to Team Liquid merch giveaways. District E will also offer food and drink specials at the venue’s restaurant and bar, District Bites.
“We are excited to offer the first of many opportunities for fans of Team Liquid and LCS to gather in person to watch some of the most elite LoL players in the world compete,” said Zach Leonsis, President of Media and New Enterprises at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Our vision for our state-of-the-art venue was to create the best esports viewing experience in the region, and as committed gaming supporters and long-time investors in Team Liquid, we’re looking forward to bringing the esports community together at District E each week.”
District E serves as the East Coast satellite office for Team Liquid. The space includes a dedicated scrimmage and competition area for the internationally known team to maintain the highest quality gaming experience when they are competing in this time zone. Through its equity ownership in aXiomatic since 2016, Monumental Sports co-owns Team Liquid.
League Championship Series Schedule:
Thursday, June 15 at 7pm ET vs. 100 Thieves
Friday, June 16 at 5pm ET vs. Immortals
Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm ET vs. NRG
Thursday, June 22 at 8pm vs. Dignitas
Friday, June 23 at 7pm ET vs. Evil Geniuses
Thursday, June 29 at 6pm ET vs. Cloud9
Friday, June 30 at 6pm ET vs. Golden Guardians
Thursday, July 6 at 9pm ET vs. Immortals
Friday, July 7 at 7pm ET vs. 100 Thieves
Thursday, July 13 at 8pm ET vs. TSM
Friday, July 14 at 7pm ET vs. FlyQuest
Wednesday, July 19 at 6pm ET vs. Golden Guardians
Thursday, July 20 at 8pm ET vs. Evil Geniuses
Friday, July 21 at 8pm ET vs. Dignitas
About District E Powered by Ticketmaster
District E Powered by Ticketmaster is Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s nearly 14,000 square-feet live-event theater offering a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, event programming, and community events – along with pre-and post-event activations for fans attending NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards games, also owned by Monumental Sports. The venue creates a best-in-class competition and training venue for the esports franchises Monumental additionally owns, operates, and invests in, including Wizards District Gaming, Caps Gaming, District Elite and Team Liquid. To learn more, visit www.districtedc.com
About Team Liquid
Team Liquid was founded in 2000 in the Netherlands and has evolved into one of the leading international multigame esports teams with training centers in Utrecht, São Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles, California. Team Liquid has about 100 athletes competing across 15 distinct games, including all major esports titles, such as VALORANT, Rocket League, DOTA 2, League of Legends, CS:GO, Fortnite, Rainbow 6: Siege, and more. Led by Co-CEOs Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens, Team Liquid is one of the most successful esports teams in the Western market in terms of competitive achievement and fan engagement across multiple sports. For more information: https://goo.gl/dSYvHT.
In addition to the premier esports team franchise, Liquid Enterprises operates various business units created to complement its esports athletic brand. This includes influencer management agency Liquid Media, esports wikipedia Liquipedia, and 1UP Studios, the full-service production company known for its high-quality esports documentary style filmmaking, and creative commercial content.
In September 2016, controlling interest in Team Liquid was purchased by esports ownership group, aXiomatic. aXiomatic leadership includes Co-Executive Chairmen Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis, Jeff Vinik and Bruce Karsh who together represent an unparalleled team of sports, technology, entertainment, and investment industry titans.