The Oklahoma League of Legends community has seen its fair share of growth and decline, starting from humble beginnings to boasting an almost 2,000 current member population. But something new has made its way on to the OKLoL scene, breathing new life in to the stagnant group and leading to a jump in activity: The Oklahoma League Championship Series.
The OKLCS, an online League of Legends tournament scene, started with two college freshman, Jack Counts and Alex Tu, attending various League tournaments across the state. They lurked on the OKLoL Facebook page, posting here and there and gradually became more involved as time went on. After attending multiple tournaments and gaining experience within the tournament scene, the pair knew something was missing.
“We saw the Oklahoma League of Legends scene as a whole growing, and with the growth of competitive teams, the venues around the state were unable to keep up,” Alex said. “There just isn’t enough time in the day for one game at a time with a double-elimination format with the number of teams that were showing up. There was an outcry in the OKLOL community about the quality of LAN tournaments. That’s when the idea of having an online tournament structure came about.” [Read more…]