By: Sarah Elizabeth
This reporter has got a treat for you, my League of Legends lovers! This Saturday on October 22nd there will be a Worlds Semifinal Viewing Party at The Landing’s Chicago Pizza. Not only is there going to be a live stream of the games, there will also be billiards, arcade style games, and even the new Mechs vs. Minions board game that Riot just released not too long ago! Come out and enjoy an awesome night watching the games and socializing with people who are interested in the same thing you are, and even if you aren’t interested in League or know anything about it, still come out and enjoy a lovely evening on the St. John’s River. You can order a pizza, sit out on the patio, watch whatever YOU’RE interested in on your very own tabletop tv, or just relax and take in the lovely Fall weather that’s coming in. Also, did I mention that you can bring your own laptop and connect to the free wifi to game with other people at the event? There are lots of choices!
This event will begin at 5:00pm and go all the way ’til 2:00am, so it’s a perfect way to spend your Saturday night (in this reporter’s mind, that is).
If all of those fun things haven’t convinced you yet, maybe 50% off of your entire tab will! Come enjoy some delicious food at a discounted price for this event. Pizza, calzones, burgers, appetizers, and even tacos! This reporter recommends the thin crust meat lovers pizza and mozzarella sticks! This fabulous deal even includes beverages and alcoholic drinks, so why wouldn’t you come?
I’ve even saved the best part of this event for last! Chicago Pizza’s owner, Cliff, will be holding a raffle prize give away! Each person will be given one complimentary raffle ticket for a chance to win League of Legends Funko Pops, Riot Point gift cards, Chicago Pizza gift cards, one of three mobile virtual reality headsets, League shirt pins, and the grand prize: A box of League of Legends collectible merchandise. How cool is that?! There will be more opportunities to buy raffle tickets at the event. The price will be $3.00 for 1 or 2 for $5.00.
Cliff and the Chicago Pizza team are also looking to team up with Extra-Life. Extra-Life is a nonprofit organization that holds 24-hour gaming competitions/sessions to raise money for children battling chronic diseases. You could help by spreading the word and getting people to come out so that the Chicago Pizza team can change children’s lives “one game at a time”. If you are interested in finding out more about this organization or helping, please come out and talk to Cliff about it. He is even trying to get his own teams put together to represent Chicago Pizza and GLHF in Extra-Life events; so if you have a love of gaming and a heart for helping people, come out, enjoy the night, and learn how you can get involved!
As I stated earlier, there are lots of wonderful reasons for you to come out and enjoy a night on the town (or Rift) with like-minded, friendly and amazing people whose first goal is getting people out to have fun, but whose other goal is building community. You will also be helping Jacksonville out by supporting this small, local, family-owned business, so please check your calendar and come out. We look forward to seeing you there!
Here are a few sites to help you learn about Chicago Pizza and Extra-Life:
Chicago Pizza: http://www.chicagopizzajax.com/