On November 3, the 2018 global finals ended in Incheon, Korea. The iG 3-0 Lick FNC from the LPL division won the first championship for the LPL division. That night, all social media were “IG” screen. As the most popular e-sports game at present, the hero league competition has always been one of the most popular and influential E-sports events among young people. The success of iG has proved this point.
Mainstream media voicing congratulations on iG winning the championship
In the past few years, the hero League has accelerated the development of e-sports industry with the influence of its own events. More and more mainstream media begin to pay attention to e-sports. After winning the iG, many mainstream media, such as purple Pavilion, CCTV news and so on, have voicing their congratulations.
The attention of mainstream media is a hallmark of the success of the League of heroes. Driven by many mainstream media, the influence of “Heroes Alliance” E-sports is expanding day by day, which makes more and more people understand the concept and significance of e-sports, and has an indelible contribution to the development of the competitive industry.
Interestingly, the Egyptian Consulate General in Shanghai also had a very naughty interaction with IG because of the “IG” cheers throughout the country that night. Many players saw that the Egyptian Consulate General in Shanghai had found an official talent.
The collision between entertainment circle and electric competition circle
In addition to the acceptance and promotion of the mainstream media, in recent years, the hero league competitions and entertainment circles have conducted many in-depth exchanges and cooperation, further expanding the impact of the event, so that more young people understand the meaning of e-sports. Because of this, after winning the championship, many stars in the entertainment circle also sent congratulations. Especially surprising is that Ren Quan, who had almost no interaction with the competition before, posted a microblog to congratulate IG on winning the championship the first time after the competition.
Xiao Yang, a chopstick brother, didn’t know much about the electric race before. But by coincidence, the players found that Rookie looked like Xiao Yang when crying, so they jokingly called “Congratulations to Xiao Yang”. The so-called coincidence is not a book, Xiao Yang after seeing, witty and humorous response to many E-sports fans feel very warm.
In addition to Xiao Yang and Ren Quan, some old friends of hero League events, such as Li Jiahang (who served as guest commentator in the 2017 global finals), Zhu Zheng (who has served as host of hero League events for many times), have also sent their blessings.
More and more people in the entertainment circle interact with the hero League events, which further improves the influence of the hero League events. At the same time, it can also enhance the attention of the hero League events in the youth group from the side. It is believed that in the future, the hero league competition will embody its value and status in more industries, and the electronic sports will be better and better.
The generation gap of micro-blog is the overlap of two generations’ beliefs.
“What is the generation gap of micro-blog? When they brush the screen, they don’t know who is Lan Jieying, and we don’t know who is IG…” This sentence may be the best interpretation of the word “generation gap of micro-blog”.
Whether it is E-sports or Jin Yong’s novel, it was not recognized at the beginning, but also a sign of “the loss of playthings”. However, in the 1990s, Jin Yong became the idol of all Chinese people, and today in the 21st century, E-sports also proves its energy and influence. Perhaps these two generations have no common language on the two topics of Lan Jieying and IG, but they all share a common belief that they always believe that their love will be recognized by others.
How influential is the hero league competition among young people? When you search for the two keywords of “IG dormitory” on major video websites and social platforms, you may have a deeper understanding. At the moment when FNC’s crystal was pushed off, there was a great cheer in countless university dormitories. If you do not understand, you will never know their significance to the younger generation.
These young people cheer not only because they won the championship simply, but also for the release of their long-suppressed emotions after their favorite things were recognized. Nothing is more pleasant than that, isn’t it?
Paralyzed social platform
The last time micro-blog was paralyzed was the day Zhao Liying and William Feng announced. On the day that IG won the championship, Wang Sicong, IG will never kill five, IG champion and other words instantly dominated the hot search, a few minutes a single search volume exceeded 10 million levels, and microblog instantly paralysed. In the whole micro-blog hot search list, 1/3 is occupied by IG related keywords.
This string of data is the best interpretation of the influence of the League of heroes. If this is not enough, then when the Internet Cafe becomes a long-lost computer lesson, can you feel more intuitive?
It is difficult to simply define the good and bad of a new thing, such as Jin Yong decades ago, such as the current e-sports. But we can chase our hearts and move in the right direction. One day, the facts will prove that everything we insist on is worthwhile. IG winning the championship is far from being a mere champion. It can be summed up in two words. It further enhances the influence of hero League events in society, promotes the positive development of E-sports industry, and also proves that hero League is still the most popular e-sports game. In the future, the hero league games will bring more touches and blood, and one day, more people will join us, sleepless all night because of a small game.