Being a geek can sometimes be an isolating experience, if one hasn’t found their tribe of like-minded folks who understand and encourage the same passions. Sometimes you just have to dig in and create your own community. Devon Schreiner has done just that in fostering a community of League of Legends gaming aficionados in Kansas City called LeagueKC. Summon up a champion and read on!
What is the name of your group?
What is your name and what is your role in the group?
Devon Schreiner, Leader
How would you describe your group?
Create a community of League of Legends players and foster esports in Kansas City.
When was the group founded?
What made you want to found the group?
I realized that Kansas City was missing a giant population from the rest of the world. League of Legends players. Then I started asking around and talking to some other games and realized there are LoL players, they are all just sitting at their houses playing LoL. There are no meetups, there are no groups, there are no events, there are no tournaments, there are no watch parties. There was no community. I didn’t want that to be the case.
How big is the group?
How often do you meet?
Where do you meet?
What do you do at meetings/events?
Play League of Legends, attend watch parties for professional matches and participate in LAN parties and tournaments
What do you love about the group?
We are not super organized, we don’t collect dues, we don’t have regular meeting times. You’re not going to miss a meeting or feel left out. Log onto the voice chat server whenever you want to play and join a match. Check out the website for all the upcoming events and take in all the locally produced content.
Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in the group.
The first time you log in to play League of Legends and you get invited to play multiple games by others you’ve met through the site. Playing a match and having fun with a bunch of new friends. There’s nothing like it.
What future plans lay ahead for the group?
Right now we are still in the process of building. We are planning lots of tournaments and watch parties for the future. We are also working on assembling a Twitch.tv Stream Team and schedule to bring even more League of Legends to the KC area.
Where can someone find more information about your group?
Anything else you’d like to share?
We are a group of people just looking to play League of Legends, meet new people in the area and have fun. If you’ve been playing for a long time or have never made it onto Summoners Rift before, you’ll feel welcome when you join us.
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