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TD Garden hosts Boston’s first esports event

From hockey to basketball (or the other way around) to concert and entertainment venue, associates and leadership at the Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden in Boston are no strangers to quickly adapting to change.

That’s why it’s hardly a surprise that when thousands of fans packed the venue this past weekend for Boston’s first professional esports event, TD Garden once again proved its ability as a host. Whether it was costume repair kits (some fans come dressed in related costumes), dual-cable phone chargers available for purchase, a customized menu or the effort of the bull gang (the team that transforms the arena floor), the Garden left no stone unturned.

“This was an exciting weekend,” said TD Garden President Amy Latimer. “Every in-house team went above and beyond, and it certainly showed. We had excellent feedback from both guests and League of Legends officials.”

The event itself, which took place Sept. 2-3, featured some of the top League of Legends players duking it out for a chance to compete in the world championship.

In a League of Legends match – best of five – two teams of five players try to destroy their opponents’ base. Day One of the two-day event, for example, featured the Immortals and Team SoloMid competing to determine who will advance to the global championship in Beijing.