MrBeast may be hosting a League of Legends tournament

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Is MrBeast Hosting a League of Legends Tournament?

MrBeast plays League of Legends and closely follows the esports scene of the game

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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MrBeast could be hosting a League of Legends tournament very soon and the community is very excited at this possibility.
On 11th June, MrBeast tweeted that he may be hosting a tournament soon and League of Legends esports personalities, pros, and casters have all expressed their interests.
MrBeast has always been vocal about his love for League of Legends and wants to own a team in the future.

The League of Legends (LoL) community has been very ecstatic ever since Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson tweeted about LoL. MrBeast is one of the most popular content creators and YouTube personalities, and he is famous for his ever-growing YouTube empire. It is not a surprise to see MrBeast showing interest in the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) since he has already talked about wanting to own a League of Legends team. He has also been very vocal and interested in the world of gaming and esports.

Early on 11th June, MrBeast tweeted, “I may or may not be hosting a League of Legends tournament soon,” and sent the community into a frenzy. He added another tweet to the thread and wrote, “Also @Ninja sucks.

League of Legends teams including Cloud9, Excel Esports, Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming, and FlyQuest commented on the tweet, showing interest in the supposed tournament.

Riot Games’ Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and President Marc “Tryandamere” Merrill replied, “Let us know if you need some help!

Many of the League of Legends personalities, casters, analysts, and coaches have reacted to MrBeast’s vague announcement and are seemingly excited.

MrBeast and League of Legends: A timeline

Creating Beast Gaming in League of Legends

MrBeast, in his 24-hour giveaway stream in 2020, answered a viewer on the question of creating a League of Legends esports team. He said, “Oh yeah, not even thinking, it’s happening. Definitely not this season or the summer split either. But we are definitely going to have a ‘Beast Gaming’ League of Legends Team. One hundred percent.

He also revealed that he closely follows the esports scene of League of Legends and that he watches all the tournaments including the Mid-Season Invitational and the World Championship.

Likewise, in 2021, MrBeast commented on a tweet talking about him owning an esports organization. He wrote in reply, “I just want a league team, prob won’t be for two years because I have a lot going on atm [at the moment].

MrBeast played League of Legends ranked with Doublelift and tyler1

To everyone’s surprise, MrBeast played League of Legends and tested out the Season 12 preseason along with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and Tyler “tyler1” Steinkamp, two of the most prominent personalities in the League of Legends community. MrBeast was ranked in Gold when he played with the two streamers in November 2021.

tyler1 and Faker at 2019 All Star event

Interaction with Bjergsen

On 31st May 2022, MrBeast tagged League of Legends pro and Team Liquid mid-laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg asking for a follow. He wrote, “@Bjergsen mind giving me a quick follow.” The community joked about Bjergsen moving to MrBeast’s new League of Legends team, which has still not come to fruition.

In the past, MrBeast has organized elaborate and larger-than-life events. He has also recreated the sets of Squid Game and the Chocolate Factory of Willy Wonka. Given the fact that MrBeast has all the right resources and contacts to pull off a tournament in gaming, it could very well be a possibility that we might be seeing a League of Legends tournament soon.



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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant


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