This year, we introduced the Dragon House Cup to spice the year up with some friendly rivalry between members. Congratulations to Mountain House who took home the victory in the Semester 2 and Cloud House who pipped all the other houses in Semester 1.
O-WEEK & LAUNCH PARTY
The year took off on a high with former Chiefs eSports (both players now play for ORDER) Swiffer and Spookz visiting our O-Week booth. Throughout the week, we gave out awesome freebies and held a 1v1 Tournament, PC Workshop and casual chill sessions to help new members escape the scorching heat.
Launch Party gave everyone from first years to grads a chance to get to know each other and meet new friends. Plus, what could possibly beat trivia, charades, casual doodle competitions and free pizza? The Dragon Houses faced each other off for the first time for a taste of the amazing prize pool we had up for grabs on the night.
Uni certainly didn't get any less stressful in 2017, but we held plenty of LANs to help you let loose on the Rift! We mixed things up here and there with coaching sessions and tandem 2v2s - we hope you all had fun!
BOARD GAMES/TRIVIA/BOWLING NIGHTS
From Meet-a-Buddy to Gaming Trivia to Bowling Night to countless Boardgames Nights, boy did we have your favourite selection of social activities this year! Can you remember your favourite moments?
With 6 free BBQs held in total, we sure hope we stuffed your bellies! This year, we added yummy hash browns and delicious chilly sauce onto the menu. But fear not, we did not add salt. You get enough of that from Summoner's Rift.
EASTERN UNI GAMES
In 2017, the Oceanic University Championships (OUC) combined with Uni Games to form the official collegiate tournament of the year! We faced some fierce competition, but our representative did UNSW proud and finished a super close second behind Western Sydney University (WSU) at Easterns.
SYDNEY LOL BATTLEGROUNDS
We took intercollegiate rivalry to a new level this year, organising a large-scale tournament with three other universities and our internet cafe partner WangYu. Though the competition was steaming hot, by the end of the tournament teams took away valuable competitive experience and great bonds with other uni students.
We didn't want newer or less experienced players to miss out on the competitive fun, so with Riot's help this year we ran Rumble over 8 weeks in Semester 2. With weekly matches played in round robin format, competing teams had the opportunity to strategise against other teams and scrim with and against each other to improve each other's gameplay! Congratulations to CKC for taking out 1st place in our Rumble tournament!!!
STAR GUARDIAN CHALLENGE
In Semester 2, we held one of the most successful online events in LoLSoc's history with 40+ members in our Discord server (which became a Discord Partner this year woohoo) at one time! With RP prizes promised, members banded together to defeat Onslaught mode in the Star Guardian Invasion Challenge.
ONLINE GAMING SESSIONS
Our Online Gaming Sessions gave casual players a chance to play with other members and win RP prizes! This year, we held them on different days of the week to better cater for everyone's availabilities.
As per LoLSoc tradition, we finished off the year with a fun Casual LAN at WangYu. Pre-Season 8 brought Zoe and all her shenanigans and you guys had a hoot exploring and experimenting together on the Rift.
And that's a wrap for 2017! On behalf of the outgoing (read: long-gone-but-back-here-one-last-time-to-write-this) execs of 16/17 and the new team 17/18, UNSW LoLSoc wishes you a safe and happy holiday and New Year. All the best and may luck also be with you on the Rift.
- Angelica "Lunaria" Wang (President for 2016/17) -