Vietnamese e-sport player featured in League of Legends mural art

By Dang Khoa   October 19, 2019 | 07:00 pm PT
Le Quang Duy, a pro League of Legends player with the nick name SofM, appeared in a mural to mark the game's 10th birthday.

Riot Games, the American developer of the popular battle arena video game League of Legends (LoL), revealed the mural Tuesday across its sites to mark the anniversary.

Outstanding players from different regions in the world were selected by the members of the project, and painted by renowned Korean graphic artist Kim Jung Gi along with the "champions" they are best known for in the mural.

"Style of Me" or SofM represented Vietnam, next to his "champion" Lee Sin.

A drawing of Le Quang Duy, also known as SofM, and his champion Lee Sin in  the League of Legends 10th year anniversary mural. Photo courtesy of SofM.

A drawing of Le Quang Duy (above), also known as SofM, and his "champion" Lee Sin in the League of Legends' 10-year anniversary mural. Photo courtesy of SofM.

The 21-year-old player from Hanoi became the first Vietnamese player to reach Challenger Tier and top 10 Challengers on the South Korean Server that is considered the game's hardest server and was the GPL All-Star starting jungler at International Wildcard All-Star Melbourne 2015.

He is playing for LNG Esports, a Chinese professional League of Legends team, after being recruited in 2016.

League of Legends, also known as LoL, is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game first launched in 2009. Players control a "champion" with special abilities and battle against a team of other players or AI-controlled champions in a pre-defined arena. The goal is to destroy the other team's "nexus," a structure located in the heart of base which is protected by other defensive structures.

The game has been a hit in Vietnam, especially among the youth, and homegrown teams have risen in global prominence.

The game topped the list of global gaming traffic share at 26.42 percent, according to a 2018 Global Internet Phenomena Report by California-based networking equipment firm Sandvine.

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