Grabbed your tickets and ready to scream your heart out at the finals? Well, don't just show up for when the doors are opening - there's a lot more to do outside, so check out this guide and get there early.
We’ve set up a whole area around the Arena so that you can make the most of your LCS experience in Paris. Whether you want to support your favourite team or meet the VIPs who are coming to the event, there’s something for everyone!
Photo Opportunities & Cosplay
If you want to bring back some photo souvenirs, we’ve set up a Challenger Tier loading screen background for you to grab your friends and pose behind. And there will be a dedicated space for everyone to take snapshots with some well-known cosplayers from the French community.
If you want to join the party and come with your own cosplay, please note that you will have to follow certain rules to comply with security guidelines at the venue:
- Avoid bringing fake and/or handcrafted cosplay weapons, especially if they look realistic.
- Make sure your props can be easily inspected- e.g. detachable, not fragile, etc!
- Make sure your costume is flexible enough in case security need to pat you down during inspection.
If you're worried you'll be the only one in costume, fear no more - these are the French cosplayers you’ll be able to meet at the event:
Signing Wall & Fan Signs
Want the finals in Paris to be a memorable event? So do we! That’s why we’ll have a special wall ready for you to sign all weekend long. Scribble down your summoner name, where you're from or your favourite meme and spend some time reading everyone else's messages. Pens will be provided, but feel free to bring your own too!
Or do you want to bring your message with you? Maybe in the hopes that you can grab the attention of your favourite pro, or sneak your sign into the background of the stream? Well we've got you covered there too. Swing by the fan signs tent and get creative - we'll have plenty of paper and markers for you get your doodle on.
We'll have our merch booths just after the main entrance of the AccorHotels Arena, and there will be plenty of new things to check out. We'll have an exclusive Paris Finals t-shirt available to buy and there will be some event-exclusive promotions too.
Additionally, we're excited to announce that for the first time ever at an EU event we will also have a special store open where you can buy team jerseys! Lots of our new summer stock will be available too, some of which hasn't been available at offline events yet - so make sure to save some space in your suitcase for the trip home.
VIPs and autographs
In the Studio, you’ll find a stage where you can meet and grab a photo with several French streamers and personalities. Throughout the weekend, you’ll be able to meet the different members of the Stream Team and some French pro players, as well as Jbzz and Chap. There also might be opportunities to meet the casters from the O’Gaming crew, plus analysts and casters from the English EU LCS stream- so stick around and keep an eye out for those familiar faces!
Parlez vous français?
Time to put all those French classes from high school to good use - the O'Gaming crew have put together a list of some chants that you can use to chant and cheer with the rest of the audience. When you get to the AccorHotels Arena, you might see these flyers around the event - if you want to join in, this is what they say.
N.A. - SHOR! - N.A. - SHOR!
Chant this when Baron has been stolen!
We! (clap) Are! (clap) EU! (clap x2)
Chant this when the teams are entering the arena during the introduction!
Let's go team fight! (clap x2) (clap x4)
Chant this during the early game to get the blood of the pros boiling!
Pose ton smite sur le nashor
Translation: Put your smite on Nashor.
Chant this before a team fight breaks out at Baron Nashor!
Dans la jungle, terrible jungle, le drake est mort ce soir!
Un call rapide, un buff solide, le drake est mort ce soir.
In the jungle, the terrible jungle, the drake died tonight!
The call was fast, the buff was strong, the drake died tonight.
Chant this when Drake is being taken! This is to the tune of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Token from The Lion King.
The rest of the flyers encourage you to cheer on both challenging teams, stay in a good mood and to shake the AccorHotels Arena with as much noise as you can! You'll also see a guy called Lutti around the stage area leading the songs and dances - keep an eye out for him so you know when to take part!
Want to get some practice in before you go to the event? The O'Gaming team put together a bootcamp video below. Check it out!
Community activities will take place on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, from 1pm to 3pm local time. After that, spectators will need to head to the main entrance to enter the Arena.
Access to all activities will be through entrance 3 (“LE STUDIO”) which is located on your map.
Please note: Visitors who want to join the community activities will need a valid, printed ticket to access the area. Visitors with bags will be required to hand them over for inspection before entering the studio area. However, we advise you not to carry any bags in order to avoid slowing down the queueing process. The studio area has limited visitor capacityy, so we advise you to come as early as possible to avoid waiting.