A League of Legends cosplayer dressed as the champion Bard poses for a photo, accidentally hailing a cab on the street outside Penn Station in New York.
A sold-out crowd watches the first semifinal matchup for the League of Legends World Championship between the ROX Tigers and SK Telecom T1, a repeat of the 2015 finals match.
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, second from right, likely the greatest player in the history of League of Legends, waves to the crowd ahead of his team's semifinal match.
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SK Telecom T1 players leave the stage after losing a game to ROX Tigers, putting the series at 1-1.
A fan goes to take a photo at Madison Square Garden.
Michael "Veteran" Archer, head analyst for H2k-Gaming, watches passing traffic as he and other teammates take a cab from Madison Square Garden to a late team dinner at Benihana.
Members of H2k-Gaming walk through Times Square in New York, NY at 2AM, the day of their semifinal matchup with Samsung Galaxy for a chance to play in the League of Legends World Championship Finals.
A security guard stands next to a person cosplaying as Amumu, a champion from League of Legends.
A vendor at Madison Square Garden sells popcorn prior to the Saturday match of the League of Legends World Championship semifinals.
Members of H2k stand on stage during a rehearsal the day of their semifinal match in Madison Square Garden.
Fans cheer as H2k-Gaming is introduced before their semifinal matchup against Samsung Galaxy.
H2k checks their computer settings and headphone levels during a rehearsal on state at Madison Square Garden. Players wear noise-canceling headphones with white noise pumped in to cancel out most of the crowd reaction while still being able to communicate.
Fans of H2k-Gaming cheer for the team after they take a surprise first kill off of their opponents Samsung Galaxy in the first game of their best of five match.
A member of the Madison Square Garden staff watches the League of Legends World Championship semifinal match between H2k-Gaming and Samsung Galaxy.
League of Legends merchandise sits for sale at Madison Square Garden, while some shirt hangers are empty due to much of the merchandise being sold out by the second day.
H2k-Gaming team analyst Michael "Veteran" Archer tries to turn off the television recapping the team's loss as head coach Neil "PR0LLY" Hammad tries to gather his thoughts.
Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan reassures Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu as they take the stage for what would be the team's third and final match at Madison Square Garden.
A fan looks on with disappointment as it becomes increasingly clear that Samsung Galaxy will take a clean sweep in their match against the last non-Korean team H2k-Gaming.
H2k players, staff, and ownership talk after after the team's 3-0 loss to Samsung Galaxy. The mood in the room was relatively subdued but some rebounded more quickly after starting to talk about plans to return home, where most of them had not been in many months.
H2k leaves Madison Square Garden after taking photographs with a few fans after their loss to Samsung Galaxy.
H2k-Gaming team members and staff eat dinner together at their post-match team meal at a Korean barbecue restaurant in New York, NY. This would be one of the last times the team would be together.