Anybody who attended gamescom 2014 can tell you: this year’s show was special.

The 5-metre tall Baron Nashor statue looming overhead. The Cosplay Village and photo-op stages and face painting and daily cosplay parades. The Summoner’s Rift art gallery featuring dozens of concept pieces from Riot’s art department. The 2,300-seat esports arena where we hosted the IWC matches and EU LCS Regional Qualifiers. The silver ribbons that rained down when Alliance hoisted the trophy.

Here’s a roundup of the stories and videos we published during our week in Cologne for gamescom 2014.

 

To see more videos and photos from gamescom 2014, visit the LoL Gamescom YouTube page, the LoL EU Flickr page or the LCS Flickr page.