Cloud9 and Team SoloMid got a weird little reference in the currently airing anime series Little Witch Academia.
wtf saw a reddit post we made it on an anime LOL pic.twitter.com/wlU3u8iS7P— Andy Ta (@Smoothie) May 9, 2017
There’s a undetailed version of champion select on the screen featuring the two teams (and the two subs!) The score is apparently 6 to 5, so Cloud9 is in the lead! Esports goes hard in the anime world, apparently.
The cameo happens seconds into episode 18 and you can see the class of witches watching the game on the big screen - but the game is not League of Legends. They’re watching something called the “Wild Hunt” and it’s a competition to see who can catch more ghosts in 12 days.
We don’t know why the NA LCS finals match-up was chosen, but I think it’s safe to assume that Studio Trigger, the company behind LWA, has at least one fan on staff.
The anime is about a new witch in training, Akko, and her goals of becoming a good witch at her boarding school. This anime was probably one of the last places we expected to see competitive League of Legends but, hey! We’re down for it.
This isn’t the first time there’s been a League reference in anime either. A person who looked suspiciously like CLG founder George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis appeared in Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited years ago.
What anime do you want to see League in next?