A day in Seoul: Embracing the Worlds 2023 fever

It’s been 24 hours since I departed Rome and arrived in Seoul. As I write this, I still haven’t met my colleagues and friends who, like me, are in the country for the 2023 League of Legends World Championship finals, yet I’ve already had five different conversations on the topic.

The first was in the check-in line at Rome airport, when an elderly couple from Hawaii recognized the logo on my jacket—the World Championship one I got for my birthday this year. Then, a young couple on their way home to Korea asked me, while in line for the security check, if I was going to Korea to watch the finals.