Unofficial League of Legends-themed restaurant opens in China

MOBA-themed eatery gets $160,000 in investment.

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A restaurant tailored after the popular MOBA title League of Legends has opened in the city of Chongquing in the People's Republic of China. However, the eatery has not been endorsed by publisher Riot Games.

One of the servers brandishing the menu. (image credit: MMO Culture)

According to a gallery opened up by MMO Culture, the restaurant is called Demacia, named after the city-state from the game. The servers in the place are dressed up as characters in the game, like Caitlyn, Ezreal, and Twisted Fate. The menu includes deep fried scorpions, braised snake meat, and crab meat themed after League of Legends characters, as well as cocktails named after in-game potions and items.

About $160,000 was invested in the business according to a Chongquing local newspaper article. A representative for Riot Games told GameSpot: "This restaurant is absolutely not officially licensed by us and is purely fan activity."

Discussion

39 comments
bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

it's time to sue someone here.  first they make a theme park reminiscent of world of warcraft, and now this?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Apparently many of you have never seen the show Bizzare foods on the Travel channel. This is extremely tame compared.

feleas
feleas

only in Asia..... and this is why it's awesome lol.

Dogswithguns
Dogswithguns

The menu includes deep fried scorpions, braised snake meat, and crab meat.. these sound so awesome I want a plate, plz.

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

And what is the setup of the said restaurant, Summoners Rift? Dominion? I call bottom either way.

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

Asian people rule... They come up with the coolest ideas!!! Wish this kind of stuff would happen in the States...

>=)

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

*Retching on the floor* What the hell is fried scorpion. D:

I_ArCh0n_I
I_ArCh0n_I

that woman's face is at an odd slant...

Sampawende
Sampawende

From an external point of view this is d*** f*** odd...

Sahle123
Sahle123

I will bet the service there is great, but the community is horrible. Similar to how it is online. :P

nanosphere
nanosphere

Rule 34 of China, if it exists, there's a cafe of it.

deth420
deth420

they always make china sound so drab... look how colorful they are!!

Vambran
Vambran

If a person was addicted to LoL would they not just hit the drive through and go home and play as they eat?

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

The sad thing is that I'm not actually surprised...at any of that...even the scorpion part...

wexorian
wexorian

hey waitress 1 Hunter machete burger and 5 hp colla

Kasheall
Kasheall

This seems a little silly to me.. but whatever works.

wezkilla
wezkilla

waitresses dressed up as EZREAL 


jinzo9988
jinzo9988

"Riot Games has yet to inform GameSpot on whether this is infringing its copyright or not."

Of course it is.  That's China's specialty.

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Id rather go to that Pokemon themed McDonalds restaurant

Saidrex
Saidrex

lol. restaurant for geeks

Rotondi
Rotondi

The city is Chongqing, not Chongqiung

Assimilat0r
Assimilat0r

Haha LoL noobs :) Would someone teach them, even there to buy wards ? :D

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

I'd go there to eat......if i lived in china 

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Dogswithguns Crab meat yes, snake meat maybe, scorpions no thanks. It's not because I think it's gross, I just don't need to eat something that's poisonous. I don't trust other people enough to take care of it for me. I would try snake as long as it's a non-venemous one.

Dareitus
Dareitus

@KaSeRRoR Actually they don't rule. This and the World of Warcraft theme park, and other places in China are done WITHOUT consent of the makers, are in direct violation of copyrights, and give NO money to the people who actually came up with LoL and WoW. They are stealing ideas and making money off of other people work because they live in China and know that American/European courts have no power and we "Cant" sue them.

wexorian
wexorian

@bakasora why eyeroll if it's good restaurant why ppl would not eat there? :)

Cacophone
Cacophone

@deth420 @I_ArCh0n_I 

Or maybe he just thinks he has a weird face and this doesn't have anything to do with her race ? I seriously hope you're joking or something because your comment is waaay more racist than his, dude. 

wezkilla
wezkilla

@wexorian @wezkilla i was talking about the article if you read it properly you would see that it says "The waitresses and servers in the place are dressed up as characters in the game like Caitlyn, Ezreal, and Twisted Fate" lol