NOT A GAME

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT AD HOC GAMING & THEIR 2018 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SEASON

CONCEPT

In NOT A GAME we immerse ourselves in the world of e-sports and portray the gaming community in its complexity as well as in its uniqueness. In order to really feel into the lives of professional gamers, we accompany german League of Legends team Ad Hoc Gaming. How do players train for competition? How do their days compare to that of non-gaming peers? Which difficulties do the sometimes very young players encounter and what do they risk for their unusual career?

Often it's all about time pressure and countless training hours. Design wise we wanted the audience to really comprehend that bold jet fragile feeling of having to succeed in order to get your next contract as a professional e-sports player.

Currently NOT A GAME is on festival tour starting with DOK Leipzig in 2019.

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY Katharina Kraft

PRODUCED BY Maximilian Greil

DOP Christian Neuberger

EDIT Elena Schmidt

ART DIRECTION Moril Gnoyke

SOUND DESIGN Max Hartstang & Nils Lauterbach

MUSIC Victoria Hillestadt & Thomas Hoving Kiefer

COLORIST Georgina Pretto


With friendly assistance of

AD HOC GAMING x FREAKS 4U GAMING x SUMMONERS INN

AD HOC BEST SERVICES x INJOY EXPRESS

ESL GERMANY x KOELNMESSE GMBH x GAMESCOM


Protagonists

LUROX Lukas Thoma
MURMEL Muammer Bay
XIOH Julian Dumler
TOLKIN Niklot Stüber
SWIPE Ricardo Schipper
LAGILY Ali Nasserzadeh
INSANE Nick Reisinger
BONK Markus Bonk
CHICKEN HERO Adrian Hoffmann

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