League of Legends’ world championships will happen in Iceland
The League of Legends World Championship, the concluding match that brings collectively the most effective groups from internationally, will happen in Reykjavík, Iceland on the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting enviornment. Riot Video games revealed the information right this moment, following the August announcement that the occasion can be moved from China to Europe. The occasion kicks off on October fifth and can conclude on November sixth. No followers can be in attendance.
Reykjavík was additionally this 12 months’s location for League’s different large worldwide match, the Mid-Season Invitational, which befell in Might. “Riot efficiently hosted the Mid-Season Invitational this previous Might in Corridor B on the Laugardalshöll with out a stay viewers, which resulted in zero COVID-19 instances amongst gamers, employees, and companions,” the corporate famous in right this moment’s announcement. “Whereas sustaining our give attention to making certain the well being and security of everybody concerned in internet hosting, producing, and competing on the occasion, Worlds 2021 is not going to host a stay viewers. We are going to proceed to make use of steering from numerous well being organizations and native and nationwide authorities to prioritize everybody’s security.”
Alongside the reveal of the host metropolis, Riot additionally detailed a schedule for the match. The early play-in stage will happen from October 5-Ninth, adopted by the group stage from October 11-18th. This may lead into the quarterfinals beginning on the twenty second, semifinals on the thirtieth, and at last the championship match on November sixth.
Riot normally places on dazzling technological showcases for Worlds; earlier occasions have featured an AR live performance and concert events with holograms. For the early phases of final 12 months’s occasion, which had no followers, Riot nonetheless created spectacle through the use of large LED screens to create a formidable blended actuality stage. Even in case you’ve by no means watched League earlier than, it may be price tuning in to this 12 months’s Worlds to see what technological wizardry Riot Video games has up its sleeve.
Worlds isn’t the one esports occasion that’s been affected by the pandemic in 2021. The Worldwide, Dota 2’s large occasion, was moved to Bucharest, Romania from Stockholm, Sweden, whereas the Overwatch League canceled its in-person playoffs in favor of a web-based competitors in Hawaii.