League of Legends Esports has announced the dates of World Championship 2020 that will be starting from September 25th – October 31st 2020. All stages of the championship will be played in Shanghai.
To ensure the health and safety of the players and organizing team members. The event will be hosted in a single city, which will help in controlling the show environment. The top teams from the regional leagues will compete in the competition to win the title of world champions. Last year, Fun Plus Phoenix became the world champions and took home 37.50% of the 2,225,000 USD Prize pool.
The starting stages of the tournament will not be played in front of a live audience. Besides, it will be focused on the digital viewing experience. From the Elder Dragon in 2017 to last year’s Holonet technology with True Damage, LoL Esports always tried to innovate on the viewer experience. They said the event will be in true League oF Legends style.
The LOL World Championship Finals will be the inaugural event for the brand new Pudong Soccer Stadium. League of Legends worlds 2021 will be hosted in China whereas worlds 2022 is set to take place in North America.
Riot Games also announced their next year plan, they will host the full multi-city World Championship Tour, with the live sporting experience to fans across the country.
If local guidelines for events allow the organisers to proceed with an audience, information about tickets and safety protocols for those wanting to attend will be shared later this summer.
About League of Legends World Championship
The League of Legends World Championship is the annual professional League of Legends world championship tournament hosted by Riot Games and is the culmination of each season. Teams compete for the champion title, the 70-pound (32-kilogram) Summoner’s Cup, and a multi-million-dollar championship prize. It is one of the most viewed esports events. In 2018, the finals were watched by 99.6 million people, breaking 2017’s finals’ viewer record. A donation of US$2 million was raised through the sales of the Worlds 2017 Championship Ashe skin.