The 2021 League of Legends World Championship is in full swing, and movie theatres all across the world are preparing for viewing parties.
Every year, the LOL World Championship 2021, or “Worlds,” is the most important esports event. So much so that the tournament’s grand finals, which will take place on Nov. 6, will be broadcast live in 70 movie theatres around Europe. If you happen to be on that side of the globe, you may register for tickets right now.
The IEM Katowice finals between Fnatic and FaZe Clan were screened in a number of UK theatres in 2018. A number of cinemas across Europe televised the finals of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship between G2 Esports and Chinese club Fun Plus Phoenix. In Spain alone, more than 45 theatres televised the 2019 championships, with dozens more across Europe following suit.
“As the Knockout Stage approaches, only eight teams remain, with players from Europe, North America, China, and South Korea competing for the Summoner’s Cup,” Riot Games announced on LolEsports. “However, who will advance to the finals?” Will DWG KIA be able to defend its 2020 title, will MAD Lions be able to represent the EU, and will Cloud9 be able to bring a title back to North America?”
For the organizers of this year’s LOL World Championship 2021, it’s been a rollercoaster ride. Worlds 2021 was planned to be hosted in China, however, the organizers had to make significant modifications owing to the Covid-19 crisis. The worst part was the timing, as the decision was made so late in the season that Riot had to move the tournament’s start date to early October.
Fortunately, Riot made the correct decision to hold the tournament at the same location as the Mid-Season Invitational. The event in Iceland went off without a hitch in terms of safety, so it was only natural for the corporation to choose the cautious option. Most teams, along with the coaching staff and crew workers, were able to have their visas ready and travel safely.