Riot Video games has introduced that the 2020 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2020) will start Sept. 25, with the complete match to happen in Shanghai. The match is scheduled to conclude on Oct. 31.
Initially, as has been the case with earlier Worlds occasions, Riot had deliberate for the match to journey to totally different cities in China for its varied phases. The match has been moved fully to Shanghai as an added security measure because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Finals match will probably be held within the newly constructed Pudong Soccer Stadium.
Based on a launch, if native tips allow the occasion could have an viewers, with ticket particulars and security protocols to be shared at a later date.
Moreover, Riot has adjusted its plans for the subsequent two World Championships. The occasion will return to China in 2021 for the same old multi-city tour, with North America internet hosting the 2022 iteration.
Worlds will probably be one of many few worldwide championship occasions to happen on this 12 months’s esports competitors calendar. Dota 2’s The Worldwide seems to have been pushed to 2021, the standing of the 12 months’s remaining Counter-Strike: International Offensive Main is unknown, preventing sport circuits have moved on-line or been canceled. Of the main esports, solely Rainbow Six Siege was capable of host its annual championship, the Six Invitational, as deliberate on account of it having taken place in early February – previous to most international journey lockdowns happening.