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League of Legends’ world championships will take place in Iceland

The League of Legends World Championship, the concluding event that brings collectively one of the best groups from throughout the world, will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland on the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting enviornment. Riot Video games revealed the news today, following the August announcement that the occasion can be moved from China to Europe. The occasion kicks off on October fifth and will conclude on November sixth. No followers will be in attendance.

Reykjavík was additionally this yr’s location for League’s different massive worldwide event, the Mid-Season Invitational, which took place in Could. “Riot efficiently hosted the Mid-Season Invitational this previous Could in Corridor B on the Laugardalshöll and not using a dwell viewers, which resulted in zero COVID-19 circumstances amongst gamers, workers, and companions,” the corporate famous in as we speak’s announcement. “Whereas sustaining our deal with guaranteeing the well being and security of everybody concerned in internet hosting, producing, and competing on the occasion, Worlds 2021 will not host a dwell viewers. We will proceed to make use of steerage from varied 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 event. The early play-in stage will take place from October 5-Ninth, adopted by the group stage from October 11-18th. This will lead into the quarterfinals beginning on the twenty second, semifinals on the thirtieth, and at last the championship match on November sixth.

Riot often places on dazzling technological showcases for Worlds; earlier occasions have featured an AR concert and concerts with holograms. For the early phases of final yr’s occasion, which had no followers, Riot nonetheless created spectacle through the use of huge LED screens to create an impressive mixed reality stage. Even in the event you’ve by no means watched League earlier than, it is perhaps price tuning in to this yr’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 massive occasion, was moved to Bucharest, Romania from Stockholm, Sweden, whereas the Overwatch League canceled its in-person playoffs in favor of an online competition in Hawaii.

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