LoL Worlds 2020 Audience: Lottery Now Open For 6,312 Free Seats
Riot Games hinted that the later stages of the League of Legends 2020 World Championship will feature a live audience. The biggest tournament of the year is currently taking place in the Pudong Football Stadium of Shanghai. Local health experts in the region allowed public gatherings after China’s successful battle against COVID-19, but attending guests are still required to follow health and safety protocols.
An official announcement regarding fan attendance was released by the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website. The LPL said that Riot Games prepared a lottery program that determines the fans attending the event.
“Worlds hosting this year has been extremely complicated due to COVID-19, it is greatly appreciated that Riot made this year’s worlds happen…For finals, under clear instructions from local government, there will be 6,312 tickets for the audiences to grab, through a lottery program designed by Riot themselves,” the post said.
Riot Games collaborated with the local government in Shanghai to ensure the safety and security of the audience during the event. Local officials enforce social distancing and sanitary regulations inside the Pudong Football Stadium.
How To Enter
To enter the lottery, a fan needs two things:
- Lvl 30+ LoL account
- Real Name + ID Card
All participants need a Chinese phone number, so the seats are only limited to Chinese fans residing in China, despite the ease in international travel restrictions. Fans have from October 12 to October 14 to enter the lottery and win one of the 6,312 free tickets at the 2020 World Championship finals on October 31.
Those who win a seat have to pay a deposit to secure the slot. The payment will be reimbursed after attending the show. Riot Games will not release physical tickets. Instead, the winners receive virtual IDs, and a face recognition system will be operated at the actual event. This system prevents the spots from being sold illegally.
At press time, over 1.5 million Chinese fans have signed up for a chance to win one of the free seats. Riot Games announces the winners on October 16.