LoL Worlds Championship 2020 Returns To Shanghai
The 2020 League of Legends World Championship pushes through in China as scheduled, but formats and venues for all stages of the competition have changed. All tournaments, major and regional, takes place within the walls of Shanghai and are guaranteed to hit the pages of all top Bitcoin LoL bet review recipients on BetLoL.eu
Riot Games originally planned to host the biggest LoL tournament of the year across five cities in China. But due to the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, Riot will minimize travel and other logistics operations in the country.
The World Championship 2020 finals take place at the newly-constructed Pudong Soccer Stadium as Riot dropped its plan to host games and invite audiences at the Shanghai Stadium. Pudong Soccer Stadium is the home of Shanghai SIPG FC and the future venue of The Asian Cup 2023. Other Shanghai-based venues for the qualifiers and playoffs have yet to be revealed.
All tournaments will not have a live audience, so Riot Games focuses more on the virtual live experience of the spectators at home. However, expect LoL betting sites to have a full array of matches ready for your predictions. Riot teased that what they have in mind is much better than the technology behind LoL’s Elder Dragon in 2017 and last year’s True Damage holographic.
Nicolo Laurent, CEO of Riot Games, and John Needham, global director of esports, led the Worlds 2020 announcement. The two promised to reveal more of their plans in the future. In the meantime, they’re working together with health organizations around the world regarding the safe hosting of games and public gatherings. League of Legends is partnering with local and national authorities in China and other regions.
“First and foremost, we are very much looking forward to hosting the event this fall in China as the best-of-the-best in League of Legends esports fight for the coveted Summoner’s Cup. The World Championship represents the pinnacle of League of Legends esports, and the team has been tirelessly working to see that all possible measures are taken to preserve the well-being of everyone involved in the event,” CEO Nicolo Laurent said.
The World Championship premiers on September 25, 2020 and will run until October 31 to crown this year’s winner. The next LoL World Championships in 2022 will be held in North America, the original host of the 2021 event.