The 2021 League of Legends World Championship is heading to Iceland, based on a report by Dot Esports on Aug. 30.
Riot had initially deliberate to host the end-of-year occasion in China for the second 12 months working however, as a consequence of unforeseeable circumstances, needed to make the choice to pivot to Europe.
“We figured 2020 could be the toughest Worlds we ever needed to produce,” Riot’s head of esports John Needham stated in a press release in August. “With vaccines being distributed worldwide this 12 months, we anticipated a return to some form of regular in 2021.
“Properly, sadly, this hasn’t been the case. With the Delta variant, journey restrictions and COVID protocols have been much more sophisticated to navigate in 2021 than they have been in 2020.”
Having hosted the Mid-Season Invitational in Could, Europe was the following most suitable choice exterior of China. “After contemplating all potential choices, we concluded that shifting Worlds to Europe offered the perfect alternative for probably the most groups, and their greatest gamers, to compete,” Needham stated.
For probably the most half, the change of location has had a minimal impression on groups. However, based on a report by TheThao on Sept. 1, groups representing the VCS, Vietnam’s regional league, may miss out on the occasion as a consequence of “visa points.” This implies simply 22 groups (down from 24) will compete on the occasion.
Worlds 2021, like MSI, shall be held in Iceland, Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll Indoor Sporting Enviornment from Oct. 5 to Nov. 6, based on a report by Dot Esports on Sept. 6. There gained’t be a reside viewers.
The play-in stage will happen from Oct. 5 to 9. The group stage will run from Oct. 11 to 18. And the playoffs, together with the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will take their course from Oct. 22 to Nov. 6.
The situation, date, and time for the occasion have but to be confirmed by Riot.
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