For a big occasion you need a big venue and RIOT have come up trumps for League of Legends pros.
This year’s League of Legends World Final is going to be held in South Korea’s Sangam Stadium in 19 October. This venue may be familiar to football fans because it was one of the venues used in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and played hosts to France, Germany, Senegal, China, Turkey and South Korea. It’s also currently home to South Korea’s national team.
The group stages of the League of Legends World Final will be taking in Taipei and Singapore this September with a new format of sixteen teams in the groups stages. RIOT explain how this will work.
Fueling the epic journey through Taiwan, Singapore and Korea will be our brand new event format that now includes a sixteen team group stage arranged from our global leagues. Three top teams from NA, EU, Korea, and China will join two teams from Taiwan and SEA and two wild card winners to fight on the global battlefield. The teams will be placed into four groups and battle it out in the group stages before the top two teams from each group move on to the quarter-finals.
We’re also increasing the number of wild card teams that participate from all around the world. Latin America will face off against Brazil at the NA LCS Regional Final, while Oceania, CIS and Turkey will battle it out on the ground at EU LCS Regional Final for the last spot. We’re opening the door for more teams and more world-class talent from around the globe – all hungry for the chance to lift the Summoner’s Cup.
More news on the event. which will be massive for the world of eSports, will be added to the LoLsports site in the coming weeks.