League of Legends World Championships to Start in Shanghai on September 25th
Riot Games has announced that the 2020 League of Legends World Championships (Worlds) will be hosted in Shanghai. The tournament will begin on September 25th and finish on October 31st.
This year’s Worlds will be slightly different to previous with all games played in Shanghai. Usually, Worlds takes place across many cities in China for its various different stages, however as an added safety measure due to COVID-19, all games will be played in Shanghai. The Final will be held in the newly constructed Pudong Soccer Stadium.
According to a release, there are plans to allow an audience if local guidelines permit. Ticket details and safety protocols will be shared at a later date.
Riot Games also shared their plans for the next two World Championships. The 2021 Worlds will return to its normal multi-city format in China. While North America will host the 2022 iteration.
League of Legends Worlds will be one of the only international World Championship events to take place on LAN this year. Dota 2’s The International appears to have been pushed back to 2021, the Call of Duty League have moved their Championship Weekend online. And finally the status of this year’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive Major is unknown.