Riot is pushing through the 2020 World Championship for the Games League of LegendsDespite security concerns due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The global health crisis has affected delayed releases such as the video game industry The last of us part ii And canceled events like E3 2020. However, it appears that the riot game will not allow the coronovirus to affect its plans. League of Legends‘Worlds 2020.
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In a blog post, The Riot Games stated that Worlds 2020 will be held exclusively in Shanghai from September 25 to October 31 as the opening ceremony at the new Pudong Soccer Stadium.
The top teams from regional leagues around the world will compete in the tournament, which will be held in the same city to reduce travel and control the environment. Riot Games said it would follow safety guidelines to protect players who would attend the event, as well as fans who would see if local guidelines would allow spectators until the time of the tournament.
The Riot Games, however, did not share the specific measures it would implement in the World 2020. By comparison, Epic Games was canceled this year Fortnite Against the decision to hold the tournament in an online format like many e-sports counterparts due to the epidemic, the World Cup, due to the “limitations of cross-region online competition”.
has reached out to the riot games to confirm if there are teams that have already expressed their intention to join the tournament, and in the case of some of the top-notch developer plans League of Legends The teams refused to participate. We will update this article as soon as we hear back.
League of LegendsStill World Championship will return to its full multi-city tour in 2021, still in China, then in 2022 in North America.