The 2015 League of Legends World Championships will span Europe
Similar to 2014, the competition will span the full month of October, starting in Paris on Oct. 1 before heading to London and Brussels with a thrilling conclusion in Berlin on Halloween, Oct. 31.
The varied slate of venues, starting with a blowout in Paris, host of the 2014 All-Star Invitational, and finishing at the new home of the League Championship Series (LCS), Berlin, should give fans across Europe a chance to watch their favorites play.
The group stage will run through the first two weeks of October at the Le Dock Pullman in Paris on Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11.
The competition will then head to England with a return to Wembley Arena in London for the quarterfinals on Oct. 15-18. The European LCS hit Wembley last year for one week of its regular season competition.
The World Championship semifinals will run Oct. 24-25 at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium.
The grand finale will take place on Oct. 31 in Berlin at the O2 Arena, which, by that time, will be branded the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
The finals venue may be a bit of a disappointment to some, as the indoor arena only seats 17,000 people at maximum capacity. That’s a far cry from the 60,000 plus last year’s venue, Sangam Stadium in Seoul, was capable of seating. But it’s similar to 2013’s bout at the Staples Center, which can seat 18,000.
Either way, Riot Games’ European tour should be exciting for fans of the game in that region. The globe-trotting World Championship competition has moved from North America to Korea and now to Europe, bringing the best League of Legends has to offer to yet another continent. The varied venues in Europe should give fans plenty of opportunity to find a date on which they can attend.
Ticket information is not yet available, but Riot promises it's coming in “the next few weeks." So keep your eyes peeled if you're keen on attending.