The League of Legends World Championship is heading to Europe
The largest tournament in League of Legends is heading to Europe. The Riot World Championships, the culmination of two seasons' worth of worldwide competition, bringing the top teams from every region together in a lengthy bout to determine the World’s best, will hit Europe in October of this year.
In 2014, the Riot World Championships lasted a full month, starting with a group stage in Taipei before heading to Singapore and eventually the esports mecca of Korea for the playoff rounds. The event concluded with a finale in Seoul at Sangam Stadium, a World Cup venue that seats over 66,000 people.
The 2015 version of Worlds will also span a continent, a “multi-city, multi-country” event with separate rounds of the tournament hosted in cities across Europe.
“Our goal is to bring live esports action to a broad base of fans across Europe and to provide an exciting and diverse backdrop for fans watching at home,” Riot says.
The announcement quells rumors that Worlds would head to China, a logical destination considering the rampant growth of the sport in that nation. But that time is not 2015.
Details regarding just when and where the tournament will run likely won’t be available until much later this year.
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