Riot Video games is pushing via with the 2020 World Championship for League of Legends, regardless of security issues because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The worldwide well being disaster has affected the online game business within the type of delayed releases akin to The Final of Us Half II and canceled occasions akin to E3 2020. Nevertheless, it seems that Riot Video games won’t enable the coronavirus to have an effect on its plans for League of Legends‘ Worlds 2020.
We're excited to rejoice the 2020 World Championship this September in China! #Worlds2020
See this video message from Riot Video games CEO Nicolo Laurent and World Head of Esports John Needham about our present plans: pic.twitter.com/c8trp4x8LD
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) August 1, 2020
In a weblog submit, Riot Video games mentioned that Worlds 2020 shall be held completely in Shanghai from September 25 to October 31, because the inaugural occasion on the new Pudong Soccer Stadium.
The highest groups from regional leagues internationally will compete within the event, which shall be hosted in a single metropolis to scale back journey and for management over the surroundings. Riot Video games mentioned that it’s going to observe security pointers to guard the gamers who shall be attending the occasion, in addition to the followers who will watch if native pointers will enable an viewers by the point of the event.
Riot Video games, nonetheless, didn’t share the particular measures that it’s going to implement at World 2020. As compared, Epic Video games canceled this 12 months’s Fortnite World Cup because of the pandemic, deciding towards holding the event in a web based format like many e-sports counterparts because of the “limitations of cross-region on-line competitors.”
Digital Developments has reached out to Riot Video games to substantiate whether or not there are groups which have already expressed an intent to hitch the event, and for the developer’s plan in case a number of the high League of Legends groups refuse to take part. We are going to replace this text as quickly as we hear again.
League of Legends‘ World Championship shall be returning to its full multi-city tour in 2021, nonetheless in China, then in North America in 2022.
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