League of Legends Developer Riot Games has announced the five cities that will host this year’s League of Legends World Championship. The tournament will take place in the Chinese cities of Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, Shanghai and Shenzen.
The League of Legends World Championship takes place every year and pits top teams from 12 regional leagues against each other. Every year, the venue for this tournament varies by region, and different cities host different events at different stages.
The start date of the tournament is yet to be determined, but the grand final will be held in Shenzen on November 6.
The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is also taking place in China, however, Shanghai is the only city to host the event. Because of safety concerns, it decided to hold the event in one location. During last year’s event, the tournament was largely confined to a closed space, with only the grand finals held in front of a live audience. It is yet to be confirmed whether the 2021 League of Legends World Championship will take place in front of a live audience. However, the Universiade Sports Center in Shanghai can accommodate more than 60,000 guests.
This will be the third time China has hosted the League of Legends World Championship, after having done so in 2017 and 2020. North America is expected to host the League of Legends World Championship. 2020, but Riot Games decided to move the tournament to China due to the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020.
Riot Games confirmed that North America will host the League of Legends World Championship in 2022.