One of many largest esports occasions on this planet shall be unfold throughout 4 North American cities subsequent yr. Riot Video games has introduced that the 2022 version of the League of Legends World Championship will happen in New York, Toronto, Mexico Metropolis, and San Francisco. The announcement was made forward of an NBA match between the Warriors and Raptors on the Chase Middle in San Francisco.
Riot says this would be the first-ever multi-country version of its annual competitors; it’s additionally the primary to happen in North America since 2016. Issues will begin out with the play-ins portion of the occasion in Mexico Metropolis (the Liga Latinoamerica competitors enviornment), adopted by the group stage and quarterfinals in New York (the Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard), semifinals in Toronto (Scotiabank Enviornment), and culminating with the finals in San Francisco (Chase Middle).
The 2021 version of Worlds simply wrapped up earlier this month in Reykjavík, Iceland, after initially being deliberate for Shenzen, China. (The competition moved countries due to the pandemic.) The month-long match featured no followers in attendance, as underdog Edward Gaming topped defending champions DWG KIA, although it appears Riot is anticipating that to vary in 2022, given its plans to host matches in massive NBA arenas.
“We’re thrilled to deliver the complete scale of our international sport again to North America, and, COVID allowing, welcome followers into the stands throughout three nations and 4 totally different cities,” Naz Aletaha, international head of LoL Esports, stated in a press release.