League of Legends 2022 World Championship will be a multi-city affair

One of the biggest esports events in the world will take place in four North American cities next year. Riot Games announced that the 2022 edition of the League of Legends The world championship will take place in New York, Toronto, Mexico City and San Francisco. The announcement was made ahead of an NBA game between the Warriors and the Raptors at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Riot says this will be the first-ever multi-country edition of its annual competition; it’s also the first to take place in North America since 2016. Things will start with the play-ins part of the event in Mexico City (the La Liga Latinoamerica competitive arena), followed by the group stage and quarter-finals in New York (the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden), semi-finals in Toronto (Scotiabank Arena) and culminating in the final in San Francisco (Chase Center).

The 2021 Worlds just ended earlier this month in Reykjavík, Iceland, after initially being scheduled for Shenzen, China. (The competition has moved countries due to the pandemic.) The month-long tournament did not feature any fans, as underdog Edward Gaming topped reigning champions DWG KIA, although it appears Riot s ‘expects that to change in 2022, given his plans to host games in major NBA arenas.

“We are delighted to bring the full scale of our global sport back to North America and, if COVID permits, welcome fans to the stands in three different countries and four different cities,” said Naz Aletaha, global manager. of LoL Esports, in a statement. declaration.

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