Riot Games has confirmed that China will host the 2021 League of Legends World Championship this year, and will rotate between Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, and the finals played in Shenzhen.
The League of Legends World Championship returns again this year as one of Esport's largest events, however, it is still uncertain if we will see any crowds at the events.
Each city will host one stage of the event and Shenzhen will hold the Grand finals on November 6th at the Universiade Sports Centre.
There are no dates or locations currently set for the other cities, but we can expect more information soon.
China To Host The 2021 League Of Legends World Championship
John Needham, the Global Head of Esports at Riot Games had this to say about the announcement.
“We’ve locked in the five Chinese cities after an extremely competitive bidding process, and we’re now ready to deliver on our promise to players with a multi-city tour for the biggest esports event on the planet.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions last year, the entirety of the group stages were held in a bubble environment in Shanghai, with the grand finals hosting 6,312 fans in attendance at the SAIC Motor Pudong Arena.
Many Esports records were broken last year including 160.92 million hours of gameplay watched, 45.95 million peak concurrent viewers during the finals, and much more.
Riot also confirmed North America will play host to the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.
We can expect more information to come in the following months.
Read the full LoLEsports announcement here.