Earlier this morning, in the course of the 2020 China Digital Leisure Expo & Convention (ChinaJoy), Nicolo Laurent, recreation writer Riot Video games CEO, introduced that the 2020 League of Legends World Championships (S10) can be hosted in Shanghai from September 25 to October 31. The grand last can be held within the Pudong Soccer Stadium, with an over 33,000 seat capability.
All levels of S10 will happen within the metropolis of Shanghai, in comparison with the multi-city tour on the earlier version of the League of Legends World Championships. Nicolo defined that the choice was an added security measure as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
As well as, Nicolo additionally introduced that the occasion will return to China in 2021 on account of not having a multi-city tour this yr, and North America will host the S12. John Needham, world esports head of Riot Video games additionally unveiled the slogan of S10 – “Take Over.”
The brand new info dispels the rumor that the S10 can be canceled as a result of Chinese language authorities’s official announcement to cancel all worldwide sporting occasions within the nation.
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop worldwide, the League of Legends World Championships has develop into one of many few supreme worldwide esports occasions to stay on the 2020 esports calendar. For instance, one other PC Multiplayer On-line Battle Area (MOBA) esports title, Dota2’s The Worldwide (TI) has been postponed to 2021, even the prize pool cash of TI10 has surpassed $30 million USD.