League of Legends World Championships to Be Held in Europe for 2015

on January 21, 2015 12:30 PM

With eSports continually on the rise year-after-year, the championships and tournaments held each year grow in attendance and awareness, with the latest for League of Legends to take place overseas once again.

League of Legends developer Riot Games announced today through its official eSports LoL page that the League of Legends World Championships for 2015 will be held in Europe this year, with the Group Stage, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final Showdown all to be held across the European coast, though specific locations were not shared at this time.

Riot Games’ RedBeard shared more details on the World Championships in the company’s latest blog post:

Continuing a pattern we began last year, Worlds 2015 will be a multi-city, multi-country event — with our Group Stage, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final showdown held in different cities within Europe. Our goal is to bring live esports action to a broad base of fans across Europe and to provide an exciting and diverse backdrop for fans watching at home. Last year’s multi-city journey to Worlds was a fast-paced and exhilarating ride – we learned a ton about the kind of experience we want to offer to competing pros, fans in the stadiums, and viewers at home. We’re ready for an action-packed month in Europe.

It’s still too early to share exact details — we’re currently confirming venues, timing, format, and more — and we’ll be sharing those details in the next few months. In the meantime, tune in to cheer on your favorite LCS teams this week as they take their first steps towards Worlds 2015.

For players in Europe and beyond, we can’t wait for you to join us on this journey. See you at Worlds!

The League of Legends World Championships for 2015 will return to Europe this year, following the last appearance the tournament had in Europe with the 2011 ceremony in Jonkoping, Sweden at the Dreamhack conference: the 2014 tournament last year took place in Seoul, Korea, and other events were held in the US.

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