Riot Games Announces Locations for Next Three League of Legends World Championships
Riot has recently revealed the regions that will be hosting Worlds in the coming three seasons.
The Finals of the League of Legends 2018 World Championship are slated to kick off in just a few hours but ahead of that time, Riot Games has recently revealed just where the annual tournament will take place in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Next year, Worlds will head back to Europe. This will be the first time that Worlds has been to Europe since 2015 when the tournament concluded in Germany. This time around, Finals are slated to take place in Paris, France. Locations for the preceding rounds still have not been decided.
In 2020, Worlds will again head to China, which is where it was held in 2017. As of this moment, none of the locations in which Worlds will head to have been determined.
Lastly, in 2021, North America will serve as the host country for Worlds. Riot last held Worlds in North America in the 2016 season where Finals culminated in a showdown at Los Angeles’ Staples Center between SKT and Samsung Galaxy. Much like with the other regions, no details on locations have yet been given.
These three locations were the ones most folks expected to see Riot Games take Worlds to in the coming years, the only thing that was still undetermined is just the order in which each would host. This is also the first time that Riot has revealed such locations for Worlds so far in advance, so you should have plenty of time to save up your money and potentially take a trip to any of these regions to watch some matches for yourself.
As for this year’s Finals, Invictus Gaming and Fnatic are set to kick off their best-of-5 series tomorrow at 4:00 AM EST.