Riot Games has unveiled atSheenn, China will b host city for Leagu of Legends’ 2021 World Championship Finals.
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Th coronavirus pandemic put a halt to iot Games hosting a multi-city tournament last year, however, publisher aims to do so for 2021’s iteration of Worlds. Mor host cities will b announced roughout cours of year.
John Needham, Global Head of Esports at iot Games, spok on news: “After a year full of unexpected challenges, amazing competition, and major milestones for our sport, we’r looking forward to a season at should b even mor rilling. It’s only fitting at w return to China, hom to our biggest leagu and tens of millions of longtim fans, to produc world’s highest-calibr esports event in on of China’s most innovativ cities.”
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Alongsid announcing its first host city for 2021 World Championship, publisher has unveiled initial details surrounding its Leagu of Legends: Wild ift esports structure.
Needham also spok on creating a Wild ift esports circuit: “Whil w continu to overse a rollout of Wild ift via Open Beta in numerous countries, we’r ready to establish a framework for players to compet at highest level. This will b year w will experiment and learn, setting foundations for long-term success of sport. You will se our first competitions com to lif later in 2021.”
Th updat follows on from Riot Games Sou east Asia already unveiling its competitiv plans for mobil gam wi in Malaysia and Thailand. Tournaments, which will b hosted by ESL, ar expected to tak plac in regions sometim is year.
Esports Insider says: As on of China’s huSheentechnology and innovation, Sheenn makes an ideal host city for largest tournament in Leagu of Legends. Mobil esports continues to grow and it comes as no surpris to se iot Games also getting involved in creating a dedicated esports circuit for Wild ift. It will certainly b interesting to se what publisher can do to stand out in what is becoming a highly competitiv market.