Riot Games announced on Friday night that the League of Legends 2021 World Championship will be held in Shenzhen, China. The World Finals will be held on November 6 at the Universiade Sports Center. The stadium can accommodate 60,000 spectators and is the seat of the Shenzhen Football Club.
Riot Games Global Head of E-sports John Needham said: “We are very happy to break the boundaries of entertainment and sports in the 2021 World Series, and define e-sports for the next 10 years.” Shenzhen is the most competitive and innovative city in China, with thousands of high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs pursuing. Therefore, we believe that holding the finals is an ideal environment.”
The event usually rotates year by year between the host countries in Asia, North America and Europe, but it will be held in China for the second consecutive year in 2021.
2021 League of Legends Worlds Final Date, Venue Set
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Last year’s final was a scaled-down event; events originally planned to be held in several cities in China were eventually restricted to Shanghai, and the participants fell into a quarantine bubble. South Korea’s DAMWON game won the Summoner’s Cup in 2020.
Riot Games said in an announcement that details about the early matches of the tournament have not yet been announced.