Game designer Riot Games has revealed information on the cities that will host the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.
For the very first time since 2016, the event will undoubtedly be held in North America, with each phase of the tournament occurring in four cities throughout the continent.
The Play-In phase of the event will undoubtedly be kept in Mexico City, followed by the Groups and Quarterfinals taking place at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Scotiabank Arena in Toronto will undoubtedly play host to the semifinals, while the last will certainly be held inside the Chase Center in San Fransisco.
Naz Aletaha, Global Head of LoL Esports, spoke on returning to North American in a release: “The energy behind League of Legends Esports has just continued to grow given that the last time we held Worlds in the U.S. in 2016.
” We’re enjoyed bring the full range of our worldwide sporting activity back to North America, and, COVID allowing, welcome followers into the stands throughout 3 nations as well as four different cities. Worlds is the display of the greatest of our sporting activity, as well as we anticipate celebrating that with our followers in North America as well as throughout the globe.”
The launch likewise reveals that the 2021 World Championship “established brand-new viewership records for esports,” exceeding 2020’s numbers which saw over 45 million peaks, simultaneous audiences, throughout the globe. Specific details on tournament viewership are set to be exposed in December.
Riot laid out prepare for the ‘continental tour’ at a press conference before an NBA video game, including teams from the semifinal city (Toronto) and last city (San Francisco), with Riot executives, professional LoL gamers, and also leading casters in attendance.