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Riot Games Returning To China For Worlds 2021



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Last year, Riot Games announced that the League of Legends 2021 World Championship would return to China for the second year in a row, following the unfortunate circumstances that COVID-19 caused for Worlds 2020.

Today, Riot has revealed that the 2021 Worlds Final will take place in the Universiade Sports Centre on November 6, located in Shenzhen. The Universiade Sports Centre has a capacity of 60,334-capacity and is home to the Shenzhen F.C.

The expected host for the 2021 World Championship was North America, but Riot has delayed North America’s next turn hosting until 2022, hopefully, allowing China to host a world championship on a much larger scale than the previous.

For this year’s Worlds, Riot plans to execute a round-trip voyage throughout China and play its games in different locations at each round as usual, from play-ins to the semifinals. This will then culminate in the finals on November 6, in Shenzhen.

“We’re extremely excited to push the boundaries of entertainment and sport this year with Worlds 2021 and define the next 10 years of LoL Esports, Shenzhen is China’s most competitive and innovative city with thousands of high-tech startups and entrepreneurial pursuits, so we felt that it was the perfect landscape to host our Finals.” – John Needham, Global Head of Esports for Riot Games.

After last year’s cancellation, many fans were excited to see the return of MSI in 2021. This year being held in Reykjavík, Iceland, MSI has been a huge success for Riot Games, considering the current global pandemic.

If you’re a fan of what we’ve seen in Reykjavík, Iceland, hold on tight, it seems that this year’s League of Legends World Championship will be even better.