The League of Legend World Championships, or Worlds as they’re affectionately known, will be kicking off in Shanghai China next week as the top teams from around the world face up to each other to determine the best League of Legends team on the planet.
As has become the tradition from Riot Games the company has released a new song for the worlds with a great cinematic music video to help get you worked for the tournament.
League Of Legends Worlds 2020: What you need to know
In addition to the music, video Riot have also used the characters from the music video to help explain some of the basic the uninitiated might need to know if they’d like to experience the excitement of Worlds for the first time.
This year sees the 10th edition of the Worlds start on 25 September in Shanghai China. Teams from around the world have been in quarantine in China for the last week as they continue their preparations to face the top League of Legends teams in the world.
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The Worlds qualifiers have already served up its share of surprises with one the most successful teams in Worlds history South Korean team T1 (formerly known as SK Telecom T1 or SKT T1) not qualifying for the tournament along with reigning world champions Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix.
This means that no matter what happens this year a new world champion will be crowned and sadly the Worlds stage will not be graced by T1’s Faker who is widely regarded as one of the best players ever to play the game.
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The tournament will last a month with the initial Play-In games being played from 25 September until 30 September. The Group Stages proper will start on 3 October until 11 October with the knockout stage beginning on 15 October until the winners finally get to lift the Summoners Cup on 31 October 2020.
Teams from regional tournaments from around the world will compete for the chance to be world champions. Teams will be representing China (LPL), Europe (LEC), North America (LCS), Southeast Asia (PCS), Brazil (CBLOL) and Korea (LCK).
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Teams from the Chinese LPL are expected to be the favourites once again however Europe’s LEC teams have a history of turning up for the big tournaments and giving the Asian teams a run for their money.
Last year’s Worlds final had a staggering 44 million viewers around the world. This year’s final will be played the Pudong Football stadium with the winner lifting the Summoners Cup and pocketing 25% of the prize pool which is still to be announced by Riot Games.
For a full schedule of the upcoming Worlds action, you can visit Lol eSports.
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