League of Legends Championship continues in Iceland with no live audience

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This year’s League of Legends World Championship will take place in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. There will be no live audience, according to Riot Games, and the teams will play their matches in one location from October 5 to November 6.

22 teams will compete for the overall victory of the League of Legends World Championship. The tournament starts on October 5 with play-ins, the group stage takes place from October 11 to 13 and from October 15 to 18. The quarterfinals start on October 22 and end on October 25.

The semifinals will be played on October 30 and 31. Finally, the final will be played on November 6. All matches will be played at the Laugardalsholl Sports Hall in Reykjavik. Earlier this year, this location hosted the Mid-Season Invitational tournament without an audience. According to the game developer, no one was infected with the corona virus at the time and no live audience will be allowed at the upcoming edition of the world championship.

Normally, the 2021 League of Legends World Championship should have taken place in China, in five different Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Qingdao and Wuhan. In late August, Riot Games announced that the tournament was being moved to Europe due to travel restrictions and corona protocols that were reportedly even stricter than in 2020.

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