On the fingers of both hands, we are not able to count esports events that had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic or took place without the audience this year. Until recently, the League of Legends Championship 2020 was on such a list, but perhaps fans in Shanghai will see the game live.
However, before LoL fans take the storm to buy tickets, it must be said that the situation can only apply to the grand final, and in fact, this topic is still open. John Needham, the global director of the esports department at Riot Games, revealed the information about the organizer’s plans.
A whole team of people is working to ensure that as many fans as possible can see the decisive start of the most important event of the year. All of this, naturally, with all safety standards for fans, players, and staff.
“Everything will be cleared up once we’re in place. We still have a few weeks to calmly monitor the health and safety levels at the tournament. I think we are doing well and we are going in the right direction to have a group of fans at the stadium. Everything will be explained soon, the most important thing is that it is safe,” said John Needham at the press conference.
This year’s championship will start on September 25 with an introductory phase that will last for three consecutive days. The start of the main stage with the leading teams is scheduled for October 3. Detailed information about the competition and the schedule can be found in the text report .