2020 League of Legends World Championship Schedule Revealed

Tencent Esports announced at its annual event, the Tencent Global Esports Summit, the schedule of events for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. Worlds 2020 will take place Sept. 25 – Oct. 31 in Shanghai, China, with the Summoner’s Cup Finals taking place at Pudong Soccer Stadium, which is tentatively set to open in September. 

The schedule is as follows:

  • Play-in Stage: Sept. 25 – 30
  • Group Stage Round 1: Oct. 3 – 6
  • Group Stage Round 2: Oct. 8 – 11 
  • Quarterfinals: Oct. 15 – 18
  • Semifinals: Oct. 24 – 25 
  • Summoner’s Cup Finals: Oct. 31

In July, it was revealed by ESPN that Riot Games would use a bubble format similar to how the NBA is currently operating its league. The system is designed to limit the contact of players by competing in one location. Qualifying teams will be flown in weeks prior to the start of the competition and quarantined to avoid contracting or (if someone on a team is infected) spreading COVID-19.

According to what TEO correspondent Hongyu Chen is hearing at the event, organizers have not yet made a decision on whether fans will be allowed to attend the events, even in a limited capacity. We will have more on this aspect of the competition as more information becomes available.


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