The LoL World Champioships Finals are heading back to China.
The League of Legends World Championships are returning to China in 2021, with a country-wide tour being proposed, ending in Shenzhen.
Returning to China for the third time ever, and the second in as many years, the World Championships will look to revisit the original plans for last season which includes visiting multiple cities on their venture, with the final stope being Shenzhen. The 2020 season was set to follow this pattern, although due to the restrictions surrounding the global pandemic, the opportunities were limited to a bubble environment in Shanghai.
League of Legends' official esports Twitter channel revealed that the trophy will be heading back to China again, maybe this time Suning will have the home crowd advantage to push them to go one better.
Shenzhen, known for its ultra-modern architecture and beautifully rural outskirts, has been chosen as "the perfect destination for the biggest moment in our sport" as Riot Games intends to make the 2021 Worlds "the biggest esports event ever, and one of the biggest sporting events on the planet".
The city also plays host to the LPL side Victory Five, who endured a relatively commendable comeback in the Summer Series of last season, finishing in fifth place, despite being rock bottom of the Spring Series with a 0-16 record. Their rebuild is almost metaphoric of the city itself, which is recently crafted and enjoys bold landscapes.
With the LCK set to kick-off the season on January 13, and defending champions DAMWON Gaming getting in action two days later, the excitement is justified. Can they hold onto their crowns? Will Suning thrive with a Chinese crowd? Or, will EU finally get their hands on the trophy with G2 Esports strengthening in the off-season?
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