5 September. 2021
Riot Games has announced that the 2021 League of Legends World Championships has been officially relocated from China to Europe.
Riot Games’s global event was originally scheduled to be a multi-city event, with their matches taking place in Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu and Shenzhen.
Details about the event: The company isn’t ready to announce where in Europe the tournament will be taking place, but “accessibility for the highest number of teams and their best players” will be a top priority when choosing a location. This was, according to John Needham (head of global esports), one of the reasons why Riot was forced to switch the host country.
Last but not least, The South Korean Organisation T1 has announced a strategic partnership with the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers Razer.
As part of this collaboration, world-renowned League of Legends esports athlete Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok will design and develop a range of exclusive products.
In celebration of the partnership, the two parties will collaborate on giveaways that will be for the fans to have the opportunity to win items from the new product range. Razer will also provide the products to equip students of T1’s esports academy.