Official dates and locations announced!
The Land of the Morning Calm will host League of Legends World Championship. On February, Riot announced that it will be held in South Korea, the home of some of the best League teams. Teams from South Korea have been taking the trophy home for a couple of years already. Now, it is the country which will host this year’s World Championship.
“As the reigning champions of the competitive League of Legends landscape, and pioneers in the world of esports, Korea will be the host region of the entirety of the 2018 World Championship,” Riot Games said. “This year, 24 teams will compete for the Summoner’s Cup across multiple cities and venues throughout Korea.”
Play-In Stage: Seoul
The capital and the largest city of South Korea is the chosen venue for the play-in stage. 12 teams will face each other on October 1-4 and October 6-7.
Group Stage and Quarterfinals: Busan
As the winning teams take the spot for the Group Stage, Worlds will continue at Busan. Busan is famous for its beaches, mountains, and temples. Dates for the Group Stage are October 10-17 and Quarterfinals on October 20-21.
Heading on to southwest, Gwangju is the next destination of the four winning teams. The fight for the finals will be on October 27-28.
Incheon forms the heart of the Capital Industrial Region where the Worlds 2018 Champion will rise! Finals will be on November 3rd.
World 2018 tickets are not yet available. However, according to their official website, tickets are going to be available globally through Interpark. Information on ticket purchases is going to be released in a few weeks. This year’s World Championship is also shorter than usual this is because they wanted to reduce the amount of time pro players and their team staff have to be on the road.
“Group Stage games will now take place over the course of 8 consecutive days (rather than over 2 weeks with a break in between), and Quarterfinal games will take place over 2 days, rather than 4. Aside from the changes to Quarterfinals, the total number of match days (compared to Worlds 2017) isn’t being changed.”
More details about the League of Legends World Championship can be found here: https://www.lolesports.com/en_US/articles/2018-world-championship-korea-cities-dates