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    2020 Worlds Championship starts September 25, set to stage in Shanghai

    Esports and Riot Games have announced the upcoming Worlds Championship 2020 that will be set in Shanghai. Check out the video message from Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent and Global Head of Esports John Needham regarding current and upcoming plans:

    Also do check out the official Worlds 2020 trailer, titled “Take Over” below:

    To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in bringing Worlds 2020 to life, all stages will be held in Shanghai. The top teams from the regional leagues around the world will compete in the premier LoL Esports competition, which will begin on Sept. 25 and conclude on Oct 31. As hosting the event in a single city, organizers will have a much easier time controlling the environment. With SOP’s set by health organizations to ensure the safety of players and fans, everyone will play a part in bringing Worlds 2020 to life!

    the World Championship Finals will be the inaugural event at the brand new Pudong Soccer Stadium. In addition to being the new home of the Shanghai SIPG F.C., the best-in-class arena was designed to become a key venue for fitness, leisure, and entertainment. It also will host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

    The earlier stages of the tournament will focus on the digital viewer experiences and will not be played in front of a live audience. While the agenda of the event remains a surprise, rest assured that the organizers are committed to bringing their unique visceral live sporting experience throughout the event to fans digitally — in true League of Legends Esports style. From the Elder Dragon in 2017 to last year’s Holonet technology with True Damage, innovation has always been the strongest point.

    Worlds are set to return to China next year, for the full multi-city World Championship tour, bringing the live sporting experience to fans across the country as originally intended. 2021 will see the event held in North America.

    As for the 2021’s League of Legends Pacific Championships Series (PCS) promotional qualifiers, the event saw 10 teams compete over two splits for PCS glory and the chance to represent the region at global events, including Worlds. As we continue in our commitment to developing the league and increasing the level of League of Legends competition in the region, we are announcing the PCS Promotion Qualifier.

    The qualifier will be open to players/teams based within the server region that the current 9th and 10th place PCS Summer Split teams belong to. These server regions are as follows:

    • 9th place team: – Liyab Esports (LYB) = Philippines Server
    • 10th place team: Resurgence (RSG) = Singapore & Malaysia Server


    Starting August 3rd, players can register their team of up to 5 players HERE. Registration requires the following:

    • Players must be at least 17 years of age by August 2nd, 2020.
    • Three (3) out of five (5) registered players in a given team must be residents with legal proof of residency within the PCS region. Note: proof of registration does not need to be provided during initial registration, but will be requested at a later date.
    • Providing Garena ID, Unique ID (UID) and Summoner Name for each player
    • The location of the server that the team is registering and competing for (PH or SGMY or TH)
    • All players must be ranked Diamond 1 or higher (any server)
    • 3 out of 5 players must be ranked Diamond 1 on the server they have registered to compete in
    • Players cannot have played for any PCS team during the second half of the PCS 2020 Summer Split Regular season.
    • Registrations must be submitted by August 6th, 2020, 23:59 GMT+8

    Teams that are successfully registered will be informed via confirmation email. If you have registered but did not receive a confirmation email yet, they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

    Based on the combined MMR of all players within the team accumulated through Ranked Solo/Duo Queue from August 3rd, 2020 till 23:59 GMT+8, August 14, 2020, the Top 8 registered teams will be invited to the next phase of the qualifier, the Elimination Round. Only MMR accumulated on the server that the team registered for will be counted. In the Elimination Round, the 8 teams will be seeded into a single-elimination bracket based on their total accumulated MMR during the period mentioned above. Best-of-3 games of Tournament Draft mode will be played in the quarter-finals and semi-finals. Side selection of Game 1 & 3 of each match will be decided by the higher-seeded team.


    Best-of-5 games of Tournament draft mode will be played for the Finals of the Elimination Round. Side selection of Game 1 will be decided by the higher-seeded team and the side selection for subsequent games will be decided by the losing team of the previous game.

    The winners of the Elimination Round will proceed to the Promotion / Relegation match. The winner of the Elimination Round of the PH server will challenge Liyab Esports (TBC) in a match of Best-of-5 games of Tournament Draft mode. The winner of the Elimination Round of the SGMY server will challenge Resurgence in a match of Best-of-5 games of Tournament Draft mode. The matches will be broadcasted through Youtube, Facebook, and Twitch.

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