Let's go for the League of Legends World Championship

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Let's go for the League of Legends World Championship

The “League of Legends” World Championship runs until November 5 in Mexico and the United States.

The best teams from League of Legends cross swords this weekend in Mexico for the first phase of the World Championship of the game, the highlight of its professional circuit year after year.

League of Legendsis one of the most popular competitive games on the planet. The previous World Championship final, which took place in Iceland in 2021, was watched by more than 70 million internet users.

This year, the winning team will handing out a prize of more than 2.2 million US dollars, or approximately 2.7 million Canadian dollars. This will be crowned on November 5 at the grand finale in San Francisco.

The event even has its own anthem designed for the occasion: STAR WALKIN ', by Lil Nas X.

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Through Tuesday, players from China, South Korea, Europe, North America, Brazil, Oceania or Turkey will face off in Mexico to confirm their place in the next stage of the tournament.

Each of the twelve teams earned their ticket to the championship by finishing in the top four in different professional leagues, such as the League of Legends Pro League in China or the League of Legends Championship Series in North America.

In the group stage, scheduled for October 7-10 and October 13-16 in New York, the winners of the first phase will face twelve other teams already qualified for the tournament.

The quarter-finals will be held October 20-23, also in New York. The semi-finals, which were scheduled to take place in Toronto, will instead take place in Atlanta on October 29 and 30. The grand final will be played on November 5 in San Francisco.

League of Legends Cloud9 Team celebrates victory at the 2018 World Championships.

Riot Games says it relocated the semi-finals of the tournament outside of Canada for fear that participants would have difficulty obtain a visa due to the pandemic.

The games are broadcast on the Twitch channel of Riot Games, developer of the video game. It is also possible to watch the clashes on the League of Legends YouTube channel, as well as on the game's website.

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