In just a month, the season 2020 League of Legends World Championship will kick off in China, going on for five weeks. The schedule was revealed yesterday at Tencent’s Esports Conference:
Play-ins: September 25th to September 30th (Friday to Wednesday)
Group stage: October 3rd to October 6th, then October 8th to October 11th (Saturday to Tuesday, then Thursday to Sunday)
Quarterfinals: October 15th to October 18th (Thursday to Sunday)
Semifinals: October 24th and 25th (Saturday-Sunday)
Finals: October 31st (Saturday)
This means that Riot has opted to continue with the format that they’ve adopted in 2018, with only one day separating both halves of the group stages, rewarding the teams that show their ability to adapt quicker to the meta that they see develop in week 1.
As a reminder, all of the matches will take place in Shanghai. The finals will be held at the Pudong Soccer Stadium, with or without an audience based on how the local guidelines will evolve by then. The other stages of the competition will not have a live crowd, and it is unknown whether they will take place in an arena or online from the players’ hotels.
All matches will be played on patch 10.19.
Until then, head over to https://www.lolesports.com to follow all regional playoffs, and stay tuned with Gamezo to receive all further updates on the World Championship!