Riot is bringing in-person League of Legends and Valorant tournaments to Iceland
Riot Video games plans to host two huge esports tournaments in Reykjavik, Iceland, the studio introduced on Monday.
The primary will likely be League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), which was canceled final 12 months attributable to COVID-19. MSI is one in all League of Legends’ marquee tournaments, pitting prime groups around the globe in opposition to one another. The occasion will start on Could sixth and finish on Could twenty third.
Sooner or later later, on Could twenty fourth, Riot will kick off Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Masters Reykjavik, which the studio says is the primary dwell worldwide event for the sport. Ten groups will compete to earn factors towards qualification for Valorant Champions 2021, the worldwide event that concludes the Valorant esports season.
Like many different esports, League of Legends and Valorant have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with groups competing nearly at instances for security. Not all competitors has been on-line, although: Riot hosted final 12 months’s League of Legends World Championship in particular person in Shanghai with strict security protocols.
For each upcoming occasions in Iceland, groups will likely be required to quarantine after they arrive, and there received’t be an in-person viewers, in keeping with Riot. All MSI matches and VCT Masters Stage 2 matches will likely be broadcast on-line, nevertheless.
Each occasions will likely be held within the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting enviornment.
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