Let's face it, the coronavirus pandemic struck the League of Legends esports scene pretty heavily — even though Riot Games amazingly reacted to the exceptional situation.
Amid the cancellation of the MS and the current lockdown situation in most countries around the world, some people started to believe that Worlds 2020 would also be canceled. However, it won't happen, as a Chinese government representative confirmed yesterday that everything will go as it was intended originally.
Indeed, during the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, the Vice Director of Shanghai Pudong District Propaganda, Wei Huang, confirmed that Worlds 2020 won't be delayed or canceled. (Source)
The event will happen as planned in the Shanghai Pudong district in October.
With the recent merge between LMS and LST, Worlds will be a bit different this year, as Riot Games decided to change the rules surrounding the allocation of regional seeds.
The 2020 World Championship will see the following regional seed distribution:
- LPL (China), LEC (Europe): 4 Teams each
- LCK (Korea), LCS (North America): 3 Teams each
- PCS (Southeast Asia), VCS (Vietnam): 2 Teams each
- CBLOL (Brazil), TCL (Turkey), LJL (Japan), LLA (Latin America), OPL (Oceania), LCL (Commonwealth of Independent States): 1 Team each
Overall, 24 teams will meet on the stage of the 2020 Worlds — but which one will you support?! Feel free to pledge your allegiance in the comment section below!