Riot Games may allow a limited audience to attend its League of Legends 2020 World Championship Finals, Dot Esports reported Monday.
The competition will take place in Shanghai this year, and Riot's global head of esports, John Needham, is looking into how Riot can keep the event safe for competitors, fans, and those working the event with his team due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ll see where we are when we get there—we have a few weeks yet to monitor health and safety at the event,” Needham reportedly said. “I think we’re going to be fine, and we’ll have a small audience in the stadium, but we’ll see. It’s gotta be safe.”
With so many live attendance portions of esports tournaments being cut this past year, this is an undoubtedly exciting development for League of Legends fans in China. But, we will have to stay tuned for full confirmation from Riot.
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