The 2021 League of Legends Championship Series will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event will be held from August 28th and 29th. For the first time in two years, fans and press will be allowed to attend the event.
The 2021 League of Legends Championship Series was previously known as the Summer Finals and it is the post-season finals for North America. The top eight teams from across an entire year’s worth of competition will compete for a chance at the title and a spot at the 2021 World Championship in China as the North American representative.
The event will take place over two days. This is the final two best-of-fives of the season. The lower bracket will compete on the first day with the Grand Final on the 29th. Since this is the first time in two years that the event will be open for fans to attend, Riot is also hosting a small festival in and around the Prudential Center. This Fan Fest will feature pro-team activations, giveaways, merchandise for purchase, concessions, and more. You do not need a ticket to attend the Fan Fest as it is open to the public.
Our picks for LCS Championship
We’re still only halfway through the 2021 LCS Summer Split but there are already some fantastic teams that you should keep an eye on. The postseason is due to start on August 7th and, as always, there are some stand-out teams.
Team Liquid are consistently one of the top teams in North America. Despite Asia and Europe’s domination of the League of Legends world, they have consistently made it to the quarter-finals of the League of Legends World Championships for the past three years. They have a great track record of victories and are a good pick for LCS Championship winners.
The Los Angeles-based League of Legends team Cloud9 are the dark horse candidate for the winner of the LCS Championship. They were the victor of the earlier 2021 LCS Spring season but their recent track record after the Spring season has left much to be desired. Cloud9 finished 5th place at MSI, losing twice to PSG Talon in the rumble stage. They have also removed Zven, a world-class ADC with numerous titled wins for one of their academy bot players, K1ng. it remains to be seen if K1ng will rise to the challenge but if he comes into his own Cloud9 may have a chance at victory.
Another fantastic pick for LCS Championship winners. They scored first place at the 2020 LCS Summer Playoffs and were the regions number one seed for the League of Legends World Championships. They survived the loss of Bjergsen, Doublelift, Biofrost and Broken Blade and an almost complete refresh of their roster. They have yet to reach the top spot with their new team but with every match they have improved.
Riot is finally confident enough to hold in-person events again. This will certainly be a fantastic event for North American League of Legends fans and hopefully a testbed for future in-person esports events in the future. Riot has yet to announce if the Worlds will allow fans to attend but if this event goes well, we could see a full return to the major esports events of the past.