The games will start on September 29 with the group stage and will end on October 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) February 17, 2016
A U.S. eSports road trip
Riot Games’ popular MOBA game League of Legends will hold this year’s World Championship, where top teams around the world are battling for the Summoner’s Cup in four major U.S. cities. It will start off with the Group Stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California between September 29 and October 2 and October 6 and 9.
After that, teams will face-off in the Quarterfinals that will be held from October 13 until 16 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The best four teams will then move to Madison Square Garden in New York where the semifinals will happen on October 21 and 22.
The World Champion will be crowned at Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 29 where the final two teams will fight for the throne.
World Championship boasts successful track record
The 2016 World Championship will be the game’s sixth championship and, over the past five years, the event has grown increasingly year to year. Last year’s one-month-long championship accumulated 360 million live hours of coverage viewed – nearly doubling 2014’s 194 million total hours viewed – with more than 334 million total daily unique viewers throughout the month.
The final between SKT and Koo Tigers had a unique viewer count of 36 million – a record-breaking high for any eSports event.
Riot Games, the game’s developer, has seen excellent development with its signature product in the past and last year was more successful than ever. With its world’s most-viewed eSports tournament, the company is definitely in for another exciting year.