LoL Worlds 2021 Location Revealed:
Riot Games have finally revealed the location for this year’s LoL Worlds 2021, and it turns out Iceland was the correct pick. After more than a week of speculating and digging through unverified leaks, we finally learned the truth.
Through mutual collaboration with European Authorities, Riot Games managed to secure Reykjavik, Iceland as the new location for LoL World Championship 2021. They successfully hosted the Mid-Season Invitational here, as well as Valorant Stage 2 Masters, so it makes sense Riot would feel comfortable using the same location to host LoL Worlds 2021 and minimizing their risks.
– Updated on the 10th, Sept. 2021
LoL Worlds Location Leaks
The fans of League of Legends are anxiously waiting for the reveal of the new LoL Worlds 2021 location, especially after the recent announcement where Riot Games stated that LoL Worlds 2021 would be moving from China to Europe. This news has sparked many theories about the exact location of this year’s LoL Worlds, but none of them have been confirmed by Riot Games.
LoL Worlds Heading to Iceland
The main theory revolves around the idea that the new LoL Worlds location will be in Iceland, according to some unverified rumors. The speculations began as soon as Riot announced that LoL Worlds moved to Europe.
There’s a few good reasons why this theory might end up being true. First of all, Riot Games held their Mid-Season Invitational 2021 in Reykjavík, Iceland earlier this year. The event was a massive success and Riot Games would probably like to replicate that with LoL Worlds 2021.
Riot Games clearly trusts Reykjavík since they also held the second Valorant Champions Tour Masters event there, right after MSI 2021 concluded. This led to fans believing that Riot Games would opt to go with Iceland once again, seeing how well they’ve done with their prior esports tournaments there.
Purchase Your Tickets to Madrid
The second theory for the League of Legends Worlds 2021 location is a bit of a stretch, but a realistic option nonetheless. It all started when a clip from one of Caedrel’s streams began circulating the internet, where he’s talking to a popular LoL player and shoutcaster Krepo.
In this short clip, Krepo asks Caedrel if he had already bought his ticket to Madrid and then asks him if he’s streaming, after which there’s a long period of silence. The two then burst into laughter and the clip abruptly ends. Now, this could just be a simple joke made intentionally to stir the chat, but could also be an unintentional leak that points towards the new LoL Worlds location.
Like we said, it’s a bit of a stretch so take it with a grain of salt. But in any case, it’s certainly a possibility.
Welcome to Berlin
The final theory around the LoL Worlds location is tied to Berlin. There’s nothing specific that would point to this being the case other than the upcoming VCT Masters in Berlin.
If the event ends up being a success much like it was in Reykjavík, then it stands to reason that Riot Games could potentially make some last-minute changes and choose Berlin as their League of Legends Worlds 2021 location.
Of course, as stated previously, these are all theories and are not confirmed by Riot Games. It would be interesting if some LoL Worlds betting sites would include the LoL Worlds 2021 location as one of the betting odds, just to let our imagination run wild for a bit. But that’s very unlikely.
LoL Worlds is the apex of League of Legends esports, which explains all the hype around this event. The fans of LoL esports are a passionate bunch and they want to prepare as soon as possible, and that involves knowing the exact LoL Worlds location.
The aforementioned theories are just that – theories. One of them might end up being the correct one, and whoever was rooting for it from the beginning will certainly feel a hint of pride with a little “I told you so” on the side. But, at the end of the day, Riot Games are the ones who will ultimately make that choice.
All in all, whatever Riot Games decide in the end, LoL Worlds 2021 will surely be one hell of an event and we can barely contain our excitement for it.