LoL Worlds 2024 Heads to London

Published: Nov 20, 2023

The 2024 League of Legends World Championship final will be held in London, England at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. The announcement was made during the 2023 final which saw T1 win their fourth title by beating China’s Weibo Gaming.

London has never hosted a LoL Worlds final before, though it has seen international competition. The entirety of the 2023 MSI tournament, won by JD Gaming, was held at London’s Copperbox Arena – a venue that’s hosted numerous esports events including the Apex Legends Global Series and a Rocket League Major.

lol worlds london o2 arena
The O2 is the second-largest indoor venue that the UK has to offer and is London’s largest. It’s also the ninth-largest building in the world by volume. Image credit: AEG

MSI 2023 was London’s first major League of Legends action for eight years. In 2015, the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Championship were held in the city’s SSE Arena, now renamed OVO Arena. That stage was historic for European fans with those in attendance having the honour of witnessing Origen’s victory over Flash Wolves and Fnatic’s massive upset over then-MSI holders EDward Gaming.

Esports News UK first reported the possibility of a London 2024 World Championship final back in May, adding that their sources indicated that the other stages will be set in Berlin, Paris and Barcelona. Riot is yet to confirm which other cities are set to host, however, Berlin’s LEC studio would seem a certainty for the early stages of the tournament with Riot Games tending to host the initial matches in their respective studios.

The O2, which houses the O2 Arena, is the second-largest indoor venue that the UK has to offer and is London’s largest. It’s also the ninth-largest building in the world by volume and has such an immense size due to its additional offerings which include an indoor club, cinema, bars and restaurants, meaning fans attending the 2024 final will have plenty to do on the day.

The O2 Arena is one of the world’s most popular venues and has hosted a myriad of huge artists over the years such as Beyoncé, Adele, Elton John and Prince.

Header image: Riot Games via X (@LoLEsports)

Lee Jones

Since: May 13, 2023

By day, Lee is a self-taught esports writer, having started in 2018, and has since gone on to appear in and host numerous talk shows/podcasts. By night, Lee is a world record holder as the fastest player ever to be fired on Football Manager – feel free to see this as an achievement or an embarrassment.

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