League of Legends: US Championship Will Be Held as an In-Person Event

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Those who are eagerly awaiting the League of Legends  Championship Series (LCS) 2021 will be happy to know that Riot Games is allowing fans to attend the event in person.

League of Legends developer Riot Games confirmed that the final two games of the LCS will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on August 28 and 29. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. While some esports events are allowed, most of them are held online with commentators chiming in remotely.

In League’ s Midseason Showdown back in April, however, the company decided to bring players and the production crew to a venue. That is why it was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, though to be clear, no fans were in attendance. That is understandable since not many people have been vaccinated at the time.

However, since more people in the US got their doses, the company thinks it is probably time for fans to enjoy what they love in person.

Fans Are Allowed to Attend

Chris Greeley, Riot Games Head of eSports for North America and Oceania, and LCS interim commissioner, said that they have been in contact with the good people at Prudential Center to find out more about health standards.

When asked if they have a contingency plan, Greeley said that it is hard for them to make any concrete backup plans at the moment. He added that constant communication with the folks at Prudential Center would help them understand what to do in case they have to change some things on or before the event.

He also wants to point out that for everyone attending the event to be safe from Covid-19, they should get vaccinated before the championship.

Greeley is very optimistic about the company’s live events in 2022. He said that they’ve already picked some possible venues for the Midseason Showdown and the LCS championship next year, though nothing has been detailed yet at the time of writing.

Are you a fan of the LCS? If so, are you going to see the final two matches in person?

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