July 31, 2021

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World Championship 2020 tournament held in China, maybe canceled

World Championship 2020 may be canceled due to COVID reasons

World Championship 2020 may be canceled due to COVID reasons

World Championship 2020 is at risk of annulling because it holds at China in this year. This is not good news for League of Legends fans around the world.

REASON WHY THE TOURNAMENT BEING CANCELEDWorld Championship 2020

Recently, the General Administration of Sports of China has issued a decree canceling all sports events in this country from now until the end of 2020, due to the complicated movements of disease, natural disasters. onions in China.

World Championship 2020 may be canceled due to COVID reasons
World Championship may be canceled due to COVID reasons

The announcement is almost synonymous with World Championship 2020 – the Esports tournament of League of Legends, held in Shanghai later this year, is also at risk of death. In another move, ESPN has confirmed that China will still be the country with the right to host the World Championship 2021, while the right to host this tournament of North America and South Korea will also be delayed. year.

This has further raised fears that the real World Championship 2020 will be postponed, or worse, maybe canceled, as China continues to host the World Championship 2021 claim that the country will miss this year’s tournament.

The China General Administration of Sport's decree on the decision to suspend all sporting events is expected to take place from now until the end of 2020
The China General Administration of Sport’s decree on the decision to suspend all sporting events is expected to take place from now until the end of 2020

However, whether World Championship 2020 will be canceled based on the above order or not is still uncertain. Experts said they are still investigating whether the League of Legends will be included in the “Sports activities required to stop organizing” criteria of the Chinese General Administration of Sports or not.

If outside these criteria, World Championship 2020 still has the opportunity to take place but will have to change the form from Offline events to Online competitions, similar to some friendly tournaments like Mid-Season Cup in the middle season.

A PLAN PROVIDING FOR PROBLEM

In the latest statement on this issue, Riot Games is aiming to consider organizing World Championship 2020 under the format of online competition. The event will still be launched in Shanghai, 24 participating teams will take a special flight to China based on the authorities’ willingness, make quarantine, and then, each team will be arranged. put into a separate hotel.

Riot is considering other plans to be able to deploy the tournament
Riot is considering other plans to be able to deploy the tournament

In this area, teams will be provided with equipment and facilities for training and competition, participating in online matches similar to what happened during the recent peak of the epidemic.

Riot’s representative also acknowledged that this option will cause the tournament cost to be multiplied many times, but that is the most feasible way to raise the hope of “saving” World Championship 2020 tournament. However, the plan This also requires the consent of the Chinese Government to be able to perform.

Another option is to change the host country, but this option will not solve the problem of players from the epidemic zone being able to participate or not. Moreover, at the present time, it is too late for another region to deploy the organization and prepare the infrastructure for an international tournament like World Championship.

Before World Championship 2020, MSI 2020 and TI10 were two of the world’s top esports tournaments canceled due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.