The legendary O2 Arena will set the stage for Worlds 2024
The League of Legends World Championship is the crowning tournament that pulls in the best esports talents from all over the globe, so it's no surprise that it's locale changes from year to year. That being said, it looks like the annual LoL esports championship is making another trip across the pond for it's next big-ticket event.
In an short interview preceding the Worlds 2023 Grand Final, Global Head of LoL Esports Naz Aletaha and LoL Executive Producer Jeremy Lee joined the analyst's desk to officially confirm the location for next year's World Championship: The iconic O2 Arena.
2024 World Final Set for The O2 in London!
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) November 19, 2023
Worlds 2024 Will Take Place in London, and it will be the first time a World finals match will be celebrated in the most iconic arena in the U.K. “We haven't even been to the U.K. [as] part of Worlds since Quarterfinals 2015” Aletaha remarked, “It's going to be another iconic moment for the sport, and we are just thrilled to get to share that stage.”
Next year's qualifying teams will be travelling to London for Worlds 2024. This year's biggest rosters last visited the iconic stadium during Mid-Season Invitationals 2023, where the top teams from each region region clashed for the second-largest title of the year.
The eager announcement was made minutes before the grand final commenced in Gocheok Sky Dome. The final bout had T1 battle the 4th seed underdogs from the LPL, Weibo Gaming. Many pointed out that the set-up was familiar to last year's Worlds, where Faker and co. faced against DRX in the 2022 finals, but seeing how they beat all of the strongest Chinese teams this season, chances were high for T1 to take the Summoner's Cup. Find out how we predicted the Worlds 2024 final T1 vs WBG.
For more than 16 years, London's O2 Arena has housed the most prominent artists of our time; from Michael Bublé and The Eagles to Jay-Z and Kanye West. This massive arena can house a 20,000-strong crowd, and it'll certainly be a worthy venue once Worlds 2024 swing around next November. Worlds 2024 Will Take Place in London, and we can't wait to see the new stage.
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