The 2020 League of Legends World Championship has taken place on LAN in Shanghai, with no live audience until now. The play-off stage begins on the 15th of October, with the Grand Final set to take place on the 31st of October.
The finals on the 31st of October will welcome an audience of 6,312 attendees at the Pudong Football Stadium of Shanghai. Seats are free, though fans must meet some strict criteria if they want to earn entry. Those who wish to attend will be able to enter a lottery designed by Riot Games between the 12th and the 14th of October.
Due to the global pandemic, Worlds went from rotating to various Chinese cities to taking place almost entirely in a Shanghai studio without an audience. Only the finals will now be hosted in the Pudong Stadium. The ceremony will feature a performance from K/DA and another from the artists of the 2020 Worlds anthem, Jeremy McKinnon, MAX, and former K-pop star Henry Lau.
Even if it will be a small audience in comparison to the Stadium’s capacity of over 33,000, it will bring life and excitement both to the ceremony and the match, which will crown the 2020 League of Legends world champion. It will also be the first show of the year hosted by the Pudong Stadium, as well as the only major offline sports event in China of 2020.