Game developer Riot Games has unveiled details on the cities that will host the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.
The tournament will be held in North America, with each stage of the tournament taking place in four cities across the continent. The event will mark the first time that Worlds is returning to North America in six years. The cities that the tournament will be held in have now been confirmed, however Riot has yet to reveal any dates for when Worlds 2022 will take place, or even where exactly the grand finals will be held. Worlds 2022 is set to take place next autumn, as expected.
The Play-In stage of the tournament will be held in Mexico City, followed by the Groups and Quarterfinals taking place at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Scotiabank Arena in Toronto will play host to the semi-finals, while the final will be held inside the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Riot reports that the 2021 League Of Legends Worlds Championship Finale broke all the past records and had 73,8 million peak concurrent viewers and an average minute audience of 30,6 million worldwide, including Chinese streaming services.
According to a statement by Riot Games and Stream Hatchet, a live streaming analytics organisation, the five-game finale between DWG KIA and Edward Gaming had 73,860,742 peak concurrent viewers. Even without the Chinese viewership, the finale peaked at 4 million concurrent viewers, the most of any LoL match in history without Chinese viewership.