The League of Legends (LoL) World Championship is one of the most anticipated events in esports, drawing in millions of fans from around the world every year. After months of anticipation, the host cities for the 2023 LoL World Championship have finally been revealed. Fans will be delighted to know that the event will be held in South Korea, the country that has produced some of the best players in the history of LoL. So, which cities will be hosting the biggest esports event of the year?
Semifinals in Busan
According to a recent report by the South Korean news portal “News1.kr,” the semifinals of the 2023 LoL World Championship will be held in Busan. This is not the first time that Busan will be hosting a major LoL event, as it was the venue for the MSI Group Stage in 2022. However, this time around, the event is likely to take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), which has more than 46,500 m^2 of exhibition space and is known for hosting big concerts and events.
Finals in Seoul
The finals of the 2023 LoL World Championship will be held in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The venue for the event is likely to be the Gocheok Sky Dome, a baseball stadium with a capacity of over 16,000 people, which can go up to 25,000 people during concerts. This stadium has hosted several esports events in the past, including the 2018 LoL World Championship and the 2020 LCK Spring Finals.
The Hype is Real
The fact that the LoL World Championship will be held in South Korea, the “land of esports,” is enough to get fans excited. The country has produced some of the best players in the history of the game and has been the most dominant region in LoL history, having won multiple world championships throughout the tournament’s history. With the “big matches” set to take place in the biggest cities of South Korea, the hype cannot be any higher.
The event is likely to be sold out in a matter of minutes, given the growing interest in esports among the younger generations, especially in Korea. With DRX’s win last year and T1 looking strong once again, the 2023 LoL World Championship is set to become one of the best world championships of recent years.