Hey Esports fans, we finally have some details about this year’s League of Legends (LoL) World Championship. Riot Games, the game’s developer, announced that this year’s tournament would be held on November 6th in the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China.
The 60,334 stadium is home to Shenzhen F.C., a soccer club competing in the Chinese Super League. The city is the fifth-largest in China and a leading financial center in the Asia-Pacific region, known for its many startups and entrepreneurial spirit.
The event is one of the most anticipated for the 223 million frequent viewers of esports. The initial pool for 2021 is expected to be similar to 2020, with around $2.34M. In total, the LoL cumulative prize pool for 2020 was $8.11M, one of the highest among esports.
The tenth edition of the tournament will draw much interest. As League of Legends has generated the highest bets among esports, many people will be looking to try their luck. Below are some early odds:
- DWG Kia: +200
- FunPlus Phoenix and Edward Gaming: +600
- Royal Never Give Up and Top Esports: +700
Those odds might change, and as many states are legalizing sports and esports betting, surely there will be many options after the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision. Last years’ winners DWG Kia (previously DAMWON Gaming), are the favorites, but let’s see if they can retain the title.