After the Christmas holidays, the news and novelties in the industry start to arrive with assiduity. And it’s time to talk about the entire League of Legends competitive landscape for 2024. Let’s get to it.
Improving everything related to competitions is one of the goals Riot is going to focus on for their international events. In 2023, they made format changes in both MSI and Worlds that eliminated matches that did not contribute to the outcome of the tournament. By 2024, want to continue to increase the stakes around MSI and want to create a stronger connection between MSI and Worlds.
This season, the following will be established a base of 3 global seats for LEC, LCS, LCK and LPL. PCS and VCS will each retain two World Cup slots, and LLA and CBLOL will each retain one World Cup slot. With these changes, new ways will be introduced for teams and regions to demonstrate their strength and earn additional World Cup slots through their performance at MSI.
For the first time, the winning MSI team will receive a guaranteed place at the World Cup.which also counts as an additional slot for their region. The next best performing region in MSI will secure an additional slot for their region. To ensure that the team that qualifies early for the World Cup remains committed to success in their local league, they must qualify for their region’s summer playoffs.
To use the MSI 2023 results as an example, JDG would automatically qualify for the World Cup, which would allow a total of 4 LPL teams to qualify for the World Cup. And the next best performing region, the LCK in the case of MSI 2023, would secure an additional World Cup 23 spot, for a total of 4.
Riot Games is hopeful that these adjustments will raise the stakes and draw a meaningful line between the two highlights of the LoL Esports season – MSI and Worlds.
Locations for MSI and Worlds 2024
MSI 2024 will be held May 1-19 in Chengdu, China.. This is the first time a global LoL Esports event has been brought to this vibrant city.
As for Worlds, last year in Korea it was announced that Worlds 2024 would return to Europe and that the finals would be held in London, England at the iconic O2 Arena. And now we have new information. Riot to kick off Worlds in Berlin at newly remodeled Riot Games Arena for Play-Ins and Swiss Stages. Afterwards, the tournament will head to the Adidas Arena in Paris, France, for both the quarterfinals and semifinals.
Worlds 2024 will be held from September 25 to November 2. and Riot Games promises that throughout the year there will be updates on how to participate in all of it.
Hall of Legends
As they embark on the 2024 season, Riot Games is proud to commemorate 14 extraordinary years of LoL Esports. Throughout this decade, we have witnessed professional players from around the world make their mark, displaying incredible resilience, mastery of the game of League of Legends and inspiring millions of fans around the world. To celebrate those who have had a lasting impact on the game, the sport and the community while honoring their legacies, Riot Games is proud to present the LoL Esports Hall of Legends.
There are several professional players worthy of inclusion in this unique version of the Hall of Fame. To that end, an independent voting panel of eSports industry veterans and experts from all regions will be assembled to vote and select the first inductee.
And finally, the dates of the regional leagues have already been announced.
- LEC: Jan 13
- LLA: Jan 16
- LCK: Jan 17
- PCS: Jan 19
- LCS: Jan 20
- VCS: Jan 20
- CBLOL: Jan 20
- LPL: Jan 22