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Riot Announces Dates and Locations for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship

by Ross Deason

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Riot Games has finally released more details on the dates and locations for the various stages of the 2018 World Championship in South Korea.

The event’s play-in stage will run from October 1 - 4 and 6 - 7 in Seoul, the country’s capital, before moving to the port city of Busan for the entirety of the stage from October 10 - 17.

Teams that reach the playoffs will remain in Busan, which is South Korea’s second largest city in population, for the quarterfinals, which will take place on October 20 and 21.

The tournament will then move to Gwangju in the southwest for the semifinals on October 27 and 28 and then Incheon, home to one of the busiest best airports in the world, for the Grand Final on November 3.

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League of Legends fans have been kept on the edge of their seats in 2018 with information about the World Championship being scarce.

Even now, there is not exact information about which arenas or stadiums will be used in the various cities.

The main reason for the lack of information is reportedly due to plans for the original finals venue in Incheon falling through, leaving Riot Games to scrabble something else together.

The overall length of the competition has also been condensed in 2018, with the group stage being reduced from two weeks to eight days and the quarterfinals switching from four days to just two.

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