2020 League of Legends All-Star Event goes online
With the online format, some changes have been made to support the gaps.
Due to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the 2020 League of Legends All-Star event will be taking place online from Dec 18 to Dec 20.
This event is a celebration of the sport’s most-loved personalities. This is also the time when fans get together for some friendly competition which also includes inter-regional gameplay.
To support the online format, the event will be divided into two stages:
1. Underdog Uprising
This will occur on Dec 18 2020 where neighbouring regions will go head-to-head with smaller regions with the aim to upset their nearest powerhouse. The teams will comprise top pros as voted by fans of the sport.
2. Superstar Showdown
Taking place on Dec 19 and 20, the tournament will feature three superteams – All-stars, Legends and Queue Kings.
There will also be a special broadcast of a Redbull one-on-one competition that will happen within the four regions – League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and League of Legends Pro League(LPL). The first stage will go live on Dec 18 while the Semis/Finals will take place between Dec 19 and Dec 20. .
The LCK vs LPL match will occur on Dec 19 and the LCS vs LEC match will take place on the 20th.
Due to physical limitations of cross-regional online play, there will be higher ping compared to their usual in-person events. Hence, matchups have been pre-selected in order to ensure a fun experience for players as well as viewers.
The broadcast of the 2020 All Star Event will take place on lolesports.com.
Follow @lolesports and check the website for updates on the event.