The world championship of the computer game “League of Legends” (LoL for short) has been in full swing for several weeks. The final is now on Sunday, November 19th. All information about the e-sports event:
When will the 2023 League of Legends World Championship final take place?
The LoL World Championship Finals will take place on Sunday, November 19th. The first game of the “best of five series” starts at 9 am German time (whoever wins three of the five games is world champion).
Where will the 2023 League of Legends World Championship Finals take place?
The grand final of the LoL World Championship will take place at the Sky Dome in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Who will face each other in the final?
The two teams “T1” and “Weibo Gaming” fight for the coveted trophy, the “Summoners Cup”:
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The record world champion “T1” is achieving his fourth World Cup victory
As the only remaining Korean team, three-time world champion “T1” wants to win the world championship title. The team of midlaner Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok, who is a Lol-E-Sports legend, was in the final last year. In 2022, however, “T1” was narrowly defeated by the “DRX” team with a score of 2:3. However, in the semifinals of this World Cup, “T1” defeated the Chinese team “JDG”, which had not lost an important game this year and was on its way to the “Golden Road” (winning all possible titles), e-sports to write history. But “T1” won the semifinals 3-1 and dispelled any doubts that the team belongs to the final.
“T1” team lineup:
- Top shot: “Zeus” Woo-je Choi
- Jungle: “Oner” Hyeon-joon Moon
- Midlane: “Faker” Sang-hyeok Lee
- Botlane: “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong Lee
- Support: “Keria” Min-seok Ryu
Underdog “Weibo Gaming” grabs the sensation
“Weibo Gaming”, fourth placed in China, unexpectedly reached the final. But with planner “TheShy” (2018) and support “Crisp” (2019), the team also includes two players who have already become “League of Legends” world champions. But “T1” has never lost a best-of-five series against an opponent from China in world championships. Whether the “Weibo Gaming” team around the experienced mid laner “Xiaohu” can handle it will be seen on Sunday at 9 am German time.
“Weibo Gaming” team lineup:
- Top shot: “TheShy” Kang Seung-lok
- Jungle: “Weiwei” Wei Bo-Han
- Midlane: “Xiaohu” Li Yuan-Hao
- Botlane: “Light” Wang Guang-Yu
- Support: song “Crisp” Liu Qing
Where will the 2023 League of Legends World Championship Finals be broadcast?
The final of the World Championship of the computer game “League of Legends” will also be broadcast live on the Internet. Everyone can watch the final for free and live in English on the Riot Games Twitch channel and the LoL Esports YouTube channel. The final can be watched live in German on the YouTube channel Summoner’s Inn.
What happens at the opening ceremony?
However, before players meet at Summoners Rift, there will be an opening ceremony, as is customary at major sporting events. Riot and LoL Esports want to “put on an impressive show with musical artists and exceptional performances to bring the myth of the modern “League of Legends” player to life,” as Riot Games puts it. Riot’s new virtual pop group “HEARTSTEEL” will appear on stage for the first time with the group’s first single called “PARANOIA”. Afterwards, K-pop sensation “NewJeans” will be seen on stage at the World Cup final. With the song “GODS”, “NewJeans” has already delivered the anthem of the LoL World Cup. The band will perform this hit on stage with their own choreography. According to Riot Games, “elements from the music video come to life during the presentation, accompanied by many practical and technical effects”.
What is League of Legends?
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) computer game developed and operated by Riot Games. It was released on October 27, 2009 as a free game, that is, without having to pay for it. More than 140 million players play “League of Legends” every month.
The principle of the game
In League of Legends, two teams, each consisting of five players, compete against each other. Each player controls a character, the so-called champion, from a panoramic view of the playing field (the “Summoners Rift”). Each player selects this champion, who has individual skills, strengths and weaknesses, before the game. There are over 160 champions in total. Over the course of a game that lasts about 20 to 50 minutes, champions gain more and more strength and equipment by killing minions, monsters, enemy champions and destroying enemy towers. The objective of the game is to destroy the opponent’s base, the so-called “Nexus”, before the opponent destroys their own Nexus.