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Riot is bringing in-person League of Legends and Valorant tournaments to Iceland

Riot Video games plans to host two large esports tournaments in Reykjavik, Iceland, the studio introduced on Monday.

The primary can be League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), which was canceled final yr due to COVID-19. MSI is one of League of Legends’ marquee tournaments, pitting prime groups all over the world towards one another. The occasion will start on Might sixth and finish on Might twenty third.

In the future later, on Might twenty fourth, Riot will kick off Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Masters Reykjavik, which the studio says is the primary reside worldwide match for the sport. Ten groups will compete to earn factors towards qualification for Valorant Champions 2021, the worldwide match that concludes the Valorant esports season.

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Like many different esports, League of Legends and Valorant have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with groups competing nearly at occasions for security. Not all competitors has been on-line, although: Riot hosted final yr’s League of Legends World Championship in individual in Shanghai with strict security protocols.

For each upcoming occasions in Iceland, groups can be required to quarantine once they arrive, and there gained’t be an in-person viewers, in accordance to Riot. All MSI matches and VCT Masters Stage 2 matches can be broadcast on-line, nevertheless.

Each occasions can be held within the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting area.

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