The annual League of Legends All-Star event will return once more for members of the community to celebrate the end of the season. As announced Sunday, Riot Games has redesigned this year’s event to include a broader range of players to craft a more exciting and inclusive viewing experience for fans of the game.
The event will be held Dec. 6-8 and will consist of several unique game modes. The popular All-Star 1v1 tournament returns alongside a new charity 2v2 tournament, Regional Rivalry show matches, an East versus West best-of-five series, and mixed-team alternate game modes.
Games will consist of approximately 64 All-Star players. Each of the 14 competitive regions will send two professional players, as voted by fans, and two to three League Partners, including streamers and prominent community members. The pool of eligible players will be limited to the 20 most prominent professionals in each of the regions and will consist of at least one player from each team. Four pro player “All-Star Invitees” will also be chosen by Riot Games following the fan votes and will be announced prior to the start of the event.
This year's All-Star event will take place at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas, unlike previous events held at the NA LCS Studios in Los Angeles. “This venue allows us to offer a unique broadcast and live show as compared to our NA LCS studio shows, while still providing a more intimate in-person experience," Riot Games' official announcement stated.
Fans can cast their votes for players they would like to see compete at the event for a weeklong period beginning Oct. 17. For those looking to attend the event in-person, information on ticket sales will be released within the upcoming weeks.