A decade of League of Legends world finals has been held for fans MOBA game with many different levels of emotions.
2011, location: Jönköping, Sweden. Champion team: Fnatic. The first World Championship season only had a few hundred people. After defeating Against All Authority, Fnatic was the team that won the first championship with a prize money of 50,000 USD.
2012, location: Los Angeles, USA. Champion team: Taipei Asassin. After just 1 year, the total prize pool increased to 2 million USD, 20 times higher than the previous year and 1 million USD for the champion. A lot of disciplinary sentences have been given for cheating this season. The reason is that the organizers have arranged the spectator screen behind the players, causing many athletes to monitor the opponent’s activities.
2013, location: Los Angeles, USA. Champion team: SK Telecom T1. The opening ceremony of season 3 took place at Staples Center deeply impressed the viewers by the combination of sound and light. This is also the tournament that witnessed the rise of SKT T1. Faker stepped into the light, opening the era of absolute dominance of Korean League.
2014, location: Seoul, South Korea. Champion team: Samsung White. Samsung White showed absolute strength at Worlds, proving the position of League of Korea. “All think that SKT has the merit to bring Korea to number one, but Samsung White of 2014 is the pinnacle of League of Legends in kimchi”, said caster Erik “DoA” Lonnquist.
2015, location: Berlin, Germany. Champion team: Sk Telecom T1. SKT T1 became the first team to have 2 world championships. In season 5, although Riot minimizes the stage, there are still tens of millions of spectators watching the final through livestream channels.
2016, locations: San Francisco and Los Angeles, USA. Champion team: SK Telecom T1. SKT is once again solidifying its number one spot at Worlds. The 3rd trophy makes the SKT brand more famous all over the world. This is also the most flourishing season in Faker’s career when his level and experience are both recognized in the upper level. “Demon King” won the title of the best player of the Worlds that year, also the best League of Legends player of all time.
Year 2020, location: Shanghai, China. On September 25, the League of Legends 2020 officially started the warm-up round. This MOBA game’s biggest event of the year is held from September 25 to October 31. Due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, teams had to compete in Studio Media Tech, Shanghai from the warm-up to the semi-finals, instead of in various cities as usual.