Local esports gamers, and especially League of Legends (LoL) fans, have good news. Riot Games announced Thursday that the semifinals of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship will be moved to Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.
The matches were originally scheduled to take place in Toronto as part of a multi-city tour, but difficulties obtaining a multi-entry visa to the U.S. and Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused Riot officials to relocate the event to Atlanta, according to a press release.
The updated schedule for Worlds 2022 is as follows:
Play-Ins: Mexico City, Mexico
Groups and Quarterfinals: New York, New York
Semifinals: Atlanta, Georgia
Finals: San Francisco, California
While the start date for the tournament has yet to be announced, it’s expected to take place in October and November, as in previous years.