An annual world championship of popular computer game League of Legends (LoL), one of the biggest global esports competitions, was set to kick off in Seoul, organisers said.
LoL is a popular multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by American video game developer Riot Games in 2009.
The 2023 competition will commence with an opening game between PSG.Talon and Movistar R7 at LoL Park in central Seoul later in the day, according to the game's maker Riot Games Inc.
A total of 22 teams from nine regional leagues will compete in the 13th Worlds.
Other contestants include four teams from Chinese League LPL, three teams from the North American League LCS, three from LEC, the league encompassing Europe, Middle East and Africa, two each from the Asia-Pacific League PCS and Vietnamese League VCS, and one each from Brazilian League CBLOL, Japanese League LJL and Latin American League LLA.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the quarterfinals and semifinals will take place at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in the southeastern port city of Busan from Nov. 2–5 and Nov. 11–12, respectively. While The final will take place at Gocheok Sky Dome on Nov. 19.
Source: Bahrain News Agency