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LoL Worlds 2023 host country is South Korea

Published: 04:16, 16 December 2022
Riot Games
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Fresh off the latest World Championship and before the new competitive season beings in League of Legends, it looks like we already have the next host country.

League of Legends esports scene is still massive and some of the biggest audiences are in South Korea and China, which is the reason why it's not weird to see the two countries hosting the biggest tournament of the year every so often.

There aren't any written rules but Riot Games does attempt to spread the hosting between the major regions, with the latest one having been held in North America, meaning that Europe, South Korea and China are the prime candidates for the next one.

In the past four years, European countries hosted two of the World Championships while China and NA each had one so it was only natural that South Korea would be chosen for the next tournament.

The news is not official yet but LEC Wooloo, who has a great track record of publishing LoL esports news before they go official, has noted that his sources claim South Korea has been picked for LoL World Championship 2023 .

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This will be the first time the country hosted a World Championship since 2018 and with such a dominant performance in 2022, it's only fair to see the prestige coming to the home of so many of the best teams in the game.

Still, this leaves some of the weaker regions with huge followings out of the loop, like South America for example. The fans from these regions will definitely be disappointed LoL Worlds isn't coming to their neighbourhood but Riot didn't mention anything about expanding the host roster for the time being.


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