A limited number of fans will be able to attend the final of the League of Legends World Championship at Pudong Stadium in Shanghai, according to a post on Riot China's lolesports Weibo account.
"This is the 10th anniversary of our world championship held under unprecedented circumstances," said Jarret Siegel, Riot Games head of events for esports, "so we are pleased that we can work closely with local experts and our Riot China team to provide some fans the opportunity to watch the world's best esports competitors in-person at this incredible venue."
It will be the first event held at the brand-new Pudong Stadium.
Tickets will be free through a raffle, which fans can enter through either the League of Legends Pro League website or through the League of Legends China client. Eligible fans will be required to have a Level 30 Tencent server League account and a Chinese phone number, and show proper ID.
Fans entering the venue will be subject to body temperature checks and will be required to wear masks among other safety measures, Riot told ESPN.
Although Pudong Stadium has a capacity of over 33,000, the number of fans allowed in is still to be determined, according to Riot. The Shanghai government will be working with Riot throughout the process.
Worlds final will have a live audience in the stadium! And the ticket is free! 6312 audience will have the chance to go into the venue and witness the birth of #Worlds2020 champions!https://t.co/7UaPYMO1yZ pic.twitter.com/fzhmpV5WhO
- Ran (@ran_lpl) October 10, 2020
Originally scheduled to take place across multiple cities in China, worlds 2020 changed to a bubble format in Shanghai due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All games leading up to the final are being played without fans in attendance at Shanghai Media Tech Studio.
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