League of Legends MSI 2021 could be delayed or even canceled because of an unwanted volcanic eruption near Iceland’s capital. The incident currently worries Riot’s officials since it will be dangerous to conduct the game event if the volcano is still active.
As of the moment, various League of Legends esports leagues across the globe are quickly approaching the conclusion of their spring seasons. This upcoming April, there will be 12 different regions that will finish their LoL playoffs. This is important since it will help them decide which team they should choose to be the representative of their region in the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational tournament.
Right now, Riot has scheduled the upcoming League of Legends MSI for May 6. The game publisher said that it will take place in Iceland, but this could soon be changed because of the volcanic eruptions in the region.
On Mar. 19, the Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall erupted the first eruption from the Reykjanes Peninsula since the 12th century. Over a square kilometer of land was covered by spreading lava following the volcano’s eruption, turning the night sky red. Although this event didn’t lead to deaths, League of Legends MSI is still concerned since this volcano is just 20 miles away from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, which is the exact location where the upcoming LoL event will take place.
League of Legends MSI 2021 changes
Since Riot hasn’t released any confirmation yet regarding the League of Legends MSI tournament, players should still know the current changes and other updates in the upcoming game event. To help you further, here are some of the major updates that the game developer released;
- Stage 1: Groups – All 12 teams start here and they will split into three groups of four teams. Each of these groups will play a best-of-one, double round-robin. The top two teams per group will advance to the next stage.
- Stage 2: Rumble – The six remaining teams will play another best-of-one, double-round robin. The top four teams will advance to a playoff bracket.
- Stage 3: Knockout – The top four teams will advance to a single-elimination, best-of-five playoff bracket, consisting of the Semifinals followed by the Finals.
Riot’s statements regarding the upcoming game tournament
“We are excited to announce that Verizon will be joining LoL Esports and VALORANT global events as the official 5G wireless network provider.”
“This partnership serves as the latest iteration of Verizon’s consistent support of Riot’s esports. Starting with the League Championship Series (LCS) in 2020.”
“Verizon has provided support for LCS through original video content and in-broadcast sponsored segments. Their support extended to VALORANT First Strike: North America, the first official tournament for Riot’s premier tactical shooter, as well as The Wild Rift Invitational – the world’s first Wild Rift esports event of the game featuring LCS players and celebrities.”
Some players may be disappointed if the event will be delayed or canceled. However, you should remember that Riot is also making sure that the professional LoL players and other participants or audiences of the upcoming tournament are safe.
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