2021 LCS Championship to be played in the studio due to COVID-19 situation in the US2021-08-08 11:24:00
The decisive part of the 2021 LCS season will be played in the studio, as Riot Games US announced. There will be no live audience during the 2021 LCS Championship. Initially, this stage was planned to be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
In the official statement, Riot Games US says that the initial plan was inspired by the extremely positive roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Spring. However, the new delta variant of the virus and the overall situation with COVID-19 in the USA led to this decision. It is worth mentioning that Misfits were forced to play their matches online after their player was tested positive.
All matches of the 2021 LCS Championship will be held at the LCS Arena in Los Angeles without a live audience. Eight teams will fight for the champions title as well as three spots for the upcoming Worlds 2021.