Seoul holds host the 2023 League of Legends World Championship
Seoul City is eagerly preparing for the League of Legends World Championship held for the year 2023. The city is abuzz with excitement as fans eagerly anticipate the final showdown at the Gocheok Sky Dome. The tournament is set to be the culmination of a yearlong season and will see Korea’s T1 and Chinese team Weibo Gaming go head-to-head in a sold-out 18,000-seat stadium in Seoul.
The build-up to this prestigious event will be nothing short of spectacular. From the semifinals in Busan to the bustling streets of Seoul, the tournament has captivated both local and international fans, turning Gwanghwamun Square into a « mecca » for enthusiasts of Esports.
The event will also witness colorful cosplayers and a giant « Teemo » character, adding an extra touch of splendor to the occasion. Gwanghwamun Square, known for its historical significance, will be transformed into a vibrant center of celebration and excitement.
Home to a large and dedicated player base, Korea has embraced League of Legends with open arms, making it a central hub for the game’s professional circuits. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon emphasizes the desire to turn Gwanghwamun Square into a global showcase for games, sports, and culture, highlighting the city’s efforts to ensure visitor safety during the event.
Gearing up for the World Championship
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is pulling out all the stops in preparation for the upcoming event. With plans to deploy 330 safety personnel to manage crowd congestion, they are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of attendees, particularly after a tragic incident last year. Enhanced security measures and safety personnel will be in place throughout the duration of the event, ensuring a secure and orderly experience for all visitors.
Attracting an estimated 50,000 attendees over four days, the event promises a spectacular lineup of activities, including a fan festival with player booths and merchandise stands, an international artist concert, and a giant live viewing party for the final showdown on Sunday.
Schedule of Events
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17: The Worlds “Fan Fest” festival will commence, offering fans an immersive experience with player booths and merchandise stands.
Saturday, Nov. 18: Riot Games has arranged an exhilarating concert featuring international artists and performers associated with League of Legends, providing a unique musical experience coupled with the spirit of the game.
Sunday, Nov. 19: Gwanghwamun Square will host an electrifying viewing party for the live final at Gocheok Sky Dome. Fans will have the opportunity to witness the final showdown on a larger-than-life screen, creating an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
Source : koreajoongangdaily.joins.com