Riot Games has announced a new event during the downtime of League of Legends World Championship 2018. The 2018 All-Star Event will take place over Dec. 6-8 at The Luxor’s Esports Arena Las Vegas.
In the announcement, Riot Games revealed that it had considered and implemented feedback from professional players and fans for this version of the event:
We listened to feedback from pros and fans, and this December we’re bringing back the All-Star Event in a new format with an emphasis on celebrating the things that fans love about League: the game, the competition, and the community.
So, which players will take part in this year’s All-Star Event? “Approximately” 64 players will be picked from the following criteria:
- 2 fan-voted professional players from each of the 14 competitive regions (each region will have a pool of 20 players to vote for)
- 2-3 personalities and streamers from each region, selected from the League Partner Program
- 4 professional players that will receive All-Star invites, chosen after the fan vote has taken place
The chosen players and personalities will be playing a variety of games during the three-day event. This includes an All-Star 1v1 tournament (with all 32 pro players), a charity 2v2 tournament, regional show matches (NA vs EU, China vs Korea, for example), an East vs West best-of-five series, and mixed-team alternate game modes.
Voting for the All-Star Event’s competitors will open on Oct. 17 and will last for roughly one week.