Most people want to have an international tournament different from MSI and Worlds every year, only Riot doesn’t.
Less than 24 hours after the 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals closed the curtain with the prestigious gold cup for the Argentina national team, the community has returned to the theory of the World Championship tournament exclusively for League of Legends! Soon after, caPs talked about the possibility of organizing an international tournament that brought together teams representing each player’s country. Speaking on his personal livestream, the G2 Esports star said that one day he wants to compete in the World Cup. Although international competition is an important part of why professional League of Legends attracts millions of global audiences, confrontations with bold “colors” between countries rarely come to fruition.
Broadly observed, the nature of these types of matches is most common in Asian countries. After the end of the Spring period last year, GAM Esports gave up the right to represent VCS to attend the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) to win the Gold Medal at SEA Games 31 to bring glory to the country.
caPs was born and raised in Denmark – a European country famous for its long history of esports and especially League of Legends. In addition to G2’s mid lane, Denmark also showcased many great talents such as Bjergsen (100 Thieves mid laner), Wunder (Fnatic top laner), Jensen (Cloud9 mid laner) or Santorin (Former Team Liquid jungler). . caPs mentioned how they aspire to face the Swedish national team at the League of Legends World Cup. Denmark’s opponents then included Rekkles (Fnatic AD carry), Treatz (SK Gaming support) and Larssen (KOI mid laner). In particular, Larssen is considered a rival of caPs in the past few years at the LEC.
The idea of the League of Legends World Cup is not new to fans – especially if you look at the number of countries and territories participating in MSI and Worlds. At Worlds 2022, players from 25 countries gathered in North America – according to leaguepedia’s database. Among them, the two powerhouses Korea and China lead in terms of players with 38 and 20 respectively. It seems that the League of Legends World Cup only exists on paper because Riot has never mentioned it in interviews or information. official press release. The year 2023 sees a brand new tournament, the Season 2023 Kickoff, taking place over two days from 10-11 January across all nine regions recognized by Riot to replace the All-Star Event.