This year’s LoL All-Star 2017 will be held in Los Angeles, in California in the NA LCS studio. The action will take place on December 7 and end three days later on December 10. Riot Games introduced a few changes prior to the event. In fact, it would be shocking for Riot Games to host a tournament or competition without making a change or two. According to their official website, this year’s event will not feature unfettered mayhem and elemental battles. Instead, Riot Games plans to enhance dream team tournament with fan-voted rosters of pros from the top eight regional leagues according to their performance at 2017 Worlds. That being said, performance at the Mid-season invitational and international events will be used in instances when tiebreakers occur.
Teams from these regions will participate at the All-Star event:
- Brazil (CBLOL)
- China (LPL)
- Europe (EU LCS)
- Korea (LCK)
- LMS (LMS)
- North America (NA LCS)
- Southeast Asia (GPL)
- Turkey (TCL)
Along with the main event, every team will have the opportunity to send two representatives to the 1v1 tournament, the ultimate challenge.
Voting for All-Star event starts on November 6 and ends on November 10 at 11:59 PM PT. Riot Games released a statement wherein they inform that players from participating eight regions can only vote for their region. For example, players from Europe cannot cast their vote for someone from North America, and vice versa. In addition, players from regions that will not be participating in the event can still vote. They can select one region only and vote for them. You can’t vote for two regions or more. Votes outside the region will be weighted at 20% while those inside the region will be weighted at 80%. In order to be eligible for the event, players must have played at 20% of Summer Split or their most recent split. Exceptions from this voting info are Turkey and Southeast Asia. Both teams will get to vote before other regions: Turkey to avoid problems with visas for the US and Southeast Asia to have the time to pick out the teams. Think wisely before you vote because you can’t do it more than once. You find the link to the All-Star Vote here.
The 2017 All-Star Format
The format at this year’s All-Star is pretty straightforward. The main event will feature eight regional teams of pros voted by fans. During the event, teams will be sorted into two groups with format B01 single round robin. Only two teams that finish at the top of each group get to proceed to the next stage, semifinals with the Bo3 format. Winners from semifinals move to the final match where the format is Bo5. When it comes to the 1v1 tournament mentioned above, it will feature 16 players. The format in this tournament is a single elimination bracket with Bo1 style in the round of 16 and quarterfinals while semifinals and finals are Bo3. The ticket info will be released in November.
All-Star event takes place in Los Angeles this December and Riot Games already introduced important changes regarding the format. The main idea behind the change in format is to make the event more competitive and exciting for both fans and players. When it comes to voting, you can’t cast your vote as many times as you want, so think carefully before you do so.
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