Public service announcement, League of Legends fans – in case anyone has forgotten, the All-stars events starts tonight at 4 p.m. PST (1 a.m. tomorrow CET).
The tournament will feature some of the most popular pro players and community personalities. All regions send two pros, elected by open vote, and Riot has added four more: one from South Korea, China, Europe and North America. Aside from the players, every region will also be represented by one or several League Partners: streamers, including current and former pros, and community content creators participating in Riot Games’ Partner program. You can expect to see some of the biggest names in League of Legends: players such as Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao, and Rasmus “Caps” Winther and stars such as Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana and Kang “Cpt Jack” Hyung-woo.
Each of them will either be part of the casting team or play in one of the various game modes that will be featured.
Speaking of which, here are the modes that you can expect to see:
- Regional Rivalry Show Matches: players and League partners will be playing in these grudge matches that pit EU vs NA and China vs South Korea.
- 1v1 Tournament: all 32 pro players will participate, with the bouts played on the Howling Abyss map. The first player to get a kill, 100 CS or a tower, wins.
- Charity 2v2 tournament: Players and League Partners team up, with the winning pair getting a charitable donation in their name to a cause of their choosing.
- East vs West All-Star showdown: this will be the only mode to feature only pro players, as teams from the seven western and the seven eastern regions will clash in a best of three match. Players will be rotated every game so we get to see the most League stars on the Rift.
- Alternative modes – this is where things get wacky. Expect to see crazy Ultra Rapid Fire fights, tandem games where one player has the mouse while another is on the keyboard, and Nexus Blitz show games.
You can watch the event at Riot Games’ Esports channels in YouTube and Twitch, with the opening game being the EU vs NA show match. This will be Riot Games’ last event for 2018, so let’s send this crazy year off right!