It was predictable, but the news saddens us anyway: Riot Games has announced that there will be no Eventall-Star this year. The situation of the pandemic is obviously involved, but perhaps we could have expected a small online tournament as last year or some face-to-face event. But for logistics and financial reasons, it was considered easier to cancel everything and close the chapter of the year 2021 and look directly at 2022. While this obviously is not a tragedy, we would not have said that not to the classic clashes of League of Legends between Europe and North America or China vs Korea. The All-Star event is part of our tradition and one wonders if we are not losing it with this cancellation.
Riot Games has not given many explanations to justify this election. There are many logistical difficulties to give life to a physical event today and although the pandemic seems to be increasing, it is probably not a very good idea to organize gatherings, meetings or face-to-face competitive challenges. While the event would last 3 days, counting the quarantines for coming and coming, the participants would have spent more time waiting for playing the show as such.
Not having an online event As last year it is more questionable, but Riot Games has said, in particular, that online does not correspond to the spirit of the All-Star, which points out especially to entertain the public at the same time that stars regional rivalries. It is also understandable that an online event, without a public, attracts fewer sponsors and does not allow the sale of tickets. Therefore, is not necessarily very profitable In relation to the costs incurred, and the developer has been spending a lot of money over this last year with Arcane and Ruined King, although the benefit will arrive within not much.
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