The 2019 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Spring Finals will be coming to St. Louis, marking the first professional League of Legends event in the Midwest in over 2 years.
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According to the announcement, Riot Games has not hosted an event in the Midwest since the Worlds took place in Chicago in 2016.
“Riot Games has a long history in St. Louis; in the early days of the company, we opened one of our first offices outside of our HQ there,” said Riot. “St. Louis is a city with a rich sports legacy, great local pride, and an engaged esports fanbase – just as importantly, it’s easy to reach from multiple points in the U.S., which makes it logistically easier for us to put on a great show for multiple fans.”
This news comes shortly after it was announced that Secretlab will become the official gaming chair sponsor of the LCS in North America and LoL’s three global events: the Mid-Season Invitational, the All-Star Event and the World Championship.
The LCS began with Group Stage that runs from January 26 to March 24 with the playoffs set for March 30 through April 14.