The All-Star Event 2020 is set to begin on December 18th with some format changes due to the pandemic and the schedule.
With Season 10 wrapping up and DAMWON Gaming winning Worlds 2020, we move on to the preseason of Season 11. In addition to that, the All-Star event starting in every preseason has finally been confirmed. The event is set to be from December 18th to December 20th.
Much like the Mid-Season Cup 2020, the format is tailored to a region to have very few latency issues since the players will be playing from their own regions. Here is what we know about the All-Star Event 2020.
New Format and number of participants
For All-Star Event 2020, there are going to be two stages which are the Underdog Uprising and Superstar Showdown. Underdog Uprising will be on December 18th and Superstar Showdown will be on December 19th-20th.
Five pros (All-Stars) will be voted in by the fans from each region for both the Underdog Uprising and Superstar Showdown stages. Additionally, five former veteran pros (Legends) and five top influencers (Queue Kings) will be taking part in Superstar Showdown.
Also, there will be a special Red Bull 1v1 Competition at the end of both stages. The first stage will be on December 18th and the Semi-finals and Finals will be on December 19th-20th for each region.
Given that the players will be playing from their own regions, the server location will change each game to ensure the lowest latency possible in the matches. This event is a fun experience for both viewers and players. Hence, Riot will optimize the ping as much as they can to make this a fun event.
This stage of the All-Star Event will feature head-to-head matches with teams from neighboring regions. Smaller regions will form a team that will take on the nearest top region to take them down.
The LCK (Korea) will face teams of PCS (SEA) and OCE (Oceania) players. Then, the LPL (China) will face teams of VCS (Vietnam) and LJL (Japan) players. Similarly, the LEC (Europe) will face teams of the TCL (Turkey) and LCL (Russia) players. Lastly, the LCS will face teams of the LLA (Latin America) and CBLoL(Brazil) players.
Five top pros voted by the fans from the regions will be in these teams to compete in a regional fight for victory. Underdog Uprising is set to be on December 18th.
Superstar Showdown of the All-Star Event will be on December 19th-20th where three superteams from the LCK, LPL, LEC, and LCS will face each other in a number of different games. LCK and LPL teams will be competing on December 19th while LEC and LCS teams will compete on December 20th.
Each of the LCK/LPL and LEC/LCS matchup will feature the best of one match between the Queue Kings and Legends of each region. It will also feature a best of three series between the All-Stars. This has been confirmed to not contain just Summoner’s Rift games and expect a few twists.
December 18th will feature the Underdog Uprising event of the LCK/LPL and LEC/LCS regions. There will be Summoner’s Rift matches, a Nexus Blitz match, and the Red Bull 1v1 Competition first round for each region.
December 19th will feature the LCK/LPL region matches. The Queue Kings and Legends will face off in a best of one match, followed by the Red Bull 1v1 Semifinals and Finals. Following that up will be the best of three All-Stars matchups.
December 20th will be the LEC/LCS region matches of the Queue Kings and Legends. After that will be the Red Bull 1v1 Competition Semifinals and Finals for the region. Then to cap off the day, the best of three All-Stars bout will begin.
Bear in mind that the All-Star events are divided by region and the exact time of the matches are unclear. We will know more as it is updated on LoLEsports.
That is it for what we know of the All-Star Event. We will keep everyone informed on which players are voted in and any other updates. Stay tuned to our website for more info.