To say that South Korea dominated the League of Legends Season 3 World Championships of 2013 would be a dramatic understatement. Three Korean teams were invited to the World Championship after winning an extra berth during the mid-season All-Star event. One of those teams won the World Championship itself, with another falling into the top four after losing to the champions themselves. South Korea is the Mecca of League of Legends today and tomorrow's weather looks the same.
It's absolutely perfect then that Riot Games has announced their plans to hold the 2014 World Championships for League of Legends in South Korea. That's right, players, make sure to pick up your passports early, because this time the South Koreans have the home advantage.
"South Korea is widely considered to be a center of esports and is home to some of the most devoted fans on the planet. With a deep esports heritage, this is an ideal location to follow up the largest esports event to date and showcase the top League of Legends players. At the World Championship, they'll battle it out for the title of world's best."
In addition to announcing the South Korea-based World Championships, Riot also revealed that the 2014 mid-season All-Star event will again be held in Europe. That means no major events in North America next year, beyond the LCS itself.
Now we just need to make sure our North American teams are solid enough at League of Legends to win enough games to move on to the next round this time.