Over the weekend millions of League of Legends players tuned in for the World Playoffs, where a lot of teams were competing for big prizes. Unfortunately, the semifinals were plagued by network issues and developer Riot Games was forced to postpone the whole event in order to move it to a new location.
League of Legends
is one of the most popular online titles out there, with millions upon millions of players enjoying the free-to-play experience and with quite a lot of people playing it professionally.
Many of these professional teams got together over the weekend in Los Angeles for the LoL World Playoffs, a competition with prizes worth millions of dollars.
Sadly, the last of the quarterfinals and semifinals were plagued by different network issues, so developer Riot Games was forced to postpone the whole event.
“After a series of connectivity issues at our LA Live venue, we've had to reschedule the final games of the Season 2 World Playoffs,” the studio said. “We'll be completing the last game of the CLG EU and Team WE quarterfinal match and finishing out the Semifinal Matches in the near future from a new location with a secure Internet connection. The matches will be broadcast live, so stay tuned for scheduling information.”
The decision was taken in the interest of the teams, according to Riot, so expect some new info in the immediate future.
“We apologize for the inconvenience, and want to thank all of you for your patience. It wasn't our intention to disrupt your viewing schedules, but the situation is unavoidable, and -- in the interest of doing what's best for your favorite teams -- we want to ensure we're not subjecting them to frequent disconnects. Thanks for sticking with us, summoners. We hope to see you all online for the Semifinal matches. Stay tuned for more information.”
Expect to hear more about the League of Legends World Playoffs soon enough.