The All-Star Event is back again this year. The least serious tournament of the year, All-Stars is where the best players from each region will face off against each other to celebrate the end of last season and the beginning of the next.
This year’s tournament will be hosted in Los Angeles, California at the NA LCS Studios from Dec. 7-10, and here’s everything we know about the upcoming tournament.
The 2017 All-Star Event will actually be two different tournaments at the same time. One is a face off between the eight regional dream teams who will take on one another in a Group Stage, with best of ones, before advancing to the semifinals, best of threes, and a best of five Finals that will determine which region reigns supreme.
The second tournament will be a 1v1 tournament with two players from each region, as selected by the region’s coach, matching up against each other to determine who’s the best. This tournament will be formatted in a single elimination bracket style up until the semifinals and Finals which will let best of three series determine the ultimate victor.
The tournament will be the first Riot-run event to be played on the preseason update with games taking place on patch 7.23. This means that the tournament is the first official competition that will feature the new rune system as well as the first that will have Zoe enabled.
As for who exactly gets the chance to compete in these regional dream teams, the rosters were decided on by fan votes from each region. Of all a region’s pro players, one was chosen for each position as well as a coach.
Here are the eight regions and their representatives.
- Top: Ke “957” Chang-Yu
- Jungle: Liu “Mlxg” Shi-Yu
- Mid: Su “xiye” Han-Wei
- ADC: Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
- Support: Tian “Meiko” Ye
- Coach: Huang “Firefox” Ting-Hsiang
EU LCS (Europe)
- Top: Paul “sOAZ” Boyer
- Jungle: Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
- Mid: Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage
- ADC: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson
- Support: Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun
- Coach: Joey “Youngbuck” Steltenpool
- Top: Lee “CuVee” Seong-jin
- Jungle: Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong
- Mid: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
- ADC: Kim “PraY” Jong-in
- Support: Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon
- Coach: H-Dragon
- Top: Chen “Ziv” Yi
- Jungle: Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan
- Mid: Chu “FoFo” Chun-Lan
- ADC: Chang “BeBe” Bo-Wei
- Support: Hu “SwordArT” Shuo-Chieh
- Coach: Chou “Steak” Lu-Hsi
NA LCS (North America)
- Top: Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell
- Jungle: Mike Yeung
- Mid: Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
- ADC: Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi
- Support: Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black
- Coach: Kim “Ssong” Sang-soo
GPL (Southeast Asia)
- Top: Pham “Hope” Trung Hiếu
- Jungle: Đỗ “Levi” Duy Khánh
- Mid: Võ “Naul” Thành Luân
- ADC: Nguyễn “NoWay” Vũ Long
- Support: Nguyễn “Palette” Hải Trung
- Coach: Dương “Tinikun” Nguyễn Duy Thanh
- Top: Berke “Thaldrin” Demir
- Jungle: Furkan “Stomaged” Güngör
- Mid: Kim “Frozen” Tae-il
- ADC: Berkay “Zeitnot” Aşıkuzun
- Support: Onur “Zergsting” Ünalan
- Coach: Serder Pades
- Top: Álvaro “VVvert” Miguel Martins
- Jungle: Gabriel “Revolta” Henud Cresci
- Mid: Gabriel “Kami” Santos
- ADC: Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves
- Support: Hugo “Dioud” Padioleau
- Coach: Peter