It appears that the final preparations for World 2018 are finally complete, as today Riot announced the venues for each of the stages of the tournament. While we knew the city locations of the 2018 World Championship, which is being hosted in South Korea this year, the specific venues had been hit with a few unfortunate delays.
The first stage of the tournament will be the play-in stage, which will be hosted in the LoL PARK in Seoul. During the next stage of the tournament, things will move to Busan where teams will compete in the BEXCO Busan Exhibition and Convention Center Auditorium for the group stage as well as the quarterfinals. The remaining teams will then head to Gwangju for the semifinals which will be hosted at the Gwangju Women’s University Universiade Gymnasium. Finally, the 2018 Finals will be hosted in Incheon, South Korea at the Incheon Munhak Stadium.
With the venues finally announced, Riot has also added information about tickets, including the times that tickets will go on sale for each stage of the tournament. The 2018 World Championships will begin on Oct. 1 and will run through the finals on Nov. 3.