Paris loves eSport!

Game publisher Riot Games has chosen Paris to host two finals of its biggest competition, League of Legends, in October 2024.

Having already hosted the "Worlds" finals in 2019, Paris will once again be the setting for the League of Legends 2024 World Championships! After a five-year absence from Europe, Riot Games, publisher of the iconic video game with a community of 140 million players, has chosen Paris to host two finals of its biggest competition. The quarter-finals and semi-finals of the World Cup will take place from 17 to 24 October 2024 at the Adidas Arena.

Paris already hosted the memorable Worlds final in 2019, which attracted massive crowds to the Accor Arena and the fan zone on the parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville. The Adidas Arena, a new dedicated facility located in the Porte de la Chapelle district, will have a seating capacity of 8,000. Scheduled to be built as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it will be inaugurated in February 2024.

At the last edition of the "Worlds" in November 2023 in Seoul, more than 20,000 people visited the fan zone every day, while more than six million online and physical spectators watched the victory of the Korean team T1.

At the initiative of the City of Paris and the Paris je t'aime - Convention Bureau, and with the support of major Parisian players, a taskforce for hosting major eSport events was set up on 16 May 2023 with the aim of boosting the appeal of Paris as a preferred destination for esports competitions, highlighting the city's proactive policy in this area, the innovation of its players and the one-stop-shop role played by the Paris je t'aime - Convention Bureau teams. The announcement by Riot Games is a decisive victory for the system that has been put in place.