LCS Spring Finals Head To Texas For The First Time
Posted 27th January 2020 By: Derpina    150 Views
Esports News – The League of Legends 2020 competitive season is finally coming together. League of Legends Korea (LCK) has its starting date, while the LoL Pro League (LPL) is currently ongoing. This week, Riot announced the official date and location of the 2020 LoL Champion Series (LCS) Spring Finals.
The Spring Split grand finals takes place at Ford Center At The Star from April 18 to 19, 2020. Tickets go on sale on February 21st. It’s the first time in history that Texas will host the LCS, the biggest LoL regional tournament in North America. The league’s previous grand final events were held at the Chaifetz Arena in Missouri and the Jackie Gleason Theater in Florida.
The Star is the NFL team Dallas Cowboy’s official headquarters and practice facility, so Riot partners with Dallas Cowboys Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Jones. In a recent press release, Jones made the announcement: “We are thrilled to partner with the City of Frisco in bringing one of the largest esports events in North America to Ford Center…As the esports industry continues to grow, including here onsite with Complexity Gaming, we will continue to create and host one-of-a-kind experiences for fans all over.”
About the venue
Ford Center at The Star is located in Frisco, Texas. It’s a 91-acre, billion-dollar indoor stadium that can house 12,000 attendees. Known for its Hellas Matrix Turf with Helix Technology, the venue is used as a regular soccer field and practice facility.
The Star houses Dallas Cowboys, but it also serves as the main headquarters of American esports organization Complexity Gaming and its competing teams from League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty, and Fornite, among others.
Esports in Texas
Although it’s the first time Riot Games will host a major LoL tournament in Texas, the US state has its fair share of esports events lately. It’s also slowly becoming a hub for esports as several organizers plant their team headquarters in the area—such as Team Envy and Complexity Gaming. Texas is also home to two active Overwatch League Teams, Dallas Fuel and Houston Outlaws.