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- Finals will be at STAPLES Center on Oct 29 with SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy.
- STAPLES Center doors open at 2:00 PM local time (Pacific Time), pre-show coverage begins at 2:30 PM, and the event begins at 4:00 PM on Oct 29.
- Watch the League Festival at Worlds on Oct 28 featuring PTL Live, League music concert, cosplay showcase, and more.
- Finals ticket holders can visit at LA Live from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM for the Riftwalk on Oct 29.
- Limited tickets are still available Finals Viewing Party at LA Live on Oct 29 from 2:30-10:00 PM.
It’s the final countdown to the conclusion of the 2016 League of Legends World Championship. Read on for your ultimate handbook for celebrating and attending Finals:
How do I get to the STAPLES Center?
Below are directions to L.A. LIVE West Garage via STAPLES Center:
101 Freeway Southbound from San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys to 110 Freeway Southbound (Harbor Freeway/San Pedro) from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena
- 110 Freeway Southbound
- Exit Olympic Blvd. and turn left at end of ramp
- At 11th Street turn left
- Continue on 11th Street past LA LIVE Way
- Turn left into the West Garage
10 Freeway Westbound from San Bernardino, Riverside, Pomona, Ontario, etc.
- 10 Freeway Westbound (towards Los Angeles)
- 110 Freeway Northbound exit then take the Pico Blvd. off ramp
- Continue north past Pico Blvd. (on LA LIVE Way) to 11th Street/Chick Hearn Ct.
- At 11th Street/Chick Hearn Ct. turn right
- Turn left into the West Garage
405 Freeway Southbound from Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, etc. to 10 Freeway Eastbound from Westside
- 10 Freeway Eastbound
- Exit Hoover Street, turn left and continue to Alvarado Street
- Turn right at Pico Blvd.
- Continue on Pico Blvd. to LA LIVE Way
- At L.A .LIVE Way turn left to 11th Street/Chick Hearn Ct.
- At 11th Street/Chick Hearn Ct. turn right
- Turn left into the West Garage
405 Freeway Northbound from San Diego, Orange County, Anaheim, etc.
- 405 Freeway north to 110 Freeway north (Harbor Freeway/Los Angeles)
- Take 110 Freeway north and transition to the 10 Freeway West
- Take the Pico Blvd. off ramp
- Continue north past Pico Blvd. (on L.A. LIVE Way) to 11th Street/Chick Hearn Ct.
- At 11th Street turn right/Chick Hearn Ct.
- Turn left into the West Garage
If you have a pre-paid parking pass, please check your specific lot name and location here.
Where do I park?
If you’d like to purchase prepaid parking from STAPLES Center in advance of Finals, click here. All parking passes must be printed in advance of arriving at the lot in order to gain entry. Confirmation, receipts and/or tickets on your phone will not be accepted so make sure to print out your parking pass.
If you’re attending the League Festival at Worlds or Finals Viewing Party, head over to the LA Live Parking Guide.
What entrance should I use?
Main Entrances are available to all ticketed guests, and are in the following locations:
- 11th Street Entry: Corner of Chick Hearn Ct. (11th St.) and Georgia St.
- Star Plaza Entry: Corner of Chick Hearn Ct. (11th St.) and Figueroa St. (between the Box Office and Team LA Store)
- Figueroa Entry: Corner of 12th St. and Figueroa St.
Where do I pick up tickets?
Fans may pick up tickets at the Box Office.
What To Do
When should I show up for Finals?
Doors to Staples Center open at 2:00 PM local time (PT) on October 29. If you’d like to visit the Riftwalk, it’ll be open to Finals ticket holders only from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Saturday. Entry will be limited by capacity so show up early!
When does the Finals start?
On the day of Finals, we’ll have the 2016 World Championship pre-game coverage featuring interviews, analysis, and predictions. Starting at 4:00 PM PT, we’ll kickoff Finals with an Opening Ceremony featuring a live performance of Ignite by Zedd. Games will begin at ~4:30 PM PT on Oct 29.
What will be happening before the event on Saturday?
We’ll have a variety of pre-show activities inside and outside the venue including photo ops, temporary tattoos, and more.
We’ll also be hosting a Pre-Finals Festival featuring the Riftwalk, signings & photo ops with guest cosplayers, Steve Wang’s League statues, and more before heading into STAPLES Center for the match itself from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at LA Live on Oct 29.
Who is participating at Finals? What games are being played?
Finals will be a Best of 5 between SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy.
What To Bring
Can I bring a camera? Can I take photos / videos at the event?
We encourage photos and videos from your seat but leave monopods, professional lenses, selfie sticks, tripods, and large rigs at home. Generally, anything that can block the view or disrupt the experience of the others around you is a no-go.
Any photos taken are for personal use only and may not be sold, licensed or distributed.
What items are not allowed inside the arena?
Anything that can distract the players or interrupt the event will not be allowed in the arena including air horns, vuvuzelas, beach balls, laser pointers, etc. All final decisions on items entering the facility shall be at the sole discretion of Riot, event security and the local police department.
Will there be a merch store?
Yes, we will be selling League of Legends merch at Finals.
Will there be swag at the event?
Yes, we will be tossing out swag before and after each game.
Will there be food and alcohol for sale during the event?
Yes, concessions and alcohol will be available.
Is re-entry available?
STAPLES Center has a “no re-entry” policy during events.
Can I bring my own food / drink?
Outside food is not allowed inside the venue.
Where can I smoke?
Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) and the use of smokeless tobacco products is not permitted in the arena at any time. A smoking section is available on the City View Terrace outside patio. City View Terrace is located on the Upper Concourse across from aisles U25-U28.
Can I bring a purse? Backpack?
All bags are subject to search before being allowed into the building. All bags larger than 14″ x 14″ (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from entry into the arena.
Are signs and banners allowed? Will there be a place where I can make my own?
Signs and banners are allowed as long as they do not exceed 22″ x 28″ (standard poster board) and do not obstruct other attendees. Guests whose signs or banners frequently obstruct others will be asked to put them away by event staff. All signs are subject to review by event staff and any signs that are deemed offensive or inappropriate will be confiscated and not returned.
Is there a coat check? Can I check my bags or luggage?
There is not a coat or baggage check at STAPLES Center so so please make other arrangements for your larger, oversized bags.
My friend wants to come now, can I still get tickets?
Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for STAPLES Center and the League Festival at Worlds and the Finals Viewing Party at LA Live.
Knockout Stage + Stakes
What’s the Knockout Stage?
The Knockout Stage is the second part of the 2016 World Championship. It’s made up of the Quarterfinals in Chicago, Semifinals in New York City, and Finals in Los Angeles. At the Knockout Stage, the tournament moves to Best of 5, single elimination bracket that was drawn based on the Group Stage results.
How did teams qualify for the Knockout Stage?
The top two teams from each group during the Group Stage in San Francisco advanced to the Knockout Stage. The eight teams kicked off the Knockout Stage with Quarterfinals in Chicago to final four teams at Semifinals in New York City, and now, only two teams remain for Finals.
How was the Knockout Stage bracket decided again?
The Knockout Stage was decided live after Group Stage concluded on Sunday, October 9. Watch the VOD of the live show here.
What’s on the line at Finals?
Worlds all comes down to this. At Finals, one team will win the ultimate competition of League of Legends mastery to hoist the coveted Summoner’s Cup and become world Champions. The winning team will leave their mark inside League of Legends with their own version of the championship skins and take home a percentage from the growing prize pool.
Community Events + Riftwalk
What’s the League Festival at Worlds?
On October 28, we’ll kick things off on the eve of Finals with the League Festival at Worlds. Here’s the show line-up starting at 6:00 PM PT:
- PrimeTime League Live with your favorite hosts to begin the show
- The All-Mid All Star Deathmatch, featuring Voyboy, Jessica Nigri, Nicki Taylor, Reckful, Jimmy Wong, Spiral Cats, & more…
- Champions Live: A Cosplay Celebration, hosted by /AllChat hosts Jessica Nigri and Jimmy Wong, as well as Riot artist Shannon “RiotPhoenix” Berke, and featuring more than 20 League cosplayers from around the world.
- A special edition of Worlds Tonight, in which a panel of shoutcasters and analysts will give their take on the road to Finals and the championship match-up for the Summoner’s Cup.
- We’ll cap the night off in epic fashion with the Music of League of Legends Live Concert. A wide variety of artists backed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra will take both attendees and viewers on a tour through the many genres of League music, including champion and faction themes, music videos, and esports favorites.
And a few other surprises….
When do doors open for the League Festival at Worlds?
Doors open at 5:00 PM, show starts at 6:00 PM, closes at 10:00 PM on Oct 28. Keep an eye on the Facebook event for any last minute updates.
An important note on what to do first when you get to LA Live – prior to entering the Festival, you’ll need to walk over to the JW Marriott (900 W Olympic Blvd) to get your ticket scanned and pick up a wristband. You MUST have this wristband to get into the Festival and the Riftwalk. You can drop by the JW anytime 3-9 PM to get your wristband. There will also be signs throughout LA Live directing you to the right locations.
Can I still get tickets for the League Festival at Worlds?
Unfortunately, we’re sold out. We’ll be streaming the event so you can watch starting at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 28 on Lolesports.
What is the Riftwalk?
As seen at NA Summer Finals, the Riftwalk is an immersive, interactive journey through League’s history, celebrating both beloved creators and the community that’s made it all possible.
Where is the Riftwalk?
The Riftwalk will be a short walk away from STAPLES Center at LA Live.
When is the Riftwalk open?
The Riftwalk will be open on October 28 for the League Festival at Worlds ticket holders during the show.
On the day of Finals on Oct 29, we’ll open LA Live early for Finals ticket holders to get their own taste of the festival experience from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Show up early and check out the Riftwalk, signings & photo ops with guest cosplayers, Steve Wang’s League statues, and more before heading into STAPLES Center for the match itself. Entry will be limited by capacity so show up early!
If you’re attending the LA Live Viewing Party, you’ll be able to walk through the Riftwalk with your viewing party ticket starting at 2:30 PM on Oct 29.
Do I need a separate ticket for the Riftwalk?I
No, if you have a League Festival at Worlds ticket, Finals ticket, or Finals Viewing Party ticket, you’re all set to go through Riftwalk.
Can I buy a ticket just for the Riftwalk at LA Live?
Due to capacity, we are unable to offer only Riftwalk tickets.
Are there any viewing parties near me for Finals?
There’s a couple of options for viewing parties:
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, we’ll be hosting a Finals Viewing Party at LA Live on October 29 at 2:30-10:00 PM. In between games, you can check out a variety of other experiences throughout LA Live, including the Riftwalk, a 13′ Thresh sky puppet, and Steve Wang’s famous League statues, swag throws, and musical performances. An important note on what to do first when you get to LA Live – prior to entering the Viewing Party, you’ll need to walk over to the nearby JW Marriott (900 W Olympic Blvd) to get your ticket scanned and pick up a wristband. You MUST have this wristband to get into the Viewing Party and the Riftwalk. You can drop by the JW anytime 9 AM – 9 PM to get your wristband. There will also be signs throughout LA Live directing you to the right locations.
Coca-Cola and their cinema partners are bringing Finals to the big screen again. Tickets are $20 and check out the Coke Esports’ website for the closest participating theater near you.
Is there a cosplay entrance?
No, all cosplayers will enter through the main doors.
Is there a cospitality lounge? When is it open?
Yes, we’ll have a cospitality lounge located at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live in MR Orchestra 2. It’ll be open on Friday, October 28 from 5:00-10:00 PM and Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM.
What is the cosplay policy?
Worlds 2016 – Finals Cosplay Rules:
- All final decisions on costumes entering the facility shall be at the sole discretion of event staff, security, and the the local police department.
- Your costume must be not be wider than 4 feet across, longer than 6 feet, or taller than 8 feet. Additionally, you must be able to easily maneuver your costume over stairs or ramps unassisted. You must also be able to sit in your seat while wearing your costume. There is no re-entry policy so if you leave to take off your costume, you will not be able to return to the venue.
- You must have unobstructed vision at all times (i.e., must not need to remove a piece of your costume in order to see).
- Armor cannot pose a threat to others by way of sharpened metal edges, spikes, or bladed surfaces.
- All swords or bladed weapons must be blunt-edged and cannot have a sharpened edge (no metallic or predominantly wooden weapons). No weapon may be sharp or pointy enough to cut or pierce someone with moderate pressure, or heavy enough to create a threatening club. Note: Worbla will be permitted, pending that it follows the above weapon restrictions.
- You may not bring firearms of any kind including air guns or cap guns, as well as any replica weapon (i.e., facsimiles or realistic versions of real-world weapons). Any firearm must be clearly of prop nature, and cosplayers will be responsible for proving that any potential firearm is non-dischargeable.
- Any bow-type weapons must be unstrung or strung with a low-tensile thread. All prop arrows must have non-metal, blunted tips.
- You may not include liquids, gels, or other substances which could cause a mess. (This will be at the discretion of local police department, event security, Riot, and/or event staff).
- You may not use smoke effects, fire, explosives, or any other environmental hazard in any capacity.
- You may display your prop weapons only as costume pieces. Do not swing or brandish your prop in any way that could be considered unsafe or threatening.
- You may pose with a prop in a brandishing manner, so long as no reasonable person would interpret for anything other than dramatic effect. Event staff, security, or management may stop you at their sole discretion.
- All attendees who have prop weapons need to be verified and inspected by event security or local authorities when they arrive. Attendees whose costume weapons have been approved will be tagged and cataloged.
As a final note, everyone attending Worlds 2016 will need to have a ticket in order to enter the event. If you have any additional cosplay questions, reach out to Jynx (@RiotJynx) on Twitter.