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The last two teams will have battled through Worlds to get to this moment — Finals. This is where legends are made. If you’re planning on making the journey to Beijing to watch the action unfold first hand, read on!
Based on our final production setup, we’ll be releasing an extremely limited quantity of additional Finals tickets via Damai on November 2 at 7:00 AM PT. Only upper bowl seats will be available.
To limit scalpers offering overpriced tickets, we have protections in place during the first wave of ticket sales. Unfortunately, one of the tradeoffs of these scalping protections is that only fans with a Chinese League of Legends account can buy tickets. To ensure that fans outside of China also get access to tickets, we set up a second wave of tickets intended for international travelers. Due to technical constraints, both fans from outside China and fans from China can purchase tickets during the second wave.
When do international tickets go on sale?
International ticket sales will go live on Wednesday, October 25 at 10:00 AM PT and will conclude at 10:00 AM PT on Wednesday, November 1.
How do I purchase tickets?
We’ll be selling tickets through Damai. In order to expedite the process we recommend setting up an account prior to the on sale date. The ticket site will only be available in English, so international fans be sure to use your browser’s built-in translator to help you grab your tickets.
UPDATE: The Damai ticketing link will go live on 10/24 at 10:00 PM PT.
How much will tickets be?
- Floor seats 1: 1280 RMB / $185
- Floor seats 2: 880 RMB / $127
- Lower bowl: 480 RMB / $70
- Middle bowl: 380 RMB / $55
- Upper bowl: 280 RMB / $41
What dates are the tickets for?
The Finals will take place on November 4 in Beijing.
How many tickets can I buy?
Two tickets per player.
How will I get my tickets?
A passport is required to purchase and pick up international tickets. Players will need to pick up the tickets themselves for international ticket sales in Beijing prior to the event, and specific instructions will be available on Damai.
Where will Finals be held?
The Finals will be played in Beijing, China at the Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest).
When will doors open?
Doors will open at 12:30 PM local time (China Standard Time – CST).
When does the event start?
The opening ceremony will begin at 2:30 PM CST. Pre-show content will begin at 1:30 CST.
What format are the Finals played in?
The Finals follow the same format as the entirety of the Knockout Stage. The final two teams will play a Best of 5 (Bo5) match with the winners hoisting the Summoner’s Cup as world champions.
Will there be any live musical performances?
We’ll kick off Finals with an Opening Ceremony featuring one of China’s top artists Jay Chou, and a performance of the 2017 Worlds anthem “Legends Never Die” by Against The Current.
Why are you launching tickets so late?
Running events in China can be impacted by local circumstances that delay ticket sales. Working within the constraints created by these circumstances has meant shorter timelines for each stage than we would have liked, but we want to do everything we can to ensure that fans who want to buy tickets are able to smoothly.
I’ve been reading about technical issues buying tickets, what’s going on?
Our ticketing vendor is looking into the issues fans have had buying tickets, which is why we’re starting sales on Wednesday – it gives the vendor time to run tests and make improvements that will help avoid repeating the same issues. We apologize to anyone who has had issues buying tickets for any of the previous stages. If you’ve had issues purchasing tickets or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why can local fans also purchase international tickets?
With local ticket sales, we’re able to restrict the purchase of tickets to only fans with a Chinese League of Legends account. We also offer a small percentage of tickets to fans without a Chinese League of Legends account, but technical constraints mean that we can’t prevent local fans from also buying. Given this, we recommend being ready for international ticket sales as soon as they go live. We do have preventive measures and protections in place to limit the number of tickets that scalpers can purchase.
You should be all set to grab your Finals tickets for the 2017 World Championship. If you have any questions or concerns not covered in this article, reach out to email@example.com. Remember to keep it dialed to Lolesports for everything Worlds 2017. We’ll see you in Beijing!