Early this morning, Riot Games announced via their official esports portal for League of Legends that the All Star Event 2017 would be seeing big changes to the format. Most notably, all star players will no longer be grouped into two opposing sides. Rather, dream teams will be compiled from each region based on past performance and fan voting.
League of Legends All Star Event 2017 Dream Teams
This change should really shake things up, as now there will be 8 teams competing for glory at the All Star Event 2017, instead of two sides. Players will play under the banner of their region, with China, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Turkey, Brazil, South Korea, and the LMS (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau) all participating. The eligibility of regions to participate in the All Star Event was dependent upon their seeding at Worlds and their performance at this year’s MSI.
Rosters will be composed of players from each region who earn the most fan votes. That voting will open at some point in November, and fans will only be able to vote for players in their own home region. Pro players within the region, in turn, will vote to see who will have the honor of coaching the dream team. That coach will then choose the two pro players from each region’s roster that will participate in the much-hyped 1v1 tournament for the title of supreme mechanical player.
The underlying concept behind these changes, according to Riot, is to stray from the previous format that valued entertainment over competition. Previous All Star Events have been more like an end-of-the-season party than an actual competitive tournament. The new format should bring some competitive continuity to the professional season’s end cap.
The All Star Event 2017 will take place in the NA LCS Studio in Los Angeles, California, from December 7th through the 10th. Stay tuned to find out when voting for your favorite players in your region goes live this November, and be sure to check out the official post for all the details.