Worlds 2023 already saw a positive change in format, but it seems Riot is not done yet and are looking to make more adjustments in 2024.
With the 2023 League of Legends World Championship coming to a close, players are already looking forward to the future of Worlds and what could be different in the coming years. At the Worlds Finals press day Jeremy "Brightmoon" Lee made a few comments about this.
Changing the format was a great thing for the tournament in 2023, but there are some improvements that can still be made, which is what Riot is looking to do in 2024.
LoL Worlds: Future Format Changes In Sight
At the 2023 League of Legends World Championship Finals Global Head of LoL Esports, Naz Aletaha spoke about the improvements they saw throughout the 2023 World Championship thanks to the change to Swiss Stage and away from a traditional Group Stage.
This has been evident, especially in viewership numbers, since games held a lot more meaning. While there were fewer games, there were a lot more meaningful ones, which made more people tune in to watch.
Riot Brightmoon, also stated that there are a few more adjustments to be made for the upcoming World Championship and that the current format is not perfect yet.
I'm really happy with the way this turned out. I know there is some tweaks we want to make for next year, but I think we're going to roll with that.
Naz Alteaha also explained that this was the first go at a Swiss format and that the esports team has been monitoring it closely to see what parts of the format can be adjusted for future iterations of the World Championship. So don't be alarmed if there are some tweaks for the 2024 season.
Things we are looking at are, should we limit the number of inner-regional matches in rounds beyond round 1. We are also looking at re-matches. So those are some of the things I know the team is working on.
One thing is for sure though, the Swiss stage was a success and is likely to stay, which is great for viewership and for fans.
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