In case you forgot, the 2020 League of Legends All-Star Event will take place this weekend on December 18-20! To cap off a unique season, the event will be pivoting to an online format.

The All-Star is a celebration of our sport’s most-loved personalities. We know fans look forward to ASE as a time to come together for some friendly global competition – so we aimed to include as much inter-regional gameplay as possible.

FORMAT CHANGES FOR 2020

With All-Star going online, pros and influencers will be playing from their home or regional studio. That means a new format, divided into two stages: Underdog Uprising and Superstar Showdown.

Underdog Uprising

Friday, December 18th will be a packed day of head-to-head matches between neighboring regions, with smaller regions aiming to upset their nearest powerhouse. Teams will be made up of top pros as voted by fans.

Superstar Showdown

December 19th-20th will feature three superteams each from the LCK, LCS, LEC, and LPL. LCK and LPL will take the virtual stage on Saturday, while the LCS and LEC will play Sunday.

A special Red Bull 1v1 Competition will also take place within each of these four regions, with the first stage broadcast on the 18th and Semis/Finals on the 19-20th.

LCK & LPL – Saturday, Dec. 19
Queue Kings & Legends
Non-pros will compete in a Bo1 each on Summoner’s Rift.

All-Stars
The five top-voted pros from the LCK and LPL will play in a best-of-three showdown. But these won’t be just any SR matches – it wouldn’t be All-Star if we didn’t add a twist or two. (monkaS)

LCS & LEC – Sunday, Dec. 20

Queue Kings & Legends
Non-pros will compete in a Bo1 each on Summoner’s Rift.

All-Stars
The top vote getters from the LCS and LEC will draft “dream teams” consisting of five players total. To mix things up a bit, each captain will pick at least 2 pros from each region. These teams will then compete in a Bo3.

The LCS & LEC pros will also be contending with some… non-standard match formats. (monkaW)

Charity Stakes

Most matches played at this year’s ASE will have prize money for charity on the line. Tune in to see which charities the teams have chosen to support and how much is earned for each good cause!

About the Ping

Naturally, due to the physical limitations of cross-regional online play (we can’t travel faster than the speed of light), we will be on higher ping than for our normal in-person events. That said, matchups have been specifically selected to offer a fun experience for all players – and viewers. We’ll be working closely with regions to pick the best server location for every game individually so we can optimize ping as much as possible under these circumstances.

HOW DO I WATCH?

See below for the 2020 All-Star broadcast schedule:

YOU HAVE VOTED

As of the time of publish, these are the players that have been confirmed for the teams. Who are your favourite teams? Follow @lolesports and keep an eye on lolesports.com for more details to come!

But wait, there’s more
Check out this new music video created specifically for All-Star 2020!