Rogue have automatically qualified for Worlds 2021 group stage after Riot confirms VCS will miss tournament due to COVID

Riot Games officially revealed this morning that the 2021 League of Legends World Championship is being held in Iceland. With this announcement, the team also confirmed that the two representatives from the Vietnam Championship Series won’t be able to attend due to tvel restrictions. As a result, the LEC’s third seed Rogue will be automatically moving up into the group stage of the tournament.

In August, the VCS was forced to cancel its 2021 Summer Split due to multiple reported concerns, including contctual issues between Garena and Riot, as well as lengthy delays due to the ongoing situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. There were, however, some reports around the possibility of sending two of the region’s best teams from the 2021 Spring Split, GAM Esports and Saigon Buffalo, to Worlds.

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