If, like us, you were hoping to get tickets to the League of Legends World Championship quarter finals at Wembley’s SSE Arena this October, and didn’t manage to when they went on sale this week, it’s looking like bad news.
The event sold out on Wednesday almost instantly, and tickets are already being put up for sale on eBay.
This one is for sale for £400, while the tickets’ original face value ranges from £13.75 to £29.75.
Organisers confirmed that the initial batch of tickets have sold out. However, developer Riot Games has said more tickets will go on sale sometime in August.
“We’ll confirm the small batch of tickets for August timing in the coming weeks once we’ve finalized our production plans for all the venues,” they said in a Q&A on the LoL eSports website.
Tickets went on sale on Wednesday July 15th at 4pm UK time, and sold out shortly afterwards. Riot originally told fans they would be going on sale this Monday, giving people all of two days to find out the news and prepare.
The way the tickets were sold drew a few minor complaints from fans on the LoL eSports website and Twitter.
League of Legends Worlds sold out Wembley Arena in 20 minutes ??
— Con (@ConnorPugh7) July 15, 2015
why the f*ck would they host worlds in a small stadium when league is as big as it is… all quarters world tickets sold out in 5 mins…
— Mitch ZuLu Cooper (@zuluuuuuuuu) July 15, 2015
The Worlds quarter finals at Wembley take place from Thursday October 15th to Sunday October 18th.
Let’s hope Riot give us more than two days’ notice next time.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.