The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational and the first international Valorant LAN event appears to be in danger since scientists in Iceland have hinted at “strong signs” of a volcano 20 miles south of Reykjavik erupting.
League of Legends World Championship, which was announced recently and Valorant events appear to be in danger, following several days of near-constant seismic activity near Mount Keilir – about 30km from the largest city of Iceland, Reykjavik, sparking concerns.
Icelandic police officer Víðir Reynisson warned it was “more likely than not” a volcanic eruption would take place in the coming days. It would be the first Mount Keilir eruption since the 12th century.
“We are not saying we have signs an eruption has begun,” Kristín Jónsdóttir, from the Icelandic meteorological office told local media in Mar. 3.
“But, this looks like the type of activity we expect in the run-up to an eruption,” Jónsdóttir explained. Iceland’s last volcanic event, the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which occurred in 2010, temporarily shuttered all European air travel through April.
Riot Games has remained tight-lipped about the potential event delay. The League of Legends and Valorant developers announced their plans to take the international play to Reykjavik on Feb. 28. The first event in the double-header, the returning Mid-Season Invitational, was slated to kick off on May 6.
#MSI2021 is coming. Who will Break Out? Pack your parkas, because League of Legends’ greatest pro players are about to showdown in Iceland! This sprawling, epic landscape will set the stage for big moves & rising legends. Dates: May 6-22. pic.twitter.com/besQKwW3AW
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) March 1, 2021
Valorant’s first-ever LAN event, the conclusion of VCT Masters 2, is set to begin after the LoL tournament, on May 24. Stay tuned in here for the unfolding situation in Iceland.