League fans have difficulties in securing tickets to the 2022 World Championship, which sell out in minutes

League fans have difficulties in securing tickets to the 2022 World Championship, which sell out in  ...

League of Legends fans flock to the World Championship, the sport's biggest event of the year. Tickets sell out in minutes, and with this year's event taking place in North America for the first time since 2016, things turned out to be more difficult than ever before.

According to several would-be Worlds participants, tickets sold out in just a few minutes today.

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The venues for the play-in stage, group stage, and knockout stage are all relatively small. The LLA Studio in Mexico City seats only 130 people, while the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City seats only 5,600 people.

The State Farm Arena in Atlanta can seat about 21,000 people in the semifinals, while the finals will be held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, which may have around 18,000 people in attendance. It's unfavorable, however, whether or not the State Farm Arena and Chase Center will have all of their seats in use.

The fact that over the previous two days, Verified Fan users and Mastercard holders had pre-sale access to tickets made it even harder to get tickets once access for all was provided. Once fans had been given the seat map for the various venues, many seats were already taken.

There are already resellers who have jacked up the ticket prices for each stage for those who weren't quick enough to pay the tickets. Some prices have gone up more than twice what they originally paid, with lower-level tickets going for as much as $200 each in New York.