By Riot Magus
It all comes down to this, the final event of the 2015 World Championship. It’s time for the ultimate showdown in Berlin between the top two teams who will face-off to be crowned world champions.
Here’s the important information that you need to secure your seat at Finals below:
Q: When do Finals tickets go on sale?
Tickets will go on sale on July 29 at 8:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST via Eventim.
Q: How much are tickets?
A: Tickets are €59.55 / $65.38 for lower level and €45.75 / $50.23 for upper level seats, plus applicable fees. All ticket prices will be listed in Euros on the ticket site.
*US DOLLAR PRICES ARE ESTIMATES BASED ON CURRENT EURO TO USD CONVERSION RATES AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Q: Can you confirm the ticket prices after all fees and taxes?
A: Fees vary based on the individual buyer since you might need to pay taxes based on your location. Fees also vary on how you decide to receive your ticket such as e-ticket, will call, mailing, etc. Find out more information over on Eventim.
Q: What languages is the ticket site available in?
A: German and English.
Q: Do I have to make an account to buy tickets?
A: Yes, Eventim requires an account to purchase tickets. To save time, we recommend that you sign-up and create an account before tickets go live.
Q: Will there be a queue/waiting page for tickets?
A: If the event is in high enough demand, an automatic system will go live to mitigate the traffic for Finals. Remember that being in the queue or lobby doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to purchase tickets.
Q: Are seats assigned? I want to sit with my friends.
A: If you want to sit with your friends, buy tickets together. Seats are assigned for every ticket.
Q: Where are the best seats in the house? What does the setup look like?
A: As we announced in our Semifinals Q&A, for the first time at a World Championship, we’ll be presenting both Semifinals and Finals ‘theatre-in-the-round’ – meaning that the action will be in the center of the venue with the audience around it rather than our traditional stage setup. This central staging setup allows us to welcome more fans and maximize the view from each seat at Finals.
Q: Are tickets refundable?
A: Tickets are non-refundable.
Q: How many tickets can I purchase at once?
A: Six tickets may be purchased per order.
Q: Will there be more tickets in August?
A: There will be extremely limited quantities including a small number of floor seats released in August based on our final production setup. If you want to guarantee a seat at Finals, we suggest not waiting until August since we cannot guarantee availability after the initial wave of Finals tickets coming on July 29.
Q: When will more tickets go on sale?
A: We’ll confirm August ticket sale timing in the coming weeks.
Q: Where is Finals?
A: Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, Mercedes-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin, Germany (Google Maps)
For your navigation system, enter Mühlenstraße 12-30, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Q: When is Finals?
A: Finals takes place on October 31.
Q: What games are being played at Finals?
A: The final two teams will face-off in a Best of 5 to determine who will be crowned the 2015 World Champions. We won’t know the final two teams until Semifinals are done.
Q: What language will the live commentary of the event be in at Finals?
A: Live commentary in Berlin will be in English.
Q: Will there be radios with other languages available?
A: We’ll have options to listen with other languages available.
Q: When does Finals start?
A: The show begins at 12:00 PM CET with some pre-game analysis and the opening ceremony.
Q: When do doors open at Finals?
A: Doors open at 10:00 AM CET.
Q: Will there be other events (cosplay, merch, etc) at Finals?
A: We’re still working on our final plans so we’ll confirm when we we get closer to the event. Cosplayers and costumes are welcome especially since the Finals takes place on on Halloween!
Q: Is there an age restriction for players to attend Finals?
A: The venue requires all attendees under 16 be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. The accompanying adult is required to have a valid ticket for the event.
Q: What’s the best way to get to Mercedes-Benz Arena?
A: Head on over to the Arena’s Getting There & Parking page for more information on your transportation options.
Q: Wait, I thought Finals was at O2 World (Berlin), did you change venues?
A: In July, O2 World (Berlin) rebranded to Mercedes-Benz Arena. It’s still the same venue that we confirmed in our Worlds venue announcement.
Q: Is there parking available at the arena?
A: Yes, head on over to the Mercedes-Benz Arena Parking page for directions and details.
Q: Can I bring my own food and drink into the arena? Where can I smoke? Can I bring a backpack to the arena?
A: Mercedes-Benz Arena has an extensive FAQ that will answer most of your questions and outlines the venue’s policies.
Don’t miss any of the journey toward Worlds as teams begin to qualify for the 2015 World Championship in August and September.