League of Legends World Championship Rundown

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League of Legends World Championship Rundown

The League of Legends World Championship are underway in South Korea! The tournament will be played using a 24 team format consisting of three stages. The teams will be competing for a prize pool of $2,225,000. 1st place will take home 37.5 % of the total pot ($834,375). The three stages of the LoL World Championship are being played in the following sequence:

The first stage is a play-in stage, the second stage is a group stage and the last stage is the knockout stage. 12 teams will compete in the first round which is a play-in stage with two rounds of different styles. 

The group stage consists of 4 groups with 4 teams each. The best 2 teams amongst each group will move on to the knockout stage. The 8 remaining teams will advance to the final phase (the knockout stage), which consists of the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.

League of Legends World Championship Schedule:

Plays-in | Seoul | 1-4, 6-7th October 2018

Groups | Busan | 10-17th October 2018

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Knockout Stage:

Quarter Finals | Busan | 20-21st October 2018

Semi Finals | Gwangju | 27-28th October 2018

Finals | Incheon | 3rd November 2018

League of Legends Worlds Championship Contenders:


  • Team Liquid
  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9


  • Fnatic
  • Team Vitality
  • G2 Esports


  • KT Rolster
  • Afreeca Freecs
  • Gen.G


  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Invictus Gaming
  • Edward Gaming


  • Flash Wolves
  • MAD Team
  • G-Rex


  • Phong V? Buffalo


  • KaBuM! E-Sports


  • Gambit Esports


  • Infinity eSports


  • Kaos Latin Gamers


  • SuperMassive eSports


  • DetonatioN FocusMe


  • Dire Wolves

SEA Tour:

  • Ascension Gaming

Top Five Win Rates:

1. Flash Wolvs

2. Detonation FocusMe

3. Invictus Gaming

4. Phong V? Buffalo

5. Gambit Esports

Top Five Creep Score Per Minute:

1. Afreeca Freecs

2. KT Rolster

3. Phong V? Buffalo

4. Team Liquid

5. G2 Esports

Top Five K/D/A Ratios:

1. Flash Wolves

2. Detonation FocusMe

3. Phong V? Buffalo

4. Royal Never Give Up

5. Fnatic

Top Five Gold Per Minute:

1. Phong V? Buffalo

2. Invictus Gaming

3. Flash Wolves

4. Royal Never Give up

5. Fnatic

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