2017 League of Legends World Championship

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League of Legends World Championship
2017
LoL Worlds 2017 Logo.png
Tournament information
Location China
DatesSeptember 23–November 4
Administrator(s)Riot Games
Tournament
format(s)
12 team double round-robin Play-in Stage
16 team double round-robin Group Stage
8 team single-elimination bracket[1]
Venue(s)
4 (in 4 host cities)
Teams24
Purse$4,596,591[2]
Final positions
ChampionSouth Korea Samsung Galaxy
(2nd title, 1st title after Galaxy White)
Runner-upSouth Korea SK Telecom T1
MVPSouth Korea Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk (Samsung Galaxy)
← 2016
2018 →

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship was an esports tournament for the multiplayer online battle arena video game League of Legends. It was the seventh iteration of the League of Legends World Championship, an annual international tournament organized by the game's developer, Riot Games. It was held from September 23 – November 4, 2017, in cities across China. Twenty four teams qualified for the tournament based on their placement in regional circuits such as those in North America, Europe, South Korea, and China, with twelve of those teams having to reach the group stage via a play-in round.

Samsung Galaxy secured their second championship win after defeating the three-time world champion SK Telecom T1, 3–0 in a best of five final series. They previously won the 2014 League of Legends World Championship. Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk, the AD carry of Samsung, was named the MVP of the tournament for his outstanding performances.[3]

Against the Current and Jay Chou collaborated with Riot Games to produce two exclusive songs titled "Legends Never Die" and "Heroes" respectively for the tournament, while Alan Walker also produced his own remix of "Legends Never Die".

The 2017 Worlds has been widely praised for its ceremonial performances,[4][5] while receiving attention worldwide due to the high quality of the tournament, its multiple dramatic and emotional series,[6][7][8][9] and SK Telecom T1's tributary moments.[10][11] The finals gained a solid following of 60 million unique viewers, breaking 2016's viewer record.[12] A donation of US$2 million was also raised through the sales of Worlds 2017 Championship Ashe skin, reaching out to different charities and receiving commendations.[citation needed]

Teams and qualifications[edit]

Based on the results of MSI and the World Championship in the previous two years, all teams from South Korea (LCK) were seeded directly into the group stage and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (LMS) received an extra seed. With the ranking of the 2017 Mid Season Invitational, Southeast Asia (GPL) received a group stage seed for the summer champion team and one more slot in the play-in stage for the summer runner-up team, and the North American (NA LCS) summer split champion team was seeded to Pool 2 due to not qualifying for the top 4 at the MSI.

Region League Path Start in Pool Teams ID
China LPL Summer Champion Group stage 1 China Edward Gaming EDG
Championship Points 2 China Royal Never Give Up RNG
Regional Finals Play-in stage 3 China Team WE WE
Europe EU LCS Summer Champion Group stage 1 Europe G2 Esports G2
Championship Points 2 Europe Misfits Gaming MSF
Regional Finals Play-in stage 3 Europe Fnatic FNC
North America NA LCS Summer Champion Group stage 2 United States Team SoloMid TSM
Championship Points United States Immortals IMT
Regional Finals Play-in stage 3 United States Cloud9 C9
South Korea LCK Summer Champion Group stage 1 South Korea Longzhu Gaming LZ
Championship Points 2 South Korea SK Telecom T1 SKT
Regional Finals South Korea Samsung Galaxy SSG
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Macau
LMS Summer Champion Group stage 1 Taiwan Flash Wolves FW
Championship Points 2 Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club AHQ
Regional Finals Play-in stage 3 Hong Kong Hong Kong Attitude HKA
Vietnam
►Southeast Asia
VCS►GPL Summer Champion Group stage 2 Vietnam GIGABYTE Marines GAM
Summer Runner-up Play-in stage 4 Vietnam Young Generation YG
Brazil CBLOL Summer Champion Brazil Team oNe Esports ONE
CIS LCL Russia Gambit Esports GMB
Turkey TCL Turkey 1907 Fenerbahçe FB
Japan LJL 5 Japan Rampage RPG
Latin America North LLN Mexico Lyon Gaming LYN
Latin America South CLS Chile Kaos Latin Gamers KLG
Oceania OPL Australia Dire Wolves DW

Rosters[edit]

Teams Players Coach
Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
China (LPL)
China EDward Gaming China Mouse(Chen Yuhao) China Clearlove7 South Korea Scout China iBoy China Meiko South Korea NoFe
China Audi (DNP)
China Royal Never Give Up China Letme China Mlxg

China Y1HAN (DNP)

China Xiaohu China Uzi China Ming Taiwan FireFox
China Team WE China 957 China Condi China xiye South Korea Mystic South Korea Ben

South Korea Zero (DNP)

South Korea Homme
Europe (EU LCS)
Europe G2 Esports South Korea Expect South Korea Trick Croatia Perkz Denmark Zven Spain mithy Netherlands YoungBuck
Denmark Hoang (DNP)
Europe Misfits Gaming United Kingdom Alphari United Kingdom Maxlore Germany PowerOfEvil France Hans Sama South Korea IgNar United Arab Emirates Daku
Finland Hiiva (DNP)
Europe Fnatic France sOAZ Denmark Broxah Denmark Caps Sweden Rekkles Denmark Jesiz Canada Dylan Falco
Netherlands Special (DNP)
North America (NA LCS)
United States Team SoloMid United States Hauntzer Denmark Svenskeren Denmark Bjergsen United States Doublelift Canada Biofrost United States Parth
Denmark MrRallez (DNP)
United States Immortals South Korea Flame United States Xmithie United States Pobelter Canada Cody Sun South Korea Olleh South Korea SSONG
Canada AnDa (DNP)
United States Cloud9 South Korea Impact United States Contractz Denmark Jensen United States Sneaky Canada Smoothie South Korea Reapered
South Korea Ray (DNP)
South Korea (LCK)
South Korea Longzhu Gaming South Korea Khan South Korea Cuzz South Korea Bdd South Korea PraY South Korea GorillA South Korea Kim Jeong-soo
South Korea Rascal
South Korea SK Telecom T1 South Korea Huni South Korea Peanut South Korea Faker South Korea Bang South Korea Wolf South Korea kkOma
South Korea Blank
South Korea Samsung Galaxy South Korea CuVee South Korea Ambition South Korea Crown South Korea Ruler South Korea CoreJJ South Korea Edgar
South Korea Haru
Taiwan – Hong Kong – Macau (LMS)
Taiwan Flash Wolves Taiwan MMD Taiwan Karsa Taiwan Maple Taiwan Betty Taiwan SwordArT Taiwan Steak
Taiwan Cyo (DNP)
Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club Taiwan Ziv Taiwan Mountain Taiwan Westdoor Taiwan AN Taiwan Albis Taiwan GreenTea
Singapore Chawy
Hong Kong Hong Kong Attitude South Korea Riris Hong Kong Godkwai Taiwan M1ssion Hong Kong Unified Hong Kong Kaiwing Hong Kong Tabe
Taiwan Gemini
Vietnam►Southeast Asia (VCS►GPL)
Vietnam GIGABYTE Marines Vietnam Archie Vietnam Levi Vietnam Optimus Vietnam Noway Vietnam Nevan Vietnam Tinikun
Vietnam Sya
Vietnam Young Generation Vietnam Ren Vietnam Venus Vietnam Naul Vietnam BigKoro Vietnam Palette Vietnam Koo
Vietnam NhocTy
Brazil (CBLOL)
Brazil Team oNe Esports Brazil VVvert Brazil 4LaN Brazil Brucer Brazil Absolut Brazil RedBert Brazil Neki
Brazil Marf
Commonwealth of Independent States (LCL)
Russia Gambit Esports Ukraine PvPStejos Russia Diamondprox Ukraine Kira Latvia Blasting Armenia EDward Russia Invi
Russia Tauren (DNP)
Turkey (TCL)
Turkey 1907 Fenerbahçe Turkey Thaldrin South Korea Crash (Loan) South Korea Frozen Turkey padden Turkey Japone Turkey Pades
South Korea WaenA (DNP)
Japan (LJL)
Japan Rampage Japan Evi South Korea Tussle Japan Ramune Japan YutoriMoyasi South Korea Dara South Korea 34
Japan TETE (DNP)
Latin America North (LLN)
Mexico Lyon Gaming Mexico Jirall Peru Oddie Mexico Seiya Argentina WhiteLotus Argentina Genthix Mexico Yeti
Mexico MarioMe (DNP)
Latin America South (CLS)
Chile Kaos Latin Gamers Uruguay MANTARRAYA Chile Tierwulf Chile Plugo Argentina Fix Chile Slow Argentina Pierre
Chile Focho (DNP)
Oceania (OPL)
Australia Dire Wolves New Zealand Chippys Australia shernfire Australia Phantiks Australia k1ng Australia Destiny Australia Sharp
Australia Rippii (DNP)

Venues[edit]

Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing were the four cities chosen to host the competition.[13]

Wuhan, Hubei Guangzhou, Guangdong
Play-in Stage & Main Group Stage Quarterfinals
Wuhan Gymnasium Guangzhou Gymnasium
Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 10,000
Sep 23 – Oct 15 Oct 19 – Oct 22
Wuhan-SE-DSCF1118 - Olympics Sports Center.JPG Guangzhou Gymnasium.JPG
Shanghai Beijing
Semifinals Finals
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center Beijing National Stadium
Capacity: 18,200 Capacity: 91,000
Oct 28 – Oct 29 Nov 4
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center Indoor Arena.jpg Beijing national stadium.jpg

Play-in stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

# Team ~ WE LYN GMB W L
1 China Team WE WE ~ 2–0 2–0 4 0
2 Mexico Lyon Gaming LYN 0–2 ~ 2–0 2 2
3 Russia Gambit Esports GMB 0–2 0–2 ~ 0 4

Group B[edit]

# Team ~ C9 ONE DW W L TB
1 United States Cloud9 C9 ~ 2–0 2–0 4 0
2 Brazil Team oNe Esports ONE 0–2 ~ 1–1 1 3 W
3 Australia Dire Wolves DW 0–2 1–1 ~ 1 3 L

Group C[edit]

# Team ~ FNC YG KLG W L
1 Europe Fnatic FNC ~ 1–1 2–0 3 1
2 Vietnam Young Generation YG 1–1 ~ 1–1 2 2
3 Chile Kaos Latin Gamers KLG 0–2 1–1 ~ 1 3

Group D[edit]

# Team ~ FB HKA RPG W L TB
1 Turkey 1907 Fenerbahçe FB ~ 1–1 2–0 3 1 W
2 Hong Kong Hong Kong Attitude HKA 1–1 ~ 2–0 3 1 L
3 Japan Rampage RPG 0–2 0–2 ~ 0 4

Elimination[edit]

Match 1
   
China Team WE 3
Vietnam Young Generation 0
Match 2
   
United States Cloud9 3
Mexico Lyon Gaming 0
Match 3
   
Europe Fnatic 3
Hong Kong Hong Kong Attitude 0
Match 4
   
Turkey 1907 Fenerbahçe 3
Brazil Team oNe Esports 1

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

# Team ~ SKT C9 AHQ EDG W L
1 South Korea SK Telecom T1 SKT ~ 2–0 1–1 2–0 5 1
2 United States Cloud9 C9 0–2 ~ 2–0 1–1 3 3
3 Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club AHQ 1–1 0–2 ~ 1–1 2 4
3 China EDward Gaming EDG 0–2 1–1 1–1 ~ 2 4

Group B[edit]

# Team LZ FNC GAM IMT W L TB1 TB2
1 South Korea Longzhu Gaming LZ 2–0 2–0 2–0 6 0
2 Europe Fnatic FNC 0–2 1–1 1–1 2 4 W W
3 Vietnam GIGABYTE Marines GAM 0–2 1–1 1–1 2 4 L
4 United States Immortals IMT 0–2 1–1 1–1 2 4 L

Due to the same record (2W-4L) and same head-to-head record each other's (1–1), FNC, GAM and IMT had to play in 2 matches of tie-breakers. GAM was received a bye to TB2 because of the shortest winning time. FNC and IMT will play in TB1 match. The winner of TB1 will play against GAM in TB2 to decide the 2nd-place team.

Group C[edit]

Group stage game at the Wuhan Gymnasium between Royal Never Give Up and 1907 Fenerbahçe
# Team ~ RNG SSG G2 FB W L
1 China Royal Never Give Up RNG ~ 2–0 1–1 2–0 5 1
2 South Korea Samsung Galaxy SSG 0–2 ~ 2–0 2–0 4 2
3 Europe G2 Esports G2 1–1 0–2 ~ 2–0 3 3
4 Turkey 1907 Fenerbahçe FB 0–2 0–2 0–2 ~ 0 6

Group D[edit]

# Team ~ WE MSF TSM FW W L TB
1 China Team WE WE ~ 2–0 1–1 2–0 5 1
2 Europe Misfits Gaming MSF 0–2 ~ 1–1 2–0 3 3 W
3 United States Team SoloMid TSM 1–1 1–1 ~ 1–1 3 3 L
4 Taiwan Flash Wolves FW 0–2 0–2 1–1 ~ 1 5

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

The stage for the finals between SKT T1 and Samsung Galaxy in the Beijing National Stadium
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
A1 South Korea SK Telecom T1 3
D2 Europe Misfits Gaming 2
South Korea SK Telecom T1 3
China Royal Never Give Up 2
C1 China Royal Never Give Up 3
B2 Europe Fnatic 1
South Korea SK Telecom T1 0
South Korea Samsung Galaxy 3
D1 China Team WE 3
A2 United States Cloud9 2
China Team WE 1
South Korea Samsung Galaxy 3
B1 South Korea Longzhu Gaming 0
C2 South Korea Samsung Galaxy 3

Final standings[edit]

Final standings, 2017[citation needed]
Places Region League Team Prize (USD)
1st South Korea LCK South Korea Samsung Galaxy $1,855,114
2nd South Korea LCK South Korea SK Telecom T1 $667,841
3rd–4th China LPL China Royal Never Give Up $346,288
China LPL China Team WE
5–8th South Korea LCK South Korea Longzhu Gaming $197,879
Europe EU LCS Europe Misfits Gaming
Europe EU LCS Europe Fnatic
North America NA LCS United States Cloud9
9–11th North America NA LCS United States Team SoloMid $111,307
Europe EU LCS Europe G2 Esports
Vietnam►SEA VCS►GPL Vietnam GIGABYTE Marines
12–13th China LPL China Edward Gaming $86,571
TW/HK/MO LMS Taiwan ahq e-Sports Club
14–16th TW/HK/MO LMS Taiwan Flash Wolves $61,837
North America LCS United States Immortals
Turkey TCL Turkey 1907 Fenerbahçe
17–20th Latin America North LLN Mexico Lyon Gaming $37,102
TW/HK/MO LMS Hong Kong Hong Kong Attitude
Brazil CBLOL Brazil Team oNe Esports
Vietnam►SEA VCS►GPL Vietnam Young Generation
21–24th Japan LJL Japan Rampage $24,735
Latin America South CLS Chile Kaos Latin Gamers
Oceania OPL Australia Dire Wolves
CIS LCL Russia Gambit Esports
Total $4,946,970

League of Legends Live[edit]

League of Legends Live was held on the eve of the finals, November 3, in Beijing National Aquatics Center (or known as the Water Cube) to commemorate the tournament, featuring international artists and League of Legends community musicians. It featured performances of a wide variety of music from League of Legends, including Get Jinxed, hits from Pentakill, DJ Sona, Warsongs, Star Guardian, The Curse Of The Sad Mummy, medleys of a wide variety of Worlds and Champion themes, DJ and music producer Alan Walker, and many other tracks over the course of the 90-minute show.[14]

Reception of performances[edit]

During the opening ceremony of the finals, dancers were decked out in different masks, unified as the ground around them exploded with visual effects and colors. It was followed by Jay Chou's Worlds 2017 remix Hero performance, and a live version of Legends Never Die by Against the Current, with Chou playing the piano behind. An augmented reality dragon (modeled after the in-game Elder Drake) also flew and soared around the arena halfway through the performance, with a giant Summoner's Cup rising from the grounds of the stadium at the same time, catching the stadium's audience and global fans by surprise. The closing ceremony featured Alan Walker performing his own remix of Legends Never Die, with Chrissy Costanza on the vocals.[15] The overall performances of the ceremony received widespread praises.[4][5]

Legacy[edit]

The finals had 60 million unique viewers worldwide, breaking 2016's viewer record.[12]

League of Legends fans raised over US$2 million for three different charities (BasicNeeds, Learning Equality and the Raspberry Pi Foundation) with the sales of the "Worlds 2017 Championship Ashe" skin.[citation needed]

The loss of SK Telecom T1 in a 0–3 defeat, as well as Faker's emotional moment is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in League of Legends' history, and noticeably caught the attention of League of Legends' fans throughout the world, with many tributes given to the team and Faker for their success.[10][11]

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