2018 League of Legends World Championship

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League of Legends World Championship
2018
Lol Worlds 2018 Logo.png
Tournament information
Location South Korea
DatesOctober 1–November 3
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
Venue(s)
Teams24
Purse6.7 million[1]
Final positions
ChampionChina Invictus Gaming
(1st title)
Runner-upEurope Fnatic
MVPChina Gao "Ning" Zhenning (Invictus Gaming)
← 2017
2019 →

The 2018 League of Legends World Championship was the eighth world championship for League of Legends, an esports tournament for the video game developed by Riot Games. It was held from October 1 to November 3, 2018, in cities across South Korea. Twenty four teams qualified for the tournament based on their placement in regional circuits such as those in China, South Korea, Europe, and North America, with twelve of those teams having to reach the group stage via a play-in round.[2] The tournament became known for its very surprising results, numerous upsets, and has often been considered the most unpredictable worlds in League of Legends' history.[3][4][5] The tournament also became the most watched esports event in history, reaching a peak of over 200 million concurrent viewers during the finals. It surpassed the viewership of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship, as well as the peak viewership of numerous worldwide sporting events including the Super Bowl.[6][7][8]

The tournament's opening ceremony received significant attention, with over 90 million concurrent viewers tuning in for the performance. An augmented reality K-pop group, K/DA was unveiled by Riot Games during the ceremony, with Soyeon and Miyeon from (G)I-dle, Madison Beer and Jaira Burns representing the group as its human counterpart and in the live performance of the finals. K/DA topped global music charts after the initial release of their debut song "Pop/Stars", receiving considerable attention online and raking in one of the fastest viewership records for its music video on YouTube. A dance practice video of "Pop/Stars", as popular in the K-pop scene, was also released.[9][10][11] "RISE" is the tournament's theme song, put together by The Glitch Mob, Mako and The Word Alive. A remix version of "RISE" featuring Bobby from IKON was also released shortly after, with the song being performed on the tournament's finals by all the involved music groups and artists.[12]

The victory of China's Invictus Gaming over Europe's Fnatic in the tournament's finals marked the first time in League of Legends history that the LPL (China) as a region won the world championship, as well as the first time a non-LCK (Korean) team has won after five consecutive years of prior Korean winners. The final series is also the fastest world championship finals in history at 85 minutes total game time.[13] Gao “Ning” Zhenning was awarded the MVP of the finals due to his outstanding performance and contributions during the series, marking the first time a jungle position player has won a world championship MVP.[14][15]

Qualified teams[edit]

Although the South Korea (LCK) representative, Kingzone DragonX, lost to China's (LPL) representative Royal Never Give Up (LPL) in 2018 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) Finals, all three teams from South Korea (LCK) started in the Main Group Stage, having won the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational and the previous two World Championships. With the results of 2018 MSI and following their separation from the rest of the Southeast Asian (SEA) region, Vietnam (VCS) had a direct seed into the Main Group Stage for the summer split victor in their region, but unlike the previous year, Vietnam had no additional slots in the Play-In Stage for their summer runner-up team, because of the 24 team limit. The North American (NA LCS) summer split champion team was seeded to Pool 2 due to their performance at the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational.

Region League Path Team ID Pool
Start in Main event's Group stage
South Korea LCK Summer Champion South Korea KT Rolster KT 1
Most Championship Points South Korea Afreeca Freecs AFs 2
Regional Finals Winner South Korea Gen.G Esports GEN
China LPL Summer Champion China Royal Never Give Up RNG 1
Most Championship Points China Invictus Gaming IG 2
Europe EU LCS Summer Champion Europe Fnatic FNC 1
Most Championship Points Europe Team Vitality VIT 2
North America NA LCS Summer Champion United States Team Liquid TL 2
Most Championship Points United States 100 Thieves 100
TW/HK/MO LMS Summer Champion Taiwan Flash Wolves FW 1
Most Championship Points Taiwan MAD Team MAD 2
Vietnam VCS Summer Champion Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo PVB 2
Start in Play-in stage
China LPL Regional Finals Winner China EDward Gaming EDG 1
Europe EU LCS Europe G2 Esports G2
North America NA LCS United States Cloud9 C9
TW/HK/MO LMS Hong Kong G-Rex GRX
Brazil CBLOL Summer Champion Brazil KaBuM! e-Sports KBM 2
CIS LCL Russia Gambit Esports GMB
Latin America North LLN Costa Rica Infinity eSports CR INF
Turkey TCL Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports SUP
Japan LJL Japan DetonatioN FocusMe DFM 3
Latin America South CLS Chile Kaos Latin Gamers KLG
Oceania OPL Australia Dire Wolves DW
Southeast Asia SEA Thailand Ascension Gaming ASC

Rosters[edit]

Teams Players Coach
Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
China - LPL
China Royal Never Give Up China Letme China Mlxg
Taiwan Karsa
China Xiaohu China Uzi China Ming South Korea Heart
China Invictus Gaming South Korea TheShy
South Korea Duke
China Ning South Korea Rookie China JackeyLove China Baolan South Korea Kim
China EDward Gaming South Korea Ray China Haro
China Clearlove
South Korea Scout China iBoy China Meiko South Korea NoFe
Europe - EU LCS
Europe Fnatic Belgium Bwipo
France sOAZ
Denmark Broxah Denmark Caps Sweden Rekkles Bulgaria Hylissang Canada Dylan Falco
Europe Team Vitality France Cabochard Poland Kikis Italy Jiizuke Portugal Attila Poland Jactroll
South Korea Dreams (DP)
Sweden YamatoCannon
Europe G2 Esports Denmark Wunder
Croatia Sacre (DP)
Poland Jankos Croatia Perkz Sweden Hjarnan South Korea Wadid Germany GrabbZ
North America - NA LCS
United States Team Liquid South Korea Impact
Canada V1per (DP)
United States Xmithie United States Pobelter United States Doublelift South Korea Olleh South Korea Cain
United States 100 Thieves South Korea Ssumday Canada AnDa South Korea Ryu United States Rikara
Canada Cody Sun (DP)
United States aphromoo United States pr0lly
United States Cloud9 Canada Licorice Denmark Svenskeren
United States Blaber
Denmark Jensen United States Sneaky United States Zeyzal South Korea Reapered
South Korea - LCK
South Korea KT Rolster South Korea Smeb
South Korea Kingen (DP)
South Korea Score South Korea Ucal South Korea Deft South Korea Mata South Korea Noexcuse
South Korea Afreeca Freecs South Korea Kiin South Korea Spirit
South Korea Mowgli
South Korea Kuro South Korea Kramer South Korea TusiN South Korea Ccomet
South Korea Gen.G Esports South Korea CuVee South Korea Haru
South Korea Ambition
South Korea Crown South Korea Ruler South Korea CoreJJ South Korea Edgar
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau - LMS
Taiwan Flash Wolves Taiwan Hanabi
Taiwan MMD (DP)
South Korea Moojin Taiwan Maple Taiwan Betty Taiwan SwordArt Taiwan WarHorse
Taiwan MAD Team Taiwan Liang Taiwan Kongyue
Taiwan Benny
Taiwan Uniboy Taiwan Breeze Taiwan K Taiwan GreenTea
Hong Kong G-Rex Taiwan PK Taiwan baybay
Hong Kong Empt2y
South Korea Candy South Korea Stitch Taiwan Koala Taiwan Wei
Hong Kong Toyz
Vietnam - VCS
Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo Vietnam Zeros Vietnam Meliodas
Vietnam XuHao
Vietnam Naul Vietnam BigKoro Vietnam Palette Vietnam Ren
Brazil - CBLOL
Brazil KaBuM! e-Sports Brazil Zantins Brazil Ranger Brazil dyNquedo Brazil Titan Brazil Riyev
Brazil Wos (DP)
South Korea Hiro
Commonwealth of Independent States - LCL
Russia Gambit Esports Ukraine PvPStejos Russia Diamondprox
Russia Seigimitsu (DP)
Ukraine Kira Russia Lodik Armenia Edward Latvia ATRemains
Turkey - TCL
Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports Turkey fabFabulous Turkey Stomaged South Korea GBM
Turkey Secaf Reis (DP)
Turkey Zeitnot South Korea Snowflower South Korea Irean
Japan - LJL
Japan DetonatioN FocusMe Japan Evi South Korea Steal Japan Ceros Japan Yutapon
Japan Pink Bean (DP)
South Korea viviD Japan Kazu
Latin America North - LLN
Costa Rica Infinity eSports CR Venezuela Relic Peru SolidSnake Colombia Cotopaco Peru Renyu
Mexico ottovaG (DP)
Peru Arce Mexico Soren
Latin America South - CLS
Chile Kaos Latin Gamers Argentina Nate Chile Tierwulf Chile Plugo Argentina Fix
Chile Zealot (DP)
Chile Slow Argentina Pierre
Oceania - OPL
Australia Dire Wolves Australia BioPanther Australia Shernfire (BAN)
Australia UDYSOF
Australia Triple Australia k1ng New Zealand Cupcake Australia Sharp
Southeast Asia - SEA
Thailand Ascension Gaming Thailand Rockky Thailand Lloyd Thailand G4
Thailand SunSunSun (DP)
Russia Niksar Thailand Rich Thailand Chainarin

Venues[edit]

Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, Incheon were the four cities chosen to host the competition.

 South Korea
Seoul Busan
Play-in Stage Main Group Stage & Quarterfinals
LOL PARK, Gran Seoul 3F BEXCO Auditorium
Capacity: 450 Capacity: 4,002
Gwangju Incheon
Semifinals Finals
Gwangju Women's University
Universiade Gymnasium
Incheon Munhak Stadium
Capacity: 8,327 Capacity: 50,256

Play-in Stage[edit]

  • Venue: LOL PARK, Gran Seoul 3F, Seoul.
  • Date and time: October 1–4, started from 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00)

Round 1[edit]

  • Twelve teams are drawn in four groups, with three teams each group.
  • Double round robin, all matches are best-of-one.
  • If teams have same win-loss record and head to head, they will play a tiebreaker match for 1st or 2nd place.
  • The top two teams of each group advance to round 2. The 3rd-place team is eliminated.

Group A[edit]

# Team ~ EDG INF DW W L
1 China EDward Gaming EDG ~ 1-1 2-0 3 1
2 Costa Rica Infinity eSports CR INF 1-1 ~ 1-1 2 2
3 Australia Dire Wolves DW 0-2 1-1 ~ 1 3
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 2 1 China EDG W L Costa Rica INF
2 Australia DW W L Costa Rica INF
3 Australia DW L W China EDG
October 4 4 Costa Rica INF W L China EDG
5 Costa Rica INF W L Australia DW
6 China EDG W L Australia DW

Group B[edit]

# Team ~ G2 SUP ASC W L T-B
1 Europe G2 Esports G2 ~ 1-1 2-0 3 1 W
2 Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports SUP 1-1 ~ 2-0 3 1 L
3 Thailand Ascension Gaming ASC 0-2 0-2 ~ 0 4
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 2 1 Europe G2 L W Turkey SUP
2 Thailand ASC L W Turkey SUP
3 Thailand ASC L W Europe G2
October 4 4 Turkey SUP L W Europe G2
5 Turkey SUP W L Thailand ASC
6 Europe G2 W L Thailand ASC
T-B Turkey SUP L W Europe G2

Group C[edit]

# Team ~ C9 DFM KBM W L T-B
1 United States Cloud9 C9 ~ 2-0 2-0 4 0
2 Japan DetonatioN FocusMe DFM 0-2 ~ 1-1 1 3 W
3 Brazil KaBuM! e-Sports KBM 0-2 1-1 ~ 1 3 L
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 1 1 United States C9 W L Brazil KBM
2 Japan DFM W L Brazil KBM
3 Japan DFM L W United States C9
October 3 4 Brazil KBM W L Japan DFM
5 Brazil KBM L W United States C9
6 United States C9 W L Japan DFM
T-B Japan DFM W L Brazil KBM

Group D[edit]

# Team ~ GRX GMB KLG W L
1 Hong Kong G-Rex GRX ~ 2-0 2-0 4 0
2 Russia Gambit Esports GMB 0-2 ~ 2-0 2 2
3 Chile Kaos Latin Gamers KLG 0-2 0-2 ~ 0 4
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 1 1 Russia GMB L W Hong Kong GRX
2 Hong Kong GRX W L Chile KLG
3 Russia GMB W L Chile KLG
October 3 4 Hong Kong GRX W L Russia GMB
5 Chile KLG L W Russia GMB
6 Chile KLG L W Hong Kong GRX

Round 2[edit]

  • Eight teams are drawn randomly into a single-elimination match, with 1st-place teams of each group facing 2nd-place teams of another group.
  • All matches are best-of-five.
  • The 1st-place team chooses the side for all odd-numbered games, while the 2nd-place team chooses the side of even-numbered games.
  • The winner advances to the main group stage.

Match 1[edit]

  • Date and time: October 6, 13:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
C1 United States Cloud9 C9 3
D2 Russia Gambit Esports GMB 2
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 United States C9 W L Russia GMB
2 Russia GMB W L United States C9
3 United States C9 W L Russia GMB
4 Russia GMB W L United States C9
5 United States C9 W L Russia GMB

Match 2[edit]

  • Date and time: October 6, 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
A1 China EDward Gaming EDG 3
C2 Japan DetonatioN FocusMe DFM 0
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 Japan DFM L W China EDG
2 China EDG W L Japan DFM
3 Japan DFM L W China EDG
4 X - - X
5 X - - X

Match 3[edit]

  • Date and time: October 7, 13:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
B1 Europe G2 Esports G2 3
A2 Costa Rica Infinity eSports CR INF 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 Europe G2 L W Costa Rica INF
2 Costa Rica INF L W Europe G2
3 Europe G2 W L Costa Rica INF
4 Costa Rica INF L W Europe G2
5 X - - X

Match 4[edit]

  • Date and time: October 7, 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
D1 Hong Kong G-Rex GRX 3
B2 Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports SUP 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 Hong Kong GRX L W Turkey SUP
2 Turkey SUP L W Hong Kong GRX
3 Hong Kong GRX W L Turkey SUP
4 Turkey SUP L W Hong Kong GRX
5 X - - X

Group Stage[edit]

  • Venue: BEXCO Auditorium, Busan.
  • Date and time: October 10–17, started from 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
  • Sixteen teams are drawn in four groups with four teams per group. Teams of same region cannot be placed in the same group.
  • Double round robin, all matches are best-of-one.
  • If teams have the same win-loss record and head-to-head record, a tiebreaker match is played.
  • The top two teams of each group advance to Knockout Stage. The bottom two teams are eliminated.

Group A[edit]

# Team ~ AFS G2 FW PVB W L T-B
1 South Korea Afreeca Freecs AFS ~ 1-1 1-1 2-0 4 2
2 Europe G2 Esports G2 1-1 ~ 1-1 1-1 3 3 W
3 Taiwan Flash Wolves FW 1-1 1-1 ~ 1-1 3 3 L
4 Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo PVB 0-2 1-1 1-1 ~ 2 4
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 10 1 Vietnam PVB L W Taiwan FW
2 South Korea AFS L W Europe G2
October 11 3 Taiwan FW W L South Korea AFS
4 Vietnam PVB W L Europe G2
October 13 5 South Korea AFS W L Vietnam PVB
6 Europe G2 W L Taiwan FW
October 15 7 South Korea AFS W L Taiwan FW
8 Europe G2 W L Vietnam PVB
9 Taiwan FW W L Europe G2
10 Vietnam PVB L W South Korea AFS
11 Taiwan FW L W Vietnam PVB
12 Europe G2 L W South Korea AFS
T-B Taiwan FW L W Europe G2

Group B[edit]

# Team ~ RNG C9 VIT GEN W L T-B
1 China Royal Never Give Up RNG ~ 1-1 1-1 2-0 4 2 W
2 United States Cloud9 C9 1-1 ~ 2-0 1-1 4 2 L
3 Europe Team Vitality VIT 1-1 0-2 ~ 2-0 3 3
4 South Korea Gen.G eSports GEN 0-2 1-1 0-2 ~ 1 5
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 10 1 China RNG W L United States C9
2 South Korea GEN L W Europe VIT
October 11 3 Europe VIT L W United States C9
4 South Korea GEN L W China RNG
October 12 5 China RNG W L Europe VIT
6 United States C9 L W South Korea GEN
October 14 7 Europe VIT W L China RNG
8 South Korea GEN L W United States C9
9 Europe VIT W L South Korea GEN
10 United States C9 W L China RNG
11 United States C9 W L Europe VIT
12 China RNG W L South Korea GEN
T-B China RNG W L United States C9

Group C[edit]

# Team ~ KT EDG TL MAD W L
1 South Korea KT Rolster KT ~ 1-1 2-0 2-0 5 1
2 China EDward Gaming EDG 1-1 ~ 1-1 2-0 4 2
3 United States Team Liquid TL 0-2 1-1 ~ 2-0 3 3
4 Taiwan MAD Team MAD 0-2 0-2 0-2 ~ 0 6
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 10 1 South Korea KT W L United States TL
2 China EDG W L Taiwan MAD
October 12 3 Taiwan MAD L W South Korea KT
4 United States TL L W China EDG
October 13 5 United States TL W L Taiwan MAD
6 South Korea KT W L China EDG
October 16 7 United States TL L W South Korea KT
8 Taiwan MAD L W China EDG
9 Taiwan MAD L W United States TL
10 China EDG W L South Korea KT
11 China EDG L W United States TL
12 South Korea KT W L Taiwan MAD

Group D[edit]

# Team ~ FNC IG 100 GRX W L T-B
1 Europe Fnatic FNC ~ 1-1 2-0 2-0 5 1 W
2 China Invictus Gaming IG 1-1 ~ 2-0 2-0 5 1 L
3 United States 100 Thieves 100 0-2 0-2 ~ 2-0 2 4
4 Hong Kong G-Rex GRX 0-2 0-2 0-2 ~ 0 6
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 11 1 United States 100 L W Europe FNC
2 China IG W L Hong Kong GRX
October 12 3 Europe FNC L W China IG
4 United States 100 W L Hong Kong GRX
October 13 5 China IG W L United States 100
6 Hong Kong GRX L W Europe FNC
October 17 7 Europe FNC W L United States 100
8 Hong Kong GRX L W China IG
9 Europe FNC W L Hong Kong GRX
10 United States 100 L W China IG
11 Hong Kong GRX L W United States 100
12 China IG L W Europe FNC
T-B Europe FNC W L China IG

Knock-out Stage[edit]

  • Eight teams are drawn into a best-of-five single elimination bracket.
  • The 1st-place team of each group is drawn against the 2nd-place team of another group.
  • Teams of the same group can not play each other until the finals.
  • All matches are best-of-five.
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
C1 South Korea KT Rolster 2
D2 China Invictus Gaming 3
China Invictus Gaming 3
Europe G2 Esports 0
B1 China Royal Never Give Up 2
A2 Europe G2 Esports 3
China Invictus Gaming 3
Europe Fnatic 0
A1 South Korea Afreeca Freecs 0
B2 United States Cloud9 3
United States Cloud9 0
Europe Fnatic 3
D1 Europe Fnatic 3
C2 China EDward Gaming 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Venue: BEXCO Auditorium, Busan.
  • The 1st-place team chooses the side for all odd-numbered games, while the 2nd-place team chooses the side of even-numbered games.
  • Winner advances to the semifinals.

Match 1[edit]

  • Date and time: October 20, 13:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
C1 South Korea KT Rolster KT 2
D2 China Invictus Gaming IG 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 South Korea KT L W China IG
2 South Korea KT L W China IG
3 South Korea KT W L China IG
4 South Korea KT W L China IG
5 South Korea KT L W China IG

Match 2[edit]

  • Date and time: October 20, 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
B1 China Royal Never Give Up RNG 2
A2 Europe G2 Esports G2 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 China RNG W L Europe G2
2 Europe G2 W L China RNG
3 China RNG W L Europe G2
4 Europe G2 W L China RNG
5 China RNG L W Europe G2

Match 3[edit]

  • Date and time: October 21, 13:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
A1 South Korea Afreeca Freecs AFS 0
B2 United States Cloud9 C9 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 United States C9 W L South Korea AFS
2 United States C9 W L South Korea AFS
3 United States C9 W L South Korea AFS
4 X - - X
5 X - - X

Match 4[edit]

  • Date and time: October 21, 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
D1 Europe Fnatic FNC 3
C2 China EDward Gaming EDG 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 Europe FNC L W China EDG
2 Europe FNC W L China EDG
3 Europe FNC W L China EDG
4 China EDG L W Europe FNC
5 X - - X

Semifinals[edit]

  • Venue: Gwangju Women's University Universiade Gymnasium, Gwangju.
  • The winner advances to the finals.

Match 1[edit]

  • Date and time: October 27, 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
China Invictus Gaming IG 3
Europe G2 Esports G2 0
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 China IG W L Europe G2
2 China IG W L Europe G2
3 China IG W L Europe G2
4 X - - X
5 X - - X

Match 2[edit]

  • Date and time: October 28, 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team ID Result
United States Cloud9 C9 0
Europe Fnatic FNC 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 Europe FNC W L United States C9
2 United States C9 L W Europe FNC
3 Europe FNC W L United States C9
4 X - - X
5 X - - X

Finals[edit]

Team ID Result
China Invictus Gaming IG 3
Europe Fnatic FNC 0
Game Blue side Result Red side
1 Europe FNC L W China IG
2 Europe FNC L W China IG
3 China IG W L Europe FNC
4 X - - X
5 X - - X

Ranking[edit]

Team ranking[edit]

  • (*) Does not include tiebreaker games.
Place Region Team PS1 PS2 GS QF SF Finals Prize (%) Prize (USD)[16]
1st LPL China Invictus Gaming* 5-1 3-2 3-0 3-0 37.5% $2,418,750
2nd EU LCS Europe Fnatic* 5-1 3-1 3-0 0-3 13.5% $870,750
3rd–4th NA LCS United States Cloud9* 4-0 3-2 4-2 3-0 0-3 7% $451,500
EU LCS Europe G2 Esports* 3-1 3-1 3-3 3-2 0-3
5th–6th LCK South Korea KT Rolster 5-1 2-3 4% $258,000
LPL China Royal Never Give Up* 4-2 2-3
7th LPL China EDward Gaming 3-1 3-0 4-2 1-3
8th LCK South Korea Afreeca Freecs 4-2 0-3
9th–11th LMS Taiwan Flash Wolves* 3-3 2.25% $145,125
EU LCS Europe Team Vitality 3-3
NA LCS United States Team Liquid 3-3
12th NA LCS United States 100 Thieves 2-4
13th VCS Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo 2-4 1.25% $80,625
14th LCK South Korea Gen.G eSports 1-5
15th-16th LMS Hong Kong G-Rex 4-0 3-1 0-6
LMS Taiwan MAD Team 0-6
17th LCL Russia Gambit Esports 2-2 2-3 0.75% $48,375
18th-19th TCL Turkey Super Massive e-Sports* 3-1 1-3
LLN Costa Rica Infinity eSports CR 2-2 1-3
20th LJL Japan DetonatioN FocusMe* 1-3 0-3
21st-22nd CBLOL Brazil KaBuM! e-Sports* 1-3 0.5% $32,250
OPL Australia Dire Wolves 1-3
23rd-24th CLS Chile Kaos Latin Gamers 0-4
SEA Thailand Ascension Gaming 0-4
Place Region Team PS1 PS2 GS QF SF Finals Prize (%) Prize (USD)

Regional ranking[edit]

  • The win-ratio is determined by number of won games compared the number of games played.
  • Bracket stage wins are prioritized.
  • (*) Does not include tiebreaker games.
Place Region Teams Play-in Round 1
(4 games total)
Play-in Round 2
(Best-of-five)
Group Stage
(6 games total)
Quarterfinals
(Best-of-five)
Semifinals
(Best-of-five)
Finals
(Best-of-five)
1st China
LPL
2G+1P 1 team
3W-1L
(75%)
1 team
3W-0L
(100%)
3 teams
12W-6L
(66.67%)*
3 teams
6W-8L
(42.86%)
1 team
3W-0L
(100%)
3W-0L
(100%)
2nd Europe
EU LCS
2G+1P 1 team
3W-1L
(75%)*
1 team
3W-1L
(75%)
3 teams
11W-7L
(61.11%)*
2 teams
6W-3L
(66.67%)
2 teams
3W-3L
(50%)
0W-3L
(0%)
3rd United StatesCanada
NA LCS
2G+1P 1 team
4W-0L
(100%)
1 team
3W-2L
(60%)
3 teams
8W-10L
(44.44%)*
1 team
3W-0L
(100%)
1 team
0W-3L
(0%)
4th South Korea
LCK
3G 3 teams
10W-8L
(55.56%)
2 teams
2W-6L
(25%)
5th Vietnam
VCS
1G 1 team
2W-4L
(33.33%)
6th TaiwanHong KongMacau
LMS
2G+1P 1 team
4W-0L
(100%)
1 team
3W-1L
(75%)
3 teams
3W-15L
(16.67%)*
7th Commonwealth of Independent States
LCL
1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)
1 team
2W-3L
(40%)
8th Turkey
TCL
1P 1 team
3W-1L
(75%)*
1 team
1W-3L
(25%)
9th Costa RicaMexicoPeru
LLN
1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)
1 team
1W-3L
(25%)
10th Japan
LJL
1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)*
1 team
0W-3L
(0%)
11th Brazil
CBLOL
1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)*
12th AustraliaNew Zealand
OPL
1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)
13th ChileArgentina
CLS
1P 1 team
0W-4L
(0%)
14th
SEA
1P 1 team
0W-4L
(0%)

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