2018 League of Legends World Championship

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League of Legends World Championship
2018
Tournament information
Location  South Korea
Dates October 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)
Teams 24
Final positions
Champion TBT
Runner-up
← 2017
2019 →

The 2018 League of Legends World Championship will be the eighth world championship for League of Legends, a video game developed by Riot Games. It will be 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 North America, Europe, South Korea, and China, with twelve of those teams having to reach the group stage via a play-in round.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

Region League Path Team ID Pool
Start in Main event's Group stage
South Korea LCK Summer Champion South Korea KT Rolster KT 1
Championship Points South Korea Afreeca Freecs AFS 2
Regional Finals South Korea Gen.G eSports GEN
China LPL Summer Champion China Royal Never Give Up RNG 1
Championship Points China Invictus Gaming IG 2
Europe EU LCS Summer Champion European Union Fnatic FNC 1
Championship Points European Union Team Vitality VIT 2
North America NA LCS Summer Champion United States Team Liquid TL 2
Championship Points United States 100 Thieves 100
TW/HK/MO LMS Summer Champion Taiwan Flash Wolves FW 1
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 China EDward Gaming EDG 1
Europe EU LCS European Union 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 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

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Play-in Stage[edit]

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

Round 1[edit]

  • 12 teams are drawn in 4 groups, 3 teams each group.
  • Double round robin, all matches are Best-of-one.
  • Top 2 teams of each group are advanced to round 2. The 3rd-place team is eliminated.

Group A[edit]

# Team Game Win Lose
1 China EDward Gaming 4 3 1
2 Costa Rica Infinity eSports 4 2 2
3 Australia Dire Wolves 4 1 3
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 2nd 1 China EDward Gaming W L Costa Rica Infinity eSports
2 Australia Dire Wolves W L Costa Rica Infinity eSports
3 Australia Dire Wolves L W China EDward Gaming
October 4th 4 Costa Rica Infinity eSports W L China EDward Gaming
5 Costa Rica Infinity eSports W L Australia Dire Wolves
6 China EDward Gaming W L Australia Dire Wolves

Group B[edit]

# Team Game Win Lose
1 European Union G2 Esports 5 4 1
2 Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports 5 3 2
3 Thailand Ascension Gaming 4 0 4
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 2nd 1 European Union G2 Esports L W Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports
2 Thailand Ascension Gaming L W Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports
3 Thailand Ascension Gaming L W European Union G2 Esports
October 4th 4 Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports L W European Union G2 Esports
5 Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports W L Thailand Ascension Gaming
6 European Union G2 Esports W L Thailand Ascension Gaming
T-B Turkey SuperMassive e-Sports L W European Union G2 Esports

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

# Team Game Win Lose
1 Hong Kong G-Rex 4 4 0
2 Russia Gambit Esports 4 2 2
3 Chile Kaos Latin Gamers 4 0 4
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 1st 1 Russia Gambit Esports L W Hong Kong G-Rex
2 Hong Kong G-Rex W L Chile Kaos Latin Gamers
3 Russia Gambit Esports W L Chile Kaos Latin Gamers
October 3rd 4 Hong Kong G-Rex W L Russia Gambit Esports
5 Chile Kaos Latin Gamers L W Russia Gambit Esports
6 Chile Kaos Latin Gamers L W Hong Kong G-Rex

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Round 2[edit]

  • Random draw. The 1st-place team of each group faces to the 2nd-place team of other group.
  • All matches are Best-of-five.
  • 1st-place team chooses side of game 1-3-5, 2nd-place team chooses side of game 2-4.
  • Blue - Red: The team's side in this game.
  • Winner is advanced to main event Group stage. Loser is eliminated.

Match 1[edit]

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

Match 2[edit]

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

Match 3[edit]

  • Date time: October 7th, 13:00 KST (UTC+09:00).
Team Result Game
1 2 3 4 5
B1 European Union G2 Esports 3 L W W W X
A2 Costa Rica Infinity eSports 1 W L L L X

Match 4[edit]

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

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Group Stage[edit]

  • Venue: BEXCO Auditorium, Busan.
  • Date time: October 10-17, started from 17:00 KST (UTC+09:00)
  • 16 teams are drawn in 4 groups, 4 teams each group. Teams of same region can't be in a group.
  • Double round robin, all matches are Best-of-one.
  • Top 2 teams of each group are advanced to Play-off Stage. Bottom 2 teams are eliminated.

Group A[edit]

# Team Game Win Lose
1 South Korea Afreeca Freecs 6 4 2
2 European Union G2 Esports 7 4 3
3 Taiwan Flash Wolves 7 3 4
4 Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo 6 2 4
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 10th 1 Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo L W Taiwan Flash Wolves
2 South Korea Afreeca Freecs L W European Union G2 Esports
October 11th 3 Taiwan Flash Wolves W L South Korea Afreeca Freecs
4 Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo W L European Union G2 Esports
October 13th 5 South Korea Afreeca Freecs W L Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo
6 European Union G2 Esports W L Taiwan Flash Wolves
October 15th 7 South Korea Afreeca Freecs W L Taiwan Flash Wolves
8 European Union G2 Esports W L Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo
9 Taiwan Flash Wolves W L European Union G2 Esports
10 Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo L W South Korea Afreeca Freecs
11 Taiwan Flash Wolves L W Vietnam Phong Vũ Buffalo
12 European Union G2 Esports L W South Korea Afreeca Freecs
T-B Taiwan Flash Wolves L W European Union G2 Esports

Group B[edit]

# Team Game Win Lose
1 China Royal Never Give Up 7 5 2
2 United States Cloud9 7 4 3
3 European Union Team Vitality 6 3 3
4 South Korea Gen.G eSports 6 1 5
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 10th 1 China Royal Never Give Up W L United States Cloud9
2 South Korea Gen.G eSports L W European Union Team Vitality
October 11th 3 European Union Team Vitality L W United States Cloud9
4 South Korea Gen.G eSports L W China Royal Never Give Up
October 12th 5 China Royal Never Give Up W L European Union Team Vitality
6 United States Cloud9 L W South Korea Gen.G eSports
October 14th 7 European Union Team Vitality W L China Royal Never Give Up
8 South Korea Gen.G eSports L W United States Cloud9
9 European Union Team Vitality W L South Korea Gen.G eSports
10 United States Cloud9 W L China Royal Never Give Up
11 United States Cloud9 W L European Union Team Vitality
12 China Royal Never Give Up W L South Korea Gen.G eSports
T-B China Royal Never Give Up W L United States Cloud9

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

# Team Game Win Lose
1 China Invictus Gaming 3 3 0
2 European Union Fnatic 3 2 1
3 United States 100 Thieves 3 1 2
4 Hong Kong G-Rex 3 0 3
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
October 11th 1 United States 100 Thieves L W European Union Fnatic
2 China Invictus Gaming W L Hong Kong G-Rex
October 12th 3 European Union Fnatic L W China Invictus Gaming
4 United States 100 Thieves W L Hong Kong G-Rex
October 13th 5 China Invictus Gaming W L United States 100 Thieves
6 Hong Kong G-Rex L W European Union Fnatic
October 17th 7 European Union Fnatic United States 100 Thieves
8 Hong Kong G-Rex China Invictus Gaming
9 European Union Fnatic Hong Kong G-Rex
10 United States 100 Thieves China Invictus Gaming
11 Hong Kong G-Rex United States 100 Thieves
12 China Invictus Gaming European Union Fnatic

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "24 teams complete the lineup for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship".
  2. ^ "Play In Groups Standings". LoL Esports. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Play In Knockouts Standings". LoL Esports. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Groups Standings". LoL Esports. Retrieved 11 October 2018.