2021 LOL World Championship Overview
On September 9th, Riot announced the new location that will host the World Championship 2021: Reykjavík, Iceland on Laugardalshöll venue. The event will not have a live audience due to Covid-19 concerns.
Out of the twenty-four teams, only twenty-two will be able to participate in this year’s famous competition because of the circulation restrictions. The teams will compete for the Summoner’s Cup and a share of the $2,225,00 USD prize pool.
The start date for this year League’s World Championship is October 5 and the end is on November 6, 2021.
The tournament has Qualifications, two rounds of Play-in, Group Stages, and Playoffs.
24 teams qualified from professional leagues, but unfortunately, this year only 22 will be able to compete. Two teams from the VCS cannot travel due to Covid-19 pandemic concerns.
October 5th – 7th: First Play-in
Ten teams will be divided into two parts and they will have a Single Round Robin format with Best of 1 matches. The two bottom teams (one from each group) will be eliminated.
4th, 3rd, and 2nd teams from each group will advance to Round 2 of the Play-in. The teams that rank in 1st place go directly to Group Stage.
October 8th – 9th: Second Round of Play-in
The six teams qualified for Play-in will play matches in Best of 5 formats. Four teams will be eliminated and two will advance to Group Stages.
The 3rd and 4th placed teams of the same group of the First Round Play-in will face each other. The winners will compete against the 2nd placed team of the other group.
October 11th – 13th and 15th – 18th: Group Stage
The four teams qualified from the Play-in Stage will meet the twelve teams that entered directly from China, South Korea, Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia.
The teams will be divided into four groups with Double Round Robin format and Best of One matches.
The bottom two teams will be eliminated and the top two teams from each group will advance to Playoffs.
October 22nd – 25th, October 30th – 31st, and November 6th: Playoffs
The eight teams qualified from the Group Stage will play in a single-elimination bracket with Best of Five games. The first-placed team of each group will play against the 2nd placed team from another group.
The new thing that the League of Legends World Championship brings among the other tournaments is the Side Selection Privilege.
Side Selection Privilege allows some teams to choose the side in the first game. The team that lost that game can choose the side for their next game. First-placed teams from the Quarterfinals will have this advantage. The other, following games will determine the Side Choice Privilege by coin flip.
The Draw Show of World Championship 2021 was held on September 22 for placing the teams into groups for the Play-in and Group Stange.
The total prize pool for the event is $2,225,00 USD. The sharing was not yet announced, but given the history of this tournament, the first-place team will get around 38% of the prize pool, the second-placed team around 15%, and the third around 7%.
Teams participating in League’s World Championship in 2021
Group Stage Teams
- EDward Gaming – LPL Summer
- FunPlus Phoenix – LPL Championship Points
- Royal Never Give Up – LPL Regional Finals
- DAMWON Gaming – LCK Summer
- GEN.G – LCK Championship Points
- T1 – LCK Regional Finals
- Mad Lions – LEC Summer
- Fnatic – LEC Summer
- Rogue – LEC Summer
- 100 Thieves – LCS Championship
- Team Liquid – LCS Championship
- PSG Talon – PCS Summer
- Beyond Gaming – PCS Summer
- Clould9 – LCS Championship
- DetonatioN FocusMe – LJL Summer
- Galatasaray Esports – TCL Summer
- Hanwha Life Esports – LCK Regional Finals
- Infinity – LLA Closing
- LNG Esports – LPL Regional Finals
- PEACE – LCO Split 2
- RED Canids – CBLOL Split 2
- Unicorns Of Love – LCL Summer
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|2015||SK Telekom T1|
|Season 3 – 2013||SK Telekom T1 K|
|Season 2 – 2012||Taipei Assasins|
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