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2021 World Championship
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Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
RulebookRulebook
Location & Dates
Region
INT
International
Event TypeOffline
Country
Iceland
Start Date2021-10-05
End Date2021-11-06
Broadcast
Streams
Twitch
Full List
Social Media & Links
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The 2021 Season World Championship (Worlds 2021) is the conclusion of the 2021 League of Legends esports season. The tournament was originally slated to be held in China, but was moved to Europe due to travel restrictions and COVID protocols.[1]

Overview[]

Format[]

  • 24 teams are invited: [Show]
  • Play-In
    • Group Stage (Round 1)
      • 10 teams participate
      • Teams are drawn into two groups based on seeding
      • Single Round Robin
      • Matches are best of one
      • Top team from each group advances to the Main Event
      • 2nd to 4th teams from each group advance to Round 2
    • Knockout Stage (Round 2)
      • 3rd place teams from the group stage face the 4th place team from the same group
      • Winners of these matches face the 2nd place team from the opposite group
      • Winners of these final matches advance to the Main Event
      • Matches are best of five
  • Main Event
    • Group Stage
      • 16 teams participate
      • Teams are drawn into four groups based on seeding
      • Double Round Robin
      • Matches are best of one
      • Top two teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage
    • Knockout Stage
      • Single elimination bracket (drawn randomly, 1st place teams face 2nd place teams, no two teams from the same group can be placed in the same half of the bracket)
      • Matches are best of five
  • Patch Information: 11.19 with
    Akshan
    and
    Vex
    disabled.[2]
  • Due to Vietnamese teams being unable to participate, the Play-In format was adjusted to the previous' year format, and the region's Main Event spot was given to Europe's 3rd seed.[3]

Prize Pool[]

  • Figures are based on the minimum guaranteed prize pool of $ 2,225,000 USD. A percentage of the revenue from designated in-client sales is yet to be added to this amount.
  • During the group stage, if the 3rd and 4th place teams in a group are tied, they both will receive 2.375% of the total prize pool.

$ 2,225,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

LocalEuro
PlacePrizePrize (%)Team
PlacementIcon1.png 1$489,500€420,074.8422%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
PlacementIcon2.png 2$333,750€286,414.6615%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$178,000€152,754.498%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
5-8$100,125€85,924.404.5%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
9-12$55,625€47,735.782.5%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
13-16$50,062.50€42,962.202.25%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
17-18$38,937.50€33,415.041.75%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
19-20$27,812.50€23,867.891.25%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD
21-22$22,250€19,094.311%TBDlogo std.pngTBD
TBDlogo std.pngTBD

Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on October 31, 2020, as follows:

  • $ 1 US Dollar = € 0.8581712685 Euros

Participants[]

Notes[]

  • Seeding Changes: China and South Korea both receive one extra seed for a total of four.
  • In North America, LCS changed to a one-season-per-year system, with LCS 2021 Championship replacing LCS Summer Playoffs, and the seeding of LCS 2021 Championship will be decided by a cumulative scoreboard consisting of the whole Regular Season from February to August.
  • In Oceania, ESL Australia hosts a new tournament called LCO, which replaces OPL - the latter having dissolved in 2020.
  • In the tables below, (Q) refers to the date on which the team qualified for Worlds, while (Seed) refers to when the team was locked into their seed. If neither is present, these happened on the same day.
Qualified for Group Stage
Region Seed Pool Team Qualification Date Qualification Path
CN
China
1 1 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming 2021-08-29 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LPL 2021 Summer Champion
2 2 FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFunPlus Phoenix 2021-08-27 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LPL 2021 Championship Points
3 3 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 2021-09-03 LPL 2021 Regional Finals Champion
KR
Korea
1 1 DWG KIAlogo std.pngDWG KIA 2021-08-14 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Summer Champion
2 2 Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G 2021-08-21 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Championship Points
3 3 T1logo std.pngT1 2021-08-22 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Regional Finals Champion
EU
Europe
1 1 MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lions 2021-08-14 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LEC 2021 Summer Champion
2 2 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 2021-08-22 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LEC 2021 Summer Runner-Up
3 3 Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue 2021-08-13 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LEC 2021 Summer 3rd Place
NA
North America
1 2 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves 2021-08-14 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LCS 2021 Championship Champion
2 3 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2021-08-15 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LCS 2021 Championship Runner-Up
PCS
TW/HK/MC/SEA
1 1 PSG Talonlogo std.pngPSG Talon 2021-08-28 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
PCS 2021 Summer Champion
INT
World Championship
Q 4 TBD TBA Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 4 TBD TBA Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 4 TBD TBA Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 4 TBD TBA Qualified from Play-In Stage
Qualified for Play-In Stage
Region Seed Pool Team Qualification Date Qualification Path
CN
China
4 1 LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG Esports 2021-09-05 LPL 2021 Regional Finals Runner-Up
KR
Korea
4 1 Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esports 2021-09-01 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Regional Finals Runner-Up
NA
North America
3 1 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2021-08-22 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LCS 2021 Championship 3rd Place
PCS
TW/HK/MC/SEA
2 1 Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBeyond Gaming 2021-08-27 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
PCS 2021 Summer Runner-Up
CIS
CIS
1 2 Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Love 2021-09-04 LCL 2021 Summer Champion
LAT
Latin America
1 2 Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngInfinity Esports 2021-08-28 LLA 2021 Closing Champion
TR
Turkey
1 2 Galatasaray Esportslogo std.pngGalatasaray Esports 2021-09-04 TCL 2021 Summer Champion
BR
Brazil
1 2 RED Canidslogo std.pngRED Canids 2021-09-04 CBLOL 2021 Split 2 Champion
JP
Japan
1 2 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe 2021-09-05 LJL 2021 Summer Champion
OCE
Oceania
1 2 PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE 2021-08-31 LCO 2021 Split 2 Champion
  • Due to Vietnamese teams being unable to participate, the Play-In format was adjusted to the previous' year format, and the region's Main Event spot was given to Europe's 3rd seed.[4]

Results[]

Play-In Stage[]

Group Stage (Round 1)[]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esports0 - 00%
1Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngInfinity Esports0 - 00%
1LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG Esports0 - 00%
1PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE0 - 00%
1RED Canidslogo std.pngRED Canids0 - 00%
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBeyond Gaming0 - 00%
1Cloud9logo std.pngCloud90 - 00%
1DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe0 - 00%
1Galatasaray Esportslogo std.pngGalatasaray Esports0 - 00%
1Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Love0 - 00%

Knockout Stage (Round 2)[]

Elimination Round
Seed #A3
Seed #A4
Seed #B3
Seed #B4
Qualification Round
Qualification Match
Seed #B2
Qualification Match
Seed #A2


 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event[]

Group Stage[]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1DWG KIAlogo std.pngDWG KIA0 - 00%
1FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFunPlus Phoenix0 - 00%
1Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue0 - 00%
1Blanklogo std.pngTBD0 - 00%
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves0 - 00%
1EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming0 - 00%
1T1logo std.pngT10 - 00%
1Blanklogo std.pngTBD0 - 00%
Group C
TeamGamesStr
1Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic0 - 00%
1PSG Talonlogo std.pngPSG Talon0 - 00%
1Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up0 - 00%
1Blanklogo std.pngTBD0 - 00%
Group D
TeamGamesStr
1Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G0 - 00%
1MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lions0 - 00%
1Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid0 - 00%
1Blanklogo std.pngTBD0 - 00%

Knockout Stage[]

Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals

 Click here for more information about the Main Event.

Regional Distribution[]

Teams[]

  • Unfortunately, although the VCS have 1 Main Event spot and 1 Play-In spot qualified to Worlds 2021, due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the two teams from the VCS will not be able to attend. [5]
BR
Brazil
CN
China
CIS
CIS
EU
Europe
JP
Japan
KR
Korea
LAT
Latin America
NA
North America
OCE
Oceania
PCS
PCS
TR
Turkey
VN
Vietnam
Qualified
141414131212
Play-In
1111111111
Main
33321
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Winner

Some teams start Worlds 2021 in Main Event, or skip Play-In with the teams have a higher seeding.

Players[]

  • Country of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Residency































Qualified
2525121211233341211114402294121110
Play-In
245115111121413162111
Main
1211162233311127213211
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Winner

Some players start Worlds 2021 in Main Event, or skip Play-In with the players have a higher seeding.

  • Country of Birth is used.
  • Unfortunately, although the VCS have 1 Main Event spot and 1 Play-In spot qualified to Worlds 2021, due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the ten Vietnamese players of two teams from the VCS will not be able to attend. [6]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[7] [8]
  • Due to visa issues, PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE's substitute Jungler LeeSA will not be able to participate for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[9]































Qualified
2525121211232341211214411296121110
Play-In
245115111121413163111
Main
1211162223312128113311
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Winner

Some players start Worlds 2021 in Main Event, or skip Play-In with the players have a higher seeding.

  • Nationality is used, some of the players holds duo nationality.
  • Unfortunately, although the VCS have 1 Main Event spot and 1 Play-In spot qualified to Worlds 2021, due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the ten Vietnamese players of two teams from the VCS will not be able to attend. [10]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[11] [12]
  • Due to visa issues, PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE's substitute Jungler LeeSA will not be able to participate for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[13]
BR
Brazil
CN
China
CIS
CIS
EU
Europe
JP
Japan
KR
Korea
LAT
Latin America
NA
North America
OCE
Oceania
PCS
PCS
TR
Turkey
VN
Vietnam
Qualified
52251933659712510
Play-In
555331252563
Main
1716247162
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Winner

Some players start Worlds 2021 in Main Event, or skip Play-In with the players have a higher seeding.

  • Residency is used.
  • Unfortunately, although the VCS have 1 Main Event spot and 1 Play-In spot qualified to Worlds 2021, due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the ten Vietnamese players of two teams from the VCS will not be able to attend. [14]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[15] [16]
  • Due to visa issues, PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE's substitute Jungler LeeSA will not be able to participate for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[17]

Media[]

Streams[]

Broadcast Talent[]

Play-By-Play Casters[]

Color Casters[]

Analysts[]

Desk Hosts[]


  • James "Dash" Patterson

  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere

Interviewer[]

Announcements[]

2018[]

2020[]

2021[]

Additional Content[]

Viewership Statistics[]

Venues[]

All Stages
Reykjavík, Iceland
Laugardalshöll
Laugardalshöll.jpg
Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland

References[]

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