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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
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The 2021 Season League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2021) is the conclusion of the 2021 League of Legends esports season. The Play-in stage begins on October 5, 2021. The main event begins on October 11, 2021.

Overview[]

COVID Information[]

The 2021 World Championship was originally slated to be held in China, following the minimal-production setup of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was to have a full production setup in live venues. However, on August 24th, 2021, Riot announced that due to travel restrictions and COVID protocols, the event would be moved to Europe.[1] The final location of the event was eventually announced to be Reykjavik, Iceland, with all phases taking place at the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena.[2]

Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions prohibiting Vietnamese citizens from re-entering their country, the Vietnamese teams are unable to participate, as in 2020, regardless of location. All other teams are able to participate.

Format[]

  • 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]

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%EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming
PlacementIcon2.png 2$333,750€286,414.6615%DWG KIAlogo std.pngDWG KIA
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$178,000€152,754.498%T1logo std.pngT1
Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G
5-8$100,125€85,924.404.5%Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lions
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
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9-11$55,625€47,735.782.5%Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
PSG Talonlogo std.pngPSG Talon
12-13$52,843.75€45,348.992.375%Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG Esports
14-16$50,062.50€42,962.202.25%FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFunPlus Phoenix
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FM
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
17-18$38,937.50€33,415.041.75%Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBeyond Gaming
PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE
19-20$27,812.50€23,867.891.25%Galatasaray Esportslogo std.pngGalatasaray Esports
RED Canidslogo std.pngRED Canids
21-22$22,250€19,094.311%INFINITYlogo std.pngINFINITY
Unicorns of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns of Love
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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 LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG Esports 2021-10-07 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 4 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe 2021-10-07 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 4 Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esports 2021-10-09 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 4 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2021-10-09 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 INFINITYlogo std.pngINFINITY 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.[5]

Results[]

Play-In Stage[]

Group Stage (Round 1)[]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1
CN
LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG Esports
4 - 0100%4W
2
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esports
3 - 175%3W
3
OCE
PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPEACE
2 - 250%2W
4
BR
RED Canidslogo std.pngRED Canids
1 - 325%3L
5
LAT
INFINITYlogo std.pngINFINITY
0 - 40%4L
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
JP
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe
3 - 175%2W
2
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
3 - 175%1L
3
TR
Galatasaray Esportslogo std.pngGalatasaray Esports
2 - 250%2L
4
PCS
Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBeyond Gaming
1 - 325%1L
5
CIS
Unicorns of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns of Love
1 - 325%1W
1st Place Tiebreaker
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
0
JP
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDFM
1
4th Place Tiebreaker
PCS
Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBYG
1
CIS
Unicorns of Lovelogo std.pngUOL
0

Knockout Stage (Round 2)[]

Elimination Round
OCE
PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPCE
3
BR
RED Canidslogo std.pngRED
2
TR
Galatasaray Esportslogo std.pngGS
2
PCS
Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBYG
3
Qualification Round
Qualification Match
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
3
OCE
PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.pngPCE
0
Qualification Match
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE
3
PCS
Beyond Gaminglogo std.pngBYG
0

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event[]

Group Stage[]

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
DWG KIAlogo std.pngDWG KIA
6 - 0100%6W
2
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
2 - 433%1L
3
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue
2 - 433%1W
4
CN
FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFunPlus Phoenix
2 - 433%3L
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
T1logo std.pngT1
5 - 183%4W
2
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming
4 - 267%2L
3
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
3 - 350%2W
4
JP
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe
0 - 60%6L
Group C
TeamGamesStr
1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up
4 - 267%1L
2
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esports
4 - 267%3W
3
PCS
PSG Talonlogo std.pngPSG Talon
3 - 350%1W
4
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
1 - 517%2L
Group D
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G
3 - 350%2L
2
EU
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lions
3 - 350%2W
3
CN
LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG Esports
3 - 350%1L
3
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
3 - 350%1W
Group A Tiebreakers
CN
FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPX
0
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
1
Group A Tiebreakers
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
1
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
0
Group C Tiebreaker
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
1
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE
0
Group D Tiebreakers
CN
LNG Esportslogo std.pngLNG
0
EU
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD
1
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
0
KR
Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
1
Group D Tiebreakers
EU
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD
0
KR
Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
1

Knockout Stage[]

Quarterfinals
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
3
KR
Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
3
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
0
KR
T1logo std.pngT1
3
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE
0
KR
DWG KIAlogo std.pngDK
3
EU
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD
0
Semifinals
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
3
KR
Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
2
KR
T1logo std.pngT1
2
KR
DWG KIAlogo std.pngDK
3
Finals
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
3
KR
DWG KIAlogo std.pngDK
2

 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. [6]
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
141314131212
Play-In
1111111111
Main
431431
Quarterfinals
2141
Semifinals
13
Finals
11
Winner
1

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
2626122211233541321114402295151110
Play-In
246114111121411162111
Main
22111512333221132212212
Quarterfinals
118121122111
Semifinals
317
Finals
37
Winner
32

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

  • Country of Birth is used.
  • Some of the players qualified to Worlds 2021 but didn't played any games, these players won't counted in further stages once stages finished but count them in qualified.
  • 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. [7]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[8] [9]
  • 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, Lived is also loaned from Chiefs Esports Club to stand in for LeeSA as their substitute. [10] [11]































Qualified
2626122211232541321214411297151110
Play-In
246114111121411163111
Main
22111512323222133112312
Quarterfinals
118121122111
Semifinals
317
Finals
37
Winner
32

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.
  • Some of the players qualified to Worlds 2021 but didn't played any games, these players won't counted in further stages once stages finished but count them in qualified.
  • 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. [12]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[13] [14]
  • 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, Lived is also loaned from Chiefs Esports Club to stand in for LeeSA as their substitute. [15] [16]
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
622521436712812610
Play-In
645331052563
Main
17183287242
Quarterfinals
9621211
Semifinals
416
Finals
46
Winner
41

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

  • Residency is used.
  • Some of the players qualified to Worlds 2021 but didn't played any games, these players won't counted in further stages once stages finished but count them in qualified.
  • 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. [17]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[18] [19]
  • 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, Lived is also loaned from Chiefs Esports Club to stand in for LeeSA as their substitute. [20] [21]

Media[]

Streams[]

Broadcast Talent[]

Play-By-Play Casters[]

Color Casters[]

Analysts[]

Desk Hosts[]


  • James "Dash" Patterson

  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere

Interviewers[]

Translators[]


  • Xia "Wendy" An

  • Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang

  • Chu "Clement" Kai-Hsin

  • Park "Jeesun" Jeesun

Announcements[]

2018[]

2020[]

2021[]

Additional Content[]

Viewership Statistics[]

Data sourced from Esports Charts.

Peak Viewership
Total 4 018 728
English Streams 1 184 302
Twitch.tv Streams 2 987 534
Other
Total Time Watched 174 826 794 Hours
Avg Concurrent Viewers 1 298 219

Venues[]

All Stages
Reykjavík, Iceland
Laugardalshöll
Laugardalshöll.jpg Worlds 2021 Stage.jpg
Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland

References[]

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