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Worlds 2021

2021 World Championship
Worlds.png
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

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.png TBD
PlacementIcon2.png 2$333,750€286,414.6615% TBDlogo std.png TBD
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$178,000€152,754.498% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
5-8$100,125€85,924.404.5% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
9-12$55,625€47,735.782.5% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
13-16$50,062.50€42,962.202.25% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
17-18$38,937.50€33,415.041.75% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
19-20$27,812.50€23,867.891.25% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
21-22$22,250€19,094.311% TBDlogo std.png TBD
TBDlogo std.png TBD
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.png EDward Gaming 2021-08-29 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LPL 2021 Summer Champion
2 2 FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.png FunPlus Phoenix 2021-08-27 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LPL 2021 Championship Points
3 3 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up 2021-09-03 LPL 2021 Regional Finals Champion
KR
Korea
1 1 DWG KIAlogo std.png DWG KIA 2021-08-14 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Summer Champion
2 2 Gen.Glogo std.png Gen.G 2021-08-21 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Championship Points
3 3 T1logo std.png T1 2021-08-22 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Regional Finals Champion
EU
Europe
1 1 MAD Lionslogo std.png MAD Lions 2021-08-14 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LEC 2021 Summer Champion
2 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 2021-08-22 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LEC 2021 Summer Runner-Up
3 3 Rogue (European Team)logo std.png Rogue 2021-08-13 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LEC 2021 Summer 3rd Place
NA
North America
1 2 100 Thieveslogo std.png 100 Thieves 2021-08-14 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LCS 2021 Championship Champion
2 3 Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2021-08-15 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
LCS 2021 Championship Runner-Up
PCS
TW/HK/MC/SEA
1 1 PSG Talonlogo std.png PSG 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.png LNG Esports 2021-09-05 LPL 2021 Regional Finals Runner-Up
KR
Korea
4 1 Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.png Hanwha Life Esports 2021-09-01 (Q)
2021-09-02 (Seed)
LCK 2021 Regional Finals Runner-Up
NA
North America
3 1 Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 2021-08-22 (Q)
2021-08-28 (Seed)
LCS 2021 Championship 3rd Place
PCS
TW/HK/MC/SEA
2 1 Beyond Gaminglogo std.png Beyond Gaming 2021-08-27 (Q)
2021-08-29 (Seed)
PCS 2021 Summer Runner-Up
CIS
CIS
1 2 Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.png Unicorns Of Love 2021-09-04 LCL 2021 Summer Champion
LAT
Latin America
1 2 Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.png Infinity Esports 2021-08-28 LLA 2021 Closing Champion
TR
Turkey
1 2 Galatasaray Esportslogo std.png Galatasaray Esports 2021-09-04 TCL 2021 Summer Champion
BR
Brazil
1 2 RED Canidslogo std.png RED Canids 2021-09-04 CBLOL 2021 Split 2 Champion
JP
Japan
1 2 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DetonatioN FocusMe 2021-09-05 LJL 2021 Summer Champion
OCE
Oceania
1 2 PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.png PEACE 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
1
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.png Hanwha Life Esports
0 - 00%
1
LAT
Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.png Infinity Esports
0 - 00%
1
CN
LNG Esportslogo std.png LNG Esports
0 - 00%
1
OCE
PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.png PEACE
0 - 00%
1
BR
RED Canidslogo std.png RED Canids
0 - 00%
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
PCS
Beyond Gaminglogo std.png Beyond Gaming
0 - 00%
1
NA
Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
0 - 00%
1
JP
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DetonatioN FocusMe
0 - 00%
1
TR
Galatasaray Esportslogo std.png Galatasaray Esports
0 - 00%
1
CIS
Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
0 - 00%

Knockout Stage (Round 2)

Elimination Round
Seed #A3
BO5
Seed #A4
BO5
Seed #B3
BO5
Seed #B4
BO5
Qualification Round
Qualification Match
Seed #B2
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
Qualification Match
Seed #A2
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5


 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event

Group Stage

Group A
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
DWG KIAlogo std.png DWG KIA
0 - 00%
1
CN
FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.png FunPlus Phoenix
0 - 00%
1
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.png Rogue
0 - 00%
1 Blanklogo std.png TBD0 - 00%
Group B
TeamGamesStr
1
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png 100 Thieves
0 - 00%
1
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
0 - 00%
1
KR
T1logo std.png T1
0 - 00%
1 Blanklogo std.png TBD0 - 00%
Group C
TeamGamesStr
1
EU
Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
0 - 00%
1
PCS
PSG Talonlogo std.png PSG Talon
0 - 00%
1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
0 - 00%
1 Blanklogo std.png TBD0 - 00%
Group D
TeamGamesStr
1
KR
Gen.Glogo std.png Gen.G
0 - 00%
1
EU
MAD Lionslogo std.png MAD Lions
0 - 00%
1
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
0 - 00%
1 Blanklogo std.png TBD0 - 00%

Knockout Stage

Quarterfinals
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
Semifinals
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
Finals
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5
TBDlogo std.png TBD
BO5

 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
141314131212
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
2626122211233541321114402295151110
Play-In
256125111132413163211
Main
1211142235311127213413
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.
  • 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. [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.png PEACE'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. [9] [10]































Qualified
2626122211232541321214411297151110
Play-In
256125111132413164211
Main
1211142225312128113313
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.
  • 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. [11]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[12] [13]
  • Due to visa issues, PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.png PEACE'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. [14] [15]
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
655341273664
Main
1618249162
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.
  • 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. [16]
  • Due to visa issues, Vizicsacsi will stand in for Apii for the entirety of Worlds 2021.[17] [18]
  • Due to visa issues, PEACE (Oceanic Team)logo std.png PEACE'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. [19] [20]

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

Venues

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

References

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