The biggest LoL competition in the world is reaching its crescendo in October as the best of the best in the world fly in to Europe to fight for the most prestigious title in League of Legends.
The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is a 24-team event which will take place between October 2nd and November 10th with the play-in rounds and the group stage events hosted in Berlin, the knockout stages flown over to Madrid and the finals played in the Accorhotels Arena in Paris. Teams compete for the champion title, the 70 pounds (32 kg) Summoner's Cup, and a one million dollar League of Legends World Championship prize.
The League of Legends Worlds Draw Show takes place on September 23, 2019 (at 16:00 CEST) to determine the groups.
Twelve teams are seeded directly into the group stage while the other twelve are going to have to fight it out for the remaining four slots in the two play-in rounds. First, you need to finish in the top two of a four-team group after a double round robin best of one bracket – then each first-placed team is paired up with a second-placed team at random to face each other in a best-of-five series for a slot in the main event of the LoL World Championship.
League of Legends’ competitive scene ranks as one of the strongest in the world of esports, with the North American and European competitions taking place under the League Championship Series (LCS) and League of Legends European Championship (LEC) banners with other regions having their own such competitions across the world, like China, South Korea and more. These are franchised leagues with massive buyout fees and a limited number of playing slots, not to mention the millions and millions of fans watching the events every year. The competitive calendar peaks with the World Championship (sometimes also referred to as Worlds) every year.
G2 are in red-hot form and definitely one of the most promising League of Legends teams going into the event. SK Telecom (SKT) are always going to be one of the top historic sides to follow. There's also the winner of the 2018 League of Legends World Championship, Invictus Gaming, who qualified from the LPL via points earned this year.
As for players, Vizicsacsi has finally made it to the big stage after years and years of trying, Doublelift has yet another chance to live up to his undeniable promise at Worlds, Clid is the brutally efficient machine behind what's arguably the strongest team going into the competition but he has to go up against G2's Caps to prove himself this year.
You can find more information about the League of Legends World Championship 2019 matches and the schedule on Rivalry’s dedicated League of Legends page, the best of the League of Legends betting sites and your go-to destination for LoL Worlds betting.
Photo credit: Wojtek Zając