2019 League of Legends World Championship - How it Works

Kicking off  October 2nd in Berlin, Germany, the 2019 League of Legends World Championship is the most important event in the competitive League of Legends scene. The yearly internation tournament brings the best of the best. Top teams from each region face each other, competing for the title of World Champion, and of course, the Summoner's Cup.

The Inven Global editorial team will be deployed to Europe to bring you the latest Worlds content, news, interviews and more. Make sure you are following us on social media to catch up with real-time content.


When will it happen?

The Play-In Stage begins October 2nd, with Finals happening November 10th.

Specific dates follow:

How does it work?


Graphics provided by Riot Games

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship will have three stages: 


  • Play-In Stage: 10/2-10/5; 10/7-10/8

        Berlin (LEC Studio)

12 teams are drawn into four groups. Each team plays all others twice in a best of 1 series. The top two tems advance to Play-In Knokchout. 1st place teams are paired with 2nd place, determining the 4 Play-In teams that will move to the next round, Group Stage.


  • Group Stage: 10/12-10/15; Oct 17-20

        Berlin (Verti Music Hall)

16 teams – 12 that qualified for the Group Stage directly, and 4 from the Play-In Stage – are drawn into four groups. Each group plays all other teams twice, in a best of 1 series. The top two teams from each group will move on to  the Knockout Stage.


  • Knockout Stage: 10/26-10/27; 11/2-11/3; 11/10

       Madrid, Spain (Palacio Vistalegre) & Paris, France (AccorHotels Arena)

8 teams move on to the Knockout Stage, which encompasses Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

Match-ups are decided on-stage, before each day, and the teams will play a best of 5 format.


To see the selected groups for Play-In and Group Stages, tune into the Draw Show,  happening September 23, at 4:00 PM CEST or 7:00 AM PDT


Which teams have qualified?

Graphics via Riot Games

LCK - South Korea

  • First seed: SK Telecom T1
  • Second seed: Griffin
  • Third seed: Damwon Gaming

LCS - North America

  • First seed: Team Liquid
  • Second seed: Cloud9
  • Third seed: Clutch Gaming

LEC - Europe

  • First seed: G2 Esports
  • Second seed: Fnatic
  • Third seed: Splyce

LPL - China

  • First seed: FunPlus Phoenix
  • Second seed: Royal Never Give Up
  • Third seed: Invictus Gaming

LMS - Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau

  • First seed: CTBC J Team
  • Second seed: AHQ E-Sports Club
  • Third seed: Hong Kong Attitude

VCS - Vietnam

  • First seed: GAM eSports
  • Second seed: Lowkey Esports

LST - Southeast Asia

  • MEGA

CBLoL - Brazil

  • Flamengo Esports

LCL - Commonwealth of Independent States

  • Unicorns of Love

LJL - Japan

  • DetonatioN FocusMe

LLA - Latin America

  • Isurus Gaming

OPL - Oceania


TCL - Turkey

  • Royal Youth

Where Can I watch Worlds?

Games will go live on watch.lolesports.com

Where Can I find the best Worlds coverage?

Well, just right here at Inven Global! ;)


(Information in this article was provided by LoL Esports Staff)

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