Worlds 2019 is the biggest League of Legends event of the 2019 and also marks the end of the this year LoL’s competitive season. 24 teams are competing for the prestigious Summoner’s Cup and for a place in the esports history books. The main favorites for winning the tournament are G2 Esports and SK Telecom T1, according to the bookmakers odds.
Teams Qualified for Worlds 2019
The 24 LoL teams qualified for Worlds 2019 are:
- From North America: Team Liquid, Cloud9, Clutch Gaming
- From Europe: G2 Esports, Fnatic, Splyce
- From South Korea: SK Telecom T1, Griffin, DAMWON Gaming
- From China: FunPlus Phoenix, Royal Never Give Up, Invictus Gaming
- From Latin America: Isurus Gaming
- From Brazil: Flamengo eSports
- From Oceania: Team Mammoth
- From other regions: J Team, ahq e-Sports Club, Hong Kong Attitude, Royal Youth, Lowkey Esports, GAM Esports, Unicorns of Love, DetonatioN FocusMe, MEGA
Dates & Schedule
The tournament will take place in three stages:
1. Play-In Stage
Dates: October 2-5, October 7-8
Location: LEC Studio – Berlin, Germany.
Format: 12 teams drawn in 4 groups, Double Round-Rubin, Bo1 series.
The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage, while 4 other teams will advance to the Group Stage.
2. Group Stage: 10/12-10/15; Oct 17-20
Dates: October 12-15, October 17-20
Location: Verti Music Hall – Berlin, Germany.
Format: 16 teams drawn in 4 groups, Double Round-Rubin, Bo1 series.
The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage.
3. Knockout Stage
Dates: October 26-27 (Quarterfinals), November 2-3 (Semifinals), November 10 (the Finals)
Location: Madrid (Spain), Paris (France)
Format: 8 teams compete in a single-elimination bracket, Bo5 series.
Location – Where is LoL Worlds 2019?
The event will take place in different cities in Europe (Play-in Stage and Group Stage in Berlin, Knockout Stage in Madrid and Paris), while the finals will be held in Paris, France.
How many people watched Worlds 2018?
Although there are sites which claim that there were 200 million people watching Worlds 2018 final, Riot official announcement stated that the finals had 99.6 million unique viewers and a concurrent viewer peak of 44 million.