The locations for this year’s LoL World Championship are announced: The final of the League of Legends World Cup 2013 will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The other matches of the World Cup final will be played in various locations in the United States. As every year the different teams will be picked from the diverse regional leagues. The first regional qualifiers start in mid-august with the finals in Asia. Korea got one additional spot for the World championship as the korean team was able to secure the victory in the All-Stars Tournament in Shanghai.
United States officially accredits Esports as Sports
Particularly encouraging in relation to the LoL World Cup 2013, the recently adopted resolution of the United States to send the usual Visa for Esport players as for other professional ahletes. Hope remains that according to this model other nation will recognize the growing e-sports scene.
Mainevent Schedule and mode
- 15th September 2013 until 21th September 2013
- 2 Groups (A and B)
- each Group has 5 Teams
- 40 Matches total
- League Mode (Round Robin)
Quarterfinals and Semifinals
The 4 winners of their corresponding regional league have been seeded for Quarter finals. Only the winner of the LCS Europe, Team Lemondogs, have to fight their way through group stage as Region EU has placed last at this year’s All Star tournament in Shanghai.
Starting in Quarterfinals: Royal Club, Cloud 9 HyperX, Gamania Bears, NaJin Black Sword
- 4th October 2013 at Staples Center, LA
- League of Legends World Champion will be determined in best of 5 mode
Betting Information and Odds
Pinnacle Sports and Datbet will offer bets for all the games of the Group Stage of the League of Legends World Cup 2013. Pinnacle has normal match bets while Datbet offers a lot of special bets for the matches too. If you are interested in placing a bet at one of these bookmakers you might find our review of the offered service useful. Take a look at:
As there are so many games and bets available for the tournament we cannot quote you all offered bets and odds on this website. We apologize for this but we as we try to make life more simple you can look at all the bets and odds offered by Datbet and Pinnacle by following this links:
More than 25 teams try to get a slot in the Main Event of the LoL Championship this year. As only 2 or 3 teams per region will get a chance to fight for the summoners cup and the million dollar prize money for the winner, lots of action and emotions can be expected. All of the playoffs and regional qualifiers will be streamed on the official website and portal like twitch and YouTube.
Schedule for the Road to the World Championship 2013
- August 17th & 18th : Southeast Asia
- Qualified: Team Mineski
- August 21st – 23rd: International Wildcard
- Qualified: Gaminggear.eu
- August 23rd – 25th: Playoffs LCS Europe
- Qualified: Team Lemondogs, Gambit BenQ, Fnatic
- August 29th: Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau
- Qualified: Gamania Bears
- August 30th – September 1st: Playoffs LCS North America
- Qualified: Cloud 9, Team Vulcun, TSM Snapdragon
- September 4th – 7th: Korea
- Qualified: Najin Black Sword, MVP Ozone, SK Telecom T1
- September 7th – 8th: China
- Qualified: Royal Club, OMG
Team distribution by global leagues:
North America (NA LCS): 3 starting places
Europe (LCS EU): 3 starting places
Southeast Asia: 2 starting places
China: 2 starting places
Korea: 3 starting places
International wildcard (winner Gamescom): 1 starting place
Facts about the Staples Center (home of the World Championship finals)
Address: 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, 90015
Cost $ 375 million
Prize money 2013:
The first place in the League of Legends World championship 2013 is endowed not only with the coveted and prestigious Summoners Cup – the team that can win the 2013 World Championships in Los Angeles, will also be rewarded with a first place cash prize of $ 1,000,000. The total prize pool of the 2013 Worlds is $ 2,000,000. Thus the total prize pool of the third LoL Season increased to over 8 million dollars!
All matches in the World Cup final and the qualifiers of League of Legends can be watched at several streaming portals (youtube, twitch, etc.). Riot Games has announced the best shoutcaster the scene has for the games. In addition, the games will be broadcast in different languages. We will keep you up to date.
Riot Games announced the shoutcasters who will broadcast the Live Stream of the World Championship 2013. Take a look at the who is who of the english League of Legends Shoutcaster scene:
Shoucasters for LoL Championships Live Stream
- Joe Miller
You can watch all games of the LoL World Championship 2013 in the live stream embedded here on our website. Just press the “Play” Button and have fun watchin the games! Thanks to Twitch and Riot Games for this function!