The 2016 League of Legends World Championship (LoL Worlds 2016) is running from Thursday, September 29th to Saturday, October 29th. The “Group Stage” and the “Knockout Out Stage” of Worlds 2016 are taking place in several cities across the United States. Like last year 16 teams, seeded from the top 5 League of Legends regions (LCK, NA LCS, EU LCS, LMS, LPL) + Wildcard teams will compete for a huge prize pool and the honors of getting their name etched on the World Championship trophy: The Summoners Cup. The finals of LoL Worlds 2016 will once again be held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles (California). The LoL World Cup 2016 also qualifies five teams for the League of Legends IEM in Katowice 2017.
You can find out more about the teams, schedule, tickets, prize money, qualifiers, betting odds and more below. Besides this we will keep you updated so make sure to check back in order to get the latest news on the LoL World Championship 2016!
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Prize Pool Distribution / Results
$ 5,070,000 US-Dollar in total
|Place||Prize USD||≈Prize EUR||Team|
||$ 2,028,000||€ 1,846,776||SK Telecom T1|
| Runner Up
||$ 760,500||€ 692,738||Samsung Galaxy|
|$ 380,250||€ 364,355||H2K Gaming|
|5th-8th||$ 202,800||€ 184,761||Albus NoX Luna|
|Royal Never Give Up|
|9th-12th||$ 114,075||€ 103,928||Counter Logic Gaming|
|ahq e-Sports Club|
|13th-16th||$ 63,375||€ 57,761||Flash Wolves|
LoL Worlds 2016 | World Championship facts:
- Region: Unites States of America
- LoL Worlds Date: 09/29/2016 – 10/29/2016
- Group Stages: 09/29 – 10/02 and 10/06 – 10/09
- Group Stage Format: 4 Groups | Double round robin
- Groups in detail: Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D
- Knockout Stage: Playoffs (Best of 5)
- Tickets: view LoL Worlds ticket info
- Inital Prize Money: $ 2,130,000 (+25% of Champion Skin Sale)
- Prize Money: $ 6,700,000
-> view prize money distribution
- Patch: LoL Worlds Patch 6.18
- Number of Teams: 16 Teams
- Live Stream for all matches available
- All major LoL betting sites will offer lines and odds
- Hashtags: #Worlds #Worlds2016 #Worldsbigplays
The League of Legends World Championship 2016 is starting with a 4 groups, double round robin group stage. Each team has to play 6 matches before the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoffs (or Knockout Stage). All playoff matches will be played in best of 5 format. You can find an overview of the schedule below. All matches with dates and starting times can be found at the LoL World Championship 2016 schedule and results site.
Knockout Stage (Playoffs) Overview | Dates (completed)
The top 8 teams from the group stage (top 2 teams from each group) advance to the Playoffs (aka Knockout Stage) of the World Championship. The teams are drawn into the bracket of the playoffs after the group stage is over. The winner of a group cannot face another group winner in the quarterfinals of LoL Worlds.
(10/13 – 10/16)
(10/21 – 10/22)
|Finals – LoL Worlds
|SKT T1||3|| SKT T1
|vs.||No match for 3rd place
Playoffs / Knockout Stage – LoL Worlds 2016 – Schedule & Results
Grand Finals – Saturday, October 29th
–> more about the Grand Finals
Grand Final: SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung 3 : 2
Start Time: October 29th, 04:00 PM PDT / 07:00 PM EDT / 01:00 CEST (next day)
The group stage draw is conducted on: September 10th, 11 AM PDT | 20:00 CEST
You can watch the draw of the groups live and find out more about the Seeding order in our article about the Group Draw of LoL Worlds 2016. Find out more about the LoL Worlds Group Stage with detailed daily match predictions.
|1.|| Rox Tigers
|2.||Albus NoX Luna||4-3|
|3.||Counter Logic G.||3-3|
|GROUP A: Schedule & Results|
|1.||SK Telecom T1||5-1|
|GROUP B: Schedule & Results|
|3.||AHQ e-Sports Club||3-3|
|GROUP C: Schedule & Results|
|GROUP D: Schedule & Results|
Tournament Overview and Dates
Group Stage #1
Dates: 09/29 /2016 – 10/02/2016
Ticket Sale Starts: 07/20/2016
City / Venue: San Francisco, California / Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Live Stream Start: 09/29 – 10/02/2016: 04:00 PM PDT / 07:00 PM EDT / 01:00 CEST (next day)
Group Stage #2
Dates: 10/06/2016 – 10/09/2016
City / Venue: San Francisco, California / Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Live Stream Start: 10/06 – 10/07/2016: 04:00 PM PDT / 07:00 PM EDT / 01:00 CEST (next day)
Live Stream Start: 10/08 – 10/09/2016: 01:00 PM PDT / 04:00 PM EDT / 22:00 CEST
Dates: 10/13/2016 – 10/16/2016
Ticket Sale Starts: 07/27/2016
City / Venue: Chicago, Illinois / The Chicago Theatre
Live Stream Start: 10/13 – 10/16/2016: 03:00 PM PDT / 06:00 PM EDT / 00:00 CEST (next day)
Dates: 10/21/2016 – 10/22/2016
Ticket Sale Starts: 08/03/2016
City / Venue: New York / Madison Square Garden
Live Stream Start: 10/21 – 10/22/2016: 03:00 PM PDT / 06:00 PM EDT / 00:00 CEST (next day)
LoL World Championship Finals 2016
Ticket Sale Starts: 08/10/2016
City / Venue: Los Angeles, California / Staples Center
Live Stream Start: 10/29/2016: 04:00 PM PDT / 07:00 PM EDT / 01:00 CEST (next day)
Tickets for the World Championship
The tickets for LoL Worlds 2016 are going on sale on 4 different dates. For every phase of the tournament there will be an initial wave of tickets and at least one second wave. If you want to follow action of the World Championsip live you can find out more about the LoL World Championship tickets here.
16 teams at Worlds 2016 are seeded form the 5 regions below. In addition one so called Wild Card Qualifier will be held to determine the 2 teams form regions that are not playing in of EU LCS (Europe), NA LCS (North America), LMS (China), LPL (South East Asia) or LCK (South Korea). One thing that is new this year, is that the results of the MSI 2016 are influencing the seeding order of the teams for the group stage. Find more information about the qualifiers to the LoL World Championship here!
Qualified teams – view NA Teams overview at LoL Worlds
Team SoloMid | Seed #1 – Winner NA LCS Summer Playoffs (08-13 to 08-28)
Counter Logic Gaming | Seed #2 – Most Championship Points NA LCS
Cloud9 – Winner NA LCS Regional Qualifiers (09-03 to 09-05-2016)
Qualified teams – view EU Teams overview at LoL Worlds
Qualified teams – view LCK Teams overview at LoL worlds
Qualified teams – view LPL Teams overview at LoL worlds
Qualified teams – view LMS Teams overview at LoL worlds
Qualified teams – view Wildcard Teams overview at LoL worlds
IWCQ 2016 Wildcard Tournament Brazil (08-24-2016 to 09-04-2016)
Regions represented: Turkey (TCL), Brazil (CBLOL), SE Asia (GPL), CIS (LCL), Oceania (OPL), Japan (LJL), LA South (LAS), LA North (LAN)
Betting Info and Odds
As this is the biggest LoL tournament in 2016 all of the major League of Legends betting sites will have betting markets for the tournament. Bets can be placed on the winner of each single match as well as the outright winner of the LoL Worlds 2016. Besides this various special bets like “First turret” or “First Blood” will be available at certain betting sites. We will keep you up to date as soon, as the first betting odds for Worlds are live. If you are planning to make a bet, make sure to check out our preview and predictions section where we will cover every single match of the World Championship, in order to get an edge! If you want to play just for fun, and win some League of Legends in-game prizes like skins or summoner icons, check out the Pick’Em free betting game by Riot. You can find out more about betting on the 2016 League of Legends World Championship here.
The prize pool provided by Riot Games for this years League of Legends World Championship amounts to over two million dollars, more precisely $2.130.000 US-Dollars. The lucky winner will gain the lion’s share of one million dollar as usual. You can find more information about the exact distribution of the prize money and the LoL Worlds 2016 prize pool in comparison to other major online games right here.
Update 1: One week before the start of Worlds 2016, Riot Games announced, that 25% of the sale of the Zed Championship Skins and Championship Wardskins will be added to the total pize money of the tournament. Since the sale running until November 6th, it might be that the exact total prize pool is known after the end of Worlds 2016.
Update 2: In the meantime the prize pool has surpassed the $ 4 million mark. Besides this Riot has changed the way the money is distributed amongst the teams. We will keep you updated!
The Prize Pool of the LoL Worlds 2017 seems to set a new record!
|World Champion||40% of all prize money|
|2nd Place||15% of all prize money|
|3rd – 4th||7.5% of all prize money|
|5th – 8th||4% of all prize money|
|Group Stage Position||Prize Money|
|1st||Advance to Quarterfinals|
|2nd||Advance to Quarterfinals|
|3rd||2.25% of all prize money|
|4th||1.25% of all prize money|
|If 3rd and 4th are tied||1.75% of all prize money|
All matches of Season’s 6 World Championship of League of Legends (LoL) will be streamed live in various languages and on several platforms. This means you can watch the whole competition for free! Besides being streamed on a lot of different platforms like Youtube and Twitch, you can all the matches of LoL Worlds 2016 and it's qualifiers right here on this page, by clicking the play button of the Live Stream below. The red “live” button in the video player indicates that matches are being broadcasted currently. If you have missed the live action, spoiler free Vods (Video on demand) will be available as well. Learn more about the shoutcasters and check out the LoL Worlds 2016 Casters and Analysts overview. Have fun with the matches of LoL Worlds 2016 and the live stream!
Main Live Stream of Riot Games
Lane Matchup Live Stream (Player Experience)
(This stream is focusing on a single lane matchup)
On February 16th, Riot Games released the first teaser video for the tournament.