LoL Worlds 2017 | League of Legends World Championship



LoL Worlds 2017 | League of Legends World Championship - LogoThe 2017 League of Legends World Championship (LoL Worlds) is the biggest eSports tournament of competitive LoL in Season 7. LoL Worlds 2017 will close up the competitive Season 7 all over the world and takes place from September 23rd 2017 to November 4th 2017 in the country of the rising sun – China. Because of the newly added Play-In stage the event will now last one week longer than in the previous years. With the Mid-Season Invitation tournament 2017 (MSI) as role model the League of Legends World Championship 2017 will also cancel all qualification tournaments for the Wildcard regions. These contenders will participate with teams from China, Taiwan, Europe and North America in the all new Play-In stage of Worlds 2017. While the number of Wildcard teams for the main event changes, the worldwide dominance of the Korean teams remaimns the same and we will probably see another episode of South Korea against the world at the greatest international event in professional League of Legends. Many months before the start of LoL Worlds 2017 the Korean teams are already and still the favorites for climbing the next world champion throne while teams from other regions like Europe’s and North America’s LCS 2017 have to step up to get to the top of the table. Below you will find everything that is to know about Worlds 2017. Take a look at the schedule and standings or find out about how teams qualified for the tournament. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the 2017 LoL World Championship!

LoL Worlds 2017 Facts (World Championship Season 7):

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  • Location: China (Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Peking)
  • Teams: 24 participants from all over the world
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  • Play-In Stage: 09/23/2017 – 09/26/2017
  • Group Stage: 10/05/2017 – 10/15/2017
  • Playoffs: 10/19/2017 – 11/04/2017
  • Regions (Number of teams):
    • South Korea (3), Europe (3), North America (3), China (3), Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (3)
    • Turkey (1), CIS (1), Southeast Asia (1), South America South (1), South America North (1), Japan (1), Brazil (1), Oceania (1)
    • one Wildcard team from MSI 2017
  • Qualifiers Overview
  • Patch: LoL Worlds 7.18
  • LoL Worlds Schedule
  • Prize pool: $2.250.000 USD + $2.350.000 USD (25% of Championship Skin sales)
  • Livestreams: available for all games
  • Ticket Info: Sale starts August 30th 2017
  • LoL Worlds 2017 betting odds
  • Hashtags: #Worlds #Worlds2017 #Worldsbigplays

Schedule and Format of the 2017 LoL Worlds

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship Playoffs:

After the group stage the playoffs will take place from October 19th to November 4th, consisting of quarter finals, semifinals and the great final. All these games will be played in a best-of-5 single elimination format and between each stage the teams will have a break to prepare for the upcoming and exhausting games.

QUARTERFINALS
(10/19 – 10/22)
SEMIFINALS
(10/28 – 10/29)
Finals – LoL Worlds
(11/04/2017)
League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds RNG
3
League of Legends Fnatic Logo LoL Worlds Fnatic 1 League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds RNG 2
vs. SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SKT 0
SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SKT 3 SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SKT
3
Misfits EU LCS Team Logo LoL Misfits 2 vs.
League of Legends Longhzu Gaming Logo LoL Worlds Longzhu
0 League of Legends Samsung Galaxy Logo LoL Worlds SSG 3
League of Legends Samsung Galaxy Logo LoL Worlds SSG
3 League of Legends Samsung Galaxy Logo LoL Worlds SSG 3
vs. No match for 3rd place
League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds WE
3 League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds WE
1
Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 Cloud9
2

>> Semifinals – LoL Worlds 2017 – Preview, Schedule and Predictions
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Group Stage LoL Worlds 2017 (completed)

The 16 best teams of the world will play in the group stage from December 5th to December 15th. As usual there will be four groups consisting of four teams and the two best placed teams will move on to the playoffs which will start with the quarter finals. Like in previous years there will be a double round robin format with best-of-1 duels to eliminate 8 teams from the tournament.Without possible tiebreakers there are 48 matches on the schedule of LoL Worlds group stage. Read more about the group stage #2 of the LOL World Championship 2017.

Standings / Tables Group Stage:

Table GROUP A
1. SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1
5-1
2. Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 Cloud9 3-3
3. League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds Edward Gaming 2-4
3. Team ahq e Sports Club LoL Worlds ahq e-Sports Club 2-4
GROUP A – Standings and Results
Table GROUP B
1. League of Legends Longhzu Gaming Logo LoL Worlds Longzhu Gaming 6-0
2. League of Legends Fnatic Logo LoL Worlds Fnatic 4-4
3. Immortals CSGO Team Logo Immortals 2-5
4. League of Legends GIGABYTE Marines Logo LoL Worlds GIGABYTE Marines 2-5
GROUP B – Standings and Results

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Table GROUP C
1. League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds RNG 5-1
2. League of Legends Samsung Galaxy Logo LoL Worlds Samsung Galaxy 4-2
3. G2 Esports MSI 2017 Team Logo G2 Esports 3-3
4. 1907 Fenerbahçe League of Legends Logo 1907 Fenerbahce 0-6
GROUP C – Standings and Results
Table GROUP D
1. League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds Team WE 5-1
2. Misfits EU LCS Team Logo LoL Misfits
4-3
2. Team SoloMid MSI 2017 Team Logo Team SoloMid 3-4
4. Flash Wolves Team Logo IEM Katowice 2017 Flash Wolves 1-5
GROUP D – Standings and Results
Advance to Knockout-Stage (Playoffs)
Eliminated

Recent LoL Worlds 2017 Group Stage #2 Matches:

Group Stage #2 – Day 4 – Sunday, October 15th

Match #1: Team ahq e Sports Club LoL Worlds ahq e-Sports Club vs. SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo   1 :
Start Time: October 15th, 09:00 PM PDT / 00:00 AM EDT / 06:00 CEST

Match #2: League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds EDward Gaming vs. Cloud9 Cloud9 Team Logo dota2   1 :
Start Time: October 15th, 10:00 PM PDT / 01:00 AM EDT / 07:00 CEST

Match #3: Team ahq e Sports Club LoL Worlds ahq e-Sports Club vs. EDward Gaming League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds   0 :
Start Time: October 15th, 11:00 PM PDT / 02:00 AM EDT / 08:00 CEST

Match #4: Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 Cloud9 vs. SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo   0 :
Start Time: October 15th, 12:00 AM PDT / 03:00 AM EDT / 09:00 CEST

Match #5: Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 Cloud9 vs. ahq e-Sports Club Team ahq e Sports Club LoL Worlds   1 :
Start Time: October 15th, 01:00 AM PDT / 04:00 AM EDT / 10:00 CEST

Match #6: SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1 vs. EDward Gaming League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds   1:
Start Time: October 15th, 02:00 AM PDT / 05:00 AM EDT / 11:00 CEST
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>> Group Stage #2 LoL Worlds 2017 – Preview and Predictions

The all new Play-In Stage (completed)

In the first stage of the event, the teams fight for the remaining four seeds of the group stage. It will be held from September 23rd to September 29th and will consist of two rounds.

  • Round 1: The 12 teams will be divided into four groups. After everyone has played each other, the best two teams of each group will move on to round 2.
  • Round 2: The remaining 8 teams will be randomly allotted to each other in a way that there is always a first placed team playing against a second placed team of round 1. The winner of these matches move on to Worlds 2017 group stage.

Play-In Round 2 (Knockout Stage)

  LoL Worlds Play-In Stage Round 2 – Schedule and Results 

Match A: Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 Cloud9 vs. Lyon Gaming League of Legends Lyons Gaming Logo LoL Worlds   3 :
–> Winner advance to Group Stage

Start Time: September 28th, 08:00 PM PDT / 11:00 PM EDT / 05:00 CEST

Match B: League of Legends Fnatic Logo LoL Worlds Fnatic vs. Hong Kong Attitude League of Legends Hong Kong Logo LoL Worlds   3 : 0
–> Winner advance to Group Stage
Start Time: September 28th, 01:00 AM PDT / 04:00 AM EDT / 10:00 CEST

Match C: 1907 Fenerbahçe League of Legends Logo 1907 Fenerbahce Esport vs. Team oNe Esports League of Legends Team oNe eSports Logo LoL Worlds   3 : 1
–> Winner advance to Group Stage
Start Time: September 29th, 08:00 PM PDT / 11:00 PM EDT / 05:00 CEST

Match D: League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds Team WE vs. Young Generation Young Generation GPL Logo   3 :
–> Winner advance to Group Stage
Start Time: September 29th, 01:00 AM PDT / 04:00 AM EDT / 10:00 CEST
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Play-In Round 1 – Group Stage (Final Score Group A and B)

Play-In Group A
1. League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds Team WE
4-0
2. League of Legends Lyons Gaming Logo LoL Worlds Lyon Gaming 2-2
3. League of Legends Gambit Esports Logo LoL Worlds Gambit.CIS 0-4
Play-In Group B
1. Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 Cloud9 4-0
2. League of Legends Team oNe eSports Logo LoL Worlds Team oNe eSports 2-3
3. League of Legends Dire Wolves Logo LoL Worlds Dire Wolves 1-4
Play-In Group C
1. League of Legends Fnatic Logo LoL Worlds Fnatic 3-1
2. Young Generation GPL Logo Young Generation 2-2
3. Kaos Latin Gamer League of Legends Logo Kaos Latin Gamers 1-3
Play-In Group D
1. 1907 Fenerbahçe League of Legends Logo 1907 Fenerbahce 4-1
2. League of Legends Hong Kong Logo LoL Worlds HK Attitude
3-2
3. League of Legends Rampage Logo LoL Worlds Rampage 0-4
Advance to Play-In Round 2
Eliminated

Tournament Overview and Dates

Play-In-Stage #1
Dates: 09/23/2017 – 09/26/2017
Ticket Sale Starts: 08-31-2017, 5 AM CEST
City / Venue: Wuhan, Hubei /Wuhan Gymnasium
Live Stream Start: TBA

Play-In-Stage #2
Dates: 09/28/2017 – 09/29/2017
Ticket Sale Starts: 08-31-2017, 5 AM CEST
City / Venue: Wuhan, Hubei / Wuhan Gymnasium
Live Stream Start: TBA

Group Stage #1
Dates: 10/05/2017 – 10/08/2017
Ticket Sale Starts: 08-31-2017, 5 AM CEST
City / Venue: Wuhan, Hubei / Wuhan Gymnasium
Live Stream Start: TBA

Group Stage #2
Dates: 10/12/2017 – 10/15/2017
Ticket Sale Starts: 08-31-2017, 5 AM CEST
City / Venue: Wuhan, Hubei / Wuhan Gymnasium
Live Stream Start: TBA

Quarter-Finals
Dates: 10/19/2017 – 10/22/2017
Ticket Sale Starts: TBA
City / Venue: Guangzhou, Guangdong/ Guangzhou Gymnasium
Live Stream Start: TBA

Semi-Finals
Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017
Ticket Sale Starts:
City / Venue: Shanghai / Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
Live Stream Start: TBA

LoL World Championship Finals 2017
Date: 11/04/2017
Ticket Sale Starts:
City / Venue: Beijing / National Stadium (Bird’s Nest)
Live Stream Start: TBA

While the main part of the games will be distributed among the big eSports arenas in Wuhan, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the LoL World Championship 2017 finals will take place at the national stadium in Beijing which is famous for the sportive events during the Olympic games in 2008. From last year’s location in Los Angeles with a capacity of about 20.000 people we are heading to a stadium with a capacity of 80.000 people – eSports is definitely growing everywhere. The best teams in the world competing at the most important League of Legends tournament of the year, many activities for all the fans during the event and magnificent live acts rocking the stages – in conjunction with some of the most beautiful cities in the world China is definitely worth visiting in autumn 2017. If you want to follow action of the World Championsip live you can find out more about the 2017 LoL Worlds tickets here.

This year the tournament format of the World Championship has changed and Riot increased the number of participating teams from 16 to 24 to include all Wildcard regions. First of all, the Wildcard teams and one team from each Europe, North America, China and Taiwan are divided into four groups of three challengers. According to the LoL Worlds schedule 2017 every team plays against the other teams of their respective group two times in best-of-1 series. The two best teams of each group move to the next stage where for example the winner of group A plays against the runner-up of group B in a best-of-5 series. The four remaining victors of these duels are directly qualified for the group stage of the League of Legends World Championship 2017. Besides these four possible seeds the best Wildcard region of the Mid-Season Invitational 2017 will gain a fixed spot for the group stage. Consequential there will be at least one and at most five Wildcard teams after the Play-In stage of the tournament.

Qualifiers | How teams can qualify for Worlds

For the major regions of the competitive League of Legends scene known as South Korea, Europe, North America, China and Taiwan/Macao/Hong Kong there are the same rules for all teams in order to qualify for the World Championship 2017:

  • First seed goes to the winner’s team of the Summer Split playoffs of the respective region.
  • Second seed goes to the team with the most Championship Points throughout the year 2017. These points will be distributed based on the placements in both splits.
  • Third seed goes to the team that wins the regional qualification tournament.

The minor regions only have one seed for the World Championship 2017, the champion of the Summer Split 2017 directly qualifies for Play-In stage of the tournament. In case of the lucky region that has got another seed due to the placement at the MSI 2017 the Summer Split champion directly qualifies for group stage while the team with the most Championship Points may participate in the Play-In stage.

NA LCS | North America (3 Teams)

EU LCS | Europe (3 Teams)

LCK | South Korea (3 Teams)

LPL | China  (3 Teams)

LMS | Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao (3 Teams)

Wildcard Regions – 9 Teams

  • Brazil (CBLOL) #1 Seed – Winner CBLOL Summer Playoffs (08-19 to 09-02-2017)
  • Turkey (TCL) #1 Seed – Winner TCL Summer Playoffs (08-05-2017 – 08-13-2017)
  • CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) (LCL) #1 Seed – Winner LCL Summer Playoffs (08-19-2017 – 09-03-2017)
  • Southeast Asia (GPL) #1 Seed – Winner GPL Summer Playoffs (08-21-2017 – 08-27-2017)
  • Southeast Asia (GPL) #2 Seed – Winner GPL Regional Qualifiers (08-27-2017)
  • Oceania (OPL)  #1 Seed – Winner OPL Summer Playoffs (08-25 to 09-02-2017)
  • South America North (LAN)  #1 Seed – Winner LAN Summer Playoffs (08-15 to 08-16-2017)
  • South America South (LAS) #1 Seed – Winner LAS Summer Playoffs (07-28 to 08-19-2017)
  • Japan (LJL) #1 Seed – Winner LJL Summer Playoffs (08-16 to 08-26-2017)

>> More about LoL Worlds 2017 Qualifiers 

Teams Overview

This year there will be 24 teams at the League of Legends World Championship. 12 teams are already qualified for group stage, the other 12 have to go through the Play-In stage to fight for the remaining four seeds. For the first time the region of Taiwan/Macao/Hong Kong (LMS) has a third seed with two of them being qualified for the group stage and the last seed compete in the Play-In phase. Details about the teams of 2017 LoL Worlds.

Overview: Qualified Teams | LoL Worlds 2017

The year’s tournament will consist of 24 teams instead of 16 as in the last years. Half of them start at the Play-In-Stage and only 4 will qualify for the Group Stage, where the other half of the teams is already waiting. This means that there will be 16 contestants at the Group Stage. Read more about the changed format for LoL Worlds 2017 here.

Europe (EU LCS)
League of Legends EU LCS Europe Logo G2 Esports MSI 2017 Team Logo
G2 Esports
Misfits EU LCS Team Logo LoL
Misfits
League of Legends Fnatic Logo LoL Worlds
Fnatic
North America (NA LCS)
League of Legends NA LCS North America Logo Team-Immortals-NA-LCS-2017-Logo
Immortals
Team-TSM-NA-LCS-2017-Logo
Team SoloMid

Cloud9
South Korea (LCK)
Champions Korea LCK League of Legends North America Logo League of Legends Longhzu Gaming Logo LoL Worlds
Longhzu Gaming
SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo
SK Telecom T1
League of Legends Samsung Galaxy Logo LoL Worlds
Samsung Galaxy
China (LPL)
League of Legends LPL LoL Pro League Logo League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds
EDward Gaming
League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds
Royal Never Give Up
League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds
Team WE
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (LMS)
League of Legends LMS Master Series Logo Flash Wolves Team Logo IEM Katowice 2017
Flash Wolves
Team ahq e Sports Club Logo - LoL Worlds
ahq e-Sports Club
League of Legends Hong Kong Logo LoL Worlds
Hong Kong Attitude
South East Asia (GPL)
League of Legends GPL Garena Premier League Logo League of Legends GIGABYTE Marines Logo LoL Worlds
GIGABYTE Marines
Young Generation GPL Logo
Young Generation
Brazil (CBLOL)
League of Legends CBLOL Circuito Brasileiro Logo League of Legends Team oNe eSports Logo LoL Worlds
Team oNe eSports
Commonwealth of Independant States (LCL)
League of Legends Commonwelath of Independant States Logo League of Legends Gambit Esports Logo LoL Worlds
Gambit.CIS
Oceania (OPL)
League of Legends OPL Oceanic Pro League Logo League of Legends Dire Wolves Logo LoL Worlds
Dire Wolves
South America North (LLN)
League of Legends LLN Latinoamerica Norte Logo League of Legends Lyons Gaming Logo LoL Worlds
Lyon Gaming
South America South (CLS)
League of Legends CLS Latinoamerica Sur Logo Kaos Latin Gamer League of Legends Logo
Kaos Latin Gamers
Japan (LJL)
League of Legends LJL Japan League Logo League of Legends Rampage Logo LoL Worlds
Rampage
Turkey (TCL)
League of Legends TCL Turkish Championship League Logo 1907 Fenerbahçe League of Legends Logo
1907 Fenerbahçe

The eight last mentioned regions have one seed each in the Play-In stage, only the best performing team of these regions at the MSI 2017 gets an additional seed which is directly qualified for the group stage of the LoL World Championship 2017.

Prize Money

Besides the glory of being the best League of Legends team in the world there will also be a huge prize pool to be distributed among the teams. The exact amount of prize money for each team and in total is not known yet. It is expected that the total prize money will in any case exceed USD 5 million. We will keep you updated with any news regarding the prize money.

Update: In the meantime Riot Games has announced an interim result in Championship Skin sales and the current prize money skyrocketed up to $4,596,591 USD which will continue to rise until November 6th. The exact distribution of the prize pool to the participating teams can be found in a separate article on our site.

Price Money LoL Worlds 2017 Distribution Update

>>More about the 2017 LoL Worlds Prize Money

Bookmakers and Betting Odds for LoL Worlds 2017 | Season 7

Of course our renowned eSports bookmakers will be present at the biggest League of Legends event of the year with betting odds for all games. Besides the option to directly bet on the outright winner of LoL Worlds 2017 there are many other possibilities to place bets e.g. on the number of Barons slain or the team who first gets 10 kills. The odds will be available shortly after all participating teams have been announced. You will find a comparison of all important betting odds right here as usual, or check this resource for betting on LoL Worlds 2017 for further details. You can find out more about betting on League of Legends here.

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League of Legends World Championship 2017 Live Streams

All matches of Season’s 7 World Championship will be streamed live in various languages and on several platforms. You can watch every game of the event for free! You will be provided with information regarding casters, analysts and hosts of Worlds 2017 as well as a complete streaming schedule with starting times and results as soon as they are announced. The link to the official Twitch.tv stream of Riot Games will also be found here.

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