Qualifiers Overview: LoL Worlds 2017

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In this article you will find out how teams can qualifiy for LoL Worlds 2017. The League of Legends World Championship 2017 is not that far away anymore and teams from all regions including Europe (EU LCS), North America (NA LCS), South Korea (LCK), China (LPL) and Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao (LMS) have been collecting Championship Points (CP) throughout the whole season in order to qualiy for the tournament. After every split the teams get these important points based on their ranking within their regional leagues playoffs. While the winner of the Summer Playoffs are qualified for LoL Worlds right away, the CP of Spring Split and Summer Split are taken into account to determine the 2nd and 3rd seeded teams from each region. While the teams with the most points qualify as the second seed to the World Championship the teams on place 2 to 5 on the CP standings are invited to the regional qualifiers. Click here for details about the teams of the LoL Worlds 2017. In total 24 teams will start at the 2017 World Championship. Read on to learn how the teams can qualify for the tournament, get Championship Points and how all this is related to the LCS Summer Playoffs 2017.

Qualification | All regions

NA LCS | North America (3 Teams)

EU LCS | Europe (3 Teams)

LCK | South Korea (3 Teams)

  • League of Legends Longhzu Gaming Logo LoL Worlds Longhzu Gaming – Winner LCK Summer Playoffs (08-12-2017 to 08-26-2017)
  • SK Telecom T1 MSI 2017 Team Logo SK Telecom T1 – Most Championship Points (08-26-2017)
  • League of Legends Samsung Galaxy Logo LoL Worlds Samsung Galaxy – Winner LCK Regional Qualifiers (08-28-2017 to 09-02-2017)

LPL | China  (3 Teams)

  • League of Legends EDward Gaming Logo LoL Worlds EDward Gaming – Winner LPL Summer Playoffs (08-22 to 09-01-2017)
  • League of Legends Royal Never Give Up Logo LoL Worlds Royal Never Give Up  – Most Championship Points (09-01-2017)
  • League of Legends Team WE Logo LoL Worlds Team WE – Winner LPL Regional Qualifiers (09-02-2017 to 09-03-2017)

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

Wildcard Regions (9 Teams)

  • Brazil (CBLOL) #1 Seed – Winner CBLOL Summer Playoffs (08-19-2017 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 – Most Championship Points (08-27-2017)
  • Oceania (OPL)  #1 Seed – Winner OPL Summer Playoffs (08-25-2017 to 09-02-2017)
  • South America North (LAN)  #1 Seed – Winner LAN Summer Playoffs (08-15-2017 to 08-16-2017)
  • South America South (LAS) #1 Seed – Winner LAS Summer Playoffs (07-28-2017 to 08-19-2017)
  • Japan (LJL) #1 Seed – Winner LJL Summer Playoffs (08-16 to 08-26-2017)

CS Points – EU LCS, NA LCS, LPL, LMS (after Summer Playoffs):

CP EU LCS NA LCS LPL LMS
AQ G2 Esports Team SoloMid EDG Flash Wolves
90 Misfits Immortals RNG Ahq e-Sports
70 Fnatic CLG Invictus Gaming Raise Gaming
40 H2K Gaming Team Dignitas Team WE J Team
20 Unicorns of Love Cloud9 OMG Machi 17
20 Splyce
Team Envy Newbee HKA

CS Points – South Korea (LCK) (after Summer Playoffs):

Championship Points Team
AQ Longzhu Gaming
90 SK Telecom T1
70 KT Rolster
40 Samsung Galaxy
10 Afreeca Freecs

The results of the Mid-Season Invitational 2017 will decide which “Wildcard” region gains an additional seed at League of Legends Worlds 2017. For this years event Riot games introduce the “Play-In Stage”making it possible to raise the number of participants from 16 to 24. More details about how the format of the World Championship has changed here.

EU LCS | Europe – 3 Teams

League of Legends EU LCS Europe LogoAs already mentioned, the winner of the EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2017 is directly qualified for the LoL Worlds 2017 Group Stage. This is completely independent from the teams Championship Points, so every team of the EU LCS could still qualify for Worlds. The second seed is for the team with the most Championship Points, whereas both Spring Split and Summer Split are taken into account. Here is how many CP the teams get for the Summer Split 2017:

Pos Championship Points
Misfits 90
Fnatic 70
H2K Gaming 40
Splyce 20
Unicorns of Love 20

>> More about EU LCS 2017

EU Regional Qualifiers – Qualification for the Play-In-Stage

The next four teams in the CP ranking who have not already qualified for Group Stage will get invited to the Regional Qualifiers. At first the third placed team will play against the fourth placed team and the first placed team against the second placed team. The winners of these two matches play against each other in a final game. However, the winner of the Regional Qualifiers does not qualify for the Worlds Group Stage but rather for the Play-In-Stage. In this stage one team of each of the following regions will play another qualifier for the group stage. Read more about the new World Championship tournament format here.

NA LCS | North America – 3 Teams

League of Legends NA LCS North America LogoThe way to qualify for LoL Worlds 2017 is the same as in Europe. The winner of the NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2017 is the first seed of North America. The team with the most CP also qualifies for group stage and the next four teams in the ranking play the Regional Qualifiers.

Pos Championship Points
Immortals 90
CLG 70
Team Dignitas 40
Cloud9 20
EnVyUs 20

>>More about NA LCS 2017

LCK | South Korea – 3 Teams

Champions Korea LCK League of Legends North America LogoKorea has the same system as the LCS regions, the winner of the playoffs and the team with the most Championship Points qualify for group stage. The Regional Qualifiers are the same but with the slight difference that the winner is qualified for Worlds 2017 Group Sage rather than Play-In-Stage. This is a result of korean teams performing extraordinarily well in the past on international stages. Theoretically the seeding could change in the next years. The distribution of CP also differs:

Pos Championship Points
SK Telecom T1 90
KT Rolster 70
Samsung Galaxy 40
Afreeca Freecs 20

LPL | China – 3 Teams

LPL All-star team - LogoIn China everything looks identical to the LCS regions. The winner of the playoffs qualifies for Worlds Group Stage. Same for the team with the most Championship Points. The next four teams take part in the Regional Qualifiers. The winner of this tournament is seeded for Play-In-Stage.

Pos Championship Points
RNG 90
Invictus Gaming 70
Team WE 40
OMG 20
Newbee 20

LMS | Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao – 3 Teams

The LMS has been improving rapidly over the last few years since it was founded in 2015. To honor this, the region gets its well-deserved third seed for the World Championship 2017. Especially the Flash Wolves are a team full of talented players that perform really well internationally. The third seed of the LMS has to start at the Play-In-Stage though, indicating that the region is now on the same level as China, Europe or North America. The winner of the LMS Playoffs is straightly qualified for Group stage, same for the team with the most Championship Points.

Pos Championship Points
ahq e-Sports Club 90
Raise Gaming 70
J Team 40
HK Attitude 20
Machi 17 20

Qualifiers Wildcard Regions – 9 Teams

The term “Wildcard” regions is actually not in use anymore, but it is the shortest way to talk about these regions so you might read it a few more times. Meant are the following:

  • Brazil – CBLOL
  • Turkey – TCL
  • CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) – LCL
  • Southeast Asia – GPL
  • Ozeania – OPL
  • South America North – LAN
  • South America South – LAS
  • Japan – LJL

Each of these regions has one seed in the Play-In Stage. However, Southeast Asia is an exception and has gained a second seed due to their performance at the Mid-Season Invitational 2017. The Play-In Stage replaces the International Wildcard Qualifier.

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