After the LoL Worlds 2017 group draw has already taken place, you can participate in the Pick' Em challenge for the Group Stage from September 29th to October 4th and for the Knockout Stage from October 15th to October 19th. You have the chance to win big prizes if you manage to guess all the standings correctly. Last year about 1.8 million people made their guessings on Pick'Em and only 6 people managed to guess everything correctly! On the other hand, 7 people failed completely and didn't have a single team in the right order, which was also due to the big surprises in the Group Stage. Last year, no one expected Albus Nox Luna to reach the quarter-finals, and the European and North American teams were surprisingly weak, with G2 for example leaving Group Stage with an overall score of 1-5. This year you have the chance to prove yourself as a dedicated League of Legends fan and maybe win all the ultimate skins for your own account! The Pick'Em challenge will be available here from 29 September. If the prices are too small, you can take a look at the Betting Odds of LoL Worlds 2017 of our renowned LoL bookies and generate a little more excitement with real money.
Pick'Em Poro Icons
The first of the two icons with the cute little poros on it, the “2017 Participation” icon, you can earn this time via in-game missions. From September 29th at 10 PM CEST you will receive the mission on your LoL account and can try to fulfill it. The “Worlds Master Pick' Em Poro” icon, on the other hand, can be claimed by players who score at least 34 points in the group phase of the betting game. We will explain how points are awarded to you below.
Ultimate Perfect Pick Reward
If you can predict all the Knockout matches and group placements, four real treats await your League of Legends account. A perfect betting result will get you the four ultimate Champion Skins Elementalist Lux, Spirit Guard Udyr, DJ Sona and Pulsefire Ezreal. Each of these skins is available in the game for 3250 Riot points, so the trio costs you about 80€ (~94 USD) in normal sales. If you already own one of these skins, you will normally get the Riot-Points for it. The probability of correctly predicting all the placements is, however, similarly low to that of winning the jackpot in lottery.
How to play
The rules for this betting game are relatively simple. After logging in with your LoL account on the official site, you can give your tips for the Group Stage or Knockout Stage. The more your predictions match the actual score, the more points you get. If you have a score of 34 points or more, you will automatically receive the Poro Icon as a reward.
From September 29th to October 4th you have the opportunity to make your predictions for the final standings of the Group Stage of the 2017 LoL World Championship. You just have to use the mouse to sort the teams in the order you think is most likely to be correct. For example, if you're sure that SK Telecom T1 will clearly dominate Group A and complete the Group Stage on first place, you'll simply drag the Korean team to first place in Group A. If you change your mind, you'll of course have until October 4 to revise your forecasts. For each correct tip in the Group Stage you will receive a certain number of points. There are two points for each correct team that successfully reaches the Knockout Stage of the tournament, and two points for a completely correct group. If you have all teams in the correct order, this will earn you an extra three points for your account. A maximum of 16 points per group can be achieved, leading to 64 possible points in the group phase. For example, here's a possible Pick'Em tip for the final standings of the Group Stage of the World Cup:
|1.|| SK Telecom T1
|3.||ahq e-Sports Club|
|1.||Royal Never Give Up|
|2.|| Team SoloMid
Unlike the Group Stage, you'll be betting on the winners of the quarter, half and grand finals before the Knockout Stage. The Pick'Em challenge for this part of the tournament will be available to all fans from 15th to 19th October. Finally, you will be able to vote for who will be the World Champion of the year 2017. Every time you make the right decision, you score five points in quarter-finals, and the semi-final matches even entice you with ten points per game. The final of the LoL WM 2017 will give you in case of success the proud number of 20 points, in total 124 points can be achieved with the Pick'Em challenge. To make things even more interesting, there is a list of all the players where you can compare yourself to your friends. We wish you a lot of fun and success!
Other Betting Sites and Odds for LoL Worlds 2017
As mentioned above, the Pick' Em challenge is a kind of gambling challenge where you don't have to use your real money. However, if you feel like it, there is a wide range of online bets available. It should come as no surprise that betting on the outright winner of the 2017 LoL World Championship is particularly popular. But you can also bet on the individual games of the group stage and the playoffs. An overview of the most common betting options can be found here.