League of Legends Worlds 2021: How To Watch, Start Date, Teams and Everything You Need To Know

Here's everything you need to know about League of Legends Worlds

The League of Legends World Championships are set to begin at the start of October, and we’ve got all of the information that you need to watch all of the action.

The tournament was originally planned to take place this year from China, however Riot opted to move the base of operations to Iceland due to the ongoing COVID-19 complications.

Here is everything that you need to know about League of Legends Worlds 2021.


The format for Worlds 2021 will feature the classic three-stage system, with Play-In, Groups and finally Knockouts.

How To Watch

You can watch LoL Worlds via Riot Games' Twitch channel and LoL Esports’ official YouTube channel.

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Here's everything you need to know about League of Legends Worlds

Start Date

Riot Games has confirmed that LoL Worlds will be starting on Tuesday 5th October 2021. The event will be taking place from Iceland, following the originally planned venue of China.


All leagues have now finished, and here is the list of teams that have guaranteed their spot at the Worlds tournament. The seeds are determined by the final standings at each regional playoff:

Group stage

  • China (LPL): Edward Gaming (#1), and FunPlus Phoenix (#2), and RNG (#3)
  • Korea (LCK): DWG KIA (#1), Gen.G (#2), and T1 (#3)
  • Europe (LEC): MAD Lions (#1), and Fnatic (#2), and Rogue (#3)
  • North America (LCS): 100 Thieves (#1), and Team Liquid (#2)
  • Southeast Asia (PCS): PSG Talon (#1)

Play-In stage

  • China (LPL): LNG Esports (#4)
  • Korea (LCK): Hanwha Life Esports (#4)
  • North America (LCS): Cloud9 (#3)
  • Southeast Asia (PCS): Beyond Gaming (#2)
  • CIS (LCL): ⁠Unicorns of Love (#1)
  • Oceania (LCO): PEACE (#1)
  • Turkey (TCL): ⁠Galatasaray Esports (#1)
  • Latin America (LLA): INFINITY (#1)
  • Brazil (CBLOL): RED Canids Kalunga (#1)
  • Japan (LJL): DetonatioN FocusMe (#1)

The distribution of all the seeded teams is as follows:

  • China and Korea (4 spots per region): LPL and LCK 2021 Summer Split champions, most Championship Points, and top two teams from regional finals.
  • Europe and North America (3 spots per region): Top three teams from LEC 2021 Summer Split and LCS 2021 Championship.
  • Southeast Asia (2 spots per region): Top two teams from PCS 2021 Summer Split.
  • CIS, Latin America, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, and Oceania (1 spot per region): All champions from their 2021 Summer Splits.
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