Riot has revealed the groups for League of Legends Worlds

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It’s almost time for the League of Legends World Championships, better known as Worlds, and Riot Games have released the groups for the main event, and play ins. The groups are filled with teams who topped their specific regions through various splits in the European, Korean and North American LCS. Play in teams are “wildcards” which will compete for the remaining spot in each main group.

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The general opinion on players and fans is that the group stages are relatively evenly spread, with the exception of SK Telecom T1 – the most feared team. SKT have never lost a Worlds that they attended, and most teams were naturally praying that the South Korean team would not be in their group. The good news is that SKT didn’t have the best run at the recent LCK, and looked like this year they may not be as untouchable as previous. Favourites at each Worlds are often the hopeful North American teams, like TSM, but Immortals proved their prowess at the recent EU LCS and a formidable team going into the competition.

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The play ins will start off the road to Worlds on September 23rd, and these are the groups for the play ins:

Group A

  • Team WE (LPL)
  • Gambit Gaming (LCL)
  • Lyon Gaming (LLN)
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Group B

  • Cloud9 (NA LCS)
  • Team oNe eSports (CBLOL)
  • Dire Wolves (OPL)

Group C

  • Fnatic (EU LCS)
  • Young Generation (GPL)
  • Kaos Latin Gamers (CLS)

Group D

  • Hong Kong Attitude (LMS)
  • 1907 Fenerbahce (TCL)
  • Rampage (LJL)

The main event is set to take place on the 5th to the 15th of October, starting with the group stage. Play in teams will take part in a best-of-one series in the groups to determine the top two teams, the bottom team will be eliminated. From there the 8 remaining teams where the top four will be drawn against the second four to play in a best-of-five series to determine which four teams will advance to Worlds. The Worlds groups are as follows:

Group A

  • ahq e-Sports Club (LMS)
  • SK Telecom T1 (LCK)
  • EDward Gaming (LPL)
  • TBD

Group B

  • Longzhu Gaming (LCK)
  • Immortals (NA LCS)
  • GIGABYTE Marines (GPL)
  • TBD

Group C

  • G2 Esports (EU LCS)
  • Samsung Galaxy (LCK)
  • Royal Never Give Up (LPL)
  • TBD

Group D

  • TSM (NA LCS)
  • Flash Wolves (LMS)
  • Misfits (EU LCS)
  • TBD

Worlds is often the most watch esports event annually, although their prize pool pales in comparison to the Dota 2 International. If you’re a League of Legends fan, be sure to check out Worlds as it may be the first year SKT stand a chance of being beaten. A truly historic event.

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Last Updated: September 13, 2017

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

  • Gustav Minnie

    If you want to watch a good esports production.
    Watch this tournament, even if you are not a League fan it’s top notch.

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