LoL World Championship: Schedule & Teams In The Running
Posted 12th August 2018 By: Derpina    557 Views
Esports News – The League of Legends World Championship is underway. Less than 2 months from now, and we’ll witness the most prestigious tournament in LoL gracing the lands of South Korea. 24 teams will compete for the Summoner’s Cup this year. Here’s the breakdown of the final schedule from October to November, as well as the teams heading to the group stages.
Dates: October 1 – 4, 6 – 7
Dates: October 10 – 17
Dates: October 20 – 21
Dates: October 27 – 2
Date: November 3
North America LCS
Team Liquid and 100 Thieves currently dominate the North American region, with 8 wins and 4 losses each. At the end of Spring Split, Liquid surpassed 100 Thieves’ ranking and landed in first place. The competition still boils between the two, so we are more likely to witness another round. The first place in the Summer Split will bag the first spot at the World Championship, while the second place get to participate as a second seed.
In Europe, Misfits Gaming is leading the standings at 10 wins and 2 losses. They weren’t able to compete in the Spring Split playoffs, but they exerted outstanding performances in the Summer Split—enough to give them points for the World Championship. With these impressive efforts from the team, it is easy to remind the fans of Misfits’ excellent performance during the 2017 World Championship QuarterFinals against SK Telecom 1.
League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK)
Representatives of the LCK won 5 out of the 7 World Championship seasons. The region sees a tight competition between Griffin, Gen.G Esports, and KING-ZONE DragonX in the Summer Split. Gen.G Esports, the revamped team of KSV and Samsung Galaxy, won last year’s season, defeating KING-ZONE DragonX.
Tencent League of Legends Pro League (LPL)
The LPL has two separate divisions prior to the World Championship. At the moment, Invictus Gaming and Rouge Warriors are the top contenders of the first group, while Royal Never Give Up and Edward Gaming represent the second group. Invictus only has one loss all throughout the Summer Split, but Rouge Warriors’ midlaner and captain Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang is expected by many to push his team in strategic team fights.
League of Legends Master Series (LMS)
So far, everything is predictable in the LMS. “The region with the least surprises”, according to some. As expected, Flash Wolves remain unbeatable in the Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau League. They have consistently defeated all the teams in the LMS, and will now face other contenders in the Summer Split.