- The League of Legends World Championship 2019 kicks off next week in Europe featuring some of the best teams in the world. Here’s everything you need to know to catch up with all the hype centering around the prestigious tourney.
League of Legends World Championship 2019
It is that time of the year where we are glued to our screens, being awestruck, watching neck to neck 1V1’s and unpredictable matches. Some of the game’s most skilled players are congregating next week at the grand stage battling it out to reach the finals of the World Championship (WORLDS 2019). As always, the tournament has a great balance of big shot teams and underdogs looking to make a name for themselves. Here’s some more information to be up-to-date with the upcoming major event from League of Legends.
Time and Location
The tournament begins on October 2nd with the start of the Play-Ins. It continues up to the 10th of November with the crowning of the new League champions. The Worlds 2019 is grander than ever with games taking place all over Europe. The Play-In and Groups will be held in Berlin, Germany, while the quarterfinals and semifinals will be held in Madrid, Spain. The finals will be held at the Accorhotels Arena in Paris France. The official streams of the tournament can be found on YouTube and Twitch while the tournament is ongoing.
Before the group stage ensues, these teams will battle it out to take the final spots. Only four teams from the Play-Ins will move onto the bigger tournament. Initially, there will be a round-robin format in each group. Then the top of each group will face the second position from another group. The winner from then on will progress to the Group stage.
Moving onto the Group stages, Group A is notably strong having the likes of Cloud9, European giants G2 Esports and Korea’s vicious Griffin. Following FunPlus Phoenix’s form this year, Group B should be a walk in the park for them going against first-timer J Team and Gigabyte Marines. Meanwhile, if any of them are to be considered the Group of Death, it is without a doubt Group C. Group C will be ruthless as it features three-time Champs SKT T1, China’s super giants Royal Never Give Up and European powerhouse Fnatic. Yes, we will be seeing Fnatic vs. RNG yet again on the international stage. Last but not least, Group D consists of NA’s pride Team Liquid, ahq e-Sports Club and Invictus Gaming. Team Liquid is expected to pass this group with flying colors.
The initial prize pool of this year’s Worlds is set at $2,225,000 USD. Mastercard, Secretlab, Alienware and Louis Vuitton are the esteemed sponsors for the tournament. Earlier this week, Riot Games has partnered with Louis Vuitton. The first project is to create a signature trophy case for the Summoner’s Cup.
It goes without saying that Riot Games isn’t holding back to make sure Worlds 2019 is bigger and better than ever. What remains to be seen is who will lift the Summoner’s Cup this year at Paris.