The League of Legends World Championship is the crowning event on all of LOL esports every year where 24 of the best teams in the world will compete in a month-long tournament comprised of different stages.
This year, the Worlds will take place in China, where the different stages will be held in various cities of the country. And even there is still no exact date when will the tournament commence, the gaming community is already engaged to witness another high-level LOL madness and gameplays courtesy of the still undetermined teams from all over the world.
With that being said, here’s everything we know so far about the League of Legends World Championship 2021.
League of Legends World Championship 2021 Date and Place
As mentioned, LOL Worlds 2021 will be in China, and the cities where the different stages will be held are Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Shenzhen. The grand finals will take place at the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen.
China hosted last year’s iteration of the Worlds where only a limited number of people witnessed the event live due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Also, it was in 2017 where the country first hosted the event.
The exact start date of the LOL Worlds 2021 is still not yet announced, although the grand finals is already set to happen on November 6. So, it is safe to assume that the tournament will begin sometime in October. But do not worry and we will surely update this article once the official start date of the competition will be announced.
League of Legends World Championship 2021 Format
There will be 12 teams who will begin the tournament in rounds 1 and 2 of the Play-In. The other 12 teams will be waiting in the Group Stage, where the survivors from the Play-In will also join.
The final stage of the tournament would be the Playoffs where the 2021 LOL World Champion will be hailed in the grand finals. Stay tuned to this article because we will update this once the in-depth details of the format will be announced.
League of Legends World Championship 2021 Teams
So far, the teams that will compete in the League of Legends World Championship 2021 are still not yet determined. But we will update this article as soon as the teams for the Worlds will be known.
You might want to take a trip down memory lane and look at the list of former League of Legends world champions:
- 2011 - Fnatic
- 2012 - Taipei Assasins
- 2013 - SK Telecom (T1)
- 2014 - Samsung White
- 2015 - SK Telecom (T1)
- 2016 - SK Telecom (T1)
- 2017 - Samsung Galaxy
- 2018 - Invictus Gaming
- 2019 - FunPLus Phoenix
- 2020 - DAMWON Gaming
League of Legends World Championship 2021 Teams Prize Pool
The prize pool for the League of Legends World Championship 2021 is still not announced. But if we review last year’s prize pool, it was $2,225,000 (£1,576,379.12). The champions, DAMWON Gaming from South Korea, received a share of $556,250 (£394,019.69).
So, we can assume that this could also be or even close to this one would be the amount of year’s prize pool, but we’ll wait for Riot Games’ official announcement, of course.
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