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2016 World Championship
2016 World Championship.png
League Information
Patch: vv6.18
Disabled:
Organizer: Riot Games
Event Type: Offline
Country: North America North America
Prize pool: $ 5,070,000[1]
Start Date: 2016-09-29
End Date: 2016-10-29
Social Media Links
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Sponsors/Partners
Acer
Tournament Venue
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The 2016 League of Legends World Championship series, will follow up the 2015 World Championship which was held in Europe. This year, the tournament will be held in 4 different locations throughout North America.

Overview

Rules

Format

  • Groups will be decided through a live Group Draw Show on September 10th.
  • All games are on 6.18 with
    Yorick
    disabled. (
    Aurelion Sol
    disabled for days 1-3)
  • 16 Teams - 4 groups of 4.
  • Group Stage (Bo1)
    • Double Round Robin tournament.
    • Top two teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage.
  • Knockout Stage (Bo5)
    • #1 vs. #2 teams from each group will face one another in the bracket.
  • For more details, CLICK HERE
  • Qualifications:
Qualified Teams
Region Winner of Summer Split Highest Circuit/Championship Points Winner of Regional Qualifiers
North America
Team SoloMid

Counter Logic Gaming

Cloud9
Europe
G2 Esports

H2k-Gaming

Splyce
South Korea
ROX Tigers

SK Telecom T1

Samsung Galaxy
China
EDward Gaming

Royal Never Give Up

IMay
TW/HK/MO
Flash Wolves

ahq e-Sports Club
Winners of 2016 International Wildcard Qualifiers

INTZ e-Sports

Albus NoX Luna
Pool 1
Pool 2
Pool 3

Participants

LPL.png China

  • Koro1 replaces Mouse.[2]

LMS logo.png Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau

Prize Pool


$6,700,000 USD is spread among the teams as follows (based on recent prize pool update)[3]:
Place % per Team Prize (USD) Team
Gold.png 1st 40% $2,680,000
SK Telecom T1
Silver.png 2nd 15% $1,005,000
Samsung Galaxy
SF.png 3rd-4th 7.5%
(15% Total)
$ 502,500
ROX Tigers

H2k-Gaming
5th-8th 4%
(16% Total)
$268,000
Cloud9

Royal Never Give Up

EDward Gaming

Albus NoX Luna
9th-12th 2.25%
(9% Total)
$150,750
Counter Logic Gaming

ahq e-Sports Club

Team SoloMid

IMay
13th-16th 1.25%
(5% Total)
$83,750
G2 Esports

INTZ e-Sports

Splyce

Flash Wolves
*Teams will take home a percentage of the overall prize pool (orignal prize pool + fan contribution).[4]
*Prizes are subject to change.[5][6][7]

Matches

Group A

Group Rankings
1. Ogn logo.png
ROX Tigers
5-2
2. LCL.png
Albus NoX Luna
4-3
3. NA LCS.png
Counter Logic Gaming
3-3
4. EU LCS.png
G2 Esports
1-5

Group B

Group B
1. Ogn logo.png
SK Telecom T1
5-1
2. NA LCS.png
Cloud9
3-3
3. LPL.png
IMay
2-4
4. LMS logo.png
Flash Wolves
2-4
  • IMay Road suspended for 1 match (IMay vs. FW)


Group C

Group Rankings
1. EU LCS.png
H2k-Gaming
5-2
2. LPL.png
EDward Gaming
4-3
3. LMS logo.png
ahq e-Sports Club
3-3
4. CBLoL.png
INTZ e-Sports
1-5

Group D

Group D
1. Ogn logo.png
Samsung Galaxy
5-1
2. LPL.png
Royal Never Give Up
3-3
3. NA LCS.png
Team SoloMid
3-3
4. EU LCS.png
Splyce
1-5
  • RNG wins head-to-head

Knockout Stage

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
 Ogn logo.png 
SK Telecom T1
3
 LPL.png 
Royal Never Give Up
1
 Ogn logo.png 
SK Telecom T1
3
 Ogn logo.png 
ROX Tigers
2
 Ogn logo.png 
ROX Tigers
3
 LPL.png 
EDward Gaming
1
 Ogn logo.png 
SK Telecom T1
3
 Ogn logo.png 
Samsung Galaxy
2
 EU LCS.png 
H2k-Gaming
3
 LCL.png 
Albus NoX Luna
0
 EU LCS.png 
H2k-Gaming
0
 Ogn logo.png 
Samsung Galaxy
3
 Ogn logo.png 
Samsung Galaxy
3
 NA LCS.png 
Cloud9
0

Player of the Game/Series

Player of the Game
Pts. Team Player Champ/s
4
Peanut.jpg Peanut


3
Odoamne.jpg Odoamne

2
Bang.jpg Bang

2
Crown.jpg Crown
2
Faker.jpg Faker

2
HuHi.png HuHi

MVP of the Series
Player Team VS. Champ/s Used
QF CuVee.jpg CuVee




Bang.jpg Bang



Peanut.jpg Peanut



Odoamne.jpg Odoamne


SF Bengi.jpg bengi




Ambition.jpg Ambition



F Faker.jpg Faker




League/Players Distribution

  CBLoL.png EU LCS.pngOgn logo.pngLCL.pngLMS logo.pngLPL.pngNA LCS.png
Teams
1331233
Grp A
1111
Grp B
1111
Grp C
1111
Grp D
1111
QF
13121
SF
13
Final
2
Winner
1

  Brazil CanadaChinaCroatiaDenmarkGreeceHong KongSouth KoreaPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaSingaporeSloveniaSpainTaiwanUkraineUSA
Teams
52818123012121111036
Grp A
111812132
Grp B
11121052
Grp C
53142115
Grp D
46812
QF
16112221232
SF
11721
Final
11
Winner
6


  • Subs not included unless they play.
    • Group Stage: bengi, CoreJJ, PawN, BaeMe and Chawy added
    • Quarterfinal: Blank added.
    • Semifinal: Blank added.
  • Current rosters are from lolesports.com

Schedule

Knockout Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
QF
SSG
vs.
C9
3:0[Show] 2016-10-13 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 123
QF
SKT
vs.
RNG
3:1[Show] 2016-10-14 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 1234
QF
ROX
vs.
EDG
3:1[Show] 2016-10-15 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 1234
QF
H2k
vs.
ANX
3:0[Show] 2016-10-16 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 123
SF
SKT
vs.
ROX
3:2[Show] 2016-10-21 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 12345
SF
SSG
vs.
H2k
3:0[Show] 2016-10-22 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 123
Final
SKT
vs.
SSG
3:2[Show] 2016-10-29 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 12345

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
Group Draw Group Draw TBD[Show] 2016-09-10 11:00 14:00 20:00 03:00 1
Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony TBD[Show] 2016-09-29 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
G2
vs.
CLG
0:1[Show] 2016-09-29 16:30 19:30 01:30 08:30 1
RR
ROX
vs.
ANX
1:0[Show] 2016-09-29 17:30 20:30 02:30 09:30 1
RR
H2k
vs.
ahq
0:1[Show] 2016-09-29 18:30 21:30 03:30 10:30 1
RR
ITZ
vs.
EDG
1:0[Show] 2016-09-29 19:30 22:30 04:30 11:30 1
RR
SSG
vs.
SPY
1:0[Show] 2016-09-29 20:30 23:30 05:30 12:30 1
RR
TSM
vs.
RNG
0:1[Show] 2016-09-29 21:30 00:30 06:30 13:30 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
SKT
vs.
C9
1:0[Show] 2016-09-30 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
FW
vs.
IM
0:1[Show] 2016-09-30 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
TSM
vs.
SSG
1:0[Show] 2016-09-30 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1
RR
RNG
vs.
SPY
1:0[Show] 2016-09-30 19:00 22:00 04:00 11:00 1
RR
H2k
vs.
ITZ
1:0[Show] 2016-09-30 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00 1
RR
EDG
vs.
ahq
1:0[Show] 2016-09-30 21:00 00:00 06:00 13:00 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
CLG
vs.
ANX
0:1[Show] 2016-10-01 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
ROX
vs.
G2
1:0[Show] 2016-10-01 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
FW
vs.
C9
0:1[Show] 2016-10-01 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1
RR
IM
vs.
SKT
0:1[Show] 2016-10-01 19:00 22:00 04:00 11:00 1
RR
SPY
vs.
TSM
0:1[Show] 2016-10-01 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00 1
RR
RNG
vs.
SSG
0:1[Show] 2016-10-01 21:00 00:00 06:00 13:00 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
ahq
vs.
ITZ
1:0[Show] 2016-10-02 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
EDG
vs.
H2k
1:0[Show] 2016-10-02 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
ANX
vs.
G2
1:0[Show] 2016-10-02 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1
RR
CLG
vs.
ROX
1:0[Show] 2016-10-02 19:00 22:00 04:00 11:00 1
RR
SKT
vs.
FW
0:1[Show] 2016-10-02 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00 1
RR
C9
vs.
IM
1:0[Show] 2016-10-02 21:00 00:00 06:00 13:00 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
G2
vs.
ROX
0:1[Show] 2016-10-06 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
ANX
vs.
CLG
1:0[Show] 2016-10-06 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
CLG
vs.
G2
1:0[Show] 2016-10-06 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1
RR
ANX
vs.
ROX
1:0[Show] 2016-10-06 19:00 22:00 04:00 11:00 1
RR
G2
vs.
ANX
1:0[Show] 2016-10-06 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00 1
RR
ROX
vs.
CLG
1:0[Show] 2016-10-06 21:00 00:00 06:00 13:00 1
Tiebreaker
ROX
vs.
ANX
1:0[Show] 2016-10-06 22:00 01:00 07:00 14:00 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
EDG
vs.
ITZ
1:0[Show] 2016-10-07 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
ahq
vs.
H2k
0:1[Show] 2016-10-07 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
H2k
vs.
EDG
1:0[Show] 2016-10-07 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1
RR
ITZ
vs.
ahq
0:1[Show] 2016-10-07 19:00 22:00 04:00 11:00 1
RR
ITZ
vs.
H2k
0:1[Show] 2016-10-07 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00 1
RR
ahq
vs.
EDG
0:1[Show] 2016-10-07 21:00 00:00 06:00 13:00 1
Tiebreaker
H2k
vs.
EDG
1:0[Show] 2016-10-07 22:00 01:00 07:00 14:00 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
SSG
vs.
TSM
1:0[Show] 2016-10-08 13:00 16:00 22:00 05:00 1
RR
SPY
vs.
RNG
1:0[Show] 2016-10-08 14:00 17:00 23:00 06:00 1
RR
TSM
vs.
SPY
1:0[Show] 2016-10-08 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 1
RR
SSG
vs.
RNG
1:0[Show] 2016-10-08 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
SPY
vs.
SSG
0:1[Show] 2016-10-08 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
RNG
vs.
TSM
1:0[Show] 2016-10-08 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1

Group Stage
Round Match Result Date PDT EDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream
RR
IM
vs.
FW
1:0[Show] 2016-10-09 13:00 16:00 22:00 05:00 1
RR
C9
vs.
SKT
0:1[Show] 2016-10-09 14:00 17:00 23:00 06:00 1
RR
C9
vs.
FW
0:1[Show] 2016-10-09 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00 1
RR
SKT
vs.
IM
1:0[Show] 2016-10-09 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00 1
RR
IM
vs.
C9
0:1[Show] 2016-10-09 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00 1
RR
FW
vs.
SKT
0:1[Show] 2016-10-09 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00 1

Streams

Broadcast Team

2016 On-Air Team WCS.jpg

Locations/Venues

Group Stage Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Sep 29th - Oct 9th Oct 13th - Oct 16th Oct 21st - Oct 22nd Oct 29
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.jpg The Chicago Theatre.jpg Madison Square Garden.jpg Staples Center.jpg
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, California USA
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, Illinois USA
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York USA
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California USA

Discussions

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Anonymous user #59

6 months ago
Score 0++

GG SKT

Anonymous user #58

6 months ago
Score 0++

TSM! TSM! TSM! TSM!

Anonymous user #57

6 months ago
Score 0++

SSGčka jsou mrdky

Anonymous user #57

6 months ago
Score 0++

SKTčka jsou mrdky

Anonymous user #56

6 months ago
Score 0++

no fuckin 3rd place match? shitty worlds.

Anonymous user #61

6 months ago
Score 0++

There is never a 3rd place match

Anonymous user #55

7 months ago
Score 0++

Korea vs Korea again wow so excit.... ResidentSleeper

Anonymous user #60

6 months ago
Score 0++

Sorry your precious NA/EU teams can't cut it n the big leagues

Anonymous user #54

7 months ago
Score 0++

I want to see Ryu vs Faker again

Anonymous user #54

7 months ago
Score 0++

I hope H2k win

Anonymous user #53

7 months ago
Score 0++

yo

Anonymous user #52

7 months ago
Score 0++
^)

Anonymous user #51

7 months ago
Score 0++

Jankos carry

Anonymous user #50

7 months ago
Score 0++

h2k for the win

Anonymous user #50

7 months ago
Score 0++

where is fanatic and lostjet

Anonymous user #48

7 months ago
Score 0++

well skt will be 3th time world champion :D

Anonymous user #49

7 months ago
Score 0++

"3th"

Anonymous user #34

7 months ago
Score 0++

damn such a horrible draw!!!!!!!! fucking wildturtle man... he to wild x.x

Anonymous user #47

7 months ago
Score 1++

why do all of this stupid people thinks that they are better than the planner/consultant of this event.

just support the teams you love that's all.

Anonymous user #44

7 months ago
Score 1++

If you guys can switch the H2K bracket and ROX bracket to correct it, that would be nice. SKT and ROX are on the same side of the bracket, for if they would win their respective games, they would be in the semis against each other.

Anonymous user #45

7 months ago
Score 1++

They did

Anonymous user #43

7 months ago
Score 0++

report Riot

Anonymous user #39

7 months ago
Score 0++

WHERE IS MONTECRISTO?WHERE IS MONTE?????

Anonymous user #37

7 months ago
Score 0++

BR > ALL

Anonymous user #49

7 months ago
Score 0++

BRonze

Anonymous user #36

7 months ago
Score 0++

Why does it say that there is only 1 Canadian under "teams" in "League/Players Distribution" ?

Dhoxtot

7 months ago
Score 0++

Because we're folling birth country and Biofrost is Chinese.

Anonymous user #42

7 months ago
Score 0++

Darshan should be listed as Canadian if you're going by country of birth

Anonymous user #35

7 months ago
Score 1++

What happens if 3 Teams are tied at the end of the Groupstage? It is not that unlikely

Dhoxtot

7 months ago
Score 0++

I can't find the ruleset for Worlds 2016, but this is from 2015:

If three or more teams are tied, the head-to-head record of

all teams against all other teams involved in the tiebreaker Version 1.01; July 7, 2015 14 will be considered. If a single team owns a winning record (as defined as winning more than 50% of the games) against every other team in the tiebreaker, they are automatically granted the highest seed available in the tiebreaker (therefore winning the tiebreaker), and a new tiebreaker is declared amongst the remaining teams (i.e. head-to-head record between the remaining teams).

Anonymous user #34

7 months ago
Score 0++

damn its just not the same without monte for the worlds.

Anonymous user #33

8 months ago
Score 0++

Montecristo not included as caster?

BeyondLimitless

7 months ago
Score 0++

Riot didn't hire him for Worlds.

Anonymous user #30

8 months ago
Score 0++

Hi!

Can we see country distributions by players? There was one last year and it was funny to see how koreans take over later of the tournament.

Like the League/Region Distribution but with players and nations

Dhoxtot

8 months ago
Score 0++

We will be adding that. :)

Anonymous user #29

8 months ago
Score 0++

Add the fucking Broadcasting Team already

Dhoxtot

8 months ago
Score 0++

Added. :)

Anonymous user #29

8 months ago
Score 1++

Thank you Dhoxtot :)

Anonymous user #28

8 months ago
Score 0++

Rox Tigers Win!!

Anonymous user #27

8 months ago
Score 0++

omg

KevinHenderson0705

8 months ago
Score 0++

Well with the fact that G2 is in the same group with ROX and CLG, I don't think they have any chance to advance to the further round. OK, G2 did well at LCS EU, both spring and summer, but let's take a look at there performance in MSI. The squad that was too lack of experience was crushed bt CLG, RNG, SKT, and even FW. Yes, experience is G2's trouble, I think. G2's top laner, Expect, only played in the challenger leagues in China and Korea, I don't mean he sucks, but definitely not good enough to be something special in this tournament, like Marin was last year. And there mid laner, Perkz, who is now considered as one of the best mid laner on the world, confidently considered Bjergsen better than Faker, and Faker is not good, and something like he could defeat Faker. Bjergsen is better than Faker, maybe it is right, with some people (not me). But Perkz can defeat Faker, I don't think so. Again, let's take a look at the performance of G2 in MSI, including their performance against SKT. Mid lane completely belonged to Faker. MSI is MSI, this is Worlds, OK, but my point of view is Perkz is impossible to defeat Faker, at least for now. And you may think I'm the anti-fan of G2, OK, you are right, but all I said makes sense, right? Of course, there is still place for surprise, and if Perkz defeated Faker in one match (any match, not only in World), it would be a f**cking big surprise for me. (I still think if Fnatic and Origen took places of Splyce and G2, the total result of European team would be (much) better.

Windmiller96

8 months ago
Score 1++

Please add subs on INTZ and Albus. I'm not good at editing so i cannot edit.

Dhoxtot

8 months ago
Score 0++

We've added the subs listed on lolesports.com

Anonymous user #19

8 months ago
Score 0++

Dont understand why they gave Taiwan's 3rd. seed too wildcard. Why didnt they gave EU's or just give them 1 seed...

Anonymous user #21

8 months ago
Score 1++

Taiwan never had 3rd seed and I don't think they can give a league as small as LMS, 3 seeds even though LMS did show at last worlds, EU was better in worlds 2015

Anonymous user #12

8 months ago
Score 0++

Fuck this wildcards - Lyon gaming forever.

Anonymous user #17

8 months ago
Score 0++

Why does EU have 3 teams going and SEA have only 2? didn't EU not get out of groups at MSI? Wasn't that the point of MSI? What did I miss?

Anonymous user #18

8 months ago
Score 0++

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL do you remenber msi 2015 when TSM played like scrubs and get 5 th place ? but even they get 5th place they still were in the pool 1 , i dont understand , i know G2 underperformed at msi but its was also the same for TSM in 2015 so i dont know why we give EU's firt seed pool 2 ???????? why tsm got pool 1 last year so ?

Dhoxtot

8 months ago
Score 0++

Here's the article they released prior to 2016 MSI. > http://www.l...implications

MSI results affect the pools not the amount of teams sent to Worlds.

Anonymous user #14

8 months ago
Score 0++

Group of Death : EDG - SKT - AHQ - C9 or ROX - Royal - AHQ - C9

Anonymous user #15

8 months ago
Score 0++

TSM SKT RNG and some Wildcard or EU Team way worse. The TSM Hype would be ruined

Anonymous user #16

8 months ago
Score 0++

I still think a Death Group must have EDG or ROX at it's head, AHQ is the best pool 2 team after koreans and chinese, same team with same members that played S5 worlds, only to lose to SKT at quarter-finals

Anonymous user #13

8 months ago
Score 0++

skt t1 !

Anonymous user #12

8 months ago
Score 0++

The best team of wildcards - Lyon gaming - didnt qualify because they get the only team that counter them in this season - Albus - , and this russians lost too many games, come on riot, a shit of wildcards just qualify again.

Anonymous user #12

8 months ago
Score 0++

Its like the same thing with KT roster, they both (Lyon and Kt) deserve to be at worlds because they made a great season.

Anonymous user #19

8 months ago
Score 0++

i wonder what do you mean by "team that counter"? If they lost bo5 than they are not the best...

Anonymous user #22

8 months ago
Score 1++

You are not the best, unless you beat everybody, it´s simple, everyone who saw that match against Albus Nox, can say Lyon wasn´t better than the russian team, the matches were close, but Latin America fans are not watching what happens in the games. Lyon players are very skilled, but really bad at strategic/psichological levels, they just win games when they are ahead. We will see next year, hope they get to mature their weak points.

Anonymous user #23

8 months ago
Score 0++

They were the best at Bo1s, at Bo5s INTZ and Albus were the best teams, even DP was better than Lyon because of that cheesy poke comp they used, Lyon relied too much on player skill and that's not all it takes to win Bo5s

Anonymous user #38

7 months ago
Score 0++

eat your words, ANX beat CLG, INTZ beat EDG

Anonymous user #40

7 months ago
Score 0++

ANX won agaisnt #1 seed of Korea and now in quarterfinals

Anonymous user #41

7 months ago
Score 0++

Actually, the best wildcard team is Albus, but in my opinion Lyon deserves to be in worlds with them not INTZ, INTZ got really lucky to play against DP. Albus is playing really good now, INTZ only 1 good game and their last games were just awful.

Anonymous user #10

8 months ago
Score 0++

I dont wanna judge or compare since dota2 and league are two completely different games but i think 2,13 mil total prize pool is too little for a game of such scale.Dota gave the chance for the community to raise the total prize pool from 1,6 mil to 20,7 mil which in my opinion makes an event much more interesting.

Anonymous user #23

8 months ago
Score 0++

You do know Dota2 teams don't get paid by valve every season just for being part of a league like Riot does right?

Anonymous user #7

8 months ago
Score 1++

Go intz

Anonymous user #6

8 months ago
Score 1++

Is it bad/good to have pool 1/3 ??? I dont get these pools

Anonymous user #9

8 months ago
Score 2++

Pool one is for the highest seed from the four regions that made it out of the round robin at MSI. Riot figures that these teams are the best and puts one in each group so they all make it to tournament.

Anonymous user #20

8 months ago
Score 1++

Basically if your region has a slot for pool 1, you want your team to be in that pool because it avoids the best teams from the other regions in the group stages. So TSM won't play Edward Gaming, Flash Wolves or ROX Tigers for certain. Meaning in theory they should have an easier time to get through the groups stage and into the quarter-finals since they won't have to play against the top teams from other regions except maybe EU due to them losing the pool 1 slot in MSI. But that depends on the draw for the group stages. Pools 2 and 3 don't really make a difference, its just that 8 teams are in pool 2 and wildcard teams and 2 others are always in pool 3.

Anonymous user #25

8 months ago
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LMS should've got a 3rd team and INT should get just 1. INT basically change whatever group they're in into a group of 3... unless it's already a group of 2 with 1 bad team from a major region, either way super boring and predictable.

Anonymous user #31

8 months ago
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I like having wildcard teams in the tournament, since it gives a chance for minor regions to get a team into worlds. Also yeah, LMS region should have a 3rd team there is no reason why they should not. Personally, I would expand the tournament to have more teams involved. Something like 3 teams for each of the 5 main regions, then 1 or 2 teams for the minor regions plus maybe wildcard slots for countries/teams that don't really belong to any of the regions above to help round out the tournament. That way you got a better chance of seeing a wildcard team progressing through the tournament, the major regions still likely to have teams to cheer for into the latter stages, while helping to develop the pro scenes in the minor regions.

Anonymous user #3

8 months ago
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I think IMAY should be in pool three since CLG was in 2nd place in MSI 2016. NA got the higher seed over China so NA's third team (IMT or C9)should be in pool 2.

Anonymous user #4

8 months ago
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Yeah but MSI is not the only deciding factor, China made it out of groups last worlds and NA got stomped in groupstage, they've also reached the grand finals 3 years in a row.

Anonymous user #5

8 months ago
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YES China did slightly better than NA last World, but these are not the factors to determine the seeding rules in Riot's own ruling and implication on their website. I think it's only fair to determine by the results in MSI. Unless Riot now says MSI rules doesn't affect on the seeding of World 2016, which is unlikely

Anonymous user #4

8 months ago
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Absolute crap, MSI is one tournament where each region only gets one representative team, Placing the seeding for ALL 3 teams on the performance of ONE team in one tournamnt is riduculous, lets look at the NA region right now, TSM are strong but they're so far ahead of the rest of their region that while they may do well at MSI that isn't representative of how good the 2nd or 3rd teams would be from that region, so why should their seeding change based on how good the number 1 team is?

Personally i'd rather seeding was done by regions performance at the previous worlds rather than use MSI at all because it's a shitty way to do things, but riot want their spring split tournament to "mean something"

Anonymous user #8

8 months ago
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Don't kid yourselves. You talk too much about NA pool this and that. NA will never get thru group stage. NA best would be Quarter finals. World Finals will only be for Korea or China.

Anonymous user #4

8 months ago
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I never said the NA region was good, i just used them as an example of a region with a large disparity between their top team and their other teams. If we'd been having this conversation last year i'd have used Fnatic, if we'd been having this conversation in 2013 i'd have used SKT. rankly i think the only person kidding themselves is the person who thinks China is going to make it out of groups this year, their region has been trash for so long, a result of importing Koreans and trying to force things to fit instead of developing their own style. They sucked last year and they'll suck again this year, will probably still be a Tigers-SKT final, but i'd like to see a team from Either LMS or EU put up a good fight in the semi's.

Anonymous user #11

8 months ago
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Although CLG got 2nd place, I think most people agree they weren't the second best team at the tournament. It was pretty obvious by the end that SKT was the best team there (in the end), but also that RNG was more than likely the 2nd place team in essence. If it was CLG who vs SKT in the semi's and lost then they would have been 3rd and RNG would most liekly be 2nd. It was more so luck that RNG was forced to face SKT in the semis rather than the finals. In the end any placing below first at MSI is fairly subjective, so you can't really base much off of MSI apart from who wins and who made it to semifinals.

KevinHenderson0705

8 months ago
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I agree. Riot said that MSI was the factor to determine the seeding pool, that 4 champions from top 4 region (LCK,LCS NA EU, LMS) will be in pool 1. But LCS NA was the runner-up in MSI, LPL only advanced to the semi-final, so I think the slot of NA in pool 3 should be of CHN. And anonymous #4, you said that TSM is not strong enough, LCS NA don't deserve the second slot in pool 2, okay, may be you're right, but you can't deny that CLG did TOO WELL in MSI, or at least better than LPL, if you still try to deny that, and they represented for LCS NA in that tournament, which was chosen to be the factor to determine the pool in World. So I think if Riot gave LMS a slot in pool 1 due to the performance of FW, they ought to give LCS NA the second slot in pool 2 due to CLG's better-than-LPL performance in MSI Shanghai 2016.

Anonymous user #11

8 months ago
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I think the only way you could put China in the 3rd seed due to only getting to the semis rather than the finals and you want to make a change based on who gets 2nd/3rd then you would have to have made RNG vs Flash Wolves to determine who's 4th and then have the winner (assuming RNG) vs CLG (loser of finals) to truly determine who is actually 2nd at the tournamnet. It most likely would have been RNG who won and withtain their 2 2nd seed team, but if MSI should have more impact then that's how it should be done. I think more people are saying that MSI has too much impact now, but I do understand why Riot have done this to the extent that they have and not taking it further.

Anonymous user #24

8 months ago
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So they should have changed the pool of C9 and iMay who ended up in the same group anyway.

You guys are funny.

Anonymous user #26

8 months ago
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The 3rd seeds from EU and NA were always there, in the pool 3, I don't know the exact reasons for that, but, historically, KR and LPL always did better than the rest, since they appeared in Season 2, where Team WE won the IPL, a long and complicated tournament and the region usually reached the higher stages:

2 times runner-ups of the World and qualifying all their teams until they faced other LPL teams, like in Season 4, where SHRC eliminated EDG and then OMG, LPL teams eliminating their own teams, the same in Season 3, Royal Club eliminated OMG, just like Korea use to do with their own teams.

LPL also were runner-ups in previous All Stars, 2013 & 2014, which back in 2013, it was the equivalent to the current MSI and it defined the seeds and pools for WC 2013 and then LPL won the MSI 2015, where EU and NA always fell behind in Riot tournaments, only reaching a 5th to 3rd place as a whole region. Even in their best seasons, they only reached quarterfinals (NA in S4) and semifinals (EU in S5).

In the recent MSI, it was probable that RNG'd have reached the final, if they'd have faced FW or CLG in semifinals, in the head-to-head record in MSI, RNG were 2-0 against FW and RNG was tied with NA, where RNG just threw away their victory; they disrespected CLG and then CLG, which always were trying their hardest took the offer and capitalized that final chance to win that match.

Korea and LPL remain the two regions which never lost against a WildCard team, where even the Champions/1st seeds from the other regions did and in one case, it cost them their qualification and when that exact thing happened, all their teams were eliminated in the group stage, EU in S4 and NA in S5, except the LMS, which qualified all their teams to quarterfinals in S5, finally, the 3rd seeds from EU and NA never were relevant, thus, being in a pool along with the WildCards, it is correct.

KevinHenderson0705

7 months ago
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Wow Anonymous #24, I understand what you are talking about, but what make you sure that if Riot had put C9 in pool 2 and IM in pool 3, the result would have been the same? And Anonymous #26, you talked about the result of China and NA in the history again. I said that MSI 2016 was the factor to determine the pools in World. That's why FW has a slot in pool 1, which used to be of EU #1 seed, just because their result in MSI. And I agree that China had done much better than NA in the history of World. But EU had done the same thing with Taipei region, right? So why did they lose their slot in the pool 1? And you mentioned the reason why RNG was eliminated in the MSI semi-final is that they had to fight against SKT. For God that's the most stupid thing I have ever heard. So could SKT reach the final if they had to fight against FW, who always defeat them. SKT was just the 4th-placed team, anyway, while RNG was the #1. That's the format, you have the first place, and you only have to face the worst team in the group stage, that's your advantage. But you couldn't take it, that's your fault, you can't blame for a stupid reason that your enemy was too strong.

Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
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The same thing kinda happened last worlds. Please Riot :x

Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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quarter finals played in place that fits 5000-6000 people cmoon

BeyondLimitless

8 months ago
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Yeah, I don't understand why Riot picked a place with capacity for 3,880 people for Quarterfinals. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is set for 7000 people while Staples Center and Madison Square Garden both have capacity for over 18000 viewers.

Aside from that I struggle to imagine how theathrical stage is supposed to get set up for an esport event. The Chicago Theatre is very different on the inside in comparison to any stadium setting.

So yeah, this venue choice seems quite odd to me too.

Bubbleboyyy

8 months ago
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They should have gone with All State Arena at least for quarterfinals...

Anonymous user #11

8 months ago
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I think the only way you could put China in the 3rd seed due to only getting to the semis rather than the finals and you want to make a change based on who gets 2nd/3rd then you would have to have made RNG vs Flash Wolves to determine who's 4th and then have the winner (assuming RNG) vs CLG (loser of finals) to truly determine who is actually 2nd at the tournamnet. It most likely would have been RNG who won and withtain their 2 2nd seed team, but if MSI should have more impact then that's how it should be done. I think more people are saying that MSI has too much impact now, but I do understand why Riot have done this to the extent that they have and not taking it further.

Anonymous user #32

8 months ago
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I was just went to a show at the chicago theater. I honestly don't even know how they will fit everything on that stage and make it work. I think its the complete wrong venue

Anonymous user #46

7 months ago
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The All-State arena was already taken before Riot got a chance to get a stab at it. It's very hard to get into the all-state arena to begin with

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