Season 2 World Championship

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Season 2 World Championship
League Information
Organizer: Riot Games
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Country United States USA
Prize pool: $2,000,000
Start Date: 2012-10-04
End Date: 2012-10-13
Links: Website
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The Season 2 World Championship was held in early October of 2012 in Los Angeles, California to conclude the $5 million USD season. Twelve qualifying teams from around the world participated in the championship, which boasted the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports tournaments at $2 million USD. The grand finals took place on October 13th, while all group stage, quarterfinal, and semifinal matches took place the week before, between October 4th and 6th. The matches were cast by Deman, Phreak, Jatt, and Rivington while the event being hosted by djWHEAT and Seltzer.[1][2] 8.2 million viewers tuned in to the World Championship broadcast, with a maximum of 1.1 million concurrent viewers, making the Season 2 World Championship the most watched eSports event in history at the time.[3] This record has since only been surpassed by the Season 3 World Championship.[4]




  • Of the five first place teams (Team SoloMid, Moscow Five, Team WE, Taipei Assassins, and Azubu Frost) a random drawing was done to determine which four teams skip the group stage
    • The random drawing determined that Azubu Frost would go to the group stage while the others received a bye
  • Eight teams were divided into two groups of four
  • Group stage was round robin, best of one matches
  • Top two teams of each group advance to the bracket stage
    • In case of a tie, a single sudden death elimination game would be played between the tied teams. In case of a three way tie, the teams would play a round robin until a winner is decided. [5]
  • Grand Finals were best of five, all other bracket matches were best of three
  • All matches were played on the v1.0.0.147 World Championship Hotfix Patch with  Rengar,  Syndra and  Kha'Zix globally banned.[6]

Prize Pool

$2,000,000 USD (Approximately €1,540,000 EUR) is spread among the teams as follows:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1st $ 1,000,000 € 770,000 Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins
Silver.png 2nd $ 250,000 € 192,500 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost
SF.png 3rd-4th $ 150,000 € 115,500 M5logo std.png Moscow Five
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
5th-8th $ 75,000 € 57,750 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword
Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Welogo std.png Team WE
9th-10th $ 50,000 € 38,500 Clglogo std.png CLG Prime
Sjlogo std.png Saigon Jokers
11th-12th $ 25,000 € 19,250 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas


The Participants qualified through the Regional Finals: [7]

  • Mainland China: July 26 – Shanghai, China at China Joy – 2 teams
  • Europe: August 16 – Cologne, Germany at Gamescom – 3 teams
  • North America: August 30 – Seattle, United States at PAX Prime – 3 teams
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau: September 1 – Taipei, Taiwan at G1 – 1 team
  • Southeast Asia: September 9 – Da Nang, Vietnam at Tien Son Sports Palace – 1 team
  • Korea: September 21 – Seoul, Korea at the OGN eSports Stadium – 2 teams

Team SoloMid
Tsmlogo 134px.png
USA Dyrus  
Canada TheOddOne  
USA Reginald  
Canada Chaox  
USA Xpecial  
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Counter Logic Gaming Prime
Clg logo2.png
USA Voyboy  
Canada HotshotGG  
Canada Bigfatlp  
USA Doublelift  
USA Chauster  
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Team Dignitas
Canada crumbzz  
USA IWillDominate  
USA Scarra  
USA imaqtpie  
USA Patoy  
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Moscow Five
Russia Darien  
Russia Diamondprox  
Russia Alex Ich  
Russia Genja  
Armenia GoSu Pepper  
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SK Gaming
Sk logo.png
Germany Kev1n  
Spain Araneae  
Spain ocelote  
France YellOwStaR  
Germany Nyph  
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Counter Logic Gaming Europe
Clgeu logo2.png
Denmark Wickd  
Scotland Snoopeh  
Denmark Froggen  
Germany yellowpete  
Belgium Krepo  
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Taipei Assassins
AZB TPA logo.png
Taiwan Stanley  
Taiwan Lilballz  
Hong Kong Toyz  
Taiwan bebe  
Taiwan MiSTakE  
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Azubu Frost
Azubu Frost logo.png
South Korea Shy  
South Korea CloudTemplar  
South Korea RapidStar  
South Korea Woong  
South Korea MadLife  
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NaJin Sword
South Korea MaKNooN  
South Korea Watch  
South Korea SSONG  
South Korea PraY  
South Korea Cain  
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Team WE
We logo150.png
China Caomei  
China Weixiao  
China Misaya  
China ClearLove  
China FZZF  
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Invictus Gaming
Ig logo.png
China PDD  
China illuSioN  
China Zz1tai  
China Kid  
China XiaoXiao  
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Saigon Jokers
Vietnam QTV  
Vietnam Violet  
Vietnam NIXWATER  
Vietnam Archie  
Vietnam Junie  
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Group Stage

Group A
1. Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost 3-0
2. IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming 2-1
3. Clglogo std.png CLG Prime 1-2
4. Sklogo std.png SK Gaming 0-3
Group B
1. NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword 3-0
2. CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe 2-1
3. Sjlogo std.png Saigon Jokers 1-2
4. Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 0-3

Bracket Stage

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  M5logo std.png M5 2
  IGlogo std.png iG 0
  M5logo std.png M5 1
  Tpa std.png TPA 2
  Tpa std.png TPA 2
  NJ SWDlogo std.png NJ SWD 0
  Tpa std.png TPA 3
  Azflogo std.png AZF 1
  Tsmlogo std.png TSM 0
  Azflogo std.png AZF 2
  Azflogo std.png AZF 2
  CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU 1
  Welogo std.png WE 1
  CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU 2

For full picks, bans, and match statistics click here

All-Star Showmatch

   Logo std2.png Team BLUE 1
   Logo std2.png Team RED 0
Team Rosters
Team BLUE Team RED
VoyboyClglogo std.png Njswlogo std.pngMaKNooN
DiamondproxM5logo std.png IGlogo std.pngilluSioN
oceloteSklogo std.png Dignitaslogo std.pngscarra
ChaoxTsmlogo std.png Welogo std.pngWeixiao
KrepoCLGlogo2 std.png Sjlogo std.pngJunie
Full picks and bans of the match can be found here

Technical Issues

During the last quarterfinal match on October 6th between CLG EU and Team WE, multiple technical difficulties occurred. Roughly twenty minutes into the second game, all ten players suddenly disconnected from the game, forcing a remake. Then, roughly sixty minutes into the third game, all ten players were again disconnected. A final attempt was made at finishing the third game, but due to more disconnects the last game and the following semifinals were rescheduled for October 10th. The cause of the connection issues is uncertain, but is suspected to have been caused by faulty hardware.


During the World Championship Playoffs, five matches were found to have rule violations that required investigation. The five incidents all involved players looking away from their monitors and are as follows:

In the cases of Weixiao, Zz1tai, Dyrus, and Stanley, it was determined that the players gained no advantage and the first three players were issued warnings for unsportsmanlike conduct; Stanley was not given a warning since it was determined that he was adjusting to monitor glare. In the case of Woong, it was determined that his actions had an impact on the game, although not the overall outcome of the Azubu Frost vs. Team SoloMid match. Azubu Frost was issued a fine of $30,000 USD. More detailed information on each case can be found on Riot's official forum.


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See Also

External Links


  1. RiotMagus Tweet
  2. Slasher Tweet
  3. Riot: League of Legends Season 2 Championships most watched eSports event of all
  4. 'League of Legends' eSports finals watched by 32 million people
  5. RiotRedBeard Reddit Post
  6. RiotMarcou Forum Post
  7. Season Two Championship: October 13, Los Angeles!