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Season 3 World Championship
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League Information
Organizer: Riot Games
Sponsor: Logitech
AzubuTV
Alienware
Plantronics
American Express Serve
Event Type: Offline
Country United States USA
Format: Groupstage + Single Elim. Bracket
Prize pool: $2,050,000
Start Date: 2013-09-15
End Date: 2013-10-04
Links: Website
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The Season 3 World Championship was a tournament to crown the League of Legends Season 3 world champions. The playoffs were held in North America with the Grand final being held in the Staples Center on the 4th of October 2013. The winning team was SK Telecom T1 and along with being crowned the Season 3 world champion, walked off with the Summoner’s Cup and $1 million. 14 teams from North America, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and one of the emerging League of Legends territories measured up at the World Playoffs after having qualified through their regional competitions. [1] Tickets were scheduled to go on sale on August 15 at 12PM PDT / 21:00 CEST, but due to unexpected circumstances, ticket sales were delayed to a later date. Tickets resumed sales on August 24th, with the Finals being sold out in an hour. [2][3]

Overview

Commencing the 15th of September, the 14 teams played in Los Angeles for the playoffs. The tournament consisted of a group stage and two single-elimination rounds which were held in a Los Angeles Studio with live audience. The semi-finals were held at the Galen Center, with the Finals being held at the Staples Center.[4] The english stream were cast by Phreak, Jatt, Kobe, Deman, Joe Miller, Qu1ksh0t and Rivington.[5] The host was sjokz. The casters were joined by Krepo, Doublelift, MonteCristo, Deficio, Snoopeh, Nien, ZionSpartan, Ocelote and Voyboy at the analysts desk.[6]

Location Addresses

  • Studio (Group Stages & Quarter-Finals): 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90232
  • Galen Center (Semi-Finals): 3400 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
  • Staples Center (Finals): 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Format

  • Fourteen Teams
  • Four teams receive direct entry into Quarter-finals through All-Star performances (#1 from North America, SEA Taiwan/HK, China, and Korea)
  • Remaining ten teams will be divided into two groups of five
  • Group stage is double round robin, Best of One matches
  • Top two teams of each group advance to the Quarter-final stage
  • Quarter-final matches will be Best of Three
  • Semi-finals and Grand Finals will be Best of Five

Prize Pool

$2,050,000 USD (Approximately €1,509,890 EUR) is spread among the teams as follows:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1st $ 1,000,000 € 754,488
SK Telecom T1
Silver.png 2nd $ 250,000 € 188,622
Royal Club
SF.png 3rd-4th $ 150,000 € 113,173
NaJin Black Sword

Fnatic
5th-8th $ 75,000 € 56,587
Gamania Bears

Gambit Gaming

OMG

Cloud 9
9th-10th $ 45,000 € 33,952
Lemondogs

Samsung Galaxy Ozone
11th-12th $ 30,000 € 22,635
Team SoloMid

Team Vulcun
13th-14th $ 25,000 € 18,862
GamingGear.eu

Mineski

Participants

  • Southeast Asia: (2013-08-17 to 2013-08-18) Southeast Asian Regional Finals – 1 team
  • International Wildcard: (2013-08-21 to 2013-08-23) Gamescom 2013 – 1 team
  • Europe: (2013-08-23 to 2013-08-25) EU LCS Playoffs (Gamescom 2013) – 3 teams
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau: (2013-08-29) Taiwan Regional Finals – 1 team
  • North America: (2013-08-30 to 2013-09-01) NA LCS Playoffs – 3 teams
  • Korea: (2013-09-04 to 2013-09-07) OGN/NLB Circuit Points – 3 teams
  • Mainland China: (2013-09-07 to 2013-09-08) Season 3 China Regional Finals – 2 teams

Korea received an additional team slot compared to the Season 2 World Championship after the Korean Team won the All-Star Tournament in Shanghai 2013.

Quarterfinal Teams

Taiwan/HK/Macau Champion

Gamania Bears
Gama Bears.png
Taiwan Steak  
Taiwan Winds  
Taiwan Maple  
Taiwan NL  
Taiwan SwordArt  
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Korea Circuit 1st Place

NaJin Black Sword
NJBS logo 150.png
South Korea Expession  
South Korea watch  
South Korea Nagne  
South Korea PraY  
South Korea Cain  
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Chinese Champion

Royal Club
Royal HZ logo 150.png
China GoDlike  
China Lucky  
Hong Kong Wh1t3zZ  
China Uzi  
Hong Kong Tabe  
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North American Champion

Cloud 9
Cloud9 150.png
USA Balls  
USA Meteos  
USA Hai  
USA Sneaky  
USA LemonNation  
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Group Stage Teams

SEA Champion

Mineski
Mineski logo.png
Philippines Snoy  
Philippines Kaigu  
Philippines Yume  
Philippines Exo  
Philippines Tgee  
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NA Runner-Up

Team SoloMid
Tsmlogo 134px.png
USA Dyrus  
Canada TheOddOne  
USA Reginald  
Canada WildTurtle  
USA Xpecial  
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NA 3rd Place

Team Vulcun
Vulcunlogo.png
USA Sycho Sid  
Philippines Xmithie  
USA mancloud  
USA Zuna  
Bulgaria BloodWater  
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International Wildcard

GamingGear.eu
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Lithuania Nbs  
Lithuania Alunir  
Lithuania Mazzerin  
Lithuania DeadlyBrother  
Lithuania Inspirro  
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Korean Circuit Runner-Up

Samsung Galaxy Ozone
Samsung logo 150.png
South Korea Looper  
South Korea DanDy  
South Korea dade  
South Korea imp  
South Korea Mata  
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Korea Finals Champion

SK Telecom T1
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South Korea Impact  
South Korea bengi  
South Korea Faker  
South Korea Piglet  
South Korea PoohManDu  
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EU Champion

Fnatic
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France sOAZ  
Finland Cyanide  
Spain xPeke  
Estonia puszu  
France YellOwStaR  
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EU Runner-Up

Lemondogs
LD logo 150.png
Denmark Zorozero  
Germany dexter1  
Norway Nukeduck  
Netherlands Tabzz  
Spain Mithy  
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EU 3rd Place

Gambit Gaming
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Russia Darien  
Russia Diamondprox  
Russia Alex Ich  
Russia Genja  
Estonia Voidle  
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Chinese Runner-up

OMG
OMG logo 150.png
China Gogoing  
China LoveLin  
China Cool  
China san  
China bigpomelo  
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Results

Group Stage

Group A
1.
SK Telecom T1
7-1
1.
OMG
7-1
3.
Lemondogs
3-5
4.
Team SoloMid
2-6
5.
GamingGear.eu
1-7
  Tie Breaker
     
  
SG Ozone
0
  
Gambit
1

Bracket Stage

Members from each qualified team for the Season 3 World Championship Bracket Stage
Left to right: Alex Ich, SSONG, Hai, xPeke, San, PoohManDu, Tabe, Winds
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  
Gamania
0
  
SKT T1
2
  
SKT T1
3
  
NJBS
2
  
NJBS
2
  
Gambit
1
  
SKT T1
3
  
Royal
0
  
Royal
2
  
OMG
0
  
Royal
3
  
Fnatic
1
  
C9
1
  
Fnatic
2


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Schedule/VODs

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Regional Distribution

  China CISEuropeKoreaNorth AmericaSouth East AsiaTaiwan
Qualified
2133311
Quarterfinals
22211
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Winner
1

See Also

External Links

References

  1. League of Legends Season 3 World Championship takes place October 4 vg247.com
  2. World Championship tickets are now available na.lolesports.com
  3. League of Legends Finals Sells Out LA's Staples Center In An Hour forbes.com
  4. RiotRedBeard's Reddit post reddit.com
  5. RiotQu1ksh0t's Twitter post twitter.com
  6. Casters and analysts announced for Worlds na.lolesports.com