Worlds 2018

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2018 World Championship
Worlds 2018.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
RulebookRulebook
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Event TypeOffline
CountrySouth Korea South Korea
Start Date2018-10-01
End Date2018-11-03
Broadcast
Stream(s)English Twitch
South Korea Twitch
Full List
Results
WinnerInvictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming
SecondFnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
ThirdG2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports
Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
The 2018 Season World Championship ("Worlds 2018") is the conclusion of the 2018 League of Legends competitive season.

Overview

Format

  • 24 teams are invited [Show]
  • Play-In is played in Seoul
    • Group Stage (Round 1)
      • Twelve teams participate
      • Teams are drawn into four groups based on seeding
      • Double Round Robin
      • Matches are best of one
      • Top two teams per group advance to Round 2
    • Knockout Stage (Round 2)
      • Eight teams participate
      • 1st place teams from the group stage each face a 2nd place team
      • Matches are best of five
      • Winners advance to the Main Event
  • Main Event
    • Group Stage is played in Busan
      • Teams are divided into four groups
      • Double Round Robin
      • Matches are best of one
      • Top two teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage
    • Knockout Stage
      • Quarterfinals are played in Busan
      • Semifinals are played in Gwangju
      • Finals are played in Incheon
      • Single elimination bracket
      • Matches are best of five
  • Official Rulebook
  • Patch Information: v8.19

Prize Pool

  • Initial prize pool is $ 2,250,000 USD (approx. € 1,950,734 EUR)
  • 12.5% of sales from Championship Kha'Zix skins & Championship ward skins is added to the prize pool.
  • Another 12.5% of sales of the aforementioned skins will be shared between all teams at the event.
  • In the event that a tie cannot be broken between Group Stage teams, prize pool money is averaged.
  • Final prize pool is TBA

$ 2,250,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

Place Prize (%) Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1 37.5% $ 843,750 € 731,525.34 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming
Silver.png 2 13.5% $ 303,750 € 263,349.12 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
SF.png 3-4 7% $ 157,500 € 136,551.4 G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports
Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
QF.png 5-8 4% $ 90,000 € 78,029.37 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
Freecslogo std.png Afreeca Freecs
EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
9-12 2.25% $ 50,625 € 43,891.52 Team Vitalitylogo std.png Team Vitality
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves
Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
100 Thieveslogo std.png 100 Thieves
13-16 1.25% $ 28,125 € 24,384.18 Gen.Glogo std.png Gen.G
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.png Phong Vũ Buffalo
MAD Teamlogo std.png MAD Team
G-Rexlogo std.png G-Rex
17-20 0.75% $ 16,875 € 14,630.51 GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DetonatioN FocusMe
Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png Infinity eSports
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSports
21-24 0.5% $ 11,250 € 9,753.67 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamers
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png Ascension Gaming
Dire Wolveslogo std.png Dire Wolves
Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on October 3, 2018, as follows:
  • $ 1 US Dollars = € 0.866993 Euros

Participants

Qualified for Group Stage
Region Seed Pool Team Qualification Date Qualification Path
KR
Korea
1 1 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster 2018-08-15 (Q)
2018-09-08 (Seed)
2018 LCK Summer Champion
2 2 Freecslogo std.png Afreeca Freecs 2018-09-08 2018 Championship Points
3 2 Gen.Glogo std.png Gen.G 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
CN
China
1 1 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up 2018-09-09 (Q)
2018-09-14 (Seed)
2018 LPL Summer Champion
2 2 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming 2018-09-10 2018 Championship Points
EU
Europe
1 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 2018-08-25 (Q)
2018-09-09 (Seed)
2018 EU LCS Summer Champion
2 2 Team Vitalitylogo std.png Team Vitality 2018-09-09 2018 Championship Points
NA
North America
1 2 Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2018-09-02 (Q)
2018-09-09 (Seed)
2018 NA LCS Summer Champion
2 2 100 Thieveslogo std.png 100 Thieves 2018-09-09 2018 Championship Points
LMS
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao
1 1 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves 2018-08-04 (Q)
2018-09-15 (Seed)
2018 LMS Summer Champion
2 2 MAD Teamlogo std.png MAD Team 2018-09-09 2018 Championship Points
VN
Vietnam
1 2 Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.png Phong Vũ Buffalo 2018-09-22 2018 VCS Summer Champion
INT
World Championship
Q 3 Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 2018-10-06 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 3 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming 2018-10-06 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 3 G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports 2018-10-07 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 3 G-Rexlogo std.png G-Rex 2018-10-07 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Qualified for Play-In Stage
Region Seed Pool Team Qualification Date Qualification Path
CN
China
3 1 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
EU
Europe
3 1 G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
NA
North America
3 1 Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
LMS
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao
3 1 G-Rexlogo std.png G-Rex 2018-09-22 2018 Regional Finals
BR
Brazil
1 2 KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports 2018-09-08 2018 CBLOL Winter Champion
CIS
CIS
1 2 GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports 2018-09-02 2018 LCL Summer Champion
LAN
Latin America - North
1 2 Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png Infinity eSports 2018-09-08 2018 LLN Closing Champion
TR
Turkey
1 2 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSports 2018-09-16 2018 TCL Summer Champion
JP
Japan
1 3 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DetonatioN FocusMe 2018-09-15 2018 LJL Summer Champion
LAS
Latin America - South
1 3 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamers 2018-09-09 2018 CLS Closing Champion
OCE
Oceania
1 3 Dire Wolveslogo std.png Dire Wolves 2018-09-02 2018 OPL Split 2 Champion
SEA
Southeast Asia
1 3 Ascension Gaminglogo std.png Ascension Gaming 2018-08-19 2018 SEA Tour Champion

Results

Play-In Stage

Group Stage (Round 1)

Group A
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
3 - 1 75%
2
LAN
Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png Infinity eSports
2 - 2 50%
3
OCE
Dire Wolveslogo std.png Dire Wolves
1 - 3 25%
Dire Wolveslogo std.png EDward Gaminglogo std.png Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png Overall
Dire Wolveslogo std.png 0 - 2 1 - 1 1 - 3
EDward Gaminglogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 3 - 1
Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 2
Group B
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports
3 - 1 75%
2
TR
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSports
3 - 1 75%
3
SEA
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png Ascension Gaming
0 - 4 0%
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png G2 Esportslogo std.png SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png Overall
Ascension Gaminglogo std.png 0 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 4
G2 Esportslogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 3 - 1
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 3 - 1
Group C
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
NA
Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
4 - 0 100%
2
JP
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DetonatioN FocusMe
1 - 3 25%
3
BR
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sports
1 - 3 25%
Cloud9logo std.png DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png Overall
Cloud9logo std.png 2 - 0 2 - 0 4 - 0
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png 0 - 2 1 - 1 1 - 3
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png 0 - 2 1 - 1 1 - 3
Group D
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
LMS
G-Rexlogo std.png G-Rex
4 - 0 100%
2
CIS
GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports
2 - 2 50%
3
LAS
Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamers
0 - 4 0%
GG.CISlogo std.png G-Rexlogo std.png Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png Overall
GG.CISlogo std.png 0 - 2 2 - 0 2 - 2
G-Rexlogo std.png 2 - 0 2 - 0 4 - 0
Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.png 0 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 4
  Group C Tiebreaker
     
   DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DFM 1
   KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.png KaBuM 0
  Group B Tiebreaker
     
   G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 1
   SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SUP 0

Round 2

  Qualifier #1
     
   Cloud9logo std.png C9
3
   GG.CISlogo std.png GMB 2
  Qualifier #2
     
   EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
3
   DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.png DFM 0
  Qualifier #3
     
   G2 Esportslogo std.png G2
3
   Infinity eSports CRlogo std.png INF 1
  Qualifier #4
     
   G-Rexlogo std.png GRX
3
   SuperMassive eSportslogo std.png SUP 1

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event

Group Stage

Group A
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
KR
Freecslogo std.png Afreeca Freecs
4 - 2 67%
2
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports
3 - 3 50%
3
LMS
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png Flash Wolves
3 - 3 50%
4
VN
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.png Phong Vũ Buffalo
2 - 4 33%
Freecslogo std.png Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png G2 Esportslogo std.png Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.png Overall
Freecslogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 0 4 - 2
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 3 - 3
G2 Esportslogo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 3 - 3
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.png 0 - 2 1 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 4
Group B
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
4 - 2 67%
2
NA
Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
4 - 2 67%
3
EU
Team Vitalitylogo std.png Team Vitality
3 - 3 50%
4
KR
Gen.Glogo std.png Gen.G
1 - 5 17%
Cloud9logo std.png Gen.Glogo std.png Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Team Vitalitylogo std.png Overall
Cloud9logo std.png 1 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 0 4 - 2
Gen.Glogo std.png 1 - 1 0 - 2 0 - 2 1 - 5
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png 1 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 1 4 - 2
Team Vitalitylogo std.png 0 - 2 2 - 0 1 - 1 3 - 3
Group C
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
KR
KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster
5 - 1 83%
2
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
4 - 2 67%
3
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
3 - 3 50%
4
LMS
MAD Teamlogo std.png MAD Team
0 - 6 0%
EDward Gaminglogo std.png KTRolsterLogo std.png MAD Teamlogo std.png Team Liquidlogo std.png Overall
EDward Gaminglogo std.png 1 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 1 4 - 2
KTRolsterLogo std.png 1 - 1 2 - 0 2 - 0 5 - 1
MAD Teamlogo std.png 0 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 6
Team Liquidlogo std.png 1 - 1 0 - 2 2 - 0 3 - 3
Group D
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
EU
Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
5 - 1 83%
2
CN
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming
5 - 1 83%
3
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png 100 Thieves
2 - 4 33%
4
LMS
G-Rexlogo std.png G-Rex
0 - 6 0%
100 Thieveslogo std.png Fnaticlogo std.png G-Rexlogo std.png Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Overall
100 Thieveslogo std.png 0 - 2 2 - 0 0 - 2 2 - 4
Fnaticlogo std.png 2 - 0 2 - 0 1 - 1 5 - 1
G-Rexlogo std.png 0 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 6
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png 2 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 0 5 - 1
  Group B Tiebreaker
     
   Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG 1
   Cloud9logo std.png C9 0
  Group A Tiebreaker
     
   Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png FW 0
   G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 1
  Group D Tiebreaker
     
   Fnaticlogo std.png FNC 1
   Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG 0

Knockout Stage

Quarterfinals
Freecslogo std.png AFs
0
Cloud9logo std.png C9
3
Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
3
EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
1
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG
2
G2 Esportslogo std.png G2
3
KTRolsterLogo std.png KT
2
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
3
Semifinals
Cloud9logo std.png C9
0
Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
3
G2 Esportslogo std.png G2
0
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
3
Finals
Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
0
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
3

 Click here for more information about the Main Event.

Regional Distribution

For full regional breakdown of teams and players per round see Play-In & Main Event.

Teams

BR
 Brazil
CN
 China
CIS
 CIS
EU
 Europe
JP
 Japan
KR
 Korea
LAN
 LAN
LAS
 LAS
NA
 North America
OCE
 Oceania
SEA
 SEA
LMS
 TW, HK, MCO
TR
 Turkey
VN
 Vietnam
Qualified
13131311311311
Main
333331
Winner
1

Players

  • Country of Birth
  • Residency
ArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaBrazilBelgiumBulgariaCanadaChileChinaColombiaCroatiaDenmarkFranceItalyJapanMalaysiaNew ZealandPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalRussiaSouth KoreaSwedenTaiwanThailandTurkeyUkraineUnited StatesVenezuelaVietnam
Qualified
2145113312115213113131334214432716
Main
1131215211313021476
Winner
33
BR
 Brazil
CN
 China
CIS
 CIS
EU
 Europe
JP
 Japan
KR
 Korea
LAN
 LAN
LAS
 LAS
NA
 North America
OCE
 Oceania
SEA
 SEA
LMS
 TW, HK, MCO
TR
 Turkey
VN
 Vietnam
Qualified
5125183345510641536
Main
12173010156
Winner
33
Players who played at least one game are listed here.

Media

Streams

Announcements

Locations & Broadcast

Venues

Play-In Groups / Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
South Korea Seoul South Korea Busan South Korea Gwangju South Korea Incheon
LoL PARK Busan Exhibition and Convention Center Gwangju Women's University Universiade Gymnasium Munhak Stadium
Capacity - 450 Capacity - 4,002 Capacity - 8,327 Capacity - 50,256
LoLPARK-Worlds2018.jpg BusanExhibitionCenter-Worlds2018.jpeg GwangjuWomen'sUniversity-Worlds2018.jpg MunhakStadium-Worlds2018.jpg
33 Jong-ro, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea 55 APEC-ro, U-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea 201 Yeodae-gil, Sanjeong-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea 482, Munhak-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea

References