World Championship

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The World Championship is held yearly in October and November to determine the best team in the world. It is hosted by Riot Games.

Overview[edit]

Event Date & Finals Venue Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up Score MVP
Season 1 World Championship 2011-06-18 — 2011-06-20
DreamHack, Jönköping
$ 99,500 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic Aaalogo std.pngagainst All authority 2 - 1
Shushei
Season 2 World Championship 2012-10-04 — 2012-10-13
Galen Center, Los Angeles
$ 2,000,000 Tpa std.pngTaipei Assassins Azflogo std.pngAzubu Frost 3 - 1 not officially
assigned
Season 3 World Championship 2013-09-15 — 2013-10-04
Staples Center, Los Angeles
$ 2,050,000 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRoyal Club 3 - 0 not officially
assigned
2014 World Championship 2014-09-18 - 2014-10-19
World Cup Stadium, Seoul
$ 2,130,000 Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung White Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngStar Horn Royal Club 3 - 1
Mata
2015 World Championship 2015-10-01 — 2015-10-31
Mercedes-Benz-Arena, Berlin
$ 2,130,000 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigers 3 - 1
MaRin
2016 World Championship 2016-09-29 — 2016-10-29
Staples Center, Los Angeles
$ 5,070,000 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung Galaxy 3 - 2
Faker
2017 World Championship 2017-09-23 — 2017-11-04
Bird's Nest, Beijing
$ 4,596,591 Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung Galaxy SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 3 - 0
Ruler
2018 World Championship 2018-10-01 — 2018-11-03
Munhak Stadium, Incheon
$ 6,450,000 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 3 - 0
Ning
2019 World Championship 2019-10-02 — 2019-11-10
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFunPlus Phoenix G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 3 - 0
Tian

Organizations By Appearances[edit]

Organizations with at least four appearances are listed.
Org # Team # 2011 (S1) 2012 (S2) 2013 (S3) 2014 (S4) 2015 (S5) 2016 (S6) 2017 (S7) 2018 (S8) 2019 (S9)
Cloud9logo std.png 7
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
7 0050085 - 8 0050085 - 8 0090119 - 11 0050085 - 8 0050085 - 8 0030043 - 4 0090129 - 12
Fnaticlogo std.png 7
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
7 0010001 0030043 - 4 01201312 - 13 0030043 - 4 0050085 - 8 0020002 0050085 - 8
Team SoloMidlogo std.png 7
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
7 0030003 0050085 - 8 01101211 - 12 0050085 - 8 01401614 - 16 0090129 - 12 0090129 - 12
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png 6
CN
Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRYL
1 0020002
CN
Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngSHR
1 0020002
CN
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
4 0050085 - 8 0030043 - 4 0050085 - 8 0090129 - 12
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 5
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
3 0050005 01201312 - 13 0090129 - 12
EU
CLGlogo2 std.pngCLG EU
1 0030043 - 4
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Prime
1 0090109 - 10
AHQLogo std.png 5
LMS
AHQLogo std.pngahq
5 0090119 - 11 0050085 - 8 0090129 - 12 01201312 - 13 01301613 - 16
EDward Gaminglogo std.png 5
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
5 0050085 - 8 0050085 - 8 0050085 - 8 01201312 - 13 0050085 - 8
Samsunglogo std.png 5
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSW
2 0090119 - 11 0010001
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSB
1 0030043 - 4
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSG
2 0020002 0010001
SK Telecom T1logo std.png 5
KR
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
5 0010001 0010001 0010001 0020002 0030043 - 4
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png 4
LMS
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
4 0050085 - 8 01301613 - 16 01301613 - 16 0090129 - 12
G2 Esportslogo std.png 4
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
4 01301613 - 16 0090119 - 11 0030043 - 4 0020002
Garena Teamlogo std.png 4
LMS
Tpa std.pngTPA
2 0010001 01401614 - 16
SEA
Saigon Jokerslogo std.pngSAJ
1 0090109 - 10
SEA
Btlogo std.pngBKT
1 01401614 - 16
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png 4
CN
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
4 0050085 - 8 01401614 - 16 0010001 0030043 - 4

Click here for the full list

Organizations By Prize Amount[edit]

Organizations with at least $ 200,000 won are listed.
Org Prize money Team Prize money 2011 (S1) 2012 (S2) 2013 (S3) 2014 (S4) 2015 (S5) 2016 (S6) 2017 (S7) 2018 (S8)
SK Telecom T1logo std.png 4,695,841 $ SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 4,695,841 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 2,028,000 $ 667,841 $
Samsunglogo std.png 3,810,614 $ Samsunglogo std.pngSSW 1,045,000 $ 45,000 $ 1,000,000 $
Samsunglogo std.pngSSB 150,000 $ 150,000 $
Samsunglogo std.pngSSG 2,615,614 $ 760,500 $ 1,855,114 $
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png 2,518,750 $ Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG 2,518,750 $ 75,000 $ 25,000 $ 2,418,750 $
Fnaticlogo std.png 1,453,629 $ Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC 1,453,629 $ 50,000 $ 150,000 $ 35,000 $ 150,000 $ 197,879 $ 870,750 $
Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png 1,307,088 $ Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRYL 250,000 $ 250,000 $
Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngSHR 250,000 $ 250,000 $
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 807,088 $ 202,800 $ 346,288 $ 258,000 $
Garena Teamlogo std.png 1,100,000 $ Tpa std.pngTPA 1,025,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 25,000 $
Saigon Jokerslogo std.pngSAJ 50,000 $ 50,000 $
Btlogo std.pngBKT 25,000 $ 25,000 $
Cloud9logo std.png 1,047,179 $ Cloud9logo std.pngC9 1,047,179 $ 75,000 $ 75,000 $ 45,000 $ 202,800 $ 197,879 $ 451,500 $
EDward Gaminglogo std.png 697,371 $ EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 697,371 $ 75,000 $ 75,000 $ 202,800 $ 86,571 $ 258,000 $
KOO Tigerslogo std.png 630,250 $ KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO 250,000 $ 250,000 $
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX 380,250 $ 380,250 $
G2 Esportslogo std.png 626,182 $ G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 626,182 $ 63,375 $ 111,307 $ 451,500 $
Team SoloMidlogo std.png 440,382 $ Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM 440,382 $ 10,000 $ 75,000 $ 30,000 $ 75,000 $ 25,000 $ 114,075 $ 111,307 $
H2k-Gaminglogo std.png 425,250 $ H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2K 425,250 $ 45,000 $ 380,250 $
Welogo std.png 421,288 $ Welogo std.pngWE 421,288 $ 75,000 $ 346,288 $
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 352,575 $ Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Prime 202,575 $ 3,500 $ 50,000 $ 35,000 $ 114,075 $
CLGlogo2 std.pngCLG EU 150,000 $ 150,000 $
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png 345,337 $ Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW 345,337 $ 75,000 $ 63,375 $ 61,837 $ 145,125 $
KT Rolsterlogo std.png 333,000 $ KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT 333,000 $ 75,000 $ 258,000 $
AHQLogo std.png 320,646 $ AHQLogo std.pngahq 320,646 $ 45,000 $ 75,000 $ 114,075 $ 86,571 $
NaJinemfirelogo std.png 300,000 $ Najin Black Swordlogo std.pngNJBS 225,000 $ 75,000 $ 150,000 $
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWS 75,000 $ 75,000 $
Afreeca Freecslogo std.png 258,000 $ Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF 258,000 $ 258,000 $
Azubulogo std.png 250,000 $ Azflogo std.pngAZF 250,000 $ 250,000 $
Oh My Godlogo std.png 225,000 $ Oh My Godlogo std.pngOMG 225,000 $ 75,000 $ 150,000 $
Albus NoX Lunalogo std.png 202,800 $ Albus NoX Lunalogo std.pngANX 202,800 $ 202,800 $
Garena is included because in addition to running the GPL, they own several teams - a full list can be found here.

Players By Appearances[edit]

Players with at least four appearances are listed.
Player Position Number of
Participations
2011 (S1) 2012 (S2) 2013 (S3) 2014 (S4) 2015 (S5) 2016 (S6) 2017 (S7) 2018 (S8) 2019 (S9)

Doublelift
ADC/Support 7 Epik Gamerlogo std.pngEPIK Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

Sneaky
ADC 7 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9

ClearLove
Jungle 6 Welogo std.pngWE EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG

sOAZ
Top 6 Aaalogo std.pngaAa Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Origenlogo std.pngOG Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC

Uzi
ADC 6 Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRYL Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngSHR Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG

Xmithie
Jungle 6 Teamvulcunlogo std.pngV Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG Immortalslogo std.pngIMT Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

Dyrus
Top 5 Epik Gamerlogo std.pngEPIK Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM

Faker
Mid 5 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT

Impact
Top 5 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

Jensen
Mid 5 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

Karsa
Jungle 5 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG

Maple
Mid 5 Gamania Bearslogo std.pngGAB Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW

Mata
Support 5 Samsunglogo std.pngSSO Samsunglogo std.pngSSW Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT

PraY
ADC 5 NaJin Swordlogo std.pngNJ SWD Najin Black Swordlogo std.pngNJBS KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX LongZhulogo std.pngLZ

Rekkles
ADC 5 Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC

Svenskeren
Jungle 5 SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Cloud9logo std.pngC9 Cloud9logo std.pngC9

SwordArt
Support 5 Gamania Bearslogo std.pngGAB Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW

YellOwStaR
Support/ADC 5 Aaalogo std.pngaAa SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC

Bjergsen
Mid 4 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM

CoreJJ
Support 4 Samsunglogo std.pngSSG Samsunglogo std.pngSSG Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

Deft
ADC 4 Samsunglogo std.pngSSB EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT

Diamondprox
Jungle 4 Moscow Fivelogo std.pngM5 GambitLogo std.pngGMB GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB

Edward
Support 4 Moscow Fivelogo std.pngM5 GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUOL

GorillA
Support 4 Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWS KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX LongZhulogo std.pngLZ

Meiko
Support 4 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG

mithy
Support 4 Lemondogslogo std.pngLD Origenlogo std.pngOG G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2

Perkz
Mid/ADC 4 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2

westdoor
Mid 4 AHQLogo std.pngahq AHQLogo std.pngahq AHQLogo std.pngahq AHQLogo std.pngahq

Xiaohu
Mid 4 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG

xPeke
Mid/Top 4 Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Origenlogo std.pngOG

Ziv
Top 4 AHQLogo std.pngahq AHQLogo std.pngahq AHQLogo std.pngahq AHQLogo std.pngahq

Top 20 Players[edit]

Official Top 20 players before tournament. (Starting in 2018, the time of publishing changed to after the Play-In)

Players with Multiple Nominations[edit]

  • Ordered by number of nominations.
  • Ordered by highest average place for players with the same number of nominations.
Player Position Number of
Nominations
2014 (S4) 2015 (S5) 2016 (S6) 2017 (S7) 2018 (S8) 2019 (S9)

Uzi
ADC 5 Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngSHR 5 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 11 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 14 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 1 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 3

Bjergsen
Mid 4 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM 10 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM 15 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM 8 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM 10

Deft
ADC 4 Samsunglogo std.pngSSB 11 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 7 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 3 KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT 12

Doublelift
ADC 4 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG 20 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM 20 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL 20

Faker
Mid 4 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 1 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 2 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 1 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 1

Bang
ADC 3 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 19 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 6 SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT 12

ClearLove
Jungle 3 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 20 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 10 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 4

Mata
Support 3 Samsunglogo std.pngSSW 3 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 15 KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT 13

Rookie
Mid 3 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG 5 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG 2 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG 15 & 19

Caps
Mid 2 Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC 9 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 12

Crown
Mid 2 Samsunglogo std.pngSSG 19 Samsunglogo std.pngSSG 13

CuVee
Top 2 Samsunglogo std.pngSSG 8 Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN 10

Gorilla
Support 2 ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX 7 LongZhulogo std.pngLZ 3

Imp
ADC 2 Samsunglogo std.pngSSW 15 Lgdlogo std.pngLGD 2

Karsa
Jungle 2 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW 20 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 11

Meiko
Support 2 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 12 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 9

Ming
Support 2 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 8 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 16

PraY
ADC 2 ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX 9 LongZhulogo std.pngLZ 2

Scout
Mid 2 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 19 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG 18

Smeb
Top 2 ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX 1 KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT 6

SwordArt
Support 2 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW 17 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW 7

TheShy
Top 2 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG 14 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG 10 & 18

Xiaohu
Mid 2 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 5 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG 17

YellOwStaR
Support 2 Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC 14 Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC 8

Zven
ADC 2 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 16 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 16

Players By World Championship Wins[edit]

No. Win(s) Player Team
1 3
Bengi
SK Telecom T1logo std.png⁠ (2013, 2015, 2016)
1 3
Faker
SK Telecom T1logo std.png⁠ (2013, 2015, 2016)
3 2
Bang
SK Telecom T1logo std.png⁠ (2015, 2016)
3 2
Duke
SK Telecom T1logo std.png⁠ (2016)⁠Invictus Gaminglogo std.png⁠ (2018)
3 2
Wolf
SK Telecom T1logo std.png⁠ (2015, 2016)