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2018 World Championship
Worlds 2018.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
RulebookRulebook
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
CountrySouth Korea South Korea
Start Date2018-10-01
End Date2018-11-03
Broadcast
Streams
Twitch

Twitch
Full List
Results
WinnerInvictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
SecondFnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
ThirdG2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9

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.
  • Approximate final prize pool is $ 6,450,000 USD

$ 6,450,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

PlacePrizePrize (%)≈Prize (EUR)Team
PlacementIcon1.png 1$2,418,75037.5%€2,097,039.32Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
PlacementIcon2.png 2$870,75013.5%€754,934.15Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
PlacementIcon3.png 3-4$451,5007%€391,447.34G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
5-8$258,0004%€223,684.19KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming
9-12$145,1252.25%€125,822.36Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
13-16$80,6251.25%€69,901.31Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G
Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo
MAD Teamlogo std.pngMAD Team
G-Rexlogo std.pngG-Rex
17-20$48,3750.75%€41,940.79GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FM
Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngInfinity Esports
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive
21-24$32,2500.5%€27,960.52Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports
Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming
Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves

Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on October 3, 2018, as follows:

  • $ 1 US Dollar = € 0.866993 Euros

Participants

Qualified for Group Stage
Region Seed Pool Team Qualification Date Qualification Path
KR
Korea
1 1 KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster 2018-08-15 (Q)
2018-09-08 (Seed)
2018 LCK Summer Champion
2 2 Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs 2018-09-08 2018 Championship Points
3 2 Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
CN
China
1 1 Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 2018-09-09 (Q)
2018-09-14 (Seed)
2018 LPL Summer Champion
2 2 Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming 2018-09-10 2018 Championship Points
EU
Europe
1 1 Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 2018-08-25 (Q)
2018-09-09 (Seed)
2018 EU LCS Summer Champion
2 2 Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality 2018-09-09 2018 Championship Points
NA
North America
1 2 Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2018-09-02 (Q)
2018-09-09 (Seed)
2018 NA LCS Summer Champion
2 2 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves 2018-09-09 2018 Championship Points
LMS
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao
1 1 Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves 2018-08-04 (Q)
2018-09-15 (Seed)
2018 LMS Summer Champion
2 2 MAD Teamlogo std.pngMAD Team 2018-09-09 2018 Championship Points
VN
Vietnam
1 2 Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo 2018-09-22 2018 VCS Summer Champion
INT
World Championship
Q 3 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2018-10-06 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 3 EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming 2018-10-06 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 3 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 2018-10-07 Qualified from Play-In Stage
Q 3 G-Rexlogo std.pngG-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.pngEDward Gaming 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
EU
Europe
3 1 G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
NA
North America
3 1 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2018-09-16 2018 Regional Finals
LMS
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao
3 1 G-Rexlogo std.pngG-Rex 2018-09-22 2018 Regional Finals
BR
Brazil
1 2 KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports 2018-09-08 2018 CBLOL Winter Champion
CIS
CIS
1 2 GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports 2018-09-02 2018 LCL Summer Champion
LAN
Latin America - North
1 2 Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngInfinity Esports 2018-09-08 2018 LLN Closing Champion
TR
Turkey
1 2 SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive eSports 2018-09-16 2018 TCL Summer Champion
JP
Japan
1 3 DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe 2018-09-15 2018 LJL Summer Champion
LAS
Latin America - South
1 3 Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers 2018-09-09 2018 CLS Closing Champion
OCE
Oceania
1 3 Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves 2018-09-02 2018 OPL Split 2 Champion
SEA
Southeast Asia
1 3 Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming 2018-08-19 2018 SEA Tour Champion

Results

Play-In Stage

Group Stage (Round 1)

Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group A
TeamGames
1EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming3 - 175%
2Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngInfinity Esports2 - 250%
3Dire Wolveslogo std.pngDire Wolves1 - 325%
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group B
TeamGames
1G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports3 - 175%
2SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSuperMassive eSports3 - 175%
3Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngAscension Gaming0 - 40%
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group C
TeamGames
1Cloud9logo std.pngCloud94 - 0100%
2DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe1 - 325%
3KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM! e-Sports1 - 325%
Legend
Round 2 Seed
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group D
TeamGames
1G-Rexlogo std.pngG-Rex4 - 0100%
2GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports2 - 250%
3Kaos Latin Gamerslogo std.pngKaos Latin Gamers0 - 40%
Group C Tiebreaker
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDFM
1
KaBuM! e-Sportslogo std.pngKaBuM
0
Group B Tiebreaker
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
1
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSUP
0

Round 2

Match 1
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
3
GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB
2
Match 2
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
3
DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDFM
0
Match 3
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
3
Infinity Esports (Latin American Team)logo std.pngINF
1
Match 4
G-Rexlogo std.pngGRX
3
SuperMassive eSportslogo std.pngSUP
1

 Click here for more information about the Play-In.

Main Event

Group Stage

Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group A
TeamGames
1Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs4 - 267%
2G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports3 - 350%
3Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFlash Wolves3 - 350%
4Phong Vũ Buffalologo std.pngPhong Vũ Buffalo2 - 433%
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group B
TeamGames
1Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up4 - 267%
2Cloud9logo std.pngCloud94 - 267%
3Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality3 - 350%
4Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G1 - 517%
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group C
TeamGames
1KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster5 - 183%
2EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming4 - 267%
3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid3 - 350%
4MAD Teamlogo std.pngMAD Team0 - 60%
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
Group D
TeamGames
1Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic5 - 183%
2Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming5 - 183%
3100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves2 - 433%
4G-Rexlogo std.pngG-Rex0 - 60%
Group B Tiebreaker
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
1
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
0
Group A Tiebreaker
Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngFW
0
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
1
Group D Tiebreaker
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
1
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
0

Knockout Stage

Quarterfinals
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
0
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
3
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
3
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG
1
Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
2
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
3
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT
2
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
3
Semifinals
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
0
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
3
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
0
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
3
Finals
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
0
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
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
 LMS
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
 LMS
TR
 Turkey
VN
 Vietnam
Qualified
5125183345510641536
Main
12173010156
Winner
33
Players who played at least one game are listed here.

Media

Streams

Announcements

Additional Content

Locations & Broadcast

Venues

Play-In Groups / Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals

Seoul

Busan

Gwangju

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-gu, Busan, South Korea
201 Yeodae-gil, Sanjeong-dong,
Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
482, Munhak-dong,
Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea

References