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2019 World Championship Cities, Venues, & Dates

In 2019 the League of Legends World Championship will return to Europe and today we’re excited to share the dates, regional seeding, venues, and cities for the tournament. By October, 24 teams from 13 regional leagues will qualify for the most prestigious event in League of Legends esports and battle through a gauntlet consisting of the Play-In Stage, Groups, Knock-Outs, and the Finals.

In 2019 the League of Legends World Championship will return to Europe and today we’re excited to share the dates, regional seeding, venues, and cities for the tournament. By October, 24 teams from 13 regional leagues will qualify for the most prestigious event in League of Legends esports and battle through a gauntlet consisting of the Play-In Stage, Group Stage, Knock-Out Stage, and the Finals.

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Play-In Stage:

Berlin

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship will begin in Berlin with the Play-In stage. The LEC Studio and will host 12 teams who will compete for 4 Group Stage spots. Dates for Play-In Stage are as follows:

  • Play-Ins: Oct 2-5
  • Play-Ins: Oct 7-8

The following teams will compete in the Play-In stage. The top four teams will advance to the Group Stage:

  • CBLOL (Brazil) Team
  • LCL (Russia) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LCS (North America) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LEC (Europe) Team
  • LJL (Japan) Team
  • LLA (Latin America) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LMS ( Chinese Taipei ) Team
  • OPL (Australia ) Team
  • LST (Southeast Asia) Team
  • TCL (Turkey) Team
  • 2nd Seeded VCS (Vietnam) Team

 

Group Stage:

After the conclusion of the Play-In stage, the Group stage will continue in Berlin at the Verti Music Hall. Dates for the Group Stage are as follows:

  • Groups: Oct 12-15
  • Groups: Oct 17-20

The following teams will auto-qualify into the Group Stage:

  • 1st Seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
  • 1st Seeded LCS (North America) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LCS (North America) Team
  • 1st Seeded LEC (Europe) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LEC (Europe) Team
  • 1st Seeded LMS (Chinese Taipei) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LMS (Chiniese Taipei) Team
  • 1st Seeded LPL (China) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LPL (China) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LPL (China) Team
  • 1st Seeded VCS (Vietnam) Team

 

Quarter Finals & Semis:

Madrid

Eight teams from the Group Stage will qualify for the Quarterfinals and Semifinals which will take place at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain.

  • Quarterfinals: October 26th & 27th
  • Semifinals: November 2nd & 3rd

 

Finals:

Paris

The 2019 World Championship Finals will take place in Paris, France at the AccorHotels Arena.

  • Finals: November 10th

 

Information regarding tickets will be posted in the coming weeks.