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Everything You Need to Know About Finals

The epic conclusion of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship is right around the corner, and you won’t want to miss it.

After over a month of competitive play, the time has come for the top two teams to square off for their chance to lift the Summoner’s Cup and declare themselves World Champions. They’ll clash in one of the most legendary stadiums on the planet -- the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the ‘Bird’s Nest.’ Below is all the info you need to get ready for Finals on November 4.


What is Finals? Why is it important?

Finals is the epic conclusion to a year’s worth of competitive League of Legends. It’s the World Championship finale, where the top two teams will face off. There’s no greater achievement on the Rift.


What’s the format for Finals?

The Finals are played like the rest of the Knockout Stage, in a Best of 5 (Bo5) format where the winner takes all.


Who’s participating?

SK telecom T1 (SKT) from the LCK in Korea


Samsung Galaxy (SSG) from the LCK in Korea


How did these teams get here?

SKT and SSG have fought through waves of the toughest competition to make it to Beijing. Whether it was grinding out wins in Groups or overcoming fierce opposition in the high-stakes Knockout Stage, the road to the Finals was an arduous one. It’s taken over a month to get here, but both teams stand on the precipice of victory. There’s no turning back now.

Need a little more context on the event? Check out how the Knockout Stage played out in the bracket below:


When is Finals?

The Finals will take place on November 4 in Beijing, China, beginning at 07:30 AM CET.


How can I watch?

You can catch all the action live at watch.lol esports.com. After the event, you can view rebroadcasts and VODs there as well.


What’s the schedule for Finals?

Note: The date and times below are listed in Central European Time

In case you missed it, we will be airing rebroadcasts of League of Legends Live: A Concert Experience at Worlds leading right up to the Pregame show. The Pregame show will begin on November 4th at 6:30 AM CET, and we’ll kick off all the World Finals action at 7:30 AM CET with an opening ceremony full of surprises. The ceremony will feature epic performances from Against The Current and one of Asia’s top performing artists, Jay Chou.

For everyone attending the event in person, doors will open on November 4 at 12:30 PM local time in Beijing (China Standard Time - CST).


Games will begin immediately after the opening ceremony, at approximately 8:00 AM CET.


After the final nexus explodes and the winning team hoists the Summoner’s Cup, be sure to stay tuned in as we will have a closing ceremony featuring a performance by DJ and producer Alan Walker.


That should be everything you need to get prepped for the Finals. Be sure to join us on November 4 as we witness SKT and SSG fight an epic battle for pride, glory, and of course -- the Summoner’s Cup. We’ll see you then!