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Rift Rivals 2018 Event Overview

Five rivalries. Five tournaments. Five champions. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with the Rift Rivals action happening around the world.

When and where?

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NA x EU

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • NA LCS Studio
  • July 5-7
  • 12:30 PM PDT

LCK x LPL x LMS

  • Dalian, China
  • Dalian Sports Center Stadium
  • July 5-8
  • 3 PM CST (12 AM PDT)

SEA x LJL x OPL

(Note: The GPL recently transitioned to the SEA tour format. For more info see the announcement article)

LLN x CLS x CBLOL

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • CBLOL Studio
  • July 4-8
  • 5 PM BRT (1 PM PDT)

LCL x TCL x VCS

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • GG Stadium
  • July 4-7
  • 5 PM ICT (3 AM PDT)

What are the formats?

NA x EU

  • Group Stage: Best of 1 (Bo1) Single Round Robin
  • Finals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Relay Race

 

LCK x LPL x LMS

  • Group Stage: Best of 1 (Bo1) Single Round Robin
  • Semifinals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Blind Relay
  • Finals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Blind Relay

 

SEA x LJL x OPL

  • Group Stage: Best of 1 (Bo1) Single Round Robin
  • Finals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Blind Relay

 

LLN x CLS x CBLOL

  • Group Stage: Best of 1 (Bo1) Single Round Robin
  • Semifinals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Relay Race
  • Finals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Relay Race

 

LCL x TCL x VCS

  • Group Stage: Best of 1 (Bo1) Single Round Robin
  • Semifinals: King of the Hill
  • Finals: Best of 5 (Bo5) Relay Race

Who’s Playing?

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NA x EU

  • [NA] Team Liquid (TL)
  • [NA] 100 Thieves (100)
  • [NA] Echo Fox (FOX)
  • [EU] Fnatic (FNC)
  • [EU] G2 Esports (G2)
  • [EU] Splyce (SPY)
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LCK x LPL x LMS

  • [LPL] Invictus Gaming (IG)
  • [LPL] Edward Gaming (EDG)
  • [LPL] Royal Never Give Up (RNG)
  • [LPL] Rogue Warriors (RW)
  • [LCK] KING-ZONE DragonX (KZ)
  • [LCK] Afreeca Freecs (AFS)
  • [LCK] kt Rolster (KT)
  • [LCK] SK Telecom T1 (SKT)
  • [LMS] Flash Wolves (FW)
  • [LMS] G-Rex (GRX)
  • [LMS] Machi Esports (M17)
  • [LMS] MAD Team (MAD)
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SEA x LJL x OPL

  • [OPL] Dire Wolves (DW)
  • [OPL] The Chiefs (CHF)
  • [OPL] Legacy (LGC)
  • [LJL] PENTAGRAM (PGM)
  • [LJL] DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM)
  • [LJL] Unsold Stuff Gaming (USG)
  • [SEA] Ascension Gaming (ASC)
  • [SEA] Kuala Lumpur Hunters (KLH)
  • [SEA] Mineski (MSK)
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LLN x CLS x CBLOL

  • [CBLOL] KaBuM! e-Sports (KBM)
  • [CBLOL] Vivo Keyd (KEYD)
  • [LLN] Rainbow7 (R7)
  • [LLN] Infinity eSports (INF)
  • [CLS] Kaos Latin Gamers (KLG)
  • [CLS] Rebirth eSports (RBT)
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LCL x TCL x VCS

  • [VCS] EVOS Esports (EVS)
  • [VCS] GIGABYTE Marines (GAM)
  • [VCS] Vikings Gaming (VK)
  • [TCL] Bahçeşehir SuperMassive (SUP)
  • [TCL] Royal Bandits (RB)
  • [TCL] Beykentuni YouthCREW (YC)
  • [LCL] Gambit eSports (GMB)
  • [LCL] ROX (ROX)
  • [LCL] Team Just (TJ)

What are they playing for?

This year, teams will be fighting for the brand new Rift Rivals trophies. Representative of the brawls, scraps, and clashes of Rift Rivals, the trophies take the shape of a whirling tornado of champion weapons and abilities. Different colored crystals represent each of the five rivalries, and interchangeable emblems on the base show the current reigning champ in each rivalry.

This year’s winning regions will have their league’s logo emblazoned on the base of the trophy for the year and will take the trophy home to put on display in their studio, showing their dominance over their rival regions.

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What languages will the broadcasts be in?

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NA x EU

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Simplified Chinese

LCK x LPL x LMS

  • English
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean
  • Cantonese
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Indonesian

SEA x LJL x OPL

  • English

  • Japanese

  • ​Thai

LLN x CLS x CBLOL

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

LCL x TCL x VCS

  • Vietnamese
  • Turkish
  • Russian

And last but not least, don’t forget to grab the Rift Rivals icon for 1 BE in-game between 7/2 - 7/8!