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When can I watch EU at Worlds?

Fnatic, Team Vitality and G2 Esports are representing Europe at Worlds this year. Find out what time you can watch their games to cheer them on!

With G2 Esports' dominant showing in the Play-In Stage, now all three of our European seeds have made it through to the Worlds 2018 Group Stage. With the three teams being spread across three different groups, we'll have to wait until Day Two of the Group Stage to see Fnatic play, but you can tune in from Day One to watch G2 and Vitality take on Korea's third and second seeds, respectively.
 

The Group Draw

Fnatic, Europe's number one seed, have been seeded into Group D alongside Invictus Gaming (China's second seed), 100 Thieves (North America's second seed) and G-Rex (Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau's third seed). In theory, we should see Fnatic get out of this group and proceed to Quarterfinals. The last time Fnatic faced 100 Thieves was at Rift Rivals, and it was very one-sided. Despite going 0-3 at MSI to Royal Never Give Up, Fnatic have grown as a team since then and are looking stronger than ever, which should put them on even footing with Invictus Gaming. G-Rex, coming in from the Play-Ins as the third seed from the LMS region shouldn't pose much of a problem for EU's number one team, but they shouldn't be underestimated either. This is all down to Fnatic playing as consistent as possible.

Team Vitality, Europe's second seed, have been seeded into Group B, also known as The Group of Death. Not only does this group contain China's number one seed Royal Never Give Up, the victors from MSI and slated winners for this year's World Championships, but this group also contains Korea's number three seed Gen.G—the rebranded and renamed Samsung Galaxy, last year's World Championship winners. Vitality's only hope is that the final seed in this group is North America's third seed Cloud Nine, but even they shouldn't be underestimated. It will take a miracle to escape this group—but if any team can cause a crazy upset and cheese their way out of Groups, it's Vitality.

G2 Esports, our third and final seed, have landed in Group A. The main threat is Korea's second seed, Afreeca Freecs, but there are two other teams they need to look out for as well. Worlds regular Flash Wolves are seeing their fourth consecutive year representing the LMS region, and this time as first seed. Flash Wolves haven't made it out of groups since 2015 when they were Quarterfinalists, and never met G2 Esports during the Group Stage in 2016 or 2017. The group also has Vietnam's Phong Vũ Buffalo, and after qualifying as an independent competitive region earlier this year, G2 needs to watch out.

 

The Group Stage

Every team will play each team in their group twice in a best-of-one double round robin. That means if you're just tuning into Europe's matches, there's 18 matches to check out. A European team is playing every day of the Group Stage with the exception of Tuesday October 16th, so make sure to use our Sync to Calendar function on the schedule page to set reminders for each match.

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Wednesday 10th October

  • 13:00 CEST - G2 Esports vs Afreeca Freecs (Korea 2nd seed) Watch VOD
  • 15:00 CEST - Team Vitality vs Gen.G (Korea 3rd seed) Watch VOD

Thursday 11th October

  • 11:00 CEST - G2 Esports vs Phong Vũ Buffalo (Vietnam) Watch VOD
  • 12:00 CEST - Fnatic vs 100 Thieves (NA 2nd seed) Watch VOD
  • 14:00 CEST - Team Vitality vs Cloud9 (NA 3rd seed) Watch VOD

Friday 12th October

  • 12:00 CEST - Fnatic vs Invictus Gaming (China 2nd seed) Watch VOD
  • 14:00 CEST - Team Vitality vs Royal Never Give Up (China 1st seed) Watch VOD

Saturday 13th October

  • 11:00 CEST - G2 Esports vs Flash Wolves (LMS 1st seed) Watch VOD
  • 13:00 CEST - Fnatic vs G-Rex (LMS 3rd seed)  Watch VOD

Sunday 14th October

  • 10:00 CEST - Team Vitality vs Royal Never Give Up (China 1st seed) Watch VOD
  • 12:00 CEST - Team Vitality vs Gen.G (Korea 3rd seed) Watch VOD
  • 14:00 CEST - Team Vitality vs Cloud9 (NA 3rd seed) Watch VOD

Monday 15th October

  • 11:00 CEST - G2 Esports vs Phong Vũ Buffalo (Vietnam) Watch VOD
  • 12:00 CEST - G2 Esports vs Flash Wolves (LMS 1st seed) Watch VOD
  • 15:00 CEST - G2 Esports vs Afreeca Freecs (Korea 2nd seed) Watch VOD

Wednesday 17th October

  • 10:00 CEST - Fnatic vs 100 Thieves (NA 2nd seed) Watch VOD
  • 12:00 CEST - Fnatic vs G-Rex (LMS 3rd seed) Watch VOD
  • 15:00 CEST - Fnatic vs Invictus Gaming (China 2nd seed) Watch VOD

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