The 2021 League of Legends competitive season is at its climax as the Group Stage of the biggest League competition is underway. Twenty-four teams from across the globe will come together in Reykjavík, Iceland from October 5th to November 6th to stake their claim on the $2,225,000 prize pool and international glory.

Here's everything you need to know about Worlds Championship 2021!

Dates And Schedule

The competition will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland, runing for one month:

  • Play-In Round 1: October 5th-7th
  • Play-In Round 2: October 8th-9th
  • Group Stage: October 11-13th and 15th-18th
  • Playoffs: October 22nd-25th and 30th-31st
  • Final: November 6th

Here are the quarter-final games (22nd-25th October):

The full schedule can be found here.

Play-In Stage

The tournament begins October 5th to 9th with the Play-In Stage where 10 teams face off against each other in a best of 1, round robin format in order to join the 12 top seeded teams in the main event. The top team from each play-in group will advance while the 2nd - 4th place teams battle it out in a best of 5 knockout stage in order to qualify. Two winners will make it out while the other four are eliminated.

Teams include:

  • Hanwha Life Esports (Q)
  • LNG Esports (Q)
  • Infinity
  • Peace
  • Red Canids
  • Beyond Gaming
  • Cloud9 (Q)
  • Unicorns of Love
  • Galatasaray Esports
  • DetionatioN FocusMe (Q)
Group Stage

With the qualifying 16 teams locked in, the Main Event group stage officially begins from October 11th to the 19th. The teams are drawn into 4 groups (A - D) and will play each other in a best of 1, double round robin format. The pressure is on to place in the top 2 of your group because the bottom 2 are eliminated from the tournament while the remaining 8 move to playoffs.

The playoff bracket is drawn randomly with the 1st place teams from each group playing against the 2nd place teams. These games still start on October 22nd to the 31st and all matches from here on out are best of 5. All this culminates with the two best teams fighting head to head in the finals on November 6th.

Group A:

  • DWG KIA: 6-0 (Q)
  • Cloud9: 2-4 (Q)
  • FunPlus Phoenix: 2-4
  • Rogue: 2-4

Group B:

  • T1: 5-1 (Q)
  • EDward Gaming: 4-2 (Q)
  • 100Thieves: 3-3
  • DetonatioN FocusMe: 0-6

Group C:

  • Royal Never Give Up: 4-2 (Q)
  • Hanwha Life Esports: 4-2 (Q)
  • PSG Talon: 3-3
  • Fnatic: 1-5

Group D:

  • Gen.G: 3-3 (Q)
  • LNG Esports: 3-3 (Q)
  • Team Liquid: 3-3
  • MAD Lions: 3-3
Knockout Stage
  • QF1: Royal Never Give Up vs EDward Gaming
  • QF2: Gen.G Esports vs Cloud9
  • QF3: T1 vs Hanwha Esports
  • QF4: DAMWON Gaming vs MAD Lions
Prize Pool And Standings
  • 1st ($489,500)
    • TBD
  • 2nd ($333,750)
    • TBD
  • 3rd-4th ($178,000)
    • TBD
  • 5th-8th ($100,125)
    • TBD
  • 9th-11th ($55,625)
    • Rogue
    • 100 Thieves
    • PSG Talon
  • 12th-13th ($52,844)
    • Team Liquid
    • LNG Esports
  • 14th-16th ($50,063)
    • FunPlus Phoenix
    • DetonatioN FocusMe
    • Fnatic
  • 17th-18th ($38,937.50)
    • Beyond Gaming
    • PEACE
  • 19th-20th ($27,812.50)
    • Galatasaray Esports
    • RED Canids
  • 21st-22nd ($22,250)
    • Infinity Esports
    • Unicorns of Love

The Champions will also receive the Mercedes EQ 19 karat gold Championship rings.

Where To Watch

You can watch all the Worlds action over at!