The LoL Worlds 2021 schedule has been announced by Riot Games, with dates, match times and live stream details for the showpiece League of Legends event available now.
This article is designed to provide everything you need to know about the competition for the Summoners’ Cup.
LoL Worlds 2021 schedule
The LoL Worlds 2021 schedule is broken down into three main stages, with the tournament being held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
- Play-In Stage: October 5 to October 9
- Main Event: October 11 to October 18
- Play-offs including Grand Final: October 22 to November 6
What is the LoL Worlds start date?
LoL Worlds starts on October 5, when the Play-In Stage gets under way. During the Play-Ins, all the teams participating in this stage will play at least one game. The matches will be:
Hanwha Life Esports vs LNG Esports - 13.00 CEST
Infinity Esports vs Red Canids - 14.00 CEST
LNG Esports vs Peace - 15.00 CEST
Hanwha Life Esports vs Infinity Esports - 16.00 CEST
Unicorns of Love vs DetonatioN FocusMe - 17.00 CEST
Galatasaray Esports vs Beyond Gaming - 18.00 CEST
DetonatioN FocusMe vs Cloud9 - 19.00 CEST
Unicorns of Love vs Galatasaray Esports - 20.00 CEST
These teams will compete against each other over the first two days before the elimination round and the qualification round of the Play-In. You can find the Worlds 2021 Play-In matches at Luckbox here.
Worlds 2021 live streams
Worlds 2021 live streams are available throughout the tournament at Luckbox’s League of Legends matches page, with team stats, expected rosters and, of course, latest betting odds.
The LoL Worlds 2021 schedule will be updated throughout the tournament, with matches appearing at Luckbox when opponents are set.
Who are the favourites of Worlds 2021?
Looking to make LoL Worlds 2021 predictions? Here’s a look at some of the leading lights.
The favourites of Worlds 2021 is FunPlus Phoenix with odds of 2.90 at Luckbox, the Chinese powerhouse who had a great summer at LPL. The closest competitors will be Korean champion DWG KIA, at 4.33, Chinese champion Edward Gaming, also at 4.33 and Chinese #3 seed, and MSI 2021 champion Royal Never Give Up, at 6.00. The only chance for Western League of Legends seems to be MAD Lions, at 10.00.
Worlds 2020 was won by DAMWON Gaming, now DWG KIA, but their superstar top laner was acquired by FPX. To fill his space, DK brought in Khan from FPX, and with their new roster, DK managed to become the finalists of MSI 2021, where they lost against RNG.
Will there be fans at Worlds 2021?
Worlds 2021 will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, and will be a LAN event, but, unfortunately, there will be no fans allowed in the arena. Last year at Worlds 2020, Riot allowed a few lucky fans into the arena via a lottery draw. However, the chances of that seem low for Worlds 2021. Riot Games always highlights that they are trying their best to bring fans back to the stages, so we hope that fans will be able to watch Worlds at the arena in 2022.
What is the Worlds 2021 format?
Worlds 2021 includes 22 teams from all over the world.
At the Play-In stage, ten teams are divided into two groups where they play against each other in a BO1 with a single round-robin format. The first place of each group qualifies for the Main Event directly. The third place and fourth place of each group play against each other in a best of five. Then, the winners play against the opposite group’s second place in a best of five to qualify for the Main Event.
The Main Event starts with Group Stage, where four teams in four groups play against each other in a double round-robin system. The first two places of the groups advance to the next round. In the play-offs, the remaining eight teams will play best-of-fives in a single-elimination system to determine who’s the best at League of Legends’ most cherished tournament of all.
Worlds 2021 prize pool
The winning team gets to lift the Summoner’s Cup but, of course, there is a nice cash bonus, too. The Worlds 2021 prize pool breakdown looks like this:
- 1st place: $489,500
- 2nd place: $333,750
- 3rd-4th place: $178,000
- 5th-8th place: $100,125
- 9th-12th place: $55,625
- 13th-16th place: $50,062.50
- 17th-18th place: $38,937.50
- 19th-20th place: $27,812.50
- 21th-22th place: $22,250
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