LoL All-Star 2019: What is it and who will get the votes?

The competitive season may be over but there's still one more event for League of Legends fans to sink their teeth into.

As is tradition, players from all around the world will gather together in December to take part in the LoL 2019 All-Star Event, a light-hearted tournament created for fans with fun and unique games.


When is the voting deadline?

Fans vote for their favourite League of Legends players from each region and this year, the top two will attend. Fans can vote for players from outside of their own region, too though those votes will only count for 20% of the total vote. There will be around 64 pros in total with Riot choosing six extra players as "All-Star Invitees" once the vote closes on November 20th at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET / 11am ET / 8am PT.

Joining the pros will also be more than 60 content creators such as Twitch streamers and prominent LoL community members including, for the first time, Teamfight Tactics players as the new game will feature its own tournament as part of the event.

The TFT tournament will be joining the classic 1v1 tournament which sees players compete in a knockout tournament on Howling Abyss in which they must kill their opponent, destroy the opposing tower or reach 100 CS in order to win.

When is LoL All-Star 2019?

The 2019 League of Legends All-Star event will take place from December 5th to December 7th 2019 at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas.

Classic games

There will of course still be classic 5v5 games on Summoner's Rift too featuring makeshift teams of pros and streamers. On top of that, they will also compete in classic Ultra Rafid Fire (more lovingly known as URF), a fan-favourite game mode which lowers the limits of ability cooldowns and mana costs to provide action-packed and downright crazy matches.

And finally, there are the Tandem matches which see players paired up with one controlling the mouse and the other the keyboard in a test of coordination and skill that even the world's most talented players struggle with. With many players often opting for difficult champions like Lee Sin and Thresh, these matches always ensue in hilarity.

Predictions: What will the voting results be?


The votes are coming in fast and currently at the time of writing, there are a few very exciting players in the mix to be top two.

After G2's phenomenal year of winning the Mid Season Invitational and reaching the Worlds final, many won't be surprised to see both of Europe's choices will likely come from that team.

Two-time Worlds finalist Rasmus "Caps" Winther is in the lead as the mid-laner has picked up 24.8% of the votes. The talented mid-laner has found success at All-Star before as he won last year's 1v1 tournament.

Joining him will likely be one of his two teammates in Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski and Luka "Perkz" Perković. The jungler currently has the advantage with 16.3% of the votes after he became beloved by fans this year for his loud and hilarious antic during matches shown in the Mic Check videos.

As for North America, there's no surprise with the two biggest names in the region Peter "Doublelift" Peng and Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg. The latter didn't reach Worlds again with TSM this year so LCS fans will be keen to see him back in action at the LoL All-Star 2019 event.


The best of the East

Moving into Asia, the votes are extremely close in China which is the home to newly crowned World Champions FunPlus Phoenix. Their star mid-laner Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang is currently second in the vote with just 0.4% more votes than Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao who is usually a regular fixture in the tournament. Leading the votes for the LPL is former world champion Kang "TheShy" Seung-lok as one of if not the best top-laner on the planet.

Then in South Korea, it's of course SK Telecom T1 who are dominating the votes with Kim "Clid" Tae-min and the greatest player of all time Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok as the latter has picked up a staggering 29% of the votes. Clid is in danger of losing his spot with legendary bot-laner Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu not far behind.

And finally, from the other regions, one notable player who could be attending once again is Jackson "Pabu" Pavone from Australian team Gravitas. The 19-year-old made a name for himself in last year's All-Star 1v1 tournament as he sensationally defeated Doublelift, Faker and then World Champion Song "Rookie" Eui-jin on his path to the final where Caps somehow stopped him. All eyes will be on the young top-laner to see if he can do it again.


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