2019 League of Legends World Championship

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship was the ninth world championship for League of Legends, an esports tournament for the video game developed by Riot Games. It was held from October 2, 2019, to November 10, 2019, in Berlin, Madrid and Paris.[1] Twenty four teams from 13 regions qualified for the tournament based on their placement in regional circuits such as those in China, Europe, North America, South Korea and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau with twelve of those teams having to reach the main event via a play-in stage.

League of Legends World Championship
2019
LoL Worlds 2019 Logo.png
Tournament information
SportLeague of Legends
Location
DatesOctober 2–November 10
Administrator(s)Riot Games
Tournament
format(s)
12 team double round-robin play-in stage
16 team double round-robin group stage
8 team single-elimination bracket
Venue(s)
Teams24
Final positions
ChampionChina FunPlus Phoenix
(1st title)
Runner-upEurope G2 Esports
MVPChina Gao "Tian" Tianliang (FunPlus Phoenix)
← 2018
2020 →

Qualified teams and rostersEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Based on the results of the Mid-Season Invitational and the World Championship in the year prior, with the 2018 MSI victory of Royal Never Give Up and 2018 Worlds victory of Invictus Gaming, the third seed team from China (LPL) will start in the group stage, replacing the third seed team from South Korea (LCK) that will now instead begin in the play-in stage.[2] Due to the merger of Latin America North's and Latin America South's professional leagues into a single league (LLA) and the results of the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, Vietnam (VCS) will have a direct spot in the group stage for the summer champions and an additional spot in the play-in stage for the summer runner-up, the same format used in 2017 Worlds. The summer champions of Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (LMS) have also been dropped to pool #2.[3]

Region League Path Team ID Pool
Starting in the main event's group stage
China LPL Summer Champion   FunPlus Phoenix FPX 1
Most Championship Points   Royal Never Give Up RNG 2
Regional Finals Winner   Invictus Gaming IG
Europe LEC Summer Champion   G2 Esports G2 1
Regional Finals Winner   Fnatic FNC 2
North America LCS Summer Champion   Team Liquid TL 1
Most Championship Points   Cloud9 C9 2
South Korea LCK Summer Champion   SK Telecom T1 SKT 1
Most Championship Points   Griffin GRF 2
TW/HK/MO LMS Summer Champion   J Team JT 2
Most Championship Points   ahq e-Sports Club AHQ 2
Vietnam VCS Summer Champion   GAM Esports GAM 2
Starting in the play-in stage
Europe LEC Regional Finals Runner-up   Splyce SPY 1
North America LCS Regional Finals Winner   Clutch Gaming CG
South Korea LCK   DAMWON Gaming DWG
TW/HK/MO LMS   Hong Kong Attitude HKA
Vietnam VCS Summer Runner-up   Lowkey Esports LK 2
CIS LCL Summer Champion   Unicorns of Love UOL
Latin America LLA   Isurus Gaming ISG
Turkey TCL   Royal Youth RYL
Brazil CBLOL   Flamengo eSports FLA 3
Japan LJL   DetonatioN FocusMe DFM
Oceania OPL   Mammoth MMM
Southeast Asia LST   MEGA Esports MG

RostersEdit

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Teams Players Coach
Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
China (LPL)
  FunPlus Phoenix   GimGoon   Tian   Doinb   Lwx   Crisp   WarHorse
  Xinyi
  Royal Never Give Up   Langx   Karsa   Xiaohu   Uzi   Ming   Steak
  LoveZrr   Wink
  Invictus Gaming   TheShy   Ning   Rookie   JackeyLove   Baolan   Mafa
  Duke   Leyan
Europe (LEC)
  G2 Esports   Wunder   Jankos   Caps   Perkz   Mikyx   GrabbZ
  promisq
  Fnatic   Bwipo   Broxah   Nemesis   Rekkles   Hylissang   Youngbuck
  Dan
  Splyce   Vizicsacsi   Xerxe   Humanoid   Kobbe   Norskeren   Peter Dun
  Orome   Sharp   Duke
North America (LCS)
  Team Liquid   Impact   Xmithie   Jensen   Doublelift   CoreJJ   Cain
  Insanity   Matt
  Cloud9   Licorice   Svenskeren   Nisqy   Sneaky   Zeyzal   Reapered
  Blaber   Deftly
  Clutch Gaming   Huni   Lira   Damonte   Cody Sun   Vulcan   Thinkcard
  Rodov
South Korea (LCK)
  SK Telecom T1   Khan   Clid   Faker   Teddy   Effort   Zefa
  Haru   Mata   kkOma
  Griffin   Sword   Tarzan   Chovy   Viper   Lehends   Chaos
  Doran   Kabbie
  DAMWON Gaming   Nuguri   Canyon   ShowMaker   Nuclear   BeryL   Kim
  Punch   Hoit   Micro
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (LMS)
  J Team   Rest   Hana   FoFo   Lilv   Koala   REFRA1N
  Anan
  ahq e-Sports Club   Ziv   Alex   Rainbow   Wako   Ysera   NeXAbc
  Apex
  Hong Kong Attitude   3z   Crash   M1ssion   MnM   Kaiwing   Chawy
  Unified
Vietnam (VCS)
  GAM Esports   Zeros   Levi   Kiaya   Zin   Slay   Yuna
  Yoshino   Hieu3   Tinikun
  Lowkey Esports   Hani   DNK   Artifact   Celebrity   Venus   NixWater
  KingJ   Aci
Brazil (CBLOL)
  Flamengo eSports   Robo   Shrimp   Goku   brTT   Luci   Von
  Juzinho   Reven
Commonwealth of Independent States (LCL)
  Unicorns of Love   BOSS   AHaHaCiK   Nomanz   Innaxe   Edward   Sheepy
  Invi
Japan (LJL)
  DetonatioN FocusMe   Evi   Steal   Ceros   Yutapon   Gaeng   Kazu
  Gismo   Ramune[a]
Latin America (LLA)
  Isurus Gaming   Buggax   Oddie   Seiya   Warangelus   Slow   Yeti
  Kouzze   Pierre
Oceania (OPL)
  Mammoth   Fudge   Babip   Triple   k1ng   Destiny   Phantiks
  Topoon   Cuden
Turkey (TCL)
  Royal Youth   Armut   Closer   Cyeol   Pilot   Tolerant   Enatron
  Chosen
Southeast Asia (LST)
  MEGA Esports   Rockky   Lloyd   G4   DeuL   PoP   WarL0cK
  Hammock

VenuesEdit

Berlin, Madrid, Paris were the three cities chosen to host the competition.

  Berlin, Germany   Madrid, Spain   Paris, France
Play-in Stage Main Group Stage Quarterfinals & Semifinals Finals
LEC Studio Verti Music Hall Palacio Vistalegre AccorHotels Arena
Capacity: 174 Capacity: 2,250 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 20,300

Play-in stageEdit

  • Venue: LEC Studio, Berlin, Germany.[1]

Round 1Edit

  • Date and time: October 2–5, began at 13:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) in the first leg and 12:00 in the second.
  • Twelve teams are drawn into four groups, with three teams in each group.
  • Double round robin, all matches are best-of-one.
  • If teams have same win-loss record and head to head, they will play a tie-breaker match for first or second-place.
  • The top two teams of each group advance to the second round. The third-place team is eliminated.

Group AEdit

# Team - CG UOL MMM W L TB1 TB2
1   Clutch Gaming CG - 0-2 2-0 2 2 W
2   Unicorns of Love UOL 2-0 - 0-2 2 2 W L
3   Mammoth MMM 0-2 2-0 - 2 2 L
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Wed, Oct 2 1   CG L W   UOL
2   MMM W L   UOL
3   MMM L W   CG
Fri, Oct 4 4   UOL W L   CG
5   UOL L W   MMM
6   CG W L   MMM
TB1   MMM L W   UOL
TB2   CG W L   UOL

Tiebreaker placement was based on the combined game times of teams' victories. The two teams with the longest total game times, Mammoth (78:45) and the Unicorns of Love (76:57), played in the first tiebreaker match for a spot in the second round of the play-in stage. Clutch Gaming had the shortest total game time (63:37) and went directly to the second tiebreaker match, which determined the first place team in Group A.[4]

Group BEdit

# Team - SPY ISG DFM W L
1   Splyce SPY - 2-0 1-1 3 1
2   Isurus Gaming ISG 0-2 - 2-0 2 2
3   DetonatioN FocusMe DFM 1-1 0-2 - 1 3
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Wed, Oct 2 1   DFM L W   SPY
2   DFM L W   ISG
3   SPY W L   ISG
Fri, Oct 4 4   SPY L W   DFM
5   ISG W L   DFM
6   ISG L W   SPY

Group CEdit

# Team - HKA LK MG W L
1   Hong Kong Attitude HKA - 1-1 2-0 3 1
2   Lowkey Esports LK 1-1 - 1-1 2 2
3   MEGA Esports MG 0-2 1-1 - 1 3
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Thu, Oct 3 1   MG L W   HKA
2   MG W L   LK
3   HKA L W   LK
Sat, Oct 5 4   HKA W L   MG
5   LK W L   MG
6   LK L W   HKA

Group DEdit

# Team - DWG RYL FLA W L TB
1   DAMWON Gaming DWG - 2-0 2-0 4 0
2   Royal Youth RYL 0-2 - 1-1 1 3 W
3   Flamengo eSports FLA 0-2 1-1 - 1 3 L
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Thu, Oct 3 1   RYL L W   DWG
2   DWG W L   FLA
3   RYL L W   FLA
Sat, Oct 5 4   DWG W L   RYL
5   FLA L W   DWG
6   FLA L W   RYL
TB   RYL W L   FLA

Round 2Edit

  • Eight teams are drawn randomly into a single-elimination match, with first-place teams of each group facing second-place teams of another group.
  • All matches are best-of-five.
  • The first-place team chooses the side for all odd-numbered games, while the second-place team chooses the side of even-numbered games.
  • The winner advances to the main event group stage as pool #3.

Match 1Edit

  • Date and time: October 7, 13:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Team Result
D1   DAMWON Gaming (DWG) 3
C2   Lowkey Esports (LK) 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   LK W L   DWG
2   DWG W L   LK
3   DWG W L   LK
4   LK L W   DWG
5 x - - x

Match 2Edit

  • Date and time: October 7, 18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Team Result
A1   Clutch Gaming (CG) 3
D2   Royal Youth (RYL) 0
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   CG W L   RYL
2   CG W L   RYL
3   CG W L   RYL
4 x - - x
5 x - - x

Match 3Edit

  • Date and time: October 8, 13:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Team Result
C1   Hong Kong Attitude (HKA) 3
B2   Isurus Gaming (ISG) 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   HKA W L   ISG
2   ISG W L   HKA
3   HKA W L   ISG
4   ISG L W   HKA
5 x - - x

Match 4Edit

  • Date and time: October 8, 18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00)
Team Result
B1   Splyce (SPY) 3
A2   Unicorns of Love (UOL) 2
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   UOL W L   SPY
2   SPY W L   UOL
3   SPY W L   UOL
4   UOL W L   SPY
5   SPY W L   UOL

Group stageEdit

  • Venue: Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany[1]
  • Date: October 12–20.
  • Sixteen teams are drawn into four groups with four teams in each group. Teams of the same region cannot be placed in the same group.
  • Double round robin, all matches are best-of-one.
  • If teams have the same win-loss record and head-to-head record, a tiebreaker match is played for first or second place.
  • The top two teams of each group advance to the knockout stage. The bottom two teams are eliminated.

Group AEdit

# Team - GRF G2 C9 HKA W L TB
1   Griffin GRF - 1-1 2-0 2-0 5 1 W
2   G2 Esports G2 1-1 - 2-0 2-0 5 1 L
3   Cloud9 C9 0-2 0-2 - 2-0 2 4
4   Hong Kong Attitude HKA 0-2 0-2 0-2 - 0 6
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Sun, Oct 13 1   GRF L W   G2
2   C9 W L   HKA
Mon, Oct 14 3   GRF W L   HKA
4   G2 W L   C9
Tue, Oct 15 5   C9 L W   GRF
6   HKA L W   G2
Fri, Oct 18 7   GRF W L   C9
8   G2 W L   HKA
9   HKA L W   GRF
10   C9 L W   G2
11   HKA L W   C9
12   G2 L W   GRF
TB   G2 L W   GRF

Group BEdit

# Team - FPX SPY JT GAM W L TB
1   FunPlus Phoenix FPX - 1-1 1-1 2-0 4 2 W
2   Splyce SPY 1-1 - 1-1 2-0 4 2 L
3   J Team JT 1-1 1-1 - 1-1 3 3
4   GAM Esports GAM 0-2 0-2 1-1 - 1 5
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Sat, Oct 12 1   JT W L   FPX
2   GAM L W   SPY
Mon, Oct 14 3   FPX W L   SPY
4   JT L W   GAM
Tue, Oct 15 5   FPX W L   GAM
6   SPY L W   JT
Thu, Oct 17 7   GAM L W   FPX
8   JT L W   SPY
9   GAM L W   JT
10   SPY W L   FPX
11   SPY W L   GAM
12   FPX W L   JT
TB   FPX W L   SPY

Group CEdit

# Team - SKT FNC RNG CG W L
1   SK Telecom T1 SKT - 1-1 2-0 2-0 5 1
2   Fnatic FNC 1-1 - 1-1 2-0 4 2
3   Royal Never Give Up RNG 0-2 1-1 - 2-0 3 3
4   Clutch Gaming CG 0-2 0-2 0-2 - 0 6
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Sat, Oct 12 1   FNC L W   SKT
2   RNG W L   CG
Sun, Oct 13 3   SKT W L   RNG
4   FNC W L   CG
Tue, Oct 15 5   RNG W L   FNC
6   CG L W   SKT
Sat, Oct 19 7   RNG L W   SKT
8   CG L W   FNC
9   SKT L W   FNC
10   CG L W   RNG
11   SKT W L   CG
12   FNC W L   RNG

Group DEdit

# Team - DWG IG TL AHQ W L
1   DAMWON Gaming DWG - 2-0 1-1 2-0 5 1
2   Invictus Gaming IG 0-2 - 2-0 2-0 4 2
3   Team Liquid TL 1-1 0-2 - 2-0 3 3
4   ahq e-Sports Club AHQ 0-2 0-2 0-2 - 0 6
Date Game Blue side Result Red side
Sat, Oct 12 1   IG W L   AHQ
2   DWG L W   TL
Sun, Oct 13 3   TL L W   IG
4   AHQ L W   DWG
Mon, Oct 14 5   IG L W   DWG
6   AHQ L W   TL
Sun, Oct 20 7   AHQ L W   IG
8   TL L W   DWG
9   TL W L   AHQ
10   DWG W L   IG
11   DWG W L   AHQ
12   IG W L   TL

Knockout stageEdit

  • Eight teams are drawn into a single elimination bracket.
  • All matches are best-of-five.
  • The first-place team of each group is drawn against the second-place team of a different group.
  • The first-place team chooses the side for all odd-numbered games, while the second-place team chooses the side of even-numbered games.
  • Teams from same group will be on opposite sides of the bracket, meaning they cannot play each other until the Finals.
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
         
A1   Griffin 1
D2   Invictus Gaming 3
D2   Invictus Gaming 1
B1   FunPlus Phoenix 3
B1   FunPlus Phoenix 3
C2   Fnatic 1
  FunPlus Phoenix 3
  G2 Esports 0
C1   SK Telecom T1 3
B2   Splyce 1
C1   SK Telecom T1 1
A2   G2 Esports 3
D1   DAMWON Gaming 1
A2   G2 Esports 3

Quarter-finalsEdit

Match 1Edit

  • Date: October 26.
Team Result
A1   Griffin (GRF) 1
D2   Invictus Gaming (IG) 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   IG W L   GRF
2   GRF L W   IG
3   IG L W   GRF
4   GRF L W   IG
5 x - - x

Match 2Edit

  • Date: October 26
Team Result
B1   FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) 3
C2   Fnatic (FNC) 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   FPX W L   FNC
2   FNC L W   FPX
3   FPX L W   FNC
4   FPX W L   FNC
5 x - - x

Match 3Edit

  • Date: October 27.
Team Result
C1   SK Telecom T1 (SKT) 3
B2   Splyce (SPY) 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   SPY L W   SKT
2   SKT W L   SPY
3   SKT L W   SPY
4   SKT W L   SPY
5 x - - x

Match 4Edit

  • Date: October 27.
Team Result
D1   DAMWON Gaming (DWG) 1
A2   G2 Esports (G2) 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   G2 W L   DWG
2   G2 L W   DWG
3   G2 W L   DWG
4   G2 W L   DWG
5 x - - x

Semi-finalsEdit

  • Venue: Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain[1]
  • The winner(s) will advance to the Finals.

Match 1Edit

  • Date: November 2.
Team Result
  Invictus Gaming (IG) 1
  FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) 3
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   FPX W L   IG
2   IG W L   FPX
3   FPX W L   IG
4   IG L W   FPX
5 x - - x

Match 2Edit

  • Date: November 3.
  • The most viewed live match in esports history, peaking at 3,985,787 viewers globally (excluding China).[5][6]
Team Result
  G2 Esports (G2) 3
  SK Telecom T1 (SKT) 1
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   SKT L W   G2
2   G2 L W   SKT
3   SKT L W   G2
4   G2 W L   SKT
5 x - - x

FinalsEdit

  • Venue: AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France[1]
  • Date: November 10 12:00 UTC (Game 1 at 13:00 UTC) [7][8]
  • The members of the winning team will lift the Summoner's Cup, earning their title as the League of Legends 2019 World Champions.
Team Result
  FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) 3
  G2 Esports (G2) 0
Game Blue side Result Red side
1   FPX W L   G2
2   G2 L W   FPX
3   FPX W L   G2
4 x - - x
5 x - - x

RankingEdit

Team rankingEdit

  • (*) Not include tie-break games.
Place Region Team PS1 PS2 GS QF SF Finals Prize (%) Prize (USD)
1st LPL   FunPlus Phoenix 4-2 3-1 3-1 3-0 37.5%
2nd LEC   G2 Esports 5-1 3-1 3-1 0-3 13.5%
3rd–4th LCK   SK Telecom T1 5-1 3-1 1-3 7%
LPL   Invictus Gaming 4-2 3-1 1-3
5th–8th LCK   DAMWON Gaming 4-0 3-1 5-1 1-3 4%
LCK   Griffin* 5-1 1-3
LEC   Splyce* 3-1 3-2 4-2 1-3
LEC   Fnatic 4-2 1-3
9th–11th LMS   J Team 3-3 2.25%
LPL   Royal Never Give Up 3-3
LCS   Team Liquid 3-3
12th LCS   Cloud9 2-4
13th VCS   GAM Esports 1-5 1.25%
14th–16th LMS   ahq e-Sports Club 0-6
LMS   Hong Kong Attitude 3-1 3-1 0-6
LCS   Clutch Gaming* 2-2 3-0 0-6
17th LCL   Unicorns of Love* 2-2 2-3 0.75%
18th–19th VCS   Lowkey Esports 2-2 1-3
LLA   Isurus Gaming 2-2 1-3
20th TCL   Royal Youth* 1-3 0-3
21st OPL   Mammoth* 2-2 0.5%
22nd–24th CBLOL   Flamengo eSports* 1-3
LJL   DetonatioN FocusMe 1-3
LST   MEGA Esports 1-3
Place Region Team PS1 PS2 GS QF SF Finals Prize (%) Prize (USD)

Regional rankingEdit

  • The win-ratio is determined by number of won games compared the number of games played.
  • Bracket stage wins are prioritized.
  • (*) Does not include tiebreaker games.
Place Region League Teams Play-in Round 1
(4 games total)
Play-in Round 2
(Best-of-five)
Group stage
(6 games total)
Quarterfinals
(Best-of-five)
Semifinals
(Best-of-five)
Finals
(Best-of-five)
1st China LPL 3G 3 teams
13W-7L
(65%)
2 teams
6W-2L
(75%)
2 teams
4W-4L
(50%)
3W-0L

(100%)

2nd Europe LEC 2G+1P 1 team
3W-1L
(75%)*
1 team
3W-2L
(60%)
3 teams
13W-5L
(72.22%)
3 teams
5W-7L
(41.66%)
1 team

3W-1L

(75%)

0W-3L

(0%)

3rd Korea LCK 2G+1P 1 team
4W-0L
(100%)*
1 team
3W-1L
(75%)
3 teams
15W-3L
(83.33%)
3 teams
5W-7L
(41.66%)
1 team

1W-3L

(25%)

4th North America LCS 2G+1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)*
1 team
3W-0L
(100%)
3 teams
5W-13L
(27.77%)
5th TW/HK/MO LMS 2G+1P 1 team
3W-1L
(75%)
1 team
3W-1L
(75%)
3 teams
3W-15L
(16.66%)
6th Vietnam VCS 1G+1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)
1 team
1W-3L
(25%)
1 team
1W-5L
(16.66%)
7th CIS LCL 1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)*
1 team
2W-3L
(40%)
8th Latin America LLA 1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)
1 team
1W-3L
(25%)
9th Turkey TCL 1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)*
1 team
0W-3L
(0%)
10th Oceania OPL 1P 1 team
2W-2L
(50%)*
11th–13th Brazil CBLOL 1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)*
Japan LJL 1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)
Southeast Asia LST 1P 1 team
1W-3L
(25%)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ramune is a Chinese national but has permanent residency status in Japan.

ReferencesEdit

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