League of Legends: Season 3 World Championship

The Season 3 World Championship was won by SK Telecom T1 K with the roster of Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong, Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin, Bae "Bengi" Seong-woong, Lee "PoohManDu" Jeong-hyeon, and coach Kim "kKoma" Jung-Gyun. It was the third iteration of the annual League of Legends World Championship and the last one not to be formally titled after the year it took place.

League of Legends World Championship
Tournament information
Location United States
DatesSeptember 15–October 4
Administrator(s)Riot Games
10 team round-robin group stage
8 team single-elimination bracket
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsSK Telecom T1 (1st title)
Runner-upRoyal Club
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
← 2012
2014 →


The following teams qualified to participate in the tournament's group stage:[1][2]

China (LPL)
Europe (EU LCS)
North America (NA LCS)
South Korea (LCK)
Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau/Southeast Asia (GPL)
International Wildcard
  •   GamingGear.eu

Group stageEdit

The group stage was played in a best of one double round-robin format, with the top two teams from each of the two groups advancing to the knockout stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Record
1   SK Telecom T1 7–1
2   OMG 7–1
3   Lemondogs 3–5
4   Team SoloMid 2–6
5   GamingGear.eu 1–7

Group BEdit

Pos Team Record
1   Fnatic 7-1
2   Gambit Gaming 5-3
3   Samsung Galaxy Ozone 5-3
4   Vulcun 3-5
5   Mineski 0-8

Knockout stageEdit

2013-09-24 – NALCS Studio
  Gamania Bears 0
2013-09-27 – Galen Center
  SK Telecom T1 2
  SK Telecom T1 3
2013-09-23 – NALCS Studio
  NaJin Black Sword 2
  NaJin Black Sword 2
2013-10-04 – Staples Center
  Gambit Gaming 1
  SK Telecom T1 3
2013-09-24 – NALCS Studio
  Royal Club 0
  Royal Club 2
2013-09-28 – Galen Center
  OMG 0
  Royal Club 3
2013-09-23 – NALCS Studio
  Fnatic 1
  Fnatic 2
  Cloud9 1

Final standingsEdit

Place Team Prize money[3]
1st   SK Telecom T1 $1,000,000
2nd   Royal Club $250,000
3rd–4th   Fnatic $150,000
  NaJin Black Sword
5–8th   Cloud9 $75,000
  Gamania Bears
  Gambit Gaming
9–10th   Lemondogs $45,000
  Samsung Galaxy Ozone
11–12th   Team SoloMid $30,000
13–14th   GamingGear.eu $25,000

Viewership and attendanceEdit

The 2013 World Championship final was watched over Twitch by over 32 million people, with a peak of 8.5 million concurrent views, a large increase from the 2012 finals of 8.2 million viewers, with 1.1 millions peak concurrent ones. The numbers shattered the previous records for any eSports event. These numbers were much higher than those of other competitor eSports events for Dota 2 and Starcraft 2, the former of which only reached one million concurrent viewers.[4]

Riot's 8.5 million concurrent viewers is on a par with the "more than 8 million" people that watched Felix Baumgartner's jump from the edge of space. Exact figures for streaming events are difficult to ascertain, but All Things D reports that Baumgartner's jump was "web video's biggest event ever."

League of Legends is by far the biggest entity in the pro-gaming sector, regularly outstripping the stream viewer numbers of its major competitors, including Valve's Dota 2 and Blizzard's StarCraft II. In context, Valve's flagship Dota 2 tournament — The International 3 — took place two months before the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship finals and reached one million concurrent viewers. We came to withness Genja.


  1. ^ Jackson, Leah (September 8, 2015). "WORLDS 2014 GROUP STAGE SELECTION RESULTS". LoL Esports. Riot Games. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/5/4805468/league-of-legends-2013-world-championship-winner-crowned
  3. ^ "S3 World Championship Telah Dimulai!" (in Indonesian). Garena. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.theverge.com/2013/11/19/5123724/league-of-legends-world-championship-32-million-viewers

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