League of Legends: Season 3 World Championship
The Season 3 World Championship 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.
|Dates||September 15–October 4|
|10 team round-robin group stage |
8 team single-elimination bracket
|Venue(s)||3 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions|| SK Telecom T1|
- 14 teams participate
- Four teams receive direct entry into Quarter-finals through top 4 of All-Star Shanghai 2013.
- Seed #1 from China, South Korea, North America, and Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau
|Starting in the Playoff stage|
|China||China Regional Finals Winner||Royal Club||RYL|
|North America||NA LCS Summer Champion||Cloud9||C9|
|South Korea||The Champion Most Circuit Points #1||NaJin Black Sword||NJS|
|TW/HK/MO||TW/HK/MO Regional Finals Winner||Gamania Bears||GAB|
|Starting in the Group stage|
|China||China Regional Finals Runner-up||Oh My God||OMG|
|Europe||EU LCS Summer Champion||Fnatic||FNC|
|EU LCS Summer Runner-up||Lemondogs||LD|
|EU LCS Summer 3rd Place||Gambit Gaming||GMB|
|North America||NA LCS Summer Runner-up||Team SoloMid||TSM|
|NA LCS Summer 3rd Place||Team Vulcun||VUL|
|South Korea||The Champion Most Circuit Points #2||Samsung Ozone||SSO|
|Korea Regional Finals Winner||SK Telecom T1 K||SKT|
|Southeast Asia||SEA Regional Finals Winner||Mineski||MSK|
|CIS►Wildcard||Regional CIS Championship
- Ten teams are drawn into two groups with five teams in each group based on their seeding. Teams of the same region cannot be placed in the same group (excepted seed #3 of Europe is Gambit Gaming).
- 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 second place.
- Top two teams of each group will advance to Playoff stage. Bottom three teams are eliminated.
|1||Oh My God||OMG||~||1–1||2–0||2–0||2–0||7||1|
|1||SK Telecom T1 K||SKT||1–1||~||2–0||2–0||2–0||7||1|
- Eight teams are drawn into a single elimination bracket.
- Quarterfinals matches are best-of-three, Semifinals and Final match are best-of-five.
- The auto-qualified team is drawn against the team from Group stage.
- Teams from same group will be on opposite sides of the bracket, meaning they cannot play each other until the Finals.
|1st||SK Telecom T1 K||$1,000,000|
|NaJin Black Sword|
|Oh My God|
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.
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.
- Although TW/HK/MO All-stars team in All-star Event also represented for Southeast Asia region (both regions are organized by Garena), but Playoff spot was decided for team of TW/HK/MO Regional Winner without competition in GPL because of the championship of Taipei Assassins in last year.
- "S3 World Championship Telah Dimulai!" (in Indonesian). Garena. Retrieved December 21, 2015.