LoL Worlds to commence on September 25: who could win it all?

The groups and play-in of the League of Legends Worlds have been released. The play-in of the Worlds will begin on September 25.

Nikhil Kalro
Freelance Esports Writer
18th Sep, 20·☕️ 2 min read

Format for the play-in

A total of 10 teams are split into two groups of five. There will be a single round-robin for each group, with the winner advancing to the main stage. The teams that finish third and fourth in their group will play a best-of-five series. The winner of that series will face the second-placed team in the other group, with the winner also advancing to the main stage.

Groups for the play-in

Group A

  • Team Liquid (LCS)
  • MAD Lions (LEC)
  • Legacy Esports (OPL)
  • Papara SuperMassive (TCL)
  • INTZ Esports (CBLOL)

Group B

  • LGD Gaming (LPL)
  • PSG Talon (PCS)
  • V3 Esports (LJL)
  • Unicorns of Love (LCL)
  • Rainbow7 (LLA)

Format of the group stage

Sixteen teams, split into four groups of four teams, will participate in the group stage. Every group will play a best-of-one double round-robin series. The two teams ranked at the top of each group will qualify for the knockouts. The group stage is scheduled to begin on October 3.

Group stage

Group A

G2 Esports (LEC) Suning (LPL) Machi Esports (PCS) Qualifier

Group B

  • Damwon Gaming (LCK)
  • JD Gaming (LPL)
  • Rogue (LEC)
  • Qualifier

Group C

  • Team SoloMid (LCS)
  • Fnatic (LEC)
  • Gen.G (LCK)
  • Qualifier

Group D

  • Top Esports (LPL)
  • DragonX (LCK)
  • FlyQuest (LCS)
  • Qualifier

Who could win it all?

Several teams far exceeded their expectations in their respective local leagues. However, China’s Top Esports were unmatched in the LPL. G2 Esports made a sensational recovery in the LEC after an appalling first half. The other team that could make the final is the LCS’ Team SoloMid, with new bot laner Doublelift. You can catch all the betting action here on Picklebet.


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