It might be hard to believe, but Worlds is just around the corner. Riot’s official outpost for all things League of Legends esports related, LoLesports.com, has released a handy summary of all the teams that will be participating in Worlds this year, where the stakes, prizes, and pressure are all mounted higher than ever before.
League of Legends World Championships Meet the Teams
Fans can head over to the official site for League of Legends esports to get the low down on all the teams participating in Worlds this year. It’s organized by region, and it gives the rosters, a brief history, and how they won their Worlds seed. The site also includes a bit of description about the regions themselves, so fans can get a sense of what the scene is there, and what they might be able to expect from the participating teams.
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Competition this year will be hotter than ever, with two time Worlds Champions SK Telecom T1 losing their regional championship to Longzhu Gaming. Old favorites Samsung Galaxy secured the #3 seed for South Korea, and there are strong teams to watch from all over the world. China’s LPL, who will also be the “hometown favorites” for Worlds this year, has also grown into an absolute powerhouse for talented teams over the past few years.
Worlds begins with the Play-In Stage, starting September 23rd. The tournament will run all the way into November, with a total prize pool of over $2 million US. The Play-In Stage will begin in Wuhan, and the tournament will continue in several venues across China, with the finals taking place at the Beijing National Stadium.