All League of Legends Worlds winners over the years
League of Legends has had its fair share of Worlds winners over the years as regions have risen and fallen and dynasties have been established. The League of Legends World Championships is one of the most important events in the calendar year of esports and the winner of each season can be found below.
The tournament has seen different formats throughout the years and started out as a smaller event with only a few teams in attendance. Now, Worlds is considered one of the crown jewel events of the esports calendar, drawing millions of viewers every year.
The tournament is arguably how Riot Games launched itself into the giant that it is today, thanks to the event selling out stadiums and drawing mainstream media attention wherever it is held.
Traditionally, the event has been dominated by South Korean teams and players, but China has risen in recent years with a few titles of its own. North America and other small regions have yet to earn a world title, while Europe claimed the first trophy, all the way back in 2011.
In addition to bragging rights and a hefty payout, the winners of the Worlds events also get the honor of being immortalized in-game with their own commemorative Worlds Skins.
League of Legends Worlds winners by year
|2011||Fnatic||xPeke, Cyanide, Shushei, LamiaZealot, Mellisan|
|2012||Taipei Assassins||Stanley, lilballz, Toyz, Bebe, MiSTakE|
|2013||SK Telecom T1 K||Impact, Bengi, Faker, Piglet, PoohManDu|
|2014||Samsung White||Looper, Dandy, PawN, imp, Mata|
|2015||SK Telecom T1||MaRin, Bengi, Faker, Easyhoon, Bang, Wolf|
|2016||SK Telecom T1||Duke, Bengi, Blank, Faker, Bang, Wolf|
|2017||Samsung Galaxy||CuVee, Ambition, Haru, Crown, Ruler, CoreJJ|
|2018||Invictus Gaming||Duke, TheShy, Ning, Rookie, JakeyLove, Baolan|
|2019||FunPlus Phoenix||GimGoon, Tian, Doinb, Lwx, Crisp|
|2020||DAMWON||Nuguri, Canyon, ShowMaker, Ghost, BeryL|
|2021||Edward Gaming||Flandre, JieJie, Scout, Viper, Meiko|
|2022||DRX||Kingen, Pyosik, Zeka, Deft, BeryL|
League of Legends Worlds winners by number of trophies
While the World Championship has been around for almost a decade, the number of players who are repeat winners is small and only includes an elite few, mostly from the same team. The only exception is Lee “Duke” Ho-seong, who won world titles with two different organizations.
|Number of World titles||Players|
|2||Bang, Wolf, Duke, BeryL|
|1||Impact, xPeke, Cyanide, Shushei, LamiaZealot, Mellisan, Stanley, lilballz, Toyz, Bebe, MiSTakE, Piglet, PoohManDu, Looper, Dandy, PawN, imp, Mata, MaRin, Easyhoon, CuVee, Ambition, Haru, Crown, Ruler, TheShy, Ning, Rookie, JakeyLove, Baolan, GimGoon, Tian, Doinb, Lwx, Crisp, Nuguri, Canyon, ShowMaker, Ghost, Flandre, JieJie, Scout, Viper, Meiko, Kingen, Pyosik, Zeka, Deft, CoreJJ|
League of Legends Worlds winners by country
The tournament has largely been dominated by South Korea. Even the three Chinese teams that have won the trophy, Invictus Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix and EDward Gaming, all had Korean talent on their rosters. Worth noting is that, without 2011 winners Fnatic, only four countries would make this list.
|South Korea||Impact, Bengi, Faker, Piglet, PoohManDu, Looper, Dandy, PawN, imp, Mata, MaRin, Easyhoon, Bang, Wolf, Duke, Blank, CuVee, Ambition, Haru, Crown, Ruler, TheShy, Rookie, GimGoon, Doinb, Nuguri, Canyon, ShowMaker, Ghost, BeryL, Scout, Viper, Kingen, Pyosik, Zeka, Deft, CoreJJ|
|China||Flandre, JieJie, Meiko, Tian, Lwx, Crisp, Ning, JakeyLove, Baolan|
|Taiwan||Stanley, lilballz, Bebe, MiSTakE|
This article will continue to be updated as more League of Legends World Championship winners are crowned. You can find the full list of MSI winners here.