League of Legends

All of the Teams that Have Qualified for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship So Far

by Ross Deason
Riot Games

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The 2018 League of Legends World Championship is drawing ever nearer and the team slots are filling up at a rate of knots.

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The conclusion of the the Summer Split for the LCK and LCS competitions over the weekend meant that the list of participants is now looking well and truly fleshed out.

Without further ado, the team list for the 2018 World Championship is currently:

South Korea (LCK)

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KT Rolster - KT Rolster defeated Griffin in a tough five game series on September 8 to win the Summer Split and secure the number one seed in the LCK.

Afreea Fleeces - Despite their third place finish in the Summer Split, Afreeca’s superior championship points meant that they took the number two seed in the LCK.

Gen.G Esports - The reigning World Champions will return to defend their title after fighting through the Regional Qualifier gauntlet.

China (LPL)

Royal Never Give Up - Continuing their dominant year, Royal Never Give Up claimed a second consecutive LPL title to secure China's first seed at Worlds.

Invictus Gaming - IG fell in the LPL Summer final against RNG, but in combination with a 4th-place in Spring, IG claim China's second seed on Championship Points.

EDward Gaming - EDG won the LPL Regional Qualifier, reaching Worlds for the fifth year in a row.

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North America (NA LCS)

Team Liquid - Liquid’s 3-0 sweep of Cloud9 in the 2018 NA LCS Summer Split finals on September 9 guaranteed them the number one seed from the region.

100 Thieves - Despite a disappointing fourth place in the LCS playoffs, 100 Thieves are guaranteed a spot at the World Championships by virtue of their championship point total.

Cloud9 - Cloud9 might have fallen short in the Summer final, but they dominated TSM in the Regional Qualifier to claim NA's third spot.

Europe (EU LCS)

Fnatic - Fnatic’s stranglehold of the European League of Legends scene continued with a Summer Split win on September 9.

Team Vitality - Third place in the EU LCS playoffs was enough to clinch the number two seed on championship points for Vitality.

G2 Esports - Despite a 5th-6th finish in the Summer playoffs, G2 fought through the qualifier gauntlet to claim Europe's third Worlds spot.

Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (LMS)

Flash Wolves - Flash Wolves are guaranteed a spot thanks to their championship point total. The only question is whether they will be seeded first or second and will be answered when the LMS concludes on September 15.

MAD Team - Much like Flash Wolves, MAD team’s seeding will depend on the LMS Split finals.

The LMS regional finals will then decide the play-in team.

Brazil (CBLOL)

KaBuM! e-Sports - There’s no direct qualification spot for Brazilian teams, but KaBuM booked their ticket to the play-in tournament by winning the CBLOL Winter Championship on September 8.

CIS (LCL)

Gambit Esports - the majority Ukrainian and Russian team took the 2018 LCL Summer Championship on September 2, securing the only play-in spot for the CIS region.

Latin America - North (LLN)

Infinity Esports - The first of the Latin American play-in tournament spots went to the LLN Closing Champions, Infinity Esports.

Latin America - South (CLS)

Kaos Latin Gamers - By winning the 2018 CLS Closing Championship, Kaos took the final Latin American spot in the play-in tournament.

Oceania - (OPL)

Dire Wolves - Dire Wolves won 2018’s second OPL Split to earn themselves a spot in the play-in tournament.

Southeast Asia (SEA)

Ascension Gaming - The 2019 SEA Tour Champions took the only play-in spot for the Southeast Asian region.

Japan (LJL)

TBC…

Turkey (TCL)

TBC…

Vietnam (VCS)

The winner of the VCS Summer Championship on September 22 will earn a direct entry to the Group Stage.