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How to watch LoL Worlds 2019 Finals G2 vs FunPlus Phoenix

Published: 9/Nov/2019 11:27 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 12:59

by Daniel Cleary

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The Grand Finals of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix is fast approaching, here’s everything you’ll need to watch the event live.

As with any year, many professional League of Legends teams across the globe started out the season with their eyes on putting on a great performance at the final event of the year, Worlds 2019.

However, only two teams are left remaining, and similarly to the previous World Championship, both European and Chinese teams have managed to return to the grand final in what will be a highly anticipated clash between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix.

riot gamesG2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix are set to clash on November 10.

Despite the fact that FunPlus Phoenix came into the tournament as their region’s number one seeded roster, many viewers had their doubts with the young line-up following their shaky group stage performance in what was considered to be the easiest pool.

They quickly proved their status as tournament contenders, however, after managing to pull off impressive 3-1 victories over both Fnatic and the previous World Champions, Invictus Gaming, on their way to the finals.

On the other side of the bracket, G2 Esports are looking to accomplish what has never been done before in competitive League of Legends, as another win for them at Worlds 2019 marks the first time a team would achieve the grand slam – winning both domestic titles, the Mid-Season Invitational, and the World Championship in one year.

During their tournament run, the European squad managed to shut down Faker’s return to the Worlds stage during the semi-finals, defeating SK Telecom T1 in yet another 3-1 victory.

Stream

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Schedule

The two final teams are set to take the stage on November 10 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris to see who will be crowned the Worlds 2019 champions.

Following the tradition of past League of Legends World Championships, the broadcast will begin with the long-awaited opening ceremony before the grand finals can get underway.

The final’s opening ceremony is expected to include performances of the songs such as Awaken and Phoenix, as well as the debut of a new group True Damage, which is inspired by LoL champions after the success of K/DA the previous year.

Worlds 2019 Grand Final schedule: November 10

Match PST EST BST CEST AEST
FunPlus Pheonix vs G2 Esports 4 AM 7 AM 12 PM 1 PM 9 PM

Although there was a few upsets at Worlds 2019, with the likes of RNG falling in the group stages, the four teams that made their way to the semi-finals were all expected to be possible contenders ahead of the event.

Unfortunately for North American fans, each of their representing teams struggled to make it out of group stages in what many deemed to be one of the most competitive LoL World Championships to date.

You can find the tournament’s full placements below.

LoL Worlds 2019 – Final Placements

Place Prize Money Team Roster 
1 $834,375
2 $300,375
3-4 $155,750 SK Telecom T1 Faker, Clid, Khan, Teddy, Effort
3-4 $155,750 Invictus Gaming TheShy, Ning, Rookie, JackeyLove, Baolan
5-8 $89,000 Griffin Sword, Tarzan, Chovy, Viper, Lehends
5-8 $89,000 Fnatic Bwipo, Broxah, Nemesis, Rekkles, Hylissang
5-8 $89,000 Splyce Vizicsacsi, Xerxe, Humanoid, Kobbe, Norskeren
5-8 $89,000 DAMWON Nuguri, Canyon, Showmaker, Nuclear, BeryL
9-12 $50,062 J Team Rest, Hana, Fofo, Lilv, Koala
9-12 $50,062 Cloud9 Licorice, Svenskeren, Nisqy, Sneaky, Zeyzal
9-12 $50,062 RNG Lang, Karsa, Xiaohu, Uzi, Ming
9-12 $50,062 Team Liquid Impact, Xmithie, Jensen, Doublelfit, CoreJJ
13-16 $27,812 GAM Esports Zeros, Levi, Kiaya, Zin, Hieu3
13-16 $27,812 HK Attitude 3z, Crash, M1ssion, Unified, Kaiwing
13-16 $27,812 Clutch Gaming Huni, Lira, Damonte, CodySun, Vulcan
13-16 $27,812 AHQ esports Ziv, Alex, Apex, Wako, Ysera
17-20 $16,687 Lowkey Hani, DMK, Artifact, Celebrity, Venus
17-20 $16,687 Royal Youth Armut, Closer, cyeol, Pilot, Tolerant
17-20 $16,687 Isurus Gaming Buggax, Oddie, Seiya, Warangelus, Slow
17-20 $16,687 Unicorns of Love BOSS, AHaHacik, Nomanz, Innaxe, Edward
21-24 $11,125 Detonation FM Evi, Steal Ceros, Yutapon, Gaeng
21-24 $11,125 MAMMOTH Fudge, Babip, Triple, k1ng, Destiny
21-24 $11,125 MEGA Rockky, Lloyd, g4, Deul, PoP
17-24 $11,125 Flamengo Robu, Shrimp, Goku, brTT, Luci
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TSM Spica leaks major changes to LCS 2021 format

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:40

by Luke Edwards

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TSM jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu appeared to leak major changes to the format of the LCS 2021 season on his livestream. With LCS bosses keen to rejuvenate the competition, the future of the Spring Split could be down the drain.

Since 2015, the LCS season has been defined by two splits: spring and summer. Each split has a double round-robin, where every team plays each other twice, and the top 6 go through to a play-off series. Simple.

However, major changes to the LCS structure have been rumored to be in the works. Travis Gafford reported LCS powers were considering binning off the spring split altogether, with the season being changed instead to one long split.

The format would mean every team would play a total of 45 regular-season games, up by nine from the current amount of 36. There would also be a small play-off tournament midway through to determine the region’s representatives at the Mid-Season Invitational.

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After a huge shake-up in rosters, including Cloud9’s signing of Perkz from G2, could the next major change be the format?

TSM Spica leaks changes to LCS 2021 format

Live on stream, Spica appeared to suggest the rumored changes to the LCS format were indeed true. He said:

“There’s 45 games next split and I’ll probably be on Jarvan all 45 games.”

TSM’s ex-coach Parth seemed to back up Spica, as he wrote in Twitch chat: “spring = 18 games, summer = 27 games.”

Spica then lightly suggested there might be some bad consequences for Parth, as he joked: “Yo Parth, you can’t leak, man. You know, I might need to take you on a walk.”

Spica’s suggestion of there being 45 games “next split”, partially backed up by Parth, means Gafford’s sources are likely spot on.

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Despite winning the LCS 2020 Spring Split, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Worlds.

The changes to the format come as little surprise. When the original Worlds Qualification system – where teams could earn ‘circuit points’ in spring to boost their chances of qualifying – was scrapped, Spring Split became redundant for anyone bar the winner.

This was punctuated by the 2020 Spring champions Cloud9 ultimately failing to reach Worlds. Making the LCS a streamlined, season-long affair would mean teams would be judged on their achievements across the year, rather than just over a few months.

Whether the other rumoured changes, such as the mid-season play-off for MSI, a reduced academy season, and a pre-season tournament, will also materialize remains to be seen.

Regardless, the merging of the spring and summer splits would be one of the biggest shakeups in the history of the LCS.