The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is approaching its conclusion, with only four teams left standing in pursuit of the Summoner’s Cup.
Worlds is the highlight of the League of Legends calendar, with 24 teams from the various major and emerging regions around the world entering to fight for the game’s ultimate title.
Only two rounds of competition now remain to be played, however, with the semi-finals of the single elimination bracket locked in.
On one side, it will be a domestic clash as LPL Summer champions FunPlus Phoenix face reigning World Champions Invictus Gaming. On the other, a rematch of the MSI semi-finals, as LEC champions G2 Esports and LCK champions SK Telecom T1 meet again.
The quarter-finals were a fairly convincing affair, although no team passed entirely unscathed, with all three matches ending in 3-1 victories for their respective teams. All three regions that entered the playoffs also still have representatives after the first round.
The bracket guarantees that once again, an LPL team will compete in the final of the World Championship, while on the other side the reigning MSI champions face off against the most decorated team in League of Legends history for a chance to challenge them.
No matter who wins, history will be made. FunPlus Phoenix are looking to claim the title in their very first international outing, while Invictus Gaming would become only the second team ever to win in back-to-back years.
For SK Telecom T1’s Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, this could be his fourth World Championship out of five attempts, while G2 Esports are currently on course to become the first team ever to complete the grand slam – winning both domestic titles, MSI, and the World Championship in one year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament so far, and how to keep up with what is sure to be an incredible conclusion.
What is the format for Worlds 2019?
The League of Legends World Championship is split into three phases: the play-in stage, the main event, and the knockout stage.
12 teams from around the world will partake in the play-in stage, with four spots on the line for the best performing teams at the main event.
The main event will feature 16 teams, split across four groups, with the top eight teams progressing to the knockout stage.
The knockout stage is a single elimination, eight-team bracket. Teams will play in best-of-five series against each other all the way to the final, with the winner of the knockout stage winning the World Championship and taking home the Summoner's Cup.
Worlds 2019 Schedule and Results
Playoff Stage schedule
Knockout Stage Day 1, Quarterfinals: October 26
|Griffin 1-3 Invictus Gaming||3 AM||6 AM||11 AM||12 PM|
|Funplus Phoenix 3-1 Fnatic||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
Knockout Stage Day 2, Quarterfinals: October 27
|SK Telecom T1 3-1 Splyce||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|Damwon Gaming 1-3 G2 Esports||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
Knockout Stage Day 3, Semifinals: November 2
|Invictus Gaming 1-3 FunPlus Phoenix||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
Knockout Stage Day 4, Semifinals: November 3
|G2 Esports 3-1 SK Telecom T1||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
Knockout Stage Day 5, Grand Final: November 10
|FunPlus Pheonix vs G2 Esports||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
Main Event Group Stage results
Group Stage Day 1: October 12
|Fnatic 0-1 SK Telecom T1||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|Royal Never Give Up 1-0 Clutch Gaming||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Invictus Gaming 1-0 ahq e-Sports club||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|Damwon Gaming 0-1 Team Liquid||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|J Team 1-0 FunPlus Phoenix||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|GAM Esports 0-1 Splyce||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
Group Stage Day 2: October 13
|SK Telecom T1 1-0 Royal Never Give Up||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|Fnatic 1-0 Clutch Gaming||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Team Liquid 0-1 Invictus Gaming||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|ahq e-Sports club 0-1 Damwon Gaming||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|Griffin 0-1 G2 Esports||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|Cloud9 1-0 HK Attitude||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
Group Stage Day 3: October 14
|Invictus Gaming 0-1 Damwon Gaming||6 AM||7 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|ahq e-Sports club 0-1 Team Liquid||7 AM||8 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|FunPlus Phoenix 1-0 Splyce||8 AM||9 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|J Team 0-1 GAM Esports||9 AM||10 AM||5 PM||6 PM|
|Griffin 1-0 HK Attitude||10 AM||11 AM||6 PM||7 PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 Cloud9||11 AM||12 PM||7 PM||8 PM|
Group Stage Day 4: October 15
|Royal Never Give Up 1-0 Fnatic||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|SK Telecom T1 1-0 Clutch Gaming||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|FunPlus Phoenix 1-0 GAM Esports||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|J Team 1-0 Splyce||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|Cloud9 0-1 Griffin||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 HK Attitude||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM|
Group Stage Day 5: October 17
|GAM Esports 0-1 FunPlus Phoenix||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|J Team 0-1 Splyce||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|GAM Esports 0-1 J Team||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|FunPlus Phoenix 0-1 Splyce||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|GAM Esports 0-1 Splyce||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|FunPlus Phoenix 1-0 J Team||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
|FunPlus Phoenix 1-0 Splyce (TIEBREAKER)||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM|
Group Stage Day 6: October 18
|Griffin 1-0 Cloud9||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|G2 Esports 1-0 HK Attitude||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Griffin 1-0 HK Attitude||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|Cloud 9 0-1 G2 Esports||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|Cloud9 1-0 HK Attitude||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|G2 Esports 0-1 Griffin||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
|G2 Esports 0-1 Griffin (TIEBREAKER)||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM|
Group Stage Day 7: October 19
|Royal Never Give Up 0-1 SK Telecom T1||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Fnatic 1-0 Clutch Gaming||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|SK Telecom T1 0-1 Fnatic||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|Royal Never Give Up 1-0 Clutch Gaming||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|SK Telecom T1 1-0 Clutch Gaming||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
|Fnatic 1-0 Royal Never Give Up||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM|
Group Stage Day 8: October 20
|AHQ e-Sports Club 0-1 Invictus Gaming||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Team Liquid 0-1 Damwon Gaming||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|Team Liquid 1-0 AHQ e-Sports Club||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|Invictus Gaming 0-1 Damwon Gaming||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
|AHQ e-Sports Club 0-1 Damwon Gaming||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM|
|Invictus Gaming 1-0 Team Liquid||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM|
Play-in Stage results
Play-In Day 1: October 2
|Clutch Gaming 0-1 Unicorns of Love||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|Detonation FocusMe 0-1 Splyce||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|MAMMOTH 1-0 Unicorns of Love||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Detonationan FocusMe 0-1 Isurus Gaming||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|MAMMOTH 0-1 Clutch Gaming||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|Splyce 1-0 Isurus Gaming||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
Play-In Day 2: October 3
|Royal Youth 0-1 DAMWON Gaming||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|MEGA 0-1 Hong Kong Attitude||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|DAMWON Gaming 1-0 Flamengo eSports||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|MEGA 1-0 Lowkey Esports||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|Royal Youth 0-1 Flamengo eSports||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
|Hong Kong Attitude 0-1 Lowkey Esports||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
Play-In Day 3: October 4
|Unicorns of Love 1-0 Clutch Gaming||3 AM||6 AM||11 AM||12 PM|
|Splyce 0-1 Detonation FocusMe||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|Unicorns of Love 0-1 MAMMOTH||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|Isurus Gaming 1-0 Detonation FocusMe||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Clutch Gaming 1-0 MAMMOTH||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|Isurus Gaming 0-1 Splyce||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
Play-In Day 4: October 5
|DAMWON Gaming 1-0 Royal Youth||3 AM||6 AM||11 AM||12 PM|
|Hong Kong Attitude 1-0 MEGA||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|Flamengo eSports 0-1 DAMWON Gaming||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM||2 PM|
|Lowkey Esports 1-0 MEGA||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM||3 PM|
|Flamengo eSports 0-1 Royal Youth||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM||4 PM|
|Lowkey Esports 0-1 Hong Kong Attitude||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM|
Play-In Knockout Stage: October 7
|DAMWON Gaming 3-1 Lowkey Esports||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|Clutch Gaming 3-0 Royal Youth||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
Play-In Knockout Stage: October 8
|Hong Kong Attitude 3-1 Isurus Gaming||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM||1 PM|
|Splyce 3-2 Unicorns of Love||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM|
What are the groups for Worlds 2019?
There are two sets of groups for Worlds 2019 - the play-in groups and the main event groups.
Every team at Worlds 2019 was seeded based on their region’s past performances at international events, as well as their own domestic placings. Pool 1 is the highest seeding possible for that stage, while Pool 3 is the lowest.
Each play-in group has a Pool 1 team, a Pool 2 team, and Pool 3 team. The main event groups has one Pool 1 team, two Pool 2 teams, and a Pool 3 team.
Here are the groups for Worlds 2019:
|Pool 1||North America||Clutch Gaming|
|Pool 2||CIS||Unicorns of Love|
|Pool 2||Latin America||Isurus Gaming|
|Pool 3||Japan||Detonation FocusMe|
|Pool 1||LMS||Hong Kong Attitude|
|Pool 2||Vietnam||Lowkey Esports|
|Pool 1||Korea||DAMWON Gaming|
|Pool 2||Turkey||Royal Youth|
|Pool 3||Brazil||Flamengo eSports|
The main event groups were decided by a live draw which selected the first three teams in each group. The final spot was left open for the qualifying play-in teams, which have now been filled.
|Pool 1||Europe||G2 Esports|
|Pool 2||North America||Cloud 9|
|Pool 3||LMS||HK Attitude|
|Pool 1||China||FunPlus Phoenix|
|Pool 2||LMS||J Team|
|Pool 2||Vietnam||GAM Esports|
|Pool 1||Korea||SK Telecom T1|
|Pool 2||China||Royal Never Give Up|
|Pool 3||North America||Clutch Gaming|
|Pool 1||North America||Team Liquid|
|Pool 2||LMS||ahq e-Sports Club|
|Pool 2||China||Invictus Gaming|
|Pool 3||Korea||Damwon Gaming|
Where is Worlds 2019 being streamed?
A full list of streams is available on the LoL Esports website.
This article was last updated on November 3 at 9:50 AM EST.