Who has qualified for LoL Worlds 2021? All teams, details

Andrew Amos

The League of Legends 2021 World Championship is nearing. 24 teams will compete for one of esports’ greatest prizes, the Summoner’s Cup. Here’s what you need to know.

It’s like Christmas for League of Legends esports fans when the world’s best collide at the World Championship.

In 2021, the tournament’s 11th rendition will feature plenty of new faces as well as rising stars. 2020 champions DWG KIA are here to defend their crown from the fast-finishing squads all across the globe.

We’ve got everything you need to know about League of Legends Worlds 2021 right here, including the latest details and the teams who have qualified, as they do.

Damwon lift Summoners Cup at Worlds 2020
DWG KIA (then DAMWON) took home the Summoner’s Cup in 2020.

LoL Worlds 2021 details: dates, format, location

Worlds is returning to Europe in 2021. The event was initially due to be held in China, which also hosted the 2020 edition, but Riot has decided to move the competition over fears that not all teams and production staff would be able to attend the tournament because of the country’s tight restrictions and protocols in light of the ongoing global health crisis.

Riot confirmed that Reykjavík will serve as the host for the event. The Icelandic capital hosted the Mid-Season Invitational in May. The event will take place at Laugardalshöll Indoor Sporting Arena

The event will be divided into three stages: Play-Ins, Groups, and Knockouts. Twelve teams will be seeded directly into Groups, while 12 others will fight through Play-Ins for four spots in the main event.

The event will run as follows:

Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 6
  • Play-Ins: Oct. 5-9
  • Groups: Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 15-18
  • Quarterfinals: Oct. 22-25
  • Semifinals: Oct. 30-31
  • Finals: Nov. 6
RNG MSI 2021
Hometown favorites are MSI 2021 champions Royal Never Give Up are in the mix.

All teams qualified for League of Legends 2021 World Championship

24 teams from 12 regions across the world will send teams to Worlds 2021. China and Korea, League’s two historic powerhouses, will have four squads a piece, while Europe and North America will send three teams.

Smaller regions, ranging from Oceania to Latin America, will send a single representative.

You can find the full list of teams who have qualified for Worlds already below. This will be updated as all the regional qualifiers wrap up in September.

Region Team Players
China FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri, Tian, Doinb, Lwx, Crisp
China EDward Gaming Flandre, Jiejie, Scout, Viper, Meiko
China Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu, Wei, Cryin, GALA, Ming
China LNG Esports Ale, Tarzan, icon, Light, Iwandy
Korea DWG KIA Khan, Canyon, ShowMaker, Ghost, BeryL
Korea Gen.G Rascal, Clid, Bdd, Ruler, Life
Korea T1 Canna, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, Keria
Korea Hanwha Life Esports Morgan, Willer, Chovy, Deft, Vsta
Europe Rogue Odoamne, Inspired, Larsson, Hans sama, Trymbi
Europe MAD Lions Armut, Elyoya, Humanoid, Carzzy, Kaiser
Europe Fnatic Adam, Bwipo, Nisqy, Upset, Hylissang
NA 100 Thieves Ssumday, Closer, Abbedagge, FBI, huhi
NA Team Liquid Alphari, Santorin, Jensen, Tactical, CoreJJ
NA Cloud9 Fudge, Blaber, Perkz, Zven, Vulcan
SEA (PCS) PSG Talon Hanabi, River, Maple, Unified, Kaiwing
SEA (PCS) Beyond Gaming Liang, HuSha, Maoan, Doggo, Kino
Vietnam TBD TBD
Vietnam TBD TBD
CIS (Russia) Unicorns of Love BOSS, AHaHaCiK, Nomanz, Argonavt, SaNTaS
LATAM Infinity Esports Buggax, SolidSnake, cody, WhiteLotus, Ackerman
Turkey Galatasaray Esports Crazy, Mojito, Bolulu, Alive, Zergsting
Brazil RED Canids GUIGO, Aegis, Grevthar, TitaN, JoJo
Japan DetonatioN FocusMe Evi, Steal, Aria, Yutapon, Gaeng
Oceania PEACE Apii, Babip, Tally, Violet, Aladoric