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All qualified teams for the LoL World Championship 2019

Published: 18/Aug/2019 9:37 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 8:18

by Andy Williams


Worlds 2019 sees the conclusion of the 2019 competitive season for League of Legends. With the event set to take place in three cities across Europe, here are the teams that have qualified and what we know about the event so far. 

Twenty-four teams will battle it out for their chance to get their hands on the Summoner’s Cup and to be crowned World Champions of 2019. Depending on seeding, teams will have to battle through various stages in different venues across Europe.


The first stage (Play-Ins) will see 12 teams compete for four Group Stage spots from October 2-8 at the LEC Studio, in Berlin. Teams qualifying from Play-Ins will then meet those already qualified from the auto-qualification spots in the Group Stage, which will take place at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin from October 12-20.

Riot GamesThe 2019 Worlds brings a hectic schedule for all involved.

Moving across the continent, eight teams will progress from Groups and qualify for the Knockout Stage, taking place at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain. 

  • Quarterfinals: October 26-27
  • Semifinals: November 2-3. 

The Final is scheduled for November 10, where the final two teams will meet at the AccorHotels Arena, in Paris, France, where they will slog it out to determine the 2019 world champions. 

In its usual cut-throat manner, matches during the Knockout stages are single elimination, best-of-five format.

LoLesportsTeams will do battle to get their hands on the prestigious Summoner’s Cup.

Due to their international success in 2018 – with Royal Never Give Up winning the Mid-Season Invitational and Invictus Gaming winning Worlds – China’s LPL has been given three direct spots into the Group Stage this year, a privilege previously held by South Korea.


The other major leagues (South Korea’s LCK, Europe’s LEC, North America’s LCS, and Taiwan’s LMS) each claim two direct spots in the Group Stage, while the final auto-qualification is handed to the champion of Vietnam’s VCS. 

The groups for both the Play-In and the main Group Stage will be decided on a live group draw show, taking place on September 23 at 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST

For both stages, teams with a Pool 1 seed will first be drawn into separate groups, which will then be filled by teams from Pool 2. Teams cannot be drawn into a group already featuring a team from their region, and in the event that the selected team is ineligible, they will instead be placed in the next valid group.


Riot GamesG2 Esports won 2019’s MSI, making them a hot favorite for Worlds.

Qualified teams:

Europe (LEC)

  • G2 Esports (LEC Summer Champions): Group Stage, Pool 1.
  • Fnatic (LEC Regional Finals): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • Splyce (LEC Regional Finals): Play-In, Pool 1.

North America (LCS)

  • Team Liquid (LCS Summer Champions): Group Stage, Pool 1.
  • Cloud9 (LCS Championship Points): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • Clutch Gaming (LCS Regional Finals): Play-In, Pool 1.

South Korea (LCK)

  • SKT1 (LCK Summer Champions): Group Stage, Pool 1.
  • Griffin (LCK Championship Points): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • DAMWON (LCK Regional Finals): Play-In, Pool 1.

China (LPL)

  • FunPlus Phoenix (LPL Summer Champions): Group Stage, Pool 1.
  • Royal Never Give Up (LPL Championship Points): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • Invictus Gaming (LPL Regional Finals): Group Stage, Pool 2. 

Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (LMS)

  • J Team (LMS Summer Champions): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • ahq e-Sports Club (LMS Championship Points): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • Hong Kong Attitude (LMS Regional Finals): Play-In, Pool 1. 

Vietnam (VCS)

  • GAM Esports (VCS Summer Champions): Group Stage, Pool 2.
  • Lowkey Esports (VCS Summer Runner-up). Play-In, Pool 2.

Brazil (CBLOL)

  • Flamengo Esports (CBLOL Split 2 Champions): Play-In, Pool 2.


  • Unicorns of Love (LCL Summer Champions): Play-In, Pool 2.

Latin America (LLA)

  • Isurus Gaming (LLA Closing Champions): Play-In, Pool 2.

Oceania (OPL)

  • MAMMOTH (OPL Split 2 Champions): Play-In, Pool 2. 

Japan (JLJ)

  • Detonation FM (LJL Summer Champions): Play-In, Pool 2 

South East Asia (LST)

  • MEGA (LST Summer Champion): Play-In, Pool 2. 

Turkey (TCL)

  • Royal Youth (TCL Summer Champions): Play-In, Pool 2. 

Last updated: 12:33 PM (ET) on September 17, 2019.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.


However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.


“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.


“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.


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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!