League of Legends’ biggest annual event is near. With the summer season coming to an end in every region, here are the 22 participants for Worlds 2021.
The most exciting time of the year for a League of Legends fan is up ahead. 22 teams from different regions will compete on the international stage to make their names, and only one in the end will lift the trophy. Here’s the list of qualified teams for Worlds 2021:
Worlds 2021 teams
- Edward Gaming – LPL Summer Champion (China)
- DAMWON Gaming – LCK Summer Champion (Korea)
- MAD Lions – LEC Summer Champion (Europe)
- PSG Talon – PCS Summer Champion (Pacific)
- 100 Thieves – LCS Summer Champion (North America)
- FunPlus Phoenix – LPL Championship Points (China)
- Royal Never Give Up – LPL Regional Finals (China)
- Gen.G Esports – LCK Championship Points (Korea)
- T1 – LCK Regional Finals (Korea)
- Fnatic – LEC Summer Runner-Up (Europe)
- Team Liquid – LCS Summer Runner-Up (Europe)
- LNG Esports – LPL Regional Runner-Up (China)
- Hanwha Life Esports – LCK Regional Runner-Up (Korea)
- Rogue – LEC 3rd Place (Europe)
- Cloud 9 – LCS 3rd Place (Europe)
- Beyond Gaming – PCS Summer Runner-Up (Pacific)
- Infinity – LLA Closing Champion (Latin America)
- Galatasaray Esports – TCL Summer Champion (Turkey)
- Unicorns Of Love – LCL Summer Champion (CIS)
- DetonatioN FocusMe – LJL Summer Champion (Japan)
- RED Canids – CBLOL Split 2 Champion (Brazil)
- PEACE – LCO Split 2 Champion (Oceania)
Worlds 2021 moved to Europe from China
Intially, this year’s Worlds was planned to be held in China. However, Riot Games decided to move the event to Europe due to the rising delta variant of COVID-19 and the travel restrictions that come with it.
“After considering all potential options, we concluded that moving Worlds to Europe provided the best opportunity for the most teams and their best players to compete. We’re not ready to announce where in Europe Worlds will be held this year, but accessibility for the highest number of teams and their best players will be the key deciding factor” Riot’s global head of esports John Needham said.
Similar to Worlds 2020, Vietnam Championship Series (VCS)’s teams won’t be able to attend Worlds 2021 because of the COVID-19.
Worlds 2021 will take place from October 5 to November 6. The format and the schedule of the event is still to come, so stay tuned with us for further updates.