The most eagerly awaited event for all League of Legends players and fans is about to begin. The draws were held for the 2019 Worlds and now we finally know the groups that will face each other in the first round of the most famous title in the world.
As we know, this year the Worlds will be played in Europe, in three different locations: Berlin, Madrid, and Paris.
The play-in phase of the League of Legends World Cup consists of four groups of three teams each. These teams will have to face each other in order to have the chance to advance towards the actual group stage. The group stage of the 2019 Worlds will consist of four groups of four teams each; the latter will have to fight with nails and teeth to earn a place in the knockout phase.
During the draw, only three of the teams from each group were drawn because the fourth place is reserved for the fourth organization that will survive in the play-in qualifying stages.
Group A and Group C are perhaps the most competitive. For the first, we talk about the G2 (European training), the Griffin (South Korea) and the Cloud9 (for the NA region). In the second, instead, there are the giants of the specialty: Fnatic, RNG, and SK Telecom T1.
Group A: Clutch Gaming, Unicorns of Love, Mammoth.
Group B: Splyce, DetonatioN FocusMe, Isurus Gaming.
Group C: Hong Kong Attitude, Lowkey Esports, Mega.
Group D: Damwon Gaming, Flamengo eSports, Royal Youth.
Group A: Cloud9, G2 Esports, Griffin.
Group B: FunPlus Phoenix, GAM Esports, J Team.
Group C: Fnatic, Royal Never Give Up, SK telecom T1.
Group D: Liquid Team, ahq e-Sports Club, Invinctus Gaming.
When does the League of Legends world championship start? The first and second phases of Play In will take place in Berlin, at LEC Studios, from 2 to 5 and 7 and 8 October.
The Group Stage, instead, will be held from 12 to 15 and from 17 to 20 October, again in Berlin but in a different location (the Verti Music Hall).
The knock out stage and the final will be divided between Madrid and Paris. The first phase will be in the Spanish capital from October 25th to 27th and November 2nd and 3rd, while November 10th the grand finale will be in Paris.