The most anticipated League of Legends event of the year is right around the corner, and teams from all of the major regions are already starting to qualify.
It’s the 2021 League of Legends World Championship, which will kick off this fall in China. As always, the event will host the best LoL teams from around the world and crown the year’s champion with glory and the awarding of the Summoner’s Cup. This year’s Worlds event will likely be bigger than ever before and already has some very prominent teams qualified.
For this year’s Worlds, it will be China and South Korea who are given extra seeds at the event based on recent international performances. Korea is the home region of defending champion DWG KIA, who are already qualified for the event and looking to defend the title. China will be the region looking to reclaim the throne, only a few months after winning the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational with RNG.
Besides the eastern super regions, the LEC and LCS will obviously try to make deep runs and challenge the top favorites. The two major western regions will have three seeds each, while most wild card regions will only have one seed each. The only exceptions are the VCS and PCS, who will both have two seeds to compete with.
The event will be hosted in China, with five major cities taking part in the festivities. Starting with the play-ins in Shanghai, the event will then proceed to the group stage in Qingdao, the quarterfinals in Wuhan, the semifinals in Chengdu, and finally the grand final in Shenzhen at the Universiade Sports Center with a capacity of 60,000 spectators and fans.
The final will be held on November 6 and will be the biggest and most competitive pro League of Legends match of the year. Before then, all regions must play out their summer playoffs to find out who will compete for the Summoner’s Cup.
This article will be updated as teams continue to qualify for Worlds 2021.