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The top 22 teams will battle for the title of world champion.
League of Legends World Championship is making its return to China with the competition kicking off later this month. This is going to be one of the most interesting tournaments yet in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
There are 22 of the best teams from across the globe looking to become the next world champion. But only 16 of these teams will advance to the main event, which will be a double round-robin format with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage.
Here’s how to watch Worlds 2020.
A total of 16 teams participate in the main event, including four teams from the play-in stage. Teams are divided into four groups. Double round-robin. Matches are played in a best-of-one format. Top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage. Play-in stage
Group A Team Liquid MAD Lions Legacy Esports Papara SuperMassive INTZ Esports
Group B LGD Gaming PSG Talon V3 Esports Unicorns of Love Rainbow7
Group A G2 Esports Suning Machi Esports TBD play-in team
Group B DAMWON Gaming JD Gaming Rogue TBD play-in team
Group C Team Solo Mid Fnatic Gen.G TBD play-in team
Group D Top Esports DRX FlyQuest TBD play-in team
Worlds 2020 starts on Sept. 25.
Play-In – Day one
Friday, Sep. 25 at 3am CT
MAD Lions INTZ PSG Talon Rainbow7 Legacy Esports INTZ LGD Gaming PSG Talon Team Liquid MAD Lions Play-In – Day two
Saturday, Sep. 26 at 3am CT
Rainbow7 V3 Esports INTZ Papara SuperMassive V3 Esports Unicorns of Love LGD Gaming Rainbow7 Unicorns of Love PSG Talon Papara SuperMassive MAD Lions Team Liquid Legacy Esports Play-In – Day three
Sunday, Sep. 27 at 3am CT
V3 Esports LGD Gaming Rainbow7 Unicorns of Love PSG Talon V3 Esports Unicorns of Love LGD Gaming Play-In – Day four
Monday, Sep. 28 at 3am CT
Papara SuperMassive Team Liquid MAD Lions Legacy Esports INTZ Team Liquid Legacy Esports Papara SuperMassive Play-In – Day five
Tuesday, Sep. 29 at 3am CT
Play-In – Day six
Tuesday, Sep. 30 at 3am CT
Main Event – Day one
Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3am CT
FlyQuest Top Esports DRX TBD Rogue TBD DAMWON Gaming JD Gaming Gen.G TBD TSM Fnatic Main Event – Day two
Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3am CT
Machi Esports TBD G2 Esports Suning DAMWON Gaming Rogue JD Gaming TBD TSM Gen.G Fnatic TBD Main Event – Day three
Monday, Oct. 5 at 3am CT
Machi Esports G2 Esports TBD Suning DAMWON Gaming TBD JD Gaming Rogue FlyQuest TBD Top Esports DRX Main Event – Day four
Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 3am CT
G2 Esports TBD Machi Esports Suning DRX FlyQuest Top Esports TBD Fnatic Gen.G TSM TBD Main Event – Day five
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3am CT
G2 Esports TBD Machi Esports Suning Machi Esports G2 Esports Suning TBD Machi Esports TBD Suning G2 Esports Main Event – Day six
Friday, Oct. 9 at 3am CT
Damwon Gaming TBD Rogue JD Gaming Damwon Gaming Rogue JD Gaming TBD Rogue TBD JD Gaming Damwon Gaming Main Event – Day seven
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3am CT
Fnatic TSM Gen.G TBD TSM Gen.G Fnatic TBD TSM TBD Gen.G Fnatic Main Event – Day eight
Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3am CT
FlyQuest DRX Top Esports TBD DRX TBD Top Esports FlyQuest FlyQuest TBD DRX Top Esports Stream
Worlds will be available to watch on
Riot’s official Twitch channel, as well as multiple alternative language streams each commentated by a different set of hosts.