2018 World Championship

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[e][h]2018 World Championship
League Information
Series:
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Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
South Korea Busan
South Korea Gwangju
South Korea Incheon
Venue:
LoL PARK,
BEXCO Auditorium,
Gwangju Women's University Universiade Gymnasium,
Incheon Munhak Stadium
Start Date:
2018-10-01
End Date:
2018-11-03
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Chronology

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  • Qualification
    • 24 teams from professional leagues will qualify for the event.
    • 14 region winners of the recent split
      • The winners of Brazil (CBLOL), Commonwealth of Independent States (LCL), Japan (LJL), Latin America North (LLN), Latin America South (CLS), Oceania (OPL), Southeast Asia (SEA Tour) and Turkey (TCL) will qualify for the Play-In Stage.
      • The winners of China (LPL), Europe (EU LCS), Korea (LCK), North America (NA LCS), Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (LMS) and Vietnam (VCS) will qualify for the Group Stage as the region's first seed.
    • 6 Championship Point seeds
      • Championship Points are awarded to teams based on their Spring and Summer performances in China (LPL), Europe (EU LCS), Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (LMS) and North America (NA LCS)
      • The teams with the highest Championship Points will qualify for the Group Stage as the region's second seed.
      • The remaining teams can qualify for the Regional Finals depending on their point ranking.
    • 5 Regional Finals winners
      • The winner of the Korea (LCK) Regional Finals will qualify for the Group Stage as the region's third seed.
      • The winners of the China (LPL), Europe (EU LCS), Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (LMS), and North America (NA LCS) Regional Finals will qualify for the Play-In Stage as the region's third seed.
  • Play-In Stage 1 - October 1st - 4th in South Korea Seoul
    • Twelve teams are divided into four groups where they play a Double Round Robin format.
    • All matches are played in a Bo1.
    • The top two teams in each group advance to Play-In Stage 2.
  • Play-In Stage 2 - October 6th - 7th in South Korea Seoul
    • Eight teams from Play-In Stage 1 are randomly paired for a Bo5.
    • The winner of each match advances to the Group Stage.
  • Group Stage - October 10th - 21st in South Korea Busan
    • Four teams from Play-In Stage 2 join twelve teams with direct entry from Korea, China, Europe, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, North America, and Vietnam.
    • All sixteen teams are divided into four groups where they play a Double Round Robin format.
    • All matches are played in a Bo1.
    • The top two teams in each group advance to the Knockout Stage.
  • Knockout Stage - October 20th - 21st in South Korea Busan, October 27th - 28th in South Korea Gwangju and November 3rd in South Korea Incheon
    • Eight teams play in a single elimination bracket over five days.
    • All matches are Bo5.

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Qualification[edit]

Latest news[edit]

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Summary[edit]

Event Date Pool Teams in contention
Seeded into Play-In Groups
Globe Conquerors (SEA Tour) Global Conquerors Manila Champion 2018-08-13 – 2018-08-19
OPL OPL Split 2 Champion 2018-06-08 – 2018-09-02
LLN LLN Closing Champion 2018-06-16 – 2018-09-09
LJL LJL Summer Champion 2018-06-16 – 2018-09-15
CBLOL CBLOL Winter Champion 2018-06-09 – 2018-09-16
NA LCS NA LCS Regional Finals 2018-09-14 – 2018-09-16
LoL Master Series LMS Regional Finals 2018-09-20 – 2018-09-22
CLS CLS Closing Champion 2018-06-16 – 2018-09-26
LCL LCL Summer Champion 2018-07-21 – 2018-??-??
TCL TCL Summer Champion 2018-06-16 – 2018-??-??
EU LCS EU LCS Regional Finals
LoL Pro League LPL Regional Finals
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LoL Pro League LPL Summer Champion 2018-06-11 – 2018-08-26 1
LoL Pro League LPL Championship Points 2018-01-15 – 2018-08-26 2
LCK LCK Summer Champion 2018-06-12 – 2018-09-08 1
LCK LCK Championship Points 2018-01-16 – 2018-09-08 2
EU LCS EU LCS Summer Champion 2018-06-15 – 2018-09-09 1
EU LCS EU LCS Championship Points 2018-01-19 – 2018-09-09 2
NA LCS NA LCS Summer Champion 2018-06-15 – 2018-09-09 2
NA LCS NA LCS Championship Points 2018-01-20 – 2018-09-09 2
LoL Master Series LMS Summer Champion 2018-06-23 – 2018-09-15 1
LoL Master Series LMS Championship Points 2018-04-22 – 2018-09-16 2
LCK LCK Regional Finals 2018-09-12 – 2018-09-16 2
VCS VCS Summer Champion 2018-06-21 – 2018-09-23 2

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2 KT Rolster are qualified for Worlds 2018. They will qualify as first seed if they win LCK Summer 2018, otherwise they will qualify as second seed through Championship Points.

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Play In: Round 2[edit]

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