Europe will host the 24 League of Legends professional teams from 13 regional leagues across the globe for the 2019 World Championship, or just simply Worlds 2019.
The biggest international League of Legends tournament has always been hosted in a different global region each year. Last year it took place in four cities in South Korea, namely Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, and the Finals in Incheon.
This is only the second time the tournament will be held in Europe. The first time Europe hosted Worlds was in 2015 where we witnessed the first all-South Korean Finals between SK Telecom T1 and KOO Tigers. SK Telecom T1, of course, took home the Summoner’s Cup that year and became the first two-time World Champions.
The 2019 Worlds journey will begin in Berlin, Germany where it will host 12 Play-In teams and will take place from October 2-5 and October 7-8 in the League of Legends European Championship studio.
From the 12, only four will qualify to the Group Stage which will continue in Berlin, Germany at the Verti Music Hall from October 12-15 and October 17-20.
After the Group Stage, the top eight teams will continue to the Quarterfinals which will take place at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain from October 26 and 27. The Semifinals will stay in Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain and will take place on November 2 and 3.
Finally, the two teams that will survive the Group Stage, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals will then battle it out to raise Summoner’s Cup at the Accorhotels Arena in Paris, France on November 10.
Along with the dates and venues being announced for Worlds 2019, Riot Games has also unveiled that Worlds 2020 will be hosted in China while North America will be home for Worlds 2021.
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