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How to Watch Worlds 2021 LoL – teams, format, schedule, streams, predictions


28 Sep 2021

Gabriel Sciberras

There’s no beating around the bush here. Indeed, we’re heading for the largest competitive LoL event of the year and possibly the largest esports event of the entire year too! In this episode of How to Watch, we’ll be covering everything to do with Worlds 2021 LoL – read on to learn more!

Event Background

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Credits: Riot Games

Accordingly, in this article we’ll be mentioning both the Play-In and Main Event stages of the event.

We’re heading to Iceland starting from October 5th all the way to 6th November. Offering multiple stages of offline competition, the event is one of the top in the world and inviting teams from almost every single regional league in the world.

To kick things off, let’s take a look at our teams participating:


  • LNG Esports
  • Hanwha Life
  • Cloud9
  • Beyond Gaming
  • RED Canids
  • Unicorns of Love
  • DetonatioN FM
  • Infinity Esports
  • Galatasary Esports
Credits: LoL Esports Twitter

Main Event:

  • EDward Gaming
  • MAD Lions
  • PSG Talon
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Gen.G
  • Fnatic
  • 100 Thieves
  • RNG
  • T1
  • Rogue
  • Team Liquid

What are they fighting for? Apart from the undisclosed prize pool, all teams are fighting for the pride to be crowned Champions of the Summoners’ Rift and bring home the victory to their region. Over the past two years, LCK have dominated – let’s see what’s next!


In terms of format, we have the two stages to discuss.

Kicking things off with the Worlds 2021 Play-In, 10 teams are headed to sort out the final four seeds for the Main Event. Here, first we’ll dive into a group stage for the 10 teams with two groups.

Following a single round robin with BO1 matches, the top team from each group will earn their seed to the Main Event.

  • Group A – Hanwha Life Esports, Infinity Esports, LNG Esports, PEACE, RED Canids
  • Group B – Beyond Gaming, Cloud9, DetonatioN FocusMe, Galatasary Esports, Unicorns of Love
Credits: LoL Esports Twitter

For the remaining 8 teams, they’ll fight off in a Knockout stage with BO5 matches where the top 2 teams will earn the final two seeds.

Moving on to the Main Event, we have a similar story. Here, we once again start with 16 teams in the Group Stage based on seeding. Matches will be BO1 within a double round robin – the top two from each group progress to the Knockout stage:

  • A – DWG KIA, FunPlus Phoenix, Rogue, TBD
  • B – 100 Thieves, EDward Gaming, T1, TBD
  • C – Fnatic, PSG Talon, Royal Never Give Up, TBD
  • D – Gen.G, MAD Lions, Team Liquid, TBD

At this point, we’ll have the final 8 teams. These will go at it in a Single Elimination Bracket Knockout Stage with BO5 matches to end the season.

Schedule for Worlds 2021 LoL

Credits: LoL Esports Twitter

With such an immense event, we highly recommend visiting the event page for the full and official schedule in your regional time.

Watch Worlds 2021 LoL on esportsguide

You can also watch the Worlds 2021 LoL live stream via our very own website. Providing an extensive list of the biggest esports together with streams for each esports match live today or upcoming matches.


Heading into this international event, many would like to favour the likes of LCK champions in the form of DWG KIA.

Credits: LoL Esports Twitter

However, at the last international event we witnessed, the likes of RNG surprised everyone with a strong win for the LPL region at the MSI 2021 event earlier this year.

Bearing this in mind, we expect this event to be a war between the LPL and LCK regions with everyone else trailing behind.

For more esports news, visit: https://www.esportsguide.com/news

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