How to watch the 2020 League of Legends World Championship

The top 22 teams will battle for the title of world champion.

Photo via Riot Games

The 2020 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.

Format

  • 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 stage

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

Schedule

Worlds 2020 starts on Sept. 25.

Play-In – Day one

Friday, Sep. 25 at 3am CT 

MAD LionsINTZ
PSG TalonRainbow7
Legacy EsportsINTZ
LGD GamingPSG Talon
Team LiquidMAD Lions

Play-In – Day two

Saturday, Sep. 26 at 3am CT 

Rainbow7V3 Esports
INTZPapara SuperMassive
V3 EsportsUnicorns of Love
LGD GamingRainbow7
Unicorns of LovePSG Talon
Papara SuperMassiveMAD Lions
Team LiquidLegacy Esports

Play-In – Day three

Sunday, Sep. 27 at 3am CT 

V3 EsportsLGD Gaming
Rainbow7Unicorns of Love
PSG TalonV3 Esports
Unicorns of LoveLGD Gaming

Play-In – Day four

Monday, Sep. 28 at 3am CT 

Papara SuperMassiveTeam Liquid
MAD LionsLegacy Esports
INTZTeam Liquid
Legacy EsportsPapara SuperMassive

Play-In – Day five

Tuesday, Sep. 29 at 3am CT 

TBDTBD
TBDTBD

Play-In – Day six

Tuesday, Sep. 30 at 3am CT 

TBDTBD
TBDTBD

Main Event – Day one

Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3am CT 

FlyQuestTop Esports
DRXTBD
RogueTBD
DAMWON GamingJD Gaming
Gen.GTBD
TSMFnatic

Main Event – Day two

Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3am CT 

Machi EsportsTBD
G2 EsportsSuning
DAMWON GamingRogue
JD GamingTBD
TSMGen.G
FnaticTBD

Main Event – Day three

Monday, Oct. 5 at 3am CT 

Machi EsportsG2 Esports
TBDSuning
DAMWON GamingTBD
JD GamingRogue
FlyQuestTBD
Top EsportsDRX

Main Event – Day four

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 3am CT 

G2 EsportsTBD
Machi EsportsSuning
DRXFlyQuest
Top EsportsTBD
FnaticGen.G
TSMTBD

Main Event – Day five

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3am CT 

G2 EsportsTBD
Machi EsportsSuning
Machi EsportsG2 Esports
SuningTBD
Machi EsportsTBD
SuningG2 Esports

Main Event – Day six

Friday, Oct. 9 at 3am CT 

Damwon GamingTBD
RogueJD Gaming
Damwon GamingRogue
JD GamingTBD
RogueTBD
JD GamingDamwon Gaming

Main Event – Day seven

Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3am CT 

FnaticTSM
Gen.GTBD
TSMGen.G
FnaticTBD
TSMTBD
Gen.GFnatic

Main Event – Day eight

Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3am CT 

FlyQuestDRX
Top EsportsTBD
DRXTBD
Top EsportsFlyQuest
FlyQuestTBD
DRXTop 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.


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