This year’s League of Legends World Championship is slowly approaching. It will bring together the best League teams in the world to duke it out for a shot at the Summoner’s Cup and a large cash prize.
As we get closer to this year’s tournament in South Korea, which kicks off on Oct. 1, teams from the various leagues will be looking to grab a spot at the biggest event of the year by performing well in their respective regions.
Just like in previous years, the top two teams from the NA LCS, EU LCS, LPL, and LMS will join all three squads from the LCK to be placed into the group stage. The third seeds from the NA, EU, LPL, and LMS regions will be forced to fight in the Play-In Stage against the International Wildcard teams for a shot at the final four places in groups.
The Vietnam region (VCS), which was the most successful wildcard region at the Mid-Season Invitational, will enter the group stage while the other wildcard teams join the Play-In Stage.
To help keep track of every team that has clocked in their ticket for the biggest event of the year, we’ve created this handy guide to list out all the teams attending Worlds, as well as how they qualified.
NA LCS (North America)
Team Liquid: Liquid secured NA’s first seed by sweeping Cloud9 in the 2018 NA LCS Summer Split finals on Sept. 9.
100 Thieves: 100 Thieves will be headed to Worlds as NA’s second seed thanks to their championship point total.
Cloud9: C9 earned the region’s third seed by sweeping TSM in the NA LCS regional finals on Sept. 16.
EU LCS (Europe)
Fnatic: Fnatic beat Schalke 04 in the EU LCS Summer finals on Sept. 9 to secure the region’s first seed.
Team Vitality: Vitality gained entry to Worlds as the EU LCS’ second seed through their championship point total.
G2 Esports: G2 secured the region’s third seed after defeating Schalke 04 in the EU LCS regional finals on Sept. 16.
LCK (South Korea)
Kt Rolster: KT beat Griffin in the LCK finals on Sept. 8 to secure the region’s first seed.
Afreeca Freecs: Afreeca gained entry to Worlds as the LCK’s second seed through their championship point total.
Gen.G: Gen.G won the LCK regional finals against KINGZONE DragonX to qualify for Worlds as the region’s third seed.
Flash Wolves: Flash Wolves beat MAD Team in the LMS finals to secure first seed in the region.
MAD Team: Flash Wolves gained entry to Worlds at the LMS’s second seed through their championship point total.
The final spot will be decided during the LMS regional finals.
Royal Never Give Up: RNG secured first seed in the LPL after defeating Invictus Gaming in the 2018 Summer finals.
Invictus Gaming: Invictus Gaming gained entry to Worlds at the LPL’s second seed through their championship point total.
EDward Gaming: EDG won the LPL regional finals against Rogue Gaming to qualify for Worlds as the region’s third seed.
No team from the VCS has locked in their place at Worlds yet.
The winner of the summer playoffs in the VCS will gain automatic entry to the group stage.
KaBum! e-Sports: This team won the CBLoL 2018 Winter Playoffs against Flamengo eSports 3-2 on Sept. 8.
Gambit Esports: This team won the LCL summer playoff finals against Dragon Army 3-1 on Sept. 2.
DetonatioN FocusMe: This team won the 2018 LJN Summer Season Playoffs against Unsold Stuff Gaming 3-1 on Sept. 15.
LLN (Latin America North)
Infinity eSports: This team won the 2018 LLN Closing Season Playoffs against Dash9 Gaming 3-2 on Sept. 8.
CLS (Latin America South)
Kaos Latin Gamers: This team won the 2018 LCS Closing Playoffs against Rebirth eSports 3-1 on Sept. 9.
Dire Wolves: This team won the OPL 2018 Split Two finals against Chiefs Esports Club 3-1 on Sept. 2.
SEA (South East Asia)
Ascension Gaming: This team won the SEA finals against MEGA 3-0 on Aug. 19.
SuperMassive Esports: This team won the 2018 TCL summer finals against Royal Bandits 3-1 on Sept. 16.
This article will be updated as more teams qualify for Worlds.