Schedule for the 2018 Worlds Play-in Stage

The only part of Worlds that North America is good at is about to begin.

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The 2018 League of Legends World Championship has finally arrived, and the beginning of the tournament, the Play-in Stage, begins on Oct. 1 at 3am CT.

Just like last year, North America’s underdogs, Cloud9, will be competing in this opener to Worlds. They’ll have to compete against the best teams from minor regions around the globe, as well as the third seed teams from major regions. The former kings of Europe, G2 Esports, also landed a spot in this stage, which is a first for them.

Whether you’re rooting for the boys in blue, G2, or one of the other teams in attendance, the play-ins will be an exciting primer to the main event. The best teams will advance to the Group Stage to compete against the likes of kt Rolster, RNG, and other titans.

Here’s the full schedule for the Play-in Stage in Seoul, South Korea.

Play-in Group Stage

Monday, Oct. 1 at 3am CT (5pm local time)

  1. Edward Gaming vs. Infinity Esports
  2. G2 Esports vs. Bahçeşehir SuperMassive
  3. Dire Wolves vs. Infinity Esports
  4. Ascension Gaming vs. Bahçeşehir SuperMassive
  5. Dire Wolves vs. Edward Gaming
  6. Ascension Gaming vs. G2 Esports

Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 3am CT (5pm local time)

  1. Cloud9 vs. KaBuM! e-Sports
  2. Gambit Esports vs. G-Rex
  3. DetonatioN FocusMe vs. KaBuM! e-Sports
  4. G-Rex vs. Kaos Latin Gamers
  5. DetonatioN FocusMe vs. Cloud9
  6. Gambit Esports vs. Kaos Latin Gamers

Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 3am CT (5pm local time)

  1. Bahçeşehir SuperMassive vs. G2 Esports
  2. Infinity Esports vs. Edward Gaming
  3. Bahçeşehir SuperMassive vs. Ascension Gaming
  4. Infinity Esports vs. Dire Wolves
  5. G2 Esports vs. Ascension Gaming
  6. Edward Gaming vs. Dire Wolves

Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3am CT (5pm local time)

  1. G-Rex vs. Gambit Esports
  2. KaBuM! e-Sports vs. DetonatioN FocusMe
  3. Kaos Latin Gamers vs. Gambit Esports
  4. KaBuM! e-Sports vs. Cloud9
  5. Kaos Latin Gamers vs. G-Rex
  6. Cloud9 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe

Play-in Knockout Stage

Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11pm CT (1pm local time)

  1. TBD vs. TBD
  2. TBD vs. TBD

Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11pm CT (1pm local time)

  1. TBD vs. TBD
  2. TBD vs. TBD

Where to watch

You can watch the official broadcast at lolesports to take advantage of in-game Worlds missions and rewards.