LoL Worlds 2021: Location, Schedule & More

The plan was simple, 2021 Worlds in China. Since then a lot has changed and Riot had to make a few quick changes to the 2021 World Championship. Instead of China, the event will now be held in Iceland. We have all the details.
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Who else is excited for offline LAN action with fans at the 2021 World Championship? (Credit: lolesports via Flickr)

Iceland already hosted the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational with great success, so to see the event take place there once more is exciting. Will fans be able to come watch live? When is it even taking place?

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Where will the 2021 World Championship be held?

The event and the final of the 2021 World Championship will be held in Iceland. Fans will not be allowed in attendance, making this the third consecutive 'bubble' LAN event.

Originally the event was supposed to take place in China, but it has been confirmed that Worlds 2021 was moved to Europe due to Visa issues for staff and organizations.

Where will the Finals of the 2021 World Championship be held?

The final of the 2021 World Championship will be held at Laugardalshöll Indoor Sporting Arena. The whole event will be taking place at the arena, just like the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational.

Which Patch is the Worlds 2021 Patch?

Riot has now announced that the next patches, Patch 11.17 and Patch 11.18, are primarily pro-focused tuning wise. At the same time, Patch 11.19 was announced as the Worlds 2021 Patch. So the championship of the year will be played on LoL Patch 11.19.

When Will The 2021 World Championship Take Place?

The 2021 League of Legends World Championship will start on October 5, 2021. The finals will be held on November 6, 2021. So the tournament will be over the span of a month, once more like in previous years.

Worlds Schedule:

  • Play-ins: Oct. 5 to 9
  • Groups: Oct. 11 to 13 and Oct. 15 to 18
  • Quarterfinals: Oct. 22 to 25
  • Semifinals: Oct. 30 to 31
  • Finals: Nov. 6

Play-in Schedule

Tuesday, October 5 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • Hanwha Life 0 vs. LNG 1
  • Infinity 0 vs. RED Canids 1
  • LNG 1 vs. PEACE 0
  • Hanwha Life 1 vs. Infinity 0
  • Unicorns of Love 0 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe 1
  • Galatasaray 1 vs. Beyond Gaming 0
  • DetonatioN FocusMe 0 vs. Cloud9 1
  • Unicorns of Love 0 vs. Galatasaray 1

Wednesday, October 6 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • PEACE 0 vs. Hanwha Life 1
  • RED Canids 0 vs. LNG 1
  • Infinty 0 vs. PEACE 1
  • RED Canids 0 vs. Hanwha Life 1
  • Beyond Gaming 0 vs. Cloud9 1
  • Galatasaray 0 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe 1
  • Beyond Gaming 1 vs. Unicorns of Love 0
  • Cloud9 1 vs. Galatasaray 0

Thursday, October 7 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • LNG 1 vs. Infinity 0
  • PEACE 1 vs. RED Canids 0
  • DetonatioN FocusMe 1 vs. Beyond Gaming 0
  • Cloud9 0 vs. Unicorns of Love 1

Tie Breakers:

  • Unicorns of Love 0 vs. Beyond Gaming 1
  • DetonatioN FocusMe 1 vs. Cloud9 0

LNG and DetonatioN FocusMe auto-qualify for the 2021 World Championship Group Phase.

Friday, October 8 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • Galatasaray 2 vs. Beyond Gaming 3
  • PEACE 3 vs. RED Canids 2

Saturday, October 9 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • Hanwha Life 3 vs. Beyond Gaming 0
  • Cloud9 3 vs. PEACE 0

Hanwha Life and Cloud9 have qualified for the 2021 Worlds Group Phase.

Group Stage Schedule

Monday, October 11 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • DWG KIA 1 vs. FunPlus Phoenix 0
  • RNG 1 vs. PSG 0
  • Hanwha Life 1 vs. Fnatic 0
  • LNG 0 vs Gen.G 1
  • T1 1 vs. DetonaioN FocusMe 0
  • EDG 1 vs. 100 Thieves 0
  • Team Liquid 1 vs. MAD Lions 0
  • Rogue 1 vs. Cloud9 0

Tuesday, October 12 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • T1 0 vs. EDG 1
  • Rogue 0 vs. DWG KIA 1
  • Hanwha Life 0 vs. PSG 1
  • Fnatic 0 vs. RNG 1
  • Cloud9 0 vs. FunPlus Phoenix 1
  • DetonatioN FocusMe 0 vs. 100 Thieves 1
  • MAD Lions 1 vs. Gen.G 0
  • LNG 1 vs. Team Liquid 0

Wednesday, October 13 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • Hanwha Life 0 vs. RNG 1
  • LNG 1 vs. MAD Lions 0
  • FunPlus Phoenix 1 vs. Rogue 0
  • PSG 1 vs. Fnatic 0
  • Gen.G 1 vs. Team Liquid 0
  • Cloud9. 0 vs. DAMWON KIA 1
  • DetonatioN FocusMe 0 vs. EDG 1
  • 100 Thieves 0 vs. T1 1

Friday, October 15 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • FunPlus Phoenix 0 vs. DWG KIA 1
  • Rogue 0 vs. Cloud9 1
  • FunPlus Phoenix 0 vs. Cloud9 1
  • DWG KIA 1 vs. Rogue 0
  • Rogue 1 vs. FunPlus Phoenix 0
  • DWG KIA 1 vs. Cloud9 0

Tie Breakers:

  • Rogue 1 vs. FunPlus Phoenix 0
  • Rogue 0 vs. Cloud9 1

DAMWON KIA and Cloud9 move onto the Quarterfinals.

Saturday, October 16 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • EDG 1 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe 0
  • T1 1 vs. 100 Thieves 0
  • EDG 0 vs. T1 1
  • 100 Thieves 1 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe 0
  • T1 1 vs. DetonatioN FocusMe 0
  • 100 Thieves 1 vs. EDG 0

T1 and EDG move onto the Quarterfinals.

Sunday, October 17 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • PSG 0 vs. Hanwha Life 1
  • RNG 0 vs. Fnatic 1
  • PSG 0 vs. RNG 1
  • Fnatic 0 vs. Hanwha Life 1
  • RNG 0 vs. Hanwha Life 1
  • Fnatic 0 vs. PSG 1

Tie Breakers:

  • Hanwha Life 0 vs. RNG 1

RNG and Hanwha Life move onto the Quarterfinals.

Monday, October 18 starting at 13:00 CEST

  • Gen.G 1 vs. MAD Lions 0
  • Team Liquid 1 vs. LNG 0
  • Gen.G 0 vs. LNG 1
  • MAD Lions 1 vs. Team Liquid 0
  • Team Liquid 1 vs. Gen.G 0
  • MAD Lions 1 vs. LNG 0
Tie Breakers:
  • Gen.G 1 vs. Team Liquid 0
  • LNG 0 vs. MAD Lions 1
  • Gen.G 1 vs. MAD Lions 0

Gen.G and MAD Lions move onto the Quarterfinals.

Knock-out Rounds Schedule

Quarterfinals - Friday, October 22 starting at 14:00 CEST

  • T1 3 vs. Hanwha Life 0
    • T1 vs. Hanwha Life
    • Hanwha Life vs. T1
    • Hanwha Life vs. T1

T1 move on to the semifinals.

Quarterfinals - Saturday, October 23 starting at 14:00 CEST

  • RNG 2 vs. EDG 3
    • EDG vs. RNG
    • EDG vs. RNG
    • RNG vs. EDG
    • EDG vs. RNG
    • EDG vs. RNG

EDG move on to the semifinals.

Quarterfinals - Sunday, October 24 starting at 14:00 CEST

  • DWG KIA 3 vs. MAD Lions 0
    • DWG KIA vs. MAD Lions
    • MAD Lions vs. DWG KIA
    • MAD Lions vs. DWG KIA

DWG KIA move on to the semifinals.

Quarterfinals - Monday, October 25 starting at 14:00 CEST

  • Gen.G 3 vs. Cloud9 0
    • Gen.G vs. Cloud9
    • Cloud9 vs. Gen.G
    • Cloud9 vs. Gen.G

Gen.G move on to the semifinals.

Semifinals - Saturday, October 30 starting at 14:00 CEST

  • DWG KIA 3 vs. 2 T1
    • DWG KIA vs. T1
    • T1 vs. DWG KIA
    • DWG KIA vs. T1
    • DWG KIA vs. T1
    • T1 vs. DWG KIA

DWG KIA move onto the Final.

Semifinals - Sunday, October 31 starting at 13:00 CET

  • EDG 3 vs. 2 Gen.G
    • EDG vs. Gen.G
    • Gen.G vs. EDG
    • EDG vs. Gen.G
    • EDG vs. Gen.G
    • Gen.G vs. EDG

EDG move onto the Final.

Finals - Saturday, November 6 starting at 13:00 CET

  • DWG KIA 2 vs. 3 EDG
    • DWG KIA vs. EDG
    • DWG KIA vs. EDG
    • EDG vs. DWG KIA
    • EDG vs. DWG KIA
    • DWG KIA vs. EDG

EDG have won the 2021 World Championship.

Where will the 2022 LoL World Championship take place?

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It's been 5 years since SKT won their last World Championship... crazy. (Credit: Riot Games)

We already know the country where the 2022 Worlds will take place. Actually, the 2021 LoL Worlds were planned as a trip through China, but visas, the pandemic and stricter entry regulations put a spoke in Riot's wheel. That's why the Worlds will take place in Europe again this year.

Vietnam canceled their Summer Season, so we probably won't see a VCS team at Worlds. Vietnam has not been able to participate in the Worlds for 2 years in a row due to the government's harsh Covid-19 rules. The VCS plans to make up for the Summer Season in Q4 2021, but it will probably be held online.

The 2022 World Championship will be held in North America. Which cities are yet to be determined, but we do have some ideas for cool locations that are totally not biased – please include Toronto or Vancouver.

The last World Championship to be played on North American soil, was the 2016 Worlds, where SKT T1 managed to win a nail-biter against Samsung Galaxy for their third World Championship title.

Maybe we get to witness some T1 dominance on NA soil once more. Faker is undefeated when he plays at Worlds in North America.

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