Which Teams Qualified for LoL Worlds 2021?

Worlds 2020 Cup China
Who will lift the Summoner's Cup? | © Riot Games

We’re only a few months away from the 2021 League of Legends World Championship. 22 teams will compete to bring home the Summoner's Cup. But which teams have qualified thus far?

We take a look at all the regions and the teams competing in the playoffs. A few teams already have enough points thanks to their strong spring split performances, as well as regular-season standings.

Which Teams Have Qualified For Worlds 2021?

These are the 22 teams who will be competing at the 2021 World Championship in Iceland:

LPL (China)

  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Edward Gaming
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • LNG Esports

LCK (Korea)

  • T1
  • Gen.G
  • Hanwha Life Esports

LEC (Europe)

  • Rogue
  • MAD Lions
  • Fnatic

LCS (North America)

  • 100 Thieves
  • Team Liquid
  • Cloud9


  • Beyond Gaming
  • PSG Talon

VCS (Vietnam)

  • N/A
  • N/A


  • Unicorns of Love

LLA (Latin America)

  • Infinity Esports

TCL (Turkey)

  • Galatasaray Esports

CBLOL (Brazil)

  • RED Canids

LJL (Japan)

  • DetonatioN FocusMe

LCO (Oceania)


Will VCS Teams attend the 2021 World Championship?

According to some rumours and speculation, the Vietnamese representatives will not be attending the 2021 World Championship due to Visa issues. This will be the third international tournament which the VCS representatives will miss. The last time we saw a VCS team internationally was at the 2019 World Championship in Europe.

What Format Will the 2021 LoL World Championship Have?

As usual, the format will include a play-in stage before the beginning of the group stage. 12 teams will compete in the play-in stage. The final spots of the LCK, LPL, LEC, PCS, VCS and LCS, as well as the teams competing from the other minor regions.

Once the play-in stage is finished, teams will then move onto the group stages. 16 teams will have to battle it out to make it to the knock-out rounds.

How Riot decides to deal with the loss of the two VCS teams has not yet been disclosed.

Worlds 2021 Shenzhen Stadium
The final will take place right here. | © Riot Games

Where Will the 2021 LoL World Championship Take Place?

The 2021 World Championship will once again be held in Europe. Originally, the event was supposed to take place in China with a city tour and the final taking place in Shenzhen at the Universiade Stadium.

Due to the circumstances, the event had to be moved, since many teams and staff were unable to get Visa's to enter China. Therefore the 2021 World Championship will take place in Iceland instead.

  • Akshan won't be played at Worlds 2021. Neither will we see Vex.

The 2021 Mid-Season Invitational already took place in Iceland and was a huge success, which makes this location a no-brainer for the biggest esports event of the year.

Sadly, fans will not be able to attend the event. It will once again be played in a bubble format like the 2020 World Championship and the aforementioned 2021 Mid-Season Invitational.

When Will the 2021 LoL World Championship Take Place?

The Worlds begin on the 5th of October. One month later, on the 6th of November, the finals will take place. Which teams will make it in the end and where exactly the matches will be played from the quarter finals on remains to be seen. Only one thing is for sure - sorry G2 fans, your team is not in it. Which teams do you see ahead this year? Let us know on Facebook.

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