League of Legends Worlds 2021


League of Legends Worlds 2021 Playoffs - Schedule, Details, and Where to Watch

Abhimannu Das
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League of Legends Worlds 2021 playoffs are set to commence from 22nd October 2021.
The top two teams will compete on 6th November at the grand final for the Summoner's Cup.
This year's League of Legends World Championship features a prize pool of $2,225,000 USD.

League of Legends Worlds 2021 is set to continue today with the final eight teams competing against each other for the Summoner’s Cup. The playoffs will take place from 22nd October 2021 to 31st October 2021 for the quarter-finals and semi-finals. The grand finals will take place on 6th November 2021. All matches will take place in a best-of-five format in a single elimination bracket. Here is everything you need to know about the Worlds 2021 playoffs and how you can catch up on all of the action.

Worlds 2021 Playoffs: Format and Overview

Eight teams will play in a single elimination bracket where the first placed team of each group faces the second placed team from another group. There will also be ‘Side Selection Privilege’ at the playoffs. Teams with Side Selection Privilege can choose the side in game one, after that, the team that loses can choose the side in the next game. In the quarterfinals, the group winners will have the Side Choice Privilege. In the following matches, the Side Choice Privilege will be determined by a coin flip. All matches including the grand finals will be a best-of-five series.

The participating teams include:

  • Royal Never Give Up

  • EDWard Gaming

  • Gen.G Esports

  • Cloud9

  • T1

  • Hanwha Life Esports

  • DAMWON Gaming

  • MAD Lions

Worlds 2021 features a prize pool of $2,225,000 USD and the winners will be taking home $489,000 USD. Players in the winning team will also be awarded 18-karat white gold rings with sapphires and encased diamonds designed by Riot and Mercedez-Benz.

Worlds 2021 Playoffs: Schedule


22nd October 2021 - Quarterfinal 1 (12PM GMT)

  • Hanwha Life Esports vs T1

23rd October 2021 - Quarterfinal 2 (12PM GMT)

  • Royal Never Give Up vs Edward Gaming

24th October 2021 - Quarterfinal 3 (12PM GMT)

  • DAMWON Gaming vs MAD Lions

25th October 2021 - Quarterfinal 4 (12PM GMT)

  • Gen.G Esports vs Cloud9


30th October 2021 – Semi-Final 1 (12PM GMT)

  • Winner of Quarterfinal 2 vs Winner of Quarterfinal 4

31st October 2021 – Semi-Final 2 (12PM GMT)

  • Winner of Quarterfinal 1 vs Winner of Quarterfinal 2

Grand Final

6th November 2021 – Grand Final (12PM GMT)

  • Winner of Semi-final 1 vs Winner of Semi-final 2

League of Legends Worlds 2021: Where to watch

Players can watch the matches live at:

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/riotgames

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolesports/

All matches will be streamed from 12PM GMT.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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