The qualifier campaign for the 2019 League of Legends World Championship is over. Every single region now knows its representatives and the list of 24 teams is completed.
Worlds 2019 starts on Oct. 2 with the Play-in stage. From there, the four best teams will join the 12 Group Stage rosters and the true race for the 2019 world championship trophy will commence. The tournament will go through Berlin, Germany and Madrid, Spain before seeing its final held at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, on Nov. 10.
2019 League of Legends World Championship: Group Stage teams
|FunPlus Phoenix||China||Summer Champions|
|Royal Never Give Up||China||Championship Points|
|Invictus Gaming||China||Regional Qualifier|
|SK Telecom T1||Korea||Summer Champions|
|G2 Esports||Europe||Summer Champions|
|Fnatic||Europe||Regional Qualifier Winners|
|Team Liquid||North America||Summer Champions|
|Cloud9||North America||Championship Points|
|J Team||Taiwan||Summer Champions|
|ahq e-Sports Club||Taiwan||Championship Points|
|GAM Esports||Vietnam||Summer Champions|
2019 League of Legends World Championship: Play-in teams
|DAMWON Gaming||Korea||Regional Qualifier|
|Splyce||Europe||Regional Qualifier 2nd place|
|Clutch Gaming||North America||Regional Qualifier|
|Hong Kong Attitude||Taiwan||Regional Finals|
|Lowkey Esports||Vietnam||Summer 2nd place|
|Flamengo eSports||Brazil||Summer Champions|
|Unicorns of Love||CIS||Summer Champions|
|DetonatioN FM||Japan||Summer Champions|
|Isurus Gaming||Latin America||Summer Champions|
|MEGA||Southeast Asia||Summer Champions|
|Royal Youth||Turkey||Summer Champions|
The stories of the final qualifier days
- In Europe, Splyce made its first return to Worlds since 2016, after beating Schalke 04 in the second round of the LEC Gauntlet. Splyce ended up losing the final to Fnatic, which meant a Play-in start for them and a Group Stage seed for Fnatic.
- By winning the LCL, an old EU brand in Unicorns of Love also clutched Worlds seed. The brand came close to making Worlds on several occasions in Europe, but couldn’t quite close it, so that’s a first for the pink jerseys.
- In Japan, DetonatioN FocusMe won their third LJL split in a row and re-qualified for Worlds. DFM are yet to beat the Play-in stage at an international tournament, but just making it to Worlds two years in a row can be counted as success for the organization.
- Known for their off-meta picks and crowd-pleasing style, GAM Esports (formerly Gigabyte Marines), won the VCS Summer Split and secured a spot in the Group Stage. Team Flash is VCS’ second team.