Here is everything you need to know to watch the 2019 League of Legends World Championship playoffs which takes place on the 25-27th of October and the 2-3rd of November. The Grand Finale will take place on November 10th at 13:00 CET, in the AccorHotels Arena, in Paris, France. The winner will take home a top prize worth 37.5% of the prize pool; to give perspective, last years prize-pool totaled a whopping $6,450,000 USD.
The League of Legends World Championship 2019 has had an explosive start so far. At this point North America is nowhere to be seen, and all three European teams have moved on to the quarterfinals. League of Legends is definitely looking more competitive than ever. China has not only been on form, but it seems that South Korea is back to its old self, dominating the group stages, probably highly motivated to right the wrongs of last year’s surprising slump.
And this weekend there are four nail-biting matches to look forward to. SK Telecom T1 vs. Splyce will probably not be hard to call, but the match-ups between Damwon Gaming and G2 Esports, Griffin and Invictus Gaming, and FunPlus Phoenix and Fnatic, are anyone’s guess. League of Legends fans can probably expect 3 – 2 series all-around.
So here’s how to watch Worlds 2019 playoffs.
Eight teams will play in a single-elimination bracket over five days. All matches in the playoffs will be Bo5.
The quarterfinals between Griffin and Invictus Gaming kicks off on October 26th, at 5:00am CT, and Fnatic face off against FunPlus Phoenix later on that day at 10:00am CT. The following day, SKT Telecom T1 will play Splyce at 6:00am CT, and Damwon Gaming takes on G2 Esports at 11:00am CT. After that the next stage of the competition continues a week later with the semifinals on November 2nd and 3rd. The grand finals will then take place a further week after the semis, on November 10th in Paris, France.
How to watch:
The best place to watch the Worlds 2019 is probably the Riot Games broadcast which you can see above. There are, of course, many alternative streams available in different languages, which feature a range of hosts and personalities.
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