2018 World Championship
PC

2018 World Championship

By Riot Games
Seoul
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Timezone
Asia/Seoul (UTC+09:00)
Prize
$2,225,000 USD are spread among the teams

1st: $835,000
2nd: $300,000
3rd-4th: $156,000
5th-8th: $89,000
9th-12th: $50,000
13th-16th: $27,900
17th-20th: $16,700
21st-24th: $11,000
Rules
Play-In Groups
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Twelve teams are divided into four groups where they play a Double Round Robin format.
All matches are played in a Bo1.
Top two teams in each group advance to Play-In: Round 2.
Bottom team in each group is eliminated.

Play-In Knockouts
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Eight teams from Play-In Groups are randomly paired for a Bo5.
The winner of each match advances to the Stage.

Group Stage
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Four teams from Play-In Knockouts join twelve teams with direct entry from Korea, China, Europe, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, North America and Vietnam.
All sixteen teams are divided into four groups where they play a Double Round Robin format.
All matches are played in a Bo1.
The top two teams in each group advance to the Knockout Stage.

Knockout Stage
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Eight teams play in a single elimination bracket over five days.
All matches are Bo5.