• About the League of Legends World Championships
  • Where To Bet On The League of Legends Worlds
  • League of Legends World Championship Live Stream
  • League of Legends World Championship Format
  • Play-In Stage
  • Swiss Stage
  • Knockout Stage
  • LoL World Championship Prize Money
  • LoL World Championship Winners
  • LoL Worlds FAQs

2024 League of Legends World Championship Betting Tips & LoL Worlds Live Streams

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About the League of Legends World Championships

League of Legends World Championship is a LoL season-culminating event held annually in October-November. 

As the final event of a season, the LoL World Championship is also one of the biggest, most prestigious and most-watched esports tournaments in the world, which was first introduced in 2011.

Since its inception, LoL World Championship (or LoL Worlds) went from an event hosted during Dreamhack Summer 2011 to a stand-alone tournament which has, to date, visited some of the world's biggest stadiums such as Chase Center, Accor Arena, Incheon Munhak Stadium, and more.

Welcoming the world's best LoL teams from all regions, LoL Worlds is the biggest event of the season and the pinnacle of the LoL esports scene.

Where To Bet On The League of Legends Worlds

As one of the year's most prestigious LoL esports events, the LoL World Championship is extremely well covered by all betting sites, including esports bookmakers and traditional sportsbooks. 

And since LoL is already covered well by most bookmakers, it shouldn't be surprising to learn that nearly all betting sites which offer esports betting markets will also cover LoL Worlds.

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League of Legends World Championship Live Stream

LoL matches can be viewed on Twitch Channel, YouTube, or on the official Lolesports site. These channels broadcast the matches in English. Other international streams are available on Twitch and Chinese streaming platforms such as Huya and AfreecaTV.

You can also watch all matches live via major betting sites.

Some of the best ways to watch the LoL Worlds live streams are:

  • Betting Sites bet365, Stake and Pinnacle
  • LoL YouTube Channel
  • LoL Twitch Channel
  • Lolesports 

League of Legends World Championship Format

League of Legends World Championship format has changed over the years, most recently in 2023, when it introduced a handful of adjustments.

In 2023, we got a new stage – a LoL Worlds Qualifying Series – which is a one-game stage featuring fourth seeds from the LoL Championship Series (LCS) and LoL EMEA Championship (LEC) who play one best-of-five (Bo5) series to determine which of the two teams advances to the LoL Worlds Play-In stage.

Besides the Qualifying Series, LoL Worlds is divided into three stages – the Play-In Stage, the Swiss Stage, and the Knockout Stage. In previous years, there was a group stage, which was replaced by a Swiss Stage in 2023.

Play-In Stage


  • Eight teams
  • Two double-elimination brackets
  • All matches are best-of-three
  • The upper bracket winner of one group plays the lower bracket winner of the other group in Bo5 series
  • The winners of the Bo5 series advance to the Swiss Stage

Swiss Stage


  • 16 teams
  • Swiss Style format with five rounds
  • Matchups are drawn after each round
  • Teams which win three series advance
  • Teams which lose three series get eliminated
  • All matches are Bo1, except for Qualification and Elimination matches (Bo3)

Knockout Stage


  • Eight teams
  • Single-elimination bracket
  • All matches, including the finals, are best-of-five (Bo5)

LoL World Championship Prize Money

Riot Games doesn't share the prize pool for the LoL World Championship until the tournament is finished; however, since 2019, the prize pool has remained at $ 2,225,000.

The best-paid LoL Worlds happened in 2018 when it had a $6,450,000 prize pool, a substantial jump from the inaugural season when the tournament offered just $99,500.

  • LoL Worlds 2011 - $99.500
  • LoL Worlds 2012 - $2,000,000
  • LoL Worlds 2013 - $2,050,000
  • LoL Worlds 2014 - $2,130,000
  • LoL Worlds 2015 - $2,130,000
  • LoL Worlds 2016 - $5,070,000
  • LoL Worlds 2017 - $4,946,970
  • LoL Worlds 2018 - $ 6,450,000
  • LoL Worlds 2019 - $2,225,000
  • LoL Worlds 2020 - $2,225,000
  • LoL Worlds 2021 - $2,225,000
  • LoL Worlds 2022 - $2,225,000
  • LoL Worlds 2023 – TBA

The players of the winning team of the LoL World Championship also get to help create their own in-game cosmetic skins for LoL champions, which get added to the in-game shop to commemorate the players' success. 

The players receive a share of total sales on the said skins, so while the LoL Worlds champions receive roughly $835,000 in tournament winnings, they also continue to receive royalties from purchases of their custom skins. 

LoL World Championship Winners

To date, there were nine different LoL Worlds champions and just two esports organisations that won the tournament twice, including T1 and Gen.G. Of the nine champions, seven hail from South Korea, three from China, and one from Europe and the PCS (TW/HK/MO/SEA) regions apiece.

  • LoL Worlds 2011 – Fnatic
  • LoL Worlds 2012 – Taipei Assassins
  • LoL Worlds 2013 – SK Telecom T1
  • LoL Worlds 2014 – Samsung White
  • LoL Worlds 2015 – SK Telecom T1
  • LoL Worlds 2016 – SK Telecom T1
  • LoL Worlds 2017 – Samsung Galaxy
  • LoL Worlds 2018 – Invictus Gaming
  • LoL Worlds 2019 – FunPlus Phoenix
  • LoL Worlds 2020 – Damwon Gaming
  • LoL Worlds 2021 – EDward Gaming
  • LoL Worlds 2022 – DRX
  • LoL Worlds 2023 – T1

LoL Worlds FAQs

What is League of Legends World Championship?

The World Championships is the pinnacle of the LoL season with the event held annually in October-November.

The LoL World Championship is also one of the biggest, most prestigious and most-watched esports tournaments in the world, which was first introduced in 2011.

How can I watch League of Legends Worlds Live Streaming?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where you can watch League of Legends live streaming.