Riot Games announced the locations, venues and dates of the League of Legends World Championship Thursday morning, with Berlin, Madrid and Paris making the cut.
Starting Oct. 2 and running until Nov. 10, 24 teams from 13 regional leagues will compete. The play-in stage will be held from Oct. 2-5 and Oct. 7-8 at the LEC Studio in Berlin.
These 12 teams will compete for four spots in the group stage:
CBLOL (Brazil) Team
LCL (Russia) Team
Third-seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
Third-seeded LCS (North America) Team
Third-seeded LEC (Europe) Team
LJL (Japan) Team
LLA (Latin America) Team
Third-seeded LMS (Chinese Taipei) Team
OPL (Australia) Team
LST (Southeast Asia) Team
TCL (Turkey) Team
Second-seeded VCS (Vietnam) Team
Next, the group stage will continue in Berlin at the Verti Music Hall from Oct. 12-15 and Oct. 17-20.
The following 12 teams will automatically qualify for the group stage:
First-seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
Second-seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
First-seeded LCS (North America) Team
Second-seeded LCS (North America) Team
First-seeded LEC (Europe) Team
Second-seeded LEC (Europe) Team
First-seeded LMS (Chinese Taipei) Team
Second-seeded LMS (Chinese Taipei) Team
First-seeded LPL (China) Team
Second-seeded LPL (China) Team
Third-seeded LPL (China) Team
First-seeded VCS (Vietnam) Team
Eight teams from the group stage will qualify for the quarterfinals (Oct. 26-27) for a chance to get to the semifinals (Nov. 2-3). Both the quarterfinals and semifinals will take place at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid.
The finals will take place in Paris at the AccorHotels Arena on Nov. 10.
The World Championship will take place in China in 2020 and North America in 2021.
--Field Level Media