League of Legends (LoL) World Championship Betting Preview

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We look ahead to the 2024 LoL Worlds which will crown the League of Legends champions, when and where is it taking place and we look back at who has previously won the tournament.

League of Legends (LoL) World Championship Betting Preview
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2024 League of Legends World Championship Preview

The 2024 League of Legends World Championship which in the eSports world is known simply as the 'Worlds' will be the fourteenth edition of the tournament having first been held in 2011.

When is LoL Worlds 2024?

The 2024 edition of the tournament will take place in late 2024, the final will take place on the 4th of November with the tournament taking place in the month prior.

Where are the LoL Worlds 2024 taking place?

Last year's tournament took place in South Korea, and the venue for the 2024 tournament is The O2 Arena in London.

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How do teams qualify for the 2024 Worlds?

The majority of the places are filled by teams who have performed well in their regional leagues whilst two teams will reach the main event via the 'Play-in' competition, eight teams will make up the two groups who will then play a single round-robin with the best of one match, the top two of each groups advance to round two which consists of two knockout matches with the two winners heading to the Worlds.

Where can I watch the 2024 Worlds?

You have two options on where to watch the LoL Worlds, you can either stream them on the official Riot Games Twitch channel or you can stream them on the official LoL Esports Youtube channel.

Where can I bet on the LoL Worlds?

On OLBG, we have a dedicated guide looking at the best eSports betting sites, so head over to find a site that suits your betting needs.

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Who are the Previous LoL World Championship Winners?

It is worth noting that in the thirteen previous tournaments held so far, Asian teams have performed remarkably well. The first tournament held in 2011 was won by Fnatic, a European team. However, in the subsequent twelve tournaments, all the winners were Asian teams, with eight of them hailing from South Korea.

It's worth noting that in the last eight years since 2012, almost all of the finalists in the World Championship of LoL have been Asian teams, with only two exceptions: Fnatic in 2018 and G2 Esports in 2019. Out of the total 24 finalists, 22 have been Asian teams, and 14 of those have come from South Korean teams.

Previous LoL Worlds Champions

YearChampionsScoreRunner-Up
2023T13-0Weibo Gaming
2022DRX3-2T1
2021Edward Gaming3-2Damwon Gaming
2020Damwon Gaming3-1Suning
2019FunPlus Phoenix3-0G2 Esports
2018Invictus Gaming3-0Fnatic
2017Samsung Galaxy3-0SK Telecom T1
2016SK Telecom T13-2Samsung Galaxy
2015SK Telecom T13-1KOO Tigers
2014Samsung White3-1Star Horn Royal Club
2013SK Telecom T13-0Royal Club
2012Taipei Assassins3-1Azubu Frost
2011Fnatic2-1against All authority

What is League of Legends (LoL)?

Released in October of 2009 by developer Riot Games, League of Legends which is also known by the abbreviation LoL is a multiple online battle arena game that has always been free to play with the publishers monetizing it with purchases that can customise your characters.

The game in terms of what it compiles is pretty simple, there are two teams, each team has a total of five players, and each player takes control of a 'Champion' which is a character within the game, each 'Champion' has unique game-play abilities and then each team works together to destroy the opponents 'Nexus' which is a structure within the opponents base, first time to do so wins the game!

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Throughout the matches players can upgrade the 'Champions' to give them better abilities and thus make them stronger in the gameplay, this is done by collecting experience points and then making purchases to improve their character.

The game is one of the biggest on the eSports scene with numerous leagues and tournaments and the popularity in North America is obvious to see by the fact that major broadcaster ESPN covers matches!

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Andy Powell

Andy Powell

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Andy Powell is a seasoned esports enthusiast with a passion for competitive gaming. His expertise stems from years of experience participating in online tournaments, both as a member of clans and as an individual player.

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