The League of Legends (LoL) World Championship is the crowning event of all League of Legends esports. Here's all you need to know about the odds on offer for the LoL World Championship, along with betting tips and strategies, popular betting variants, and the event's format and history. Sit back and enjoy!

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The League of Legends World Championship consists of 24 competing teams:

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    The winners of the Summer Splits of each associated Regional League of Legends Tournament (LPL, LEC, LCK, LCS, PCS, VCS, LLA, TCL, LCL, LJL, and the OPL (Split 2))

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    2 teams based on acquired Championship points (LCK and LPL)

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    The winners of the LPL and LCK Regional Finals (2 teams in total)

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    The LEC Runner-up, 3rd-placed team, and 4th-placed team

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    The LCS Summer Runner-up, and 3rd -placed team

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    An LPL Summer Qualified team

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    The PCS Summer Runner-Up

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    The VCS Summer Runner-Up

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    The CBLOL Winter Champion

The LPL, LEC, LCK, LCS, PCS, and VCS Summer Winners are seeded into the Group Stage, as are the LPL and LCK teams that qualify via Championship Points, the winner of the LPL Regional Finals, the LEC Summer Runner-up, the 3rd-placed team, and the LCS Summer Runner-up.

The 12 remaining teams are seeded into the Play-in Round 1, where they are divided into 4 Groups. This Round is played on a double round-robin, best-of-one Map basis, with the top 2 teams from each group advancing into the Play-in Round 2.

The 8 advancing teams from the Play-in Round 1 contest one match each (Group Winner vs a Random Runner-up from another Group) on a best-of-five Map basis. The 4 winning teams advance to the Group Stage.

The 12 teams with direct entries to the Group Stage are joined by 4 teams from the Play-in Round 2. The 16 teams are divided into groups of 4, contested on a double round-robin, best-of-one Map basis. The top 2 teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage.

Each Knockout Stage match is played on a best-of-five Map basis.

See below for 2021 League of Legends World Championship betting odds, tips, and predictions, as well as popular betting variants.

League of Legends World Championship Odds – bet365

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League of Legends World Championship Betting Tips & Predictions

There are some factors you should always take into consideration when betting on the League of Legends World Championship:

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    Avoid punting on just one single bookmaker. Expanding your betting portfolio to include esports betting UK allows you to gauge the odds on offer and bet accordingly. A certain betting site may be offering a better quality of LoL World Championship odds than another, and you're more likely to reap greater profits if you broaden your betting horizons as this will enable you to determine the LoL World Championship teams a betting site favours.

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    Teams with a lower quality of associated odds are more likely to win their matches in the eyes of betting sites.

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    Go through LoL World Championship rankings, team form guides, fixture history, and previous tournament results. Such statistical insights will enable you to determine how a team has fared in previous tournaments, its form in recent times, and how it may fare in upcoming editions of the tournament. That being said, you shouldn't rely on rankings alone, as some teams may surprise you despite being ranked lower than other competing teams.

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    Watch your favourite teams playing a few matches, as this will help you understand the strategies a team may employ in due course of a match, the gameplays they use, and whether a team assigns specific roles to its players, all of which might inform your prediction of how one team may fare against another. You can do this through live streaming, which will enable you to determine the flow of a match. Twitch and YouTube are among the best streaming platforms for LoL World Championship betting, as are bet365 and Luckbox.

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    Go one step further and actually play League of Legends to better understand the intricacies of the game, including the strategies and ploys a player/team may employ during a competitive match.

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    Always practise a safe brand of LoL World Championship betting, and devise an intelligent betting plan so you don't end up wasting your money. Be sure to check out our esports betting guide for beginners!

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Outright Winner

Predict the winner of the League of Legends World Championship.

Match Winner

Predict the winner of a League of Legends World Championship match.

Maps Handicap

Predict which weaker LoL World Championship-based team will be handed a Map-based advantage, and which stronger LoL World Championship-based team will be handed a Map-based disadvantage. 

For example, let’s take an imaginary match to be contested between SK Telecom T1 and Cloud9 in the League of Legends World Championship. SK Telecom T1 has been handed a Handicap of -1.5, while Cloud9 has been handed a Handicap of +1.5 (13.20). This means that SK Telecom T1 must win the match by a margin of 2 or more Maps for you to win a bet placed on the team, while Cloud9 must either win the match in question or lose by just 1 Map for you to win a bet placed on Cloud9.

Maps Total

Predict the total number of Maps that will be contested by both teams throughout an LoL World Championship match over/under a number, as specified by the betting site.

Map Team to Destroy the 1st Tower

Predict the LoL World Championship team to first destroy an opposing team’s Turret (Tower) in due course of an LoL Map.

Map Team to Slay the 1st Dragon

Predict which LoL World Championship will first slay a Dragon in due course of an LoL Map.

Map First to 10 Kills

Predict which LoL World Championship team will first kill 10 opposing Champions in due course of an LoL Map.

Map First Blood

Predict which LoL World Championship team will first kill an opposing Champion in due course of an LoL Map.

The dates for the 2021 League of Legends World Championship haven't been announced yet, but we'll be updating this page once they're released. Watch this page!

The tournament will take place at the Shanghai Stadium in Shanghai, China.

The first edition of the League of Legends World Championship, contested in 2011, came with 8 competing teams, with Fnatic emerging victorious. The 2012 edition came with 12 participating teams, while 2013 saw the involvement of 14 teams. The number of teams were expanded from 14 to 16 between 2014 and 2016, after which 24 teams were brought into the mix from 2017 onwards.

The League of Legends World Championship is organised by Riot Games, and is one of the most popular esports-based tournaments in the world. Apart from prize money, the winner of the LoL World Championship is handed the 70-pound Summoner’s Cup. The 2020 edition of the LoL World Championship came with a prize pool of $2,225,000.

League of Legends World Championship – Past Winners

YearLocationWinnerRunner-up
2020ChinaDamwon GamingSuning
2019ParisFunPlus PhoenixG2 Esports
2018IncheonInvictus GamingFnatic
2017BeijingSamsung GalaxySK Telecom T1
2016Los AngelesSK Telecom T1Samsung Galaxy
2015BerlinSK Telecom T1KOO Tigers
2014SeoulSamsung WhiteStar Horn Royal Club
2013Los AngelesSK Telecom T1Royal Club
2012Los AngelesTaipei AssassinsAzubu Frost
2011JonkopingFnaticagainst All authority

League of Legends World Championship – Regions with Most Titles

RegionTitles
League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK)5
League of Legends Pro League (LPL)2
League of Legends European Championship (LEC)1
League of Legends Master Series (LMS)1

League of Legends World Championship – Key Stats

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    The 2020 League of Legends World Championship came with a peak concurrent viewership of 3,882,252, and an average concurrent viewership of 1,113,702. In all, 139,862,355 hours of content were consumed in due course of the tournament.

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    The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) has produced the most successful teams in LoL World Championship history, with 5 of 9 Titles having been won by South Korean teams.

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    T1 is the most successful team in LoL World Championship history, having won 3 titles.

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At a different location each year.

You can live stream LoL World Championship matches on streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube, and popular betting sites like bet365 and Luckbox, among others.

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League of Legends Champions Korea (5 titles).

The League of Legends World Championship is the most anticipated event of all League of Legends esports. The tournament consists of 24 competing teams, vying for bragging rights as the best League of Legends-based team in the world.

Before punting on a League of Legends World Championship-based betting market, you should always do your research. Be sure to live stream LoL World Championship matches, which will enable you to ride the momentum of a match and punt accordingly. Check out our compilation of esports tips for more information!

Finally, always practise a safe brand of League of Legends World Championships betting at all times. Refrain from wasting your hard-earned money by devising a thorough betting strategy.

WRITTEN BY James Cormack View all posts by James Cormack

Big sports fan specialising in football. Experienced the lows of Vlad Chiriches and Tim Sherwood as a Spurs fan along with the more recent ‘success’ under Pochettino. My following of the New England Patriots since 2012 somewhat makes up for the lack of silverware produced by Spurs in my lifetime.

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