The LoL Worlds 2021 is officially beginning on October 5th and lasting until November 6th.
Riot managed to make the Worlds 2020 memorable despite the pandemic. And not only Riot! Last year we got for the first time a Pentakill during the finals in the hands of SN Bin with Fiora! An amazing performance for a player who managed to climb truly high on his first Worlds participation.
The League of Legends World Championship 2021 event will be one to look forward to! This year the event will be physical again; but don’t think that it will be less techy than the 2020’s version, as we may have an intro with the new Pentakill tracks, and new champs added.
Where will LoL Worlds 2021 be held?
Riot have announced that instead of the normal cross-city or country tours for Worlds, the event will be held in Iceland. They have decided on this in order minimise travel for teams, and reduce the risk of transmission, China was also left aside as the main house of the esports event based on the country’s new policies regarding Covid-19 outbreaks.
Unfortunately, there will be no live audience throughout the tournament. Riot have however stated that they would host a live audience for the finals match if given approval by the authorities. Further updates regarding its status and ticket sales will be released at a later date.
Where to watch LoL Worlds 2021?
Worlds will be broadcasted through all the major channels. The official lolesports website is going to be the central hub and the standard Twitch and Youtube broadcasts will be available. Chinese fans can follow the event on Bilibili, DouYu, Huya, and Penguin Esports.
For punters out there, you can also catch the games through most live betting bookmakers. Check our list of top LoL betting sites that feature live betting.
Initially, 24 teams had been invited to participate in the 2021 League of Legends World Championships.
Riot Games has worked tirelessly with various authorities from across the world to make the event happen. The Vietnamese teams, however, would not be unable to compete due to the strict travel restrictions just as it happened in 2020. As a result, the list of participants was brought down to 22.
Additionally, Riot made the format to stick to a double-play-in format. But we will talk more about this below.
There are three different formats for each stage of Worlds 2021.
10 teams will participate in the initial play-in stage instead of the twelve invited due to Vietnam’s withdrawal.
Due to this, a major format change to the play-in stage has been implemented. Teams will be split into two groups and participate in a bo1 single round-robin to speed up the process. The team with the most wins from each group will directly advance to the groups stage. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams from a group would then be matched against each other in the second Play-ins match. The winner of the said match will go through another bo5 against the opposing group’s 2nd place team, the victor advances to the Worlds 2020 Group Stage.
16 teams will participate following the conclusion of the play-in stage. Like previous worlds events, these 16 teams will be split into 4 different groups; A, B, C & D.
All teams will initially play through a double round-robin format. The format ensures fairness, as teams will be matched up against an opponent on two different occasions, playing both the red and blue sides. Here will be waiting the 12 teams from the regionals who entered directly + the 4 teams from the play-ins.
Following the group’s stage, the top two teams from each group will enter the knock-out stage. The knock-out stage begins by matching the first seed of a certain group to the second seed of another group. This increases the competitivity at the later stages in cases the initial group draw had been heavily skewed.
LoL Worlds betting
To get the best LoL Worlds odds, always stick to trusted sites. This part of the season is filled with fake and dishonest sites that might trick you out of your hard-earned dough. Always look for trusted sites such as: Unikrn, Luckbox and Buff.bet to name a few.
If we need to select teams you can bet outright on right now, Top Esports, Damwon Gaming and JD Gaming are the top three teams with the greatest LoL worlds betting odds to take out the event.
If you want to bet on specific matches and on very specific markets, you can read more teams and players participating in LoL Worlds 2021 in our LoL Worlds Power Rankings.
We will keep a selection of games each week in our esports betting tips section.
Dark Horse and Underdog bets
If you’ve seen our power rankings, we have noted Edward Gaming to be the underdogs of Worlds 2021. They made it to this spot as a relatively new team by defeating FunPlus Phoenix in the LPL Summer and are probably our favourite to win the overall tournament. Or, at least they are safely going to beat Group B, as their power rank is far higher than the other teams.
Group A, on the other hand, is harder to determine, as the current champions DamwonGaming, and FunPlus are in that close bracket. This year, LPL is the strongest region, leaving LCK behind which is unusual in League of Legends esports.
Another valuable Lol worlds betting tip we can provide is Hanwha Life Esports and Beyond Gaming in the Play-ins as the first 2 selected.
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We will update this section with all the “easy profit” offers as providers make them available. In the meantime, you can read our LoL Worlds Predictions.
Worlds 2021 Fantasy betting
Whether you lack interest in the complexity of the various odds in esports betting or are simply unable to bet in esports due to where you live, Fantasy betting is a great alternative.
Fantasy betting simplifies betting by simply focusing on the general performance of the team or player.
Fantasy betting providers like Draftkings allow you to design your perfect team. Winning or losing is determined on your ability to pick out a solid esports team. The better the organisation and players do in real esports, the more points you gain. Fantasy betting usually involves competing against other players and their team selections.