Here All The Teams Playing in the 2018 World Championship

The 2018 World Championship will bring together the top League of Legends teams from all over the world to fight it out for a shot at immortality, a year’s worth of bragging rights, and the chance to lift the vaunted Summoner’s Cup.

All the drama and action comes down to this. On October 1, teams from various leagues all over the world will congregate in South Korea for League of Legends’ biggest annual event.

Similar to previous years, the two best teams from the NA LCS, EU LCS, LPL, and LMS will advance to the group stages of the 2018 World Championship. Once again, joining them are three squads from the LCK. Meanwhile, the third seeds from the NA, EU, LPL, and LMS regions will get another shot to redeem their season against the International Wildcard teams during the Play-In stage for the last four slots.

Unlike last year, the winners of the VCS (Vietnam) will play in the group stage as opposed to joining the other wildcard teams in the Play-In Stage. This is the result of EVOS Esports’ successful run at the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational, where they performed admirably and finished in 5th-6th place.

Having said that, keeping track of the teams who will play in the 2018 World Championship can get quite confusing. But, worry not. Because, we’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find a quick guide of all the teams who will be attending the 2018 World Championship.

North America — NA LCS

  • 1st Seed — Team Liquid
  • 2nd Seed — 100 Thieves
  • 3rd Seed — Cloud9

Europe — EU LCS

  • 1st Seed — Fnatic
  • 2nd Seed — Team Vitality
  • 3rd Seed — G2 Esports

South Korea — LCK

  • 1st Seed — kT Rolster
  • 2nd Seed — Afreeca Freecs
  • 3rd Seed — Gen.G

China — LPL

  • 1st Seed — Royal Never Give Up
  • 2nd Seed — Invictus Gaming
  • 3rd Seed — EDward Gaming

Taiwan / Hongkong / Macau — LMS

  • 1st Seed — Flash Wolves
  • 2nd Seed — MAD Team
  • 3rd Seed — TBD

Vietnam — VCS

  • TBD on September 22

Brazil — CBLOL

  • KaBum! e-Sports

Russia — LCL

  • Gambit Esports

Japan

  • DetonatioN FocusMe

Latin America North — LLN

  • Infinity eSports

Latin America South — CLS

  • Kaos Latin Gamers

Oceania — OPL

  • Dire Wolves

Southeast Asia — SEA

  • Ascension Gaming

Turkey — TCL

  • SuperMassive Esports

We will update this article as soon as another team qualifies for the 2018 World Championship.

Final Thoughts

As always, South Korea tops the list as the favourite region to win the 2018 World Championship at 1.60 odds. However, unlike in previous years, the field feels a lot more wide open. Although the gap between South Korean teams and the teams from North America (45 odds) and Europe (37.10 odds) arguably remains just as wide, the same can no longer be said for the difference in skill between the teams from South Korea and China (2.40 odds).

Winners of both the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational (Royal Never Give Up) and the 2018 Rift Rivals, China, as a region, looks much stronger than ever. The unfortunate fact that the three-time World champions, SKT Telecom T1, failed to make it to the annual tilt doesn’t help South Korea’s chances any one bit either.

South Korea has long had a stranglehold on the Summoner’s Cup. The last time any team from another region won League of Legends’ most prestigious annual tournament was back in 2012, when Taipei Assassins took home the summoner’s cup. However, with the once-dominant region looking more vulnerable than ever before, we might just see another region reign supreme at the end of the 2018 World Championship.

All odds courtesy of ArcaneBet.

Which of the teams playing in the 2018 World Championship are you excited to see the most? Do you think a South Korean team will continue the region’s streak? Or will another region play the role of streak busters? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

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