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Last year's League of Legends World Championship took place in China. This year, the event is moving to South Korea. Provided by Riot Games

The 2018 League of Legends World Championship is upon us. Beginning on Oct. 1, 24 of the best teams in the world will gather together in South Korea to duke it out for the coveted Summoner's Cup. What's on the line? Bragging rights, money and the most prestigious title in the game.

You can catch all the action on ESPN+ and Riot's Twitch channel.

For more information, check out our World Championship primer.

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World Championship Schedule

World Championship groups


Quarterfinals: Jankos thinks RNG underestimated them.

Quarterfinals: Perkz at a loss for words for making semifinals.

Quarterfinals: Svenskeren is grateful C9 took a chance on him.

Quarterfinals: Jack from C9 says the dinners are going to be expensive if C9 keeps winning.

Groups, Day 8: Ssumday says 100 Thieves truly tried their best.

Groups, Day 8: Thank Mr. Broxah

Groups, Day 8: 100 Thieves' Prolly says the end of the season hasn't hit him yet.

Groups, Day 7: Team Liquid's owner, Steve, weighs in on the year TL had.

Groups, Day 7: Ray has a message for his NA fans.

Groups, Day 7: Haro chats with Emily Rand after making quarterfinals.

Groups, Day 7: Palette has a message for the Vietnamese fans back home.

Groups, Day 7: Olleh talks about how he's doing after being eliminated from worlds.

Groups, Day 6: Wadid talks about those exploding handwarmers.

Groups, Day 6: Kramer is relieved to make it to quarterfinals.

Groups, Day 6: G2's coach Grabbz can't believe it.

Groups, Day 5: Sneaky from C9 talks mentality and the rookies at worlds.

Groups, Day 5: RNG's support Ming talks about his play.

Groups, Day 5: Uzi talks about qualifying for quarterfinals.

Groups, Day 5: Kikis reflects on the run of Team Vitality.

Groups, Day 4: Bwipo talks about how much fun he's having at worlds.

Groups, Day 4: Doublelift on Team Liquid's problems.

Groups, Day 4: Betty from Flash Wolves weighs in on the performance so far.

Groups, Day 4: Hjarnan talks to Ovilee May about how G2 will approach a three-game day.

FionnOnFire orders food with Mowgli

Afreeca Freecs PC bang tour ft. Mowgli

Groups, Day 3: Smeb wishes luck to his fellow LCK teams.

Groups, Day 3: Score says they feel like the hope of the LCK.

Groups, Day 3: Aphromoo can take the criticism.

Groups, Day 3: Xiahuo ranks the teams in his group.

Groups, Day 2: Kuro sees an uphill battle for Afreeca.

Groups, Day 2: Caps says not to count out NA yet.

Groups, Day 2: Veteran laner Soaz gives us his take on the 100 Thieves game.

Groups, Day 2: Moojin wants to get Maple to the finals.

Groups, Day 2: Duke reflects back on worlds when he was with SKT.

ESPN Esports After Dark, Ep. 5: New city, same crew.

Groups, Day 1: Gen'G's CuVee is looking forward.

Groups, Day 1: RNG's Ming talks about facing his friend CoreJJ.

Groups, Day 1: There's more to work on, says EDG's Meiko.

Groups, Day 1: Jiizuke's got nothing to prove.

Groups, Day 1: Wadid over the moon after beating Afreeca.

Groups, Day 1: Spirit explore the upset loss to G2.

ESPN Esports After Dark, Ep 4: Memory lane

Play-in knockouts: G-Rex's Candy tells us what he knows about Groupd D

Play-in knockouts: Clearlove talks about advancing to groups

ESPN Esports After Dark, Ep 3: Farewell Gambit, Ascension

Play-in knockouts: C9 Sneaky talks about the rookies at worlds.

Play-ins, day 4: Scout wants to be prepared for DFM.

Play-ins, day 4: iBoy talks about DFM and not underestimating opponents.

ESPN Esports After Dark, Ep 2: Play-in knockout stage preview

Play-ins, day 3: Is Koala the best support in the LMS? He doesn't think so.

Play-ins, day 2: Shernfire from the Dire Wolves thinks EU and KR servers are more toxic than OCE.

Play-ins, day 2: EDG's Meiko reflects on the massive EDG fan project in Seoul.

Play-ins, day 2: EDG's Ray talks to Tyler Erzberger about EDG's big day at LoL Worlds.

Play-ins, day 1: DFM's Ceros may, or may not, break out something new for worlds.

Play-ins, day 1: Cloud9's Licorice opened up worlds with a pair of wins for his birthday.

Play-ins, day 1: Cloud9's Jensen on how they should have lost against DFM

Play-ins, day 1: G-Rex's Empt2y talks about communication in game while translating three languages

Team power rankings

Top 5 players at each League of Legends position


Fnatic, Worlds 2018 and the pain of believing

Worlds 2018: The triumph of JackeyLove

Who, or what, is Invictus Gaming?

iG's Ning: "I would rate myself and Broxah as the top two junglers at this worlds."

Which League of Legends World Championship finals was the best?

A marquee match in mid lane: Caps vs. Rookie

The parallels of Cloud9 and Fnatic a year apart at worlds

A reflection on G2's run at LoL Worlds 2018

"I think our chances are better than [iG's]."

iG's Rookie on Fnatic's Caps: "I think some revenge is due. I want the world to know that I'm the number one [mid laner]."

Fnatic's Bwipo embraces sixth-man role at worlds

Wonderboy: the rise of G2's Wunder

The dreams of mid laner Rookie

Royal Never Give Up and the price of being stubborn.

KT Rolster and the consequences of caring

The many faces of Afreeca Freecs' Choi "iloveoov" Yeon-sung

Worlds 2018 quarterfinal predictions

Team Liquid's worlds exit marred by scared play

Afreeca rights the ship, but questions remain

The crown has fallen -- a eulogy for defending champions Gen.G

Cloud9, Team Vitality prove Royal Never Give Up aren't invincible

Worlds by the numbers: A remarkable day for League of Legends

Adapt or die: How Cloud9 shocked the League of Legends World Championship

Phong Vũ Buffalo's Naul: '[We can] get out of groups'

iG's Baolan on the 100 Thieves match: "We didn't think it would be that quick."

iG's Baolan on the 100 Thieves match: "We didn't think it would be that quick."

"Quantity over quality." -- an afternoon with the Afreeca Freecs, the hardest working team in esports

Gen.G's slow start not a cause for worry ... yet

Cloud9's Licorice: '[We] just weren't great as a team.'

Gen.G's Ruler: 'I'll play ... as if it's victory or death'

Flash Wolves battle it out on top

On the train to Busan with Cloud9

Afreeca Freecs' Kuro: "The atmosphere in the team is terrible at the moment"

G-Rex's Stitch: "I think I am better than Cody Sun. I want to meet him in the group stage."

Cuballende's sacrifice for team inspired Tierwulf and those around him

C9 Jensen: 'They had a lot of good moments but also we played pretty bad.'

DetonatioN FocusMe's Evi: 'I knew I won ... that's when I started crying.'

SuperMassive has a lot to prove for team and country

Scout's mother on how she supports her son's League of Legends career

G-Rex clawing through LoL Worlds play-ins

Cloud9's Zeyzal: 'We can reliably beat top teams when we try our best'

SuperMassive's FabFabulous: 'They should be scared of us. We will do anything to win.'

Caster Jun opens LCK Arena to uncertain future


Knockout stage

Invictus Gaming sweeps Fnatic 3-0 to win League of Legends World Championship

Fnatic trounces Cloud9 3-0 to face iG in LoL Worlds finals

Cloud9 sweeps Afreeca in an easy series, Fnatic punches ticket over EDG

iG knocks out KT in a five-game slugfest

Group stage

Fnatic and Invictus separate from pack in Group D

KT Rolster in control of Group C at the League of Legends World Championship

Any team could advance in Group A

Cloud9 stays alive in Group B of LoL Worlds groups

KT Rolster rolls to 2-0 record at LoL Worlds groups

Flash Wolves start 2-0 in LoL Worlds group stage

Team Liquid drops first LoL Worlds group stage game vs. favorite KT Rolster

Play-in stage

G-Rex, G2 move on at the League of Legends World Championship

Cloud9 survives play-ins, advances to LoL Worlds group stage

EDG, G2, SuperMassive and Infinity advance at the League of Legends World Championship

G-Rex, Cloud9, Detonation FocusMe and Gambit advance at Worlds

EDG, SuperMassive walk away unscathed after Day 2 at the LoL World Championship play-ins

Cloud9 tested, but finishes LoL worlds 2-0 on Day 1

Pre-Worlds content

Everything you need to know about the 2018 League of Legends World Championship

What we want to see at play-ins and groups

KLG aims for group stage appearance at worlds

Worlds: Top 5 top laner power rankings

Worlds: Top 5 jungler power rankings

Worlds: Top 5 mid laner power rankings

Worlds: Top 5 AD Carry power rankings

Worlds: Top 5 Support power rankings