League of Legends Worlds 2021 draws announced; FPX and Damwon KIA in same group

The members of winning team will lift the prestigious Summoner's Cup to become the League of Legends 2021 World Champions.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 22 September 2021 9:47 pm

We are just a few days away from the much-awaited League of Legends World Championships and there is already lot of excitement among players and fans. The tournament, which was initially set to take place in China, will now be held in Iceland and will take place from October 5 to November 6. Ahead of the mega event, the draws (primary groups and play-in groups) have finally been revealed on Wednesday.

After the Vietnamese teams pulled out, the event is set to feature 22 teams in the tournament. 12 of those have been placed in four primary groups each which are as follows:

Primary Groups

Group A: Damwon KIA, FunPlus Phoenix, Rogue

Group B: EDward Gaming, 100 Thieves, T1

Group C: PSG Talon, Fnatic, Royal Never Give Up

Group D: MAD Lions, Gen.G, Team Liquid

Rest of the 10 teams have notably been placed in two play-in groups (of 5 teams each). It will act as a qualifying round with two teams from each group making their way into the main round. The 4 qualified teams will be placed in one primary group each to complete the final draw.

Play-in Groups

Group A: Hanwha Life Esports, LNG Esports, Infinity Esports, PEACE, RED Canids

Group B: Beyond Gaming, Cloud 9, Unicorns of Love, Galatasaray Esports, DetonatioN FocuMe

Schedule of the event

October 5-7: Play-in group matches 

- All teams will face each other once in single round robin format

- Top team will qualify for the main event

- The team finishing 5th from each play-in group will be eliminated

October 8-9: Play-in knockouts

- The teams finishing at 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively (from each play-in group) will clash

- Two top teams from this stage will qualify for the main event

October 11-18: Primary Group matches

- 16 teams (in 4 groups each) will kick off the main event

- The matches will be played in double round robin format

- Top two teams from each group will qualify for quarter-finals

- The bottom two teams from each group will be eliminated

October 22-November 6: Knockout Stage

- Teams will play the final knockout stage, with QFs, SFs and Final

- All matches will be in best-of-five format

It must ne noted that the members of winning team will lift the prestigious Summoner's Cup to become the League of Legends 2021 World Champions.

Match 3

Ireland vs Netherlands

Ireland 20/0 (3.2)

Ireland need 87 runs in 16.4 remaining overs

Match 4

Namibia vs Sri Lanka

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Match 3

Ireland vs Netherlands

Ireland 20/0 (3.2)

Ireland need 87 runs in 16.4 remaining overs