The League of Legends World Championships for Season 6 has begun, which means we’re in for a month of action-packed games. This could finally be the year a non-Korean team wins, but it’s too early to say.
Check out our previews on Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D if you’re not sure who to root for, or if you’re not quite excited for Worlds yet, we’ve got lots of reasons for you to be. We also have a sweet prediction list of what Western teams might succeed to catch you up on who’s the best in the West.
For the first time, the Worlds prize pool will be partially crowdfunded using money made from this season’s Championship merchandise.
Each team will play the other teams in their group twice. The two teams in each group with the highest amount of wins will move on to the best-of-five quarterfinals to duke it out in a knock-out stage. From there, teams will move up until they play in the finals for the Championship title.
Each match will have special casting done on another stream to focus on certain players or match-ups. You can see the full list of the features here.
You can watch the games on Riot Games’ Twitch channel and through LoL Esports’ YouTube.
We’ll update this post as the games progress, so stay tuned.
All times Eastern.
Group Stage (best-of-one)
Thursday, September 29
G2 Esports vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 7:30 p.m.
ROX Tigers vs. Albus NoX Luna, 8:30 p.m.
H2K vs. ahq e-Sports Club, 9:30 p.m.
INTZ e-Sports vs. EDward Gaming, 10:30 p.m.
Samsung Galaxy vs. Splyce, 11:30 p.m.
Team SoloMid vs. Royal Never Give Up, 12:30 a.m.
Friday, September 30
SK Telecom T1 vs. Cloud9, 7 p.m.
Flash Wolves vs. I May, 8 p.m.
Team SoloMid vs. Samsung Galaxy, 9 p.m.
Royal Never Give Up vs. Splyce, 10 p.m.
H2K vs. INTZ e-Sports, 11 p.m.
EDward Gaming vs. ahq e-Sports Club, 12 a.m.
Saturday, October 1
Counter Logic Gaming vs. Albus NoX Luna, 7 p.m.
ROX Tigers vs. G2 Esports, 8 p.m.
Flash Wolves vs. Cloud9, 9 p.m.
I May vs. SK Telecom T1, 10 p.m.
Splyce vs. Team SoloMid, 11 p.m.
Royal Never Give Up vs. Samsung Galaxy, 12 a.m.
Sunday, October 2
ahq e-Sports Club vs. INTZ e-Sports, 7 p.m.
EDward Gaming vs. H2K, 8 p.m.
Albus NoX Luna vs. G2 Esports, 9 p.m.
Counter Logic Gaming vs. ROX Tigers, 10 p.m.
SK Telecom T1 vs. Flash Wolves, 11 p.m.
Cloud9 vs. I May 12 a.m.
Thursday, October 6
G2 Esports vs. ROX Tigers, 7 p.m.
Albus NoX Luna vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 8 p.m.
Counter Logic Gaming vs. G2 Esports, 9 p.m.
Albus NoX Luna vs. ROX Tigers, 10 p.m.
G2 Esports vs. Albus NoX Luna, 11 p.m.
ROX Tigers vs. Counter Logic Gaming, 12 a.m.
Friday, October 7
EDward Gaming vs. INTZ e-Sports, 7 p.m.
ahq e-Sports Club vs. H2K, 8 p.m.
H2K vs. EDward Gaming, 9 p.m.
INTZ e-Sports vs. ahq e-Sports Club, 10 p.m.
INTZ e-Sports vs. H2K, 11 p.m.
ahq e-Sports Club vs. EDward Gaming, 12 a.m.
Saturday, October 8
Samsung Galaxy vs. Team SoloMid, 4 p.m.
Splyce vs. Royal Never Give Up, 5 p.m.
Team SoloMid vs. Splyce, 6 p.m.
Samsung Galaxy vs. Royal Never Give Up, 7 p.m.
Splyce vs. Samsung Galaxy, 8 p.m.
Royal Never Give Up vs. Team SoloMid, 9 p.m.
Sunday, October 9
I May vs. Flash Wolves, 4 p.m.
Cloud9 vs. SK Telecom T1, 5 p.m.
Cloud9 vs. Flash Wolves, 6 p.m.
SK Telecom T1 vs. I May, 7 p.m.
I May vs. Cloud9, 8 p.m.
Flash Wolves vs. SK Telecom T1, 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 13
6 p.m. ET Samsung Galaxy vs. Cloud9
Win: Samsung Galaxy, 3-0
Friday, October 14
6 p.m. ET SK Telecom T1 vs. Royal Never Give Up
Win: SKT, 3-1
Saturday, October 15
6 p.m. ET ROX Tigers vs. EDward Gaming
Win: ROX, 3-1
Sunday, October 16
6 p.m. ET H2K vs. Albus NoX Luna
Win: H2K, 3-0
Friday, October 21
ROX Tigers vs. SK Telecom T1, 6 p.m.
Win: SKT, 3-2
Saturday, October 22
Samsung Galaxy vs. H2K, 6 p.m.
Win: SSG, 3-0
Saturday, October 29
Finals, 7:30 p.m.