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League of Legends Worlds qualifying 2017: How it works and who’s in

Here’s every team that will be making it’s way to China for the 2017 World Championship!

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League of Legends’ biggest event of the year, the World Championship, is right around the corner, and with it, a whole host of teams vying for a spot at the illustrious year end tournament.

For almost every region, the representative(s) is chosen in one or all of these different ways. The first seed is the winner of the final split before worlds, the second seed is the non-winning team with the most Championship Points — which are earned based on where a team finished each split during the year — and the third seed is the team that wins their Regional Finals tournament which is hosted just before Worlds.

Unlike in previous years, the qualification process for the Group Stage of the tournament is a little more complex for most of the world’s largest regions. In years past, regions like China, North America, Europe and LMS were granted three spots each for the World Championship’s main event. This year, however, the third seed from each of those regions, will have to play in the Play-in Stage of the World Championship. The Play-in Stage will be a fierce competition by some of the world’s smaller regions aiming for a spot in the tournament’s main event.

The 2017 World Championship will be hosted in China, for the first time in the tournament’s seven year history. The tournament’s Play-in and Group Stages will be hosted in Wuhan at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, while the quaterfinals will be held in Guangzhou at the Guangzhou Gymnasium. The Semifinals will be played in Shanghai at the Oriental Sports Center and finals will be held in Beijing at the Beijing National Stadium.

This post will continue to be updated as more teams qualify.

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KOREA (LCK)

How many qualify: Three

How: Summer champion (No. 1), Championship Points (No. 2), Regional Finals (No. 3)

Who’s in: 1. Longzhu Gaming, 2. SK Telecom T1, 3. Samsung Galaxy

Championship points standings: 1. SK Telecom T1: 180, 2. KT Rolster: 140, 3. Longzhu Gaming: 90, 4. Samsung Galaxy: 90, 5. Afreeca Freecs: 30, 6. MVP: 30

EUROPE (EU LCS)

How many qualify: Two for the Group Stage, one for the Play-in Stage

How: Summer champion (No. 1), Championship Points (No. 2), Regional Finals (No. 3 and will compete in the Play-in Stage)

Who’s in: 1. G2 Esports, 2. Misfits, 3. Fnatic

Championship points standings: 1. G2 Esports: 130, 2. Fnatic: 90, 3. Unicorns of Love: 90, 4. Misfits: 70, 5. H2K Gaming: 50, 6. Splyce: 30

China (LPL)

How many qualify: Two for the Group Stage, one for the Play-in Stage

How: Summer champion (No. 1), Championship Points (No. 2), Regional Finals (No. 3 and will compete in the Play-in Stage)

Who’s in: 1. EDward Gaming, 2. Royal Never Give Up, 3. Team WE

Championship points standings: 1. Royal Never Give Up: 110, 2. Team WE: 100, 3. Edward Gaming: 90, 4. OMG: 40, 5. Newbee: 10

NORTH AMERICA (NA LCS)

How many qualify: Two for the Group Stage, one for the Play-in Stage

How: Summer champion (No. 1), Championship Points (No. 2), Regional Finals (No. 3 and will compete in the Play-in Stage)

Who’s in: 1. Team SoloMid, 2. Immortals, 3. Cloud9

Championship points standings: 1. Team SoloMid: 130, 2. Immortals: 90 3. Cloud9: 90, 4. Team Dignitas: 50, 5. Counter Logic Gaming: 50, 6. FlyQuest: 30

TAIWAN/HONG KONG/MACAU (LMS)

How many qualify: Two for the Group Stage, one for the Play-in Stage

How: Summer champion (No. 1), Championship Points (No. 2), Regional Finals (No. 3 and will compete in the Play-in Stage)

Who’s in: 1. Flash Wolves, 2. ahq e-Sports Club, 3. Hong Kong Attitude

Championship points standings: 1. Flash Wolves: 180, 2. ahq e-Sports Club: 160, 3. J Team: 90, 4. Raise Gaming: 70, 5. Machi E-Sports: 50, 6. Hong Kong Attitude: 30

Southeast Asia (GPL)

How many qualify: One for the Group Stage, one for the Play-in Stage

How: 1. GPL Summer Champion, 2. GPL Summer Runner Up

Who’s in: 1. GIGABYTE Marines, 2. Young Generation

Brazil (CBLOL)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: CBLOL Winter Champion

Who’s in: Team oNe eSports

CIS (LCL)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: LCL Summer Champion

Who’s in: Gambit Esports

Japan (LJL)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: LJL Summer Champion

Who’s in: Rampage

Latin America North (LLN)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: LLN Closing Champion

Who’s in: Lyon Gaming

Latin America South (CLS)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: CLS Champion

Who’s in: Kaos Latin Gamers

Oceania (OPL)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: OPL Split 2 Champion

Who’s in: Dire Wolves

Turkey (TCL)

How many qualify: One for Play-in Stage

How: TCL Summer Champion

Who’s in: 1907 Fenerbahçe