After a mess of tiebreakers and a few surprising finishes, the Group Stage of Worlds 2018 has come to an end and that means it’s time for the Knockout Stage to begin. Immediately following the last game of the Group Stages — a fantastic Fnatic and Invictus tiebreaker — the Knockout Stage draws were held and we now know exactly who will be facing off in the quarterfinals.
As a brief reminder of how this works, the first seeds from each group were drawn and put in each quarter of the bracket then the second seeds were drawn into match-ups. Any two teams that were in the same group couldn’t be drawn into the same match or even the same side of the bracket, meaning they wouldn’t meet again until the Finals.
While so far this tournament has all been about best of ones, the remaining matches will all be best of fives. The quarterfinal match ups will begin on Saturday, Oct. 20 at midnight ET.
- Afreeca Freecs vs Cloud9
- Fnatic vs Edward Gaming
- Royal Never Give Up vs G2 Esports
- kt Rolster vs Invictus Gaming