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How to watch the 2018 League of Legends World Championship Play-In stage

The last four spots in the Group Stage of Worlds are up for grabs

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The 2018 League of Legends World Championship is finally here. The most important international tournament of the year kicks off this week early on Monday morning with the Play-In stage.

This first stage of the tournament is a bit like a prelude to the upcoming action. This stage pits some of the best teams from the world’s smaller regions against some of the lower seeds from the bigger regions, with every team hoping to grab one of the last four spots in the Worlds Group Stage.

During the Play-In, teams are separated into four groups of three and each team a group will have to play their group-mates twice. Following this, the top two teams from each group will be placed into knockout series — which will be a best of five — with the winners all moving on to the Group Stage.

Each and every match from the Worlds 2018 Play-In can be seen on Riot’s Twitch or YouTube channels, as well as on lolesports.com — where you’ll have to watch if you want credit for the in-game watch missions.

Schedule

Groups

Monday, Oct. 1

  • Cloud9 vs KaBuM! e-Sports
  • Gambit Esports vs G-Rex
  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs KaBuM! e-Sports
  • G-Rex vs Kaos Latin Gamers
  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs Cloud9
  • Gambit Esports vs Kaos Latin Gamers

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • Edward Gaming vs Infinity Esports
  • G2 Esports vs BAHÇEŞEHIR Supermassive
  • Dire Wolves vs Infinity Esports
  • Ascension Gaming vs BAHÇEŞEHIR SuperMassive
  • Dire Wolves vs Edward Gaming
  • Ascension Gaming vs G2 Esports

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • G-Rex vs Gambit Esports
  • KaBuM! e-Sports vs DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Kaos Latin Gamers vs Gambit Esports
  • KaBuM! e-Sports vs Cloud9
  • Kaos Latin Gamers vs G-Rex
  • Cloud9 vs DetonatioN FocusMe
  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs KaBuM! e-Sports

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • G2 Esports vs BAHÇEŞEHIR Supermassive
  • Infinity vs Edward Gaming
  • BAHÇEŞEHIR Supermassive vs Ascension Gaming
  • Infinity Esports vs Dire Wolves
  • G2 Esports vs Ascension Gaming
  • Edward Gaming vs Dire Wolves
  • BAHÇEŞEHIR Supermassive vs G2 Esports

Knockout Stage

Friday, Oct. 5

  • Cloud9 vs Gambit Esports, 12 a.m. ET
  • Edward Gaming vs DetonatioN FocusMe, 4 a.m. ET

Saturday, Oct 6

  • G2 Esports vs Infinity Esports, 12 a.m. ET
  • G-Rex vs BAHÇEŞEHIR Supermassive, 4 a.m. ET