Although it’s roughly two months left before the League of Legends World Championship 2018 starts, bookies have already filled their sportsbooks with odds for the event. As this article is written, LCS & LPL Summer Split is being played. Meaning that it’s still unclear exactly which teams that will have a spot booked for LoL Worlds 2018.
A total of 24 teams from different professional leagues will qualify for the event. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that the odds presented in this guide can change at any time. So by default, it’s best to check current odds at the betting providers before placing any bets.
As we previously brought up, anything can happen up until the Summer splits have been finished. But there are a few teams that are expected to qualify, one of them being Kingzone DragonX, by many the favorites right now.
We will continue to add LoL World Championship 2018 betting sites, odds and promotional offers. Just keep an eye out for updates on this page as we’re getting closer to the starting date (2018-10-01).
Best LoL Worlds 2018 betting sites
Right now, there are only a few bookmakers offering odds for LoL Worlds 2018. You can find out more about each bookie by reading our comprehensive reviews, or go straight to betting by pressing ”Play Now”.
League of Legends Worlds 2018 odds
There are already a various number of odds available for League of Legends Worlds 2018. If you want the best possible experience you need to choose your betting site carefully, you wouldn’t want to join a site who lacks a proper coverage of Worlds.
To give you an idea of where to bet, we have selected some of the odds you’ll find on the different sites.
LoL Worlds 2018 winner odds
For this option, you pick the winner of League of Legends World Championship 2018. Due to the large number of participants, it can be a bit tricky to know what team to choose. But if you follow the scene, you should have a pretty good understanding of who the favorites are. See the table below where we feature odds from Esportsbetting.com, GG.Bet and bet365.
Region of winner
If you think betting on the outright winner is a bit too risky, the option Region of winner might be an alternative for you. This type of odds is safer because one region, in particular, is heavily favored. The region we’re referring to, is, of course, South Korea, where we find top teams such as KT Rolster, Kingzone DragonX and SKT T1.
- South Korea 1.72
- China 2.37
- Europe 23.00
- North America 34.00
- Rest of the World 19.00
Format & schedule
The 2018 LoL World Championship consists of five different stages – qualification, play-in stage 1, play-in stage 2, group stage and the knockout stage (playoffs). As you can tell, it’s a long ride for the participating teams where only the very best will make it to the knockout stage.
A total of 24 teams from several professional leagues will book a spot for the event. The qualification breaks down to 14 region winners of the recent split, 6 championship point seeds and 5 regional finals winners.
Play-in stage 1 (October 1st – 4th)
Play-in stage 1 is where the actual event starts and will be played from October 1st to October 4th. Twelve teams are split into four groups where they play a double round robin format in bo1 matches. The top 2 teams in each group will go through to the second play-in stage.
Play-in stage 2 (October 6th – 7th)
In play-in stage 2 eight teams from stage 1 will be randomly paired for best of 5 matches. Winners of each match will advance to the group stage.
Group stage (October 10th – 21st)
Four teams out of Play-in stage 2 will join the twelve teams with direct entry from China, Korea, Europe, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, Vietnam and North America. All sixteen teams are then divided into four groups where a double round robin will be played out. Every match will be bo1 and the two top teams will enter the Knockout stage.
Knockout stage (October 20th – 21st, October 27th – 28th, November 3rd)
The Knockout stage is the same as the playoffs where eight teams will battle it out in a single elimination bracket over a period of five days in bo5 matches.
As the World Championship is the most prestigeful League of Legend tournament, there is an impressive amount of money involved. The exact number is yet to be announced, but we can expect it to surpass 5 million dollars. Previous years have had prize pools of 4-5 million dollars, so it’s very likely that this year will at least match those numbers.
Previous winners of LoL World Championships
The very first World Championship in League of Legends was held back in 2011 where Fnatic brought home the victory. The results since then have been pretty one-sided as SK Telecom T1 were unstoppable for years.
2012 Taipei Assassins
2013 SK Telecom T1
2014 Samsung Galaxy White
2015 SK Telecom T1
2016 SK Telecom T1
2017 Samsung Galaxy