League of Legends Tournament Schedule

Date Tournament /
Prize money
Tournament Prize money Teams Players Teams /
Players
01.10.2022 World Championship 2022
World Championship 2022
$ 2000000
World Championship 2022World Championship 2022 $ 2000000 - - - -
01.02.2022 Claro Stars League 2022 Opening
Claro Stars League 2022 Opening
-
Claro Stars League 2022 OpeningClaro Stars League 2022 Opening - 8 - 8 -
01.02.2022 Liga de Honor Entel 2022 Opening
Liga de Honor Entel 2022 Opening
-
Liga de Honor Entel 2022 OpeningLiga de Honor Entel 2022 Opening - 12 - 12 -
01.11.2021 MČR 2021
MČR 2021
$ 4640
MČR 2021MČR 2021 $ 4640 8 - 8 -
01.09.2021 VCS 2021 Summer
VCS 2021 Summer
-
VCS 2021 SummerVCS 2021 Summer - 8 - 8 -
01.09.2021 World Championship 2021
World Championship 2021
$ 2000000
World Championship 2021World Championship 2021 $ 2000000 16 - 16 -
16.08.2021 European Masters 2021 Summer
European Masters 2021 Summer
$ 178331
European Masters 2021 SummerEuropean Masters 2021 Summer $ 178331 16 - 16 -
14.08.2021 Open Tour Benelux 2021 Summer
Open Tour Benelux 2021 Summer
$ 6895
Open Tour Benelux 2021 SummerOpen Tour Benelux 2021 Summer $ 6895 8 51 8 51
09.08.2021 Unified Grand Prix 2021 Summer
Unified Grand Prix 2021 Summer
$ 20000
Unified Grand Prix 2021 SummerUnified Grand Prix 2021 Summer $ 20000 16 81 16 81
08.08.2021 LCS 2021 Championship
LCS 2021 Championship
$ 200000
LCS 2021 ChampionshipLCS 2021 Championship $ 200000 8 41 8 41
05.08.2021 Regional Norte 2021
Regional Norte 2021
-
Regional Norte 2021Regional Norte 2021 - 4 20 4 20
03.08.2021 Regional Sur 2021
Regional Sur 2021
-
Regional Sur 2021Regional Sur 2021 - 3 15 3 15
02.08.2021 Greek Legends League 2021 Winter
Greek Legends League 2021 Winter
$ 6200
Greek Legends League 2021 WinterGreek Legends League 2021 Winter $ 6200 8 - 8 -
01.08.2021 Telia Masters 2021 Summer
Telia Masters 2021 Summer
-
Telia Masters 2021 SummerTelia Masters 2021 Summer - 12 63 12 63
22.07.2021 Gamegune 2021
Gamegune 2021
-
Gamegune 2021Gamegune 2021 - 8 - 8 -
20.07.2021 EGL 2021 Summer Showdown
EGL 2021 Summer Showdown
$ 10000
EGL 2021 Summer ShowdownEGL 2021 Summer Showdown $ 10000 16 - 16 -
20.07.2021 Nexo Stars 2021
Nexo Stars 2021
-
Nexo Stars 2021Nexo Stars 2021 - 4 - 4 -
14.07.2021 Mid-Season Development Challenge Cup 2021
Mid-Season Development Challenge Cup 2021
$ 30758
Mid-Season Development Challenge Cup 2021Mid-Season Development Challenge Cup 2021 $ 30758 16 87 16 87
01.07.2021 PCS 2021 Summer
PCS 2021 Summer
$ 80000
PCS 2021 SummerPCS 2021 Summer $ 80000 10 59 10 59
25.06.2021 Irrechipstible Cup 2021
Irrechipstible Cup 2021
$ 1192
Irrechipstible Cup 2021Irrechipstible Cup 2021 $ 1192 8 40 8 40
23.06.2021 Hitpoint Challengers 2021 Summer
Hitpoint Challengers 2021 Summer
-
Hitpoint Challengers 2021 SummerHitpoint Challengers 2021 Summer - 8 61 8 61
23.06.2021 LCL 2021 Summer
LCL 2021 Summer
-
LCL 2021 SummerLCL 2021 Summer - 8 50 8 50
19.06.2021 LJL 2021 Summer
LJL 2021 Summer
-
LJL 2021 SummerLJL 2021 Summer - 8 43 8 43
19.06.2021 LLA 2021 Closing
LLA 2021 Closing
-
LLA 2021 ClosingLLA 2021 Closing - 8 65 8 65
19.06.2021 Open Tour France 2021
Open Tour France 2021
$ 16707
Open Tour France 2021Open Tour France 2021 $ 16707 8 - 8 -
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League of Legends World Championship and Other Tournaments

LoL is a full-fledged, professional esports with all the ingredients. The game boasts a large audience of fans who actively watch League of Legends tournaments. The championships gather hundreds of thousands, millions of active viewers, which makes the game the most popular in the broadcast section on Twitch.

Each LoL tournament is usually held among professional teams. To get into serious competition, esports players have been training for many years. On this path tens of thousands of players “fall off”, but in the end the strongest reach serious championships, where they show all their skill and energy. Millions of dollars are at stake, as well as prestigious titles, and the fight for them turns out to be as exciting as possible, emotions overwhelm. All this makes the League of Legends championships as pleasant as possible to watch.

How and Where do LoL Tournaments Take Place?

Competitions can be held in two formats: online and offline.

In the first case, all tournament matches are played on the Internet. Team members are at home, or they gather at the training base and play there. There is no need to go anywhere — this is both a plus and a minus. The advantage is that the online tournament can be held under any conditions. This was especially useful during quarantine. Nothing prevented esports players from continuing to compete in tournaments, while sports championships paused and suffered a lot. The downside is that the entertainment is lost. When the players are at home, and not face to face in the arena, the emotions from what is happening are scarcer.

Offline (or LAN) events in the world of esports have been around since the very beginning. Initially, League of Legends tournaments were held on exhibition stands similar to computer clubs. Then the events moved to large sports arenas. They can accommodate tens of thousands of spectators, and fans are happy to watch the League of Legends matches live. The atmosphere at such games is truly mesmerizing, which adds life to the game. But there is also a completely obvious disadvantage — in a pandemic, holding such competitions is not possible. If tournaments are allowed to be held, then only with significant restrictions.

Competitions can also be mixed. For example, qualifications are held online, and the main part is already played at the stadium.

Most of the League of Legends tournament rules are similar. Teams first qualify for the championship. The first stage is group. The best teams go further, where they play in the knockout stage, and then the final follows, in which the fate of the trophy is decided.

League of Legends World Championship: Prize Money and Schedule

It is the main tournament of the game. The World Championship League of Legends takes place once a year, and the hottest battle takes place on it, because the prestigious title is at stake, as well as a very decent prize.

The history of the LoL World Championship began in 2011. The first tournament was very modest. The teams played only 98.5 thousand dollars. The event itself was not completely independent, but took place as part of the DreamHack festival. The next year, the World Championship has grown significantly. The tournament was held in Los Angeles, and already $2 million has been awarded. The largest prize pool for the championship was in 2018. Then the strongest teams on the planet fought for $6.5 million. Other League of Legends competitions do not come close to boasting such prize money.

The format of the League of Legends championship is as follows: teams qualify through results in regional leagues. The Play-in stage is being played. Out of 10 teams, 4 go further. The group stage passes, following which 8 out of 16 teams make their way further. The playoffs are going on with no room for mistakes. At the end, a final takes place, in which the two remaining teams find out who is the best in the world.

Which League of Legends Tournaments are Worth Watching?

Besides the World Championship, there are other LoL esports tournaments that deserve attention.

Mid-Season Invitational

The competition traditionally takes place in the middle of the playing season, namely in May. MSI is important in the context of the World Tournament as the draw is based on the results. But it is also a completely independent tournament with an impressive $1 million prize pool. All teams strive to get on it.

Summer Leagues

These tournaments are also associated with the World Championship. So, having taken a high place in their regional league, the team can go to the World Cup. Therefore, the teams give 200 percent to the game here.

Spring Leagues

They precede the summer competition, and are also an integral part of the season, which flows smoothly into the World Cup. Teams compete for seasonal points that will then help them make their way to the World Cup. Also, the winners of the Spring Leagues go to MSI.