LoL Worlds Predictions and Format
The World Championship brings together the best teams from all around the world to compete in a single tournament. Altogether, it invites teams from North America, Korea, Europe, China, Taiwan, Latin America, Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Oceania and South East Asia.
There is serious discrepancy between the various regions, yet Riot insists towards global representation in the League of Legends World Championship. That’s why the event has been split into two different phases: the play in stage, and the group stage. Regions such as China, Europe, Korea, North America, Taiwan and Vietnam have seed / slots directly linking their regional qualifiers to the Worlds group stage. The number of seed / slots available to a region in the group stage may change yearly based on the previous Worlds performance.
This year’s Worlds event will be held in Europe in Iceland, after Riot decided to relocated it here from China. The matches held in the play in stage and group stage will be a best of one. The matches in the knockout stage comprising of the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals will be a best of five series.
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Why Watch Worlds?
League of Legends Worlds Championships is the biggest tournament of the year with extensive coverage at LoL betting sites. This is the highest stakes tournament, and competition is intense, so LoL Worlds 2021 predictions are particularly useful. They can help punters make an educated decision and pick winners in evenly matched games and series. In the decisive stages of the event, such tips are even more useful, as the margins are narrow.
Worlds is also the tournament to watch to catch emerging regions, and gauge the disparity that exists between them. NA and EU regions have improved a lot over the last couple of years and the best teams challenge their Chinese and Koreans counterparts. For such games, League of Legends predictions are invaluable and can help the betting experience more enjoyable and profitable.
The prize pool is likely to be a base of $2,250,000 USD, with additional funds coming from crowd funding through the sale of skins / worlds themed items.
This year, Riot announced the 2021 Worlds Pass’s (missions) contribution to the overall worlds prize pool. A percentage of the amounts collected from players who buy vanity items will directly go to the prize pool. This means that the prize pool will grow a lot and the best League of Legends teams will be lavishly compensated. “Team Supporter Bundles” include a team; icon, emote, chat cheer and chat tag.
Play in stage
- DAMWON KIA (Favourites)
- FunPlus Phoenix
- T1 (Favourites)
- Edward Gaming
- 100 Thieves
- DetonatioN FocusMe
- Royal Never Give Up (Favourites)
- Hanwha Life Esports
- PSG Talon
- Gen.G Esports (Favourites)
- MAD Lions
- LNG Esports
- Team Liquid
League of Legends Worlds 2021 predictions (Groups)
The top two teams from Group A were expected to be DAMWON KIA and FunPlus Phoenix, with Rogue and Cloud9 to be eliminated. However, the NA team exceeded expectations and advanced at the expense of the Chinese, who finished last. LoL Worlds predictions regarding the group winners were not proven wrong, as DAMWON KIA won all 6 games.
Edward Gaming from Group B were the most likely to top the group and advance into a favourable position for the Quarter finals. T1 rose to the challenge and rewarded those who trusted them during this LoL Worlds betting stage. They secured the first place ahead of the Chinese and dropped a single match.
Group C was the most balanced group and all teams had a decent chance to advance. LoL Worlds 2021 predictions credited RNG with the first chance and they were proved to be correct. The Chinese finished first after defeating Hanwha Life Esports in the tiebreakers match.
Gen.G Esports at this stage were the Group D favourites considering the recent decline of LNG Gaming, and the sub-par performance of Team Liquid at Worlds. The pleasant surprise at this stage were the Europeans from MAD Lions who rebounded in the last day of the group stage to finish in 2nd place.
LoL Worlds 2021 Predictions (Playoffs)
The most exciting stage of the tournament has begun and it is time for LoL Worlds predictions for the playoffs. All four South Korean teams have qualified for the playoffs and they are guaranteed to have at least one semi finalist. The two surviving Chinese teams will play against each other, while Cloud9 and MAD Lions are the last hope for North Americans and Europeans.
T1 face Hanwha Life Esports in the first quarterfinal, with Faker’s team starting as the clear favorite. You won’t find odds above 1.35 at any bookmaker, with 1.60 on T1 to cover the -1.5 game spread. We expect the favorites to confirm their status, but a clean sweep is unlikely and HLE should be able to win a map.
Royal Never Give Up and Edward Gaming will play an all-Chinese semi final. RNG won the last four head to head games, yet they are the underdogs with odds of 2.00. We like these odds far better than the 1.75 offered on EDG, so our League of Legends predictions of this match favor Royal Never Give Up.
Damwon KIA are expected to crush MAD Lions and secure a place in the semi finals. Since esportsbooks only offer odds of 1.10 on the favorites, spread betting is needed. You can expect odds of 2.20 on DWG KIA to sweep opponents but our LoL Worlds 2021 predictions are on MAD Lions to win a game at 1.60.
Finally, Gen.G will play against Cloud9 for the last place in the semi finals. The South Koreans are favorites, with odds of 1.40, while the -1.5 game spread is priced at 1.90. Both teams are dominant in the early game but steps to make errors later on, so live betting makes a lot of sense on this series.
Power ranking League of Legends Worlds 2021
1. DWG KIA
7. MAD Lions
8. Hanwha Life Esports
10. 100 Thieves
11. PSG Talon
14. Team Liquid
16. DetonatioN FocusMe
More detailed match by match predictions will come as the League of Legends World Championship progresses.
Read also our League of Legends Betting Sites guide and have a look at our top bookmakers Lol Worlds Betting Odds here.