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LoL Worlds 2021: these are the groups – play-ins over


These are the groups for the 2021 World Cup Main Event! Source: Riot Games / LoL Esports

We have the first big results to report for the 2021 World Cup! Today, Saturday night, the last games and the best-of-5 series of the upstream Play-Ins stage ended. This means that the remaining four participants who have moved on to the group phase that will begin next week have also been determined.

After LNG Esports (4-0 in Group A) and DetonatioN FocusMe (3-1 in Group B and victory in the tiebreaker against Cloud9) came first on Monday, October 11, in the five strong teams of Groups A and B respectively Having qualified in the group As of 2021, six teams had to fight for entry and the remaining two places in the second phase of the play-ins.

It was clear in the final

These teams were PEACE, RED Canids, Galatasaray Esports, Beyond Gaming, Cloud9, and Hanwha Life Esports. In the best-of-5 series, PEACE and Beyond Gaming prevailed against their opponents (RED Canids and Galatasaray Esports) with 3-2 after matches in the semifinals, before facing Cloud9 and Hanwha Life Esports in the final.

The results there were much more one-sided. Both Cloud9 (3-0 against PEACE) and Hanwha Life Esports (3-0 against Beyond Gaming) prevailed and entered the group stage of the 2021 World Cup alongside DetonatioN FocusMe and LNG Esports.

Groups are fixed

After the twelve teams that were firmly qualified for the group stage had already qualified in groups A to D, the remaining four places, one per group, were drawn and completed with the end of the play-ins. This results in the following constellations:

These are the groups for the 2021 World Cup!  Source: Riot Games / LoL Esports
These are the groups for the 2021 World Cup! Source: Riot Games / LoL Esports

In addition to Infinity and Unicorns of Love, which were eliminated last of the group, dreams of participating in the Main Event of the 2021 World Cup have already ended for six other teams. But who will prevail among the remaining 16, the best LoL esports teams in the world today?

After qualifying, Cloud9 was inducted into Group A through play-ins. There, the ambitious North American team will meet reigning DWG KIA world champion, FunPlus Phoenix (LPL # 2) and European LEC third-place Rogue. A rather tough board that could almost be described as a group of the dead.

DetonatioN FocusMe, for its part, which ranked first in group B in the play-ins, will again compete in group B in the main event starting Monday. LPL champion EDward Gaming, 100 Thieves of North America and the legendary LCK T1 in LoL e-sports are waiting there, this time “only” coming in third place.

South Korean Hanwha Life Esports, who dominated the decisive series for group stage participation with 3-0 against Beyond Gaming, faces PSG Talon (PCS # 1), Fnatic (LEC # 2) and Royal Never Give Up (LPL # 3). There we also have four teams from four different regions.

Last but not least, the only completely undefeated team in the Play-In stage, LNG Esports, which secured first place in Group A at 4-0, joins Group D of the World Cup group stage. 2021. LEC MAD Lions champion Gen. G (LCK # 2) and Team Liquid (LCS # 2) await the Chinese there.

Which teams do you think are the favorites for the next knockout phase?


Which teams do you think are the favorites for the next knockout phase?X

You can find more information about the 2021 World Cup here:

LoL Worlds 2021: all teams and dates at a glance

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