The League of Legends World Championship is the culmination of the competitive League of Legends season and sees the top 24 teams from around the world compete for the Summoner’s Cup and title of World Champion. Since 2011, a different global region has hosted the event each year. The previous edition of the event was hosted by South Korea in 2018 and saw 99.6 million unique viewers tune into the Finals, where the Chinese team Invictus Gaming defeated Europe’s Fnatic.
During 2019, more than 800 professional players will compete across 13 regional leagues for a chance to qualify for the event. Europe was selected as the 2019 host region to celebrate the launch of the newly rebranded European league, the League European Championship (LEC). The LEC sees 10 teams participate in weekly matches and will qualify three teams into the World Championship.
Fans of the sport will follow the World Championship through more than 100 hours of live broadcast that will be delivered across more than 20 television stations and streaming platforms globally. The tournament will begin on October 2nd, 2019 and finish on November 10th, 2019 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris .