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League of Legends All-Star 2018 Preview

Mike Plant | 
The 2018 All-Star event is a way for players and fans to close out the year by recognizing the top players around the world.

The 2018 All-Star event is a way for players and fans to close out the year by recognizing the top players around the world.

The 2018 All-Star event is a way for League of Legends players and fans to close out the year by recognizing the top players around the world. Those pros and invited streamers and personalities will participate in a weekend of fun games and competitions. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 League of Legends All-Star event.

When:

December 6-8, event begins at 7pm ET/4pm PT daily

Where: 

Esports Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

How to Watch: 

watch.lolesports.com

Game Modes and Participants:

1v1 Tournament

The 1v1 tournament features all 32 pros battling it out for bragging rights as the best individual player in the game.

Participants:

NA: Doublelift, Sneaky, Licorice

EU: Caps, Broxah, Jiizuke

LPL: Uzi, MLXG, Rookie

LCK: Faker, Bang, Peanut

TUR: Dumbledoge, Broken Blade

BRA: BrTT, Rakin

VCS: Artifact, Zeros

LMS: Maple, Westdoor

SEA: G4, Rockky

LAS: Tierwulf, Plugo

LAN: Seiya, Arce

CIS: Kira, DiamondProx

JPN: Evi, Ceros

OCE: Triple, Pabu

Prediction: Broken Blade proves why TSM picked him up this off-season by upsetting back-to-back champion Uzi

Charity 2v2 Tournament

The 2v2 tournament features a pro and a personality from each region paired up, with bragging rights and a donation to a charity of their choice on the line.

Participants:

NA: Doublelift and Voyboy, Licorice and Shiphtur

EU: Caps and Alexelcapo

LPL: Rookie and Luo Yunxi, Uzi and Guan Zong

LCK: Faker and Captain Jack

TUR: Dumbledoge and Immortoru

BRA: BrTT and YoDa

VCS: Zeros and QTV

LMS: Maple and NL

SEA: G4 and Riku

LAS: Tierwulf and Capri

LAN: Seiya and Reubenmaster

CIS: DiamondProx and FlashInTheNight

JPN: Ceros and Sutanmi

OCE: Triple and Midbeast

Prediction: Triple and Midbeast take it home for the Oceania region

East vs West Showdown 

A best of three match with rotating rosters, this pits the best in the East vs the best in the West.

Participants:

NA: Doublelift, Sneaky, Licorice

EU: Caps, Broxah, Jiizuke

LPL: Uzi, MLXG, Rookie

LCK: Faker, Bang, Peanut

TUR: Dumbledoge, Broken Blade

BRA: BrTT, Rakin

VCS: Artifact, Zeros

LMS: Maple. Westdoor

SEA: G4, Rockky

LAS: Tierwulf, Plugo

LAN: Seiya, Arce

CIS: Kiru, DiamondProx

JPN: Evi, Ceros

OCE: Triple, Pabu

Prediction: The East wins and we realize the gap hasn’t closed as much as we hoped 

Regional Rivalry Show Matches

Although Worlds 2018 established ultimate bragging rights, there is still more to fight for in the Region Rivalry Show Matches for North America, Europe, Korea, and China. 

Participants:

NA: Doublelift, Sneaky, Licorice, Imaqtpie, NightBlue3

EU: Caps, Broxah, Jiizuke, Wickd, NoWay

LPL: Uzi, MLXG, Rookie, JieZou, Godlike

LCK: Faker, Bang, Peanut, Watch, Madlife

Prediction: Europe beats North America with a more well-rounded roster and continues to pull ahead as the top Western region. Korea avenges their poor performance at Worlds 2018 with an upset over the Chinese lineup.

Mixed Team Alternate Modes

Pros and League Partners play together in some of the more popular fun modes that League of Legends has produced: Nexus Blitz, Urf, and Tandem Mode

Participants:

NA: Doublelift, Sneaky, Licorice, Hai, BunnyFuFuu, Luxxbunny

EU: Caps, Broxah, Jiizuke, GoB GG, Gripex

LPL: Uzi, MLXG, Rookie, Zhou Shuyi, Sao Nan, Fireloli

LCK: Faker, Bang, Peanut, Shy, Bitdory

TUR: Dumbledoge, Broken Blade, KFCEatbox

BRA: BrTT, Rakin, Jukes

VCS: Artifact, Misthy

LMS: Maple, Westdoor, Bebe

SEA: G4, Rockky

LAS: Tierwulf, Plugo, Lastpick

LAN: Seiya, Arce, Ness

CIS: Kiru, DiamondProx, FlashInTheNight

JPN: Evi, Ceros

OCE: Triple, Pabu

Mike Plant
Michael Plant has been playing League of Legends since 2010 and analyzing it nearly as long. More recently, he's been interested in the developing PUBG and Fortnite scenes. When he's not playing or watching video games, he's more than likely following one of his Houston sports teams.
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