Worlds 2021 Groups Draw: Group A is Death, Group B is Scary
After an agonizing wait, the Worlds 2021 Groups are finally known! The Worlds 2021 draw show has wrapped up and we now know exactly who will face who at the League of Legends World Championship.
Twenty-two teams from across the globe will compete at Worlds 2021, traveling to Iceland to compete for the chance to be crowned World Champion. Divided into four groups for the Main Event, and two for the Play-ins, the teams will have a difficult task ahead of them to secure victory. To see exactly how those groups line up, check out the details below:
Main Event Groups for Worlds 2021
- DWG KIA (LCK, #1 Seed)
- FunPlus Phoenix (LPL, #2 Seed)
- Rogue (LEC, #3 Seed)
- EDward Gaming (LPL, #1 Seed)
- 100 Thieves (LCS, #1 Seed)
- T1 (LCK, #3 Seed)
- PSG Talon (PCS, #1 Seed)
- Fnatic (LEC, #2 Seed)
- Royal Never Give Up (LPL, #3 Seed)
- MAD Lions (LEC, #1 Seed)
- Gen.G (LCK, #2 Seed)
- Team Liquid (LCS, #2 Seed)
- Hanwha Life Esports (LCK, #4 Seed)
- LNG Esports (LPL, #4 Seed)
- Infinity Esports (LAT, #1 Seed)
- PEACE (OCE, #1 Seed)
- RED Canids (CBLOL, #1 Seed)
- Beyond Gaming (PCS, #2 Seed)
- Cloud 9 (LCS, #3 Seed)
- Unicorns of Love (LCL, #1 Seed)
- Galatasaray Esports (TR, #1 Seed)
- DetonatioN FocusME (JP, #1 Seed)
Note: Unfortunately, as with Worlds 2020, there will be no VCS teams at Worlds 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions.
Verdict on the Worlds 2021 Groups
Group A of the Worlds 2021 main event spells doom for Rogue. Facing DWG and FPX in the groups will be horrible for the LEC hopefuls and a dangerous Play-in opponent could seal their fate. Group B isn’t much better, T1 and EDward Gaming seem like obvious victors there. Elsewhere, Groups C and D seem relatively well-matched, but could definitely be spiced up by some Play-in opponents.
Meanwhile, in the play-ins, Group B will be a scary prospect for western favorites such as UoL and Cloud9. Because of the close level of skill between all the Group B teams, it should be a massacre. Group A, on the other hand, may just be a stomp for the LPL and LCK teams. Overall, a scary place for western teams in general.
When and How to Watch Worlds 2021
For more information on Worlds 2021, check out Worlds 2021: When is Worlds and Who Has Qualified? And stay tuned to Hotspawn for more League of Legends World Championship coverage.