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The graphs below, which track the League of Legends 2021 World Championship odds for all contending teams, are generated by averaging the odds from multiple sources and are updated regularly over the course of the season. You can view each team’s odds in isolation or alongside similar teams.

League of Legends 2021 World Championship Top Contenders

League of Legends World Championship Odds

Team Odds
DWG KIA +110
Edward Gaming +333
Royal Never Give Up +400
T1 +550
Gen.G +1800
Hanwha Life Esports +3300
MAD Lions +3300
Cloud9 +3300

Odds as of October 19th

  • [Oct 19]: Heading into the LoL Worlds 2021 quarterfinals, DWG KIA is the favorite at +110. FunPlus Phoenix was eliminated in the group stage, which means Edward Gaming is now the second betting favorite at +333.
  • [Oct 4]: FunPlus Phoenix are still favored to win as their odds narrowly increased from +200 to +223. LNG Esports have the best odds to win at +2000 out of all teams in the Play-In stage at the LoL World Championships.
  • [Sept 15]: After finally getting confirmation on the date of Worlds 2021, we have updated odds. FunPlus Phoenix has jumped past DWG Kia heading into Worlds as the favorite at +200.
  • [May 4]: Heading into MSI 2021, DWG Kia’s odds to win the 2021 LoL World Championship’s shortened from +250 to +200. Not to mention, Royal Never Give Up won the LPL Playoffs as their odds shortened from +925 to +600.
  • [Mar 30]: Heading into the playoffs for the LCK, LPL, LCS, and LEC, DWG KIA remains favored. However, Royal Never Give Up heads into the LPL Playoffs as the favorite as their average odds have shortened from +5000 to +600 to win the 2021 LoL World Championship.
  • [Feb 23]: FunPlus Phoenix enjoyed back-to-back wins at Week 5 of LPL Spring to bring their Group Stage record to 7-2. FunPlus Phoenix’s average odds have shortened from +2000 to +575.
  • [Feb 1]: After an impressive 5-1 start in LPL Spring, Team WE are now listed in the 2021 World Championship odds at +2000. Team Liquid won the LCS Lock-In, but only saw their average odds shorten from +6000 to +5800.
  • [Jan 10]: DWG KIA, formerly known as DAMWON Gaming, won the KeSPA Cup and remain the favorites to win 2021 Worlds. T1 have seen their average odds shorten from +1400 to +800.
  • [Nov 3]: After winning the 2020 League of Legends World Championships, DAMWON Gaming has opened as +200 favorites to win again in 2021.

DAMWON Gaming, now known as DWG KIA, beat Suning 3-1 in the finals to capture their first League of Legends World Championship. Suning opened at +800 to win the 2021 World Championship.

Odds for Past Winners

T1, formerly known as SK Telecom, won the League of Legends World Championship in 2013, 2015, and 2016, and came in second place in 2017 and reached the semifinals in 2019.

They opened as one of the co-favorites to win in 2020 along with FunPlus Phoenix. However, out of the previous winners, Fnatic made it the furthest, losing in the quarterfinals.

Five Previous League of Legends World Championship Winners

Season (Year) Team
10 (2020) DAMWON Gaming
9 (2019) FunPlus Phoenix
8 (2018) Invictus Gaming
7 (2017) Samsung Galaxy
6 (2016) SK Telecom T1

SK Telecom T1, now known as just T1, is the only team to win multiple World Championships. They won back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.

Tournament Prize Pool

Season Total Prize Money
11 $2,225,000
10 $2,225,000
9 $2,225,000
8 $2,250,000
7 $4,596,591
6 $5,070,000
5 $2,130,000
4 $2,130,000
3 $2,050,000
2 $5,000,000
1 $100,000

Forget everything your mother ever told you about video games being a waste of time. The total prize money for the League of Legends World Championship surpassed $5 million in 2016, making it one of the most lucrative eSports tournaments of all time. In 2020, the tenth season, the finals will be held at Shanghai Stadium which holds 55,000 people.

League of Legends World Championship Locations

Season City Venue
11 Reykjavik, Iceland Laugardalsholl Sport Center
10 Shanghai, China Shanghai Stadium
9 Paris, France AccorHotels Arena
8 Incheon, South Korea Incheon Munhak Stadium
7 Beijing, China Beijing National Stadium
6 Los Angeles, USA Staples Center
5 Berlin, Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
4 Seoul, South Korea Seoul World Cup Stadium
3 Los Angeles, USA Staples Center
2 Los Angeles, USA Staples Center
1 Stockholm, Sweden Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre

The League of Legends World Championship is truly an international phenomenon. The event has been held in six different countries over ten seasons including Sweden, Korea, Germany, China, France, and the United States.

Champions by Country

South Korea was the dominant force at the League of Legends World Championships from 2013 to 2017, winning five straight titles during that span.

However, their death grip on the Summoner’s Cup loosened for two years as Invictus Gaming emerged victorious in 2018 and FunPlus Phoenix won in 2019, with both teams residing from China. DWG KIA, formerly known as DAMWON Gaming, brought South Korea back in the winners circle in 2020, bringing their country total to six championships.


Archived League of Legends World Championship Odds: 2020, 2019, 2018

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