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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.

LoL 2021 World Championship Top Contenders

  • [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.

League of Legends World Championship Odds

Team Odds
DWG KIA +175
Top Esports +450
T1 +800
Invictus Gaming +900
JD Gaming +1200
Suning +1200
G2 Esports +1200
FunPlus Phoenix +2000
Gen.G +2200
DRX +2200
Fnatic +5000
Afreeca Freecs +5000
Cloud9 +5000
Team Liquid +6000
MAD Lions +6600

Odds taken Jan. 10

DAMWON Gaming, now known as DWG KIA, beat Suning 3-1 in the finals to capture their first League of Legends World Championship. Suning opens 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 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 TBD
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.

World Championship Locations

Season City Venue
11 Shenzhen, China TBA
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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