Which are the best LoL tournaments in 2024? If you’re into LoL esports, you know that the game brings a lot of competitive action across the globe. Countless League of Legends tournaments are held annually, and the amount of competition is constantly increasing.
However, League of Legends games are quite time-consuming, and most fans do not have time to watch all the events. For this reason, we compiled a list of the most important LoL tournaments for the upcoming 2024.
If you’re into LoL betting and enjoy making bets on League of Legends matches, this list will further help you understand which tournaments are really worth focusing on.
Top LoL Tournaments and Leagues in 2024
Here’s our Top League of Legends tournaments 2024 list:
- LoL Worlds 2024
- The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2024
- League of Legends Pro League (LPL) – China
- League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) – South Korea
- League of Legends European Championship (LEC) – EMEA
- League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) – North America
2024 LoL World Championship: United Kingdom
The League of Legends World Championship is the climax of every League of Legends season, as it gathers the best-performing League of Legends Worlds qualified teams from all the various LoL leagues worldwide.
LoL Worlds 2024 will take place in the United Kingdom, making its debut in the nation.
In 2023, the competition took place in South Korea with 22 invited teams across three stages of competition:
- Stage 1 (Play-In) – eight teams, double elimination brackets, half moved on
- Stage 2 (Swiss) – 16 teams, three wins to move on
- Stage 3 (Knockout) – single elimination bracket
For 2023, the introduction of the Swiss Stage was a pleasant change which will likely remain for 2024.
Ther prize pool for 2023 stood at $2,225,000.
Ahead of the 2024 World Championship, further details are to be revealed by Riot Games.
The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI): China
In League of Legends, international tournaments are always considered more important than the domestic leagues. For this reason, the Mid-Season Invitational is the second most important League of Legends event of the season, as it gathers for the first time during the season teams from various different regions.
MSI marks a great opportunity for teams to truly test their level of play with other regions, and it gives them a better idea of what their potential can be in preparation for Worlds.
MSI 2024 is currently reportedly heading to China for the first time since 2016.
For 2023, MSI switched up the format by expanding the format from 11 to 13. In addition, a Play-In and Bracket Stage was implemented and will likely return once again for 2024.
League of Legends Pro League (LPL) and League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK)
Now that we have covered the international LoL tournaments, it’s time to look at the domestic ones.
Starting off, we have the Chinese and the South Korean Leagues, the LPL, and the LCK.
China and Korea have dominated the League of Legends esports scene for quite some time. Starting from Season 3, the winners of the LoL World Championship were always either a Korean or a Chinese team. It is no surprise then that the highest level of competition comes from these two regions.
See also: LCK Betting Guide
In the most recent Worlds 2023 Championship, teams from LPL and LCK made it to the Knockout Stage and dominated the rest of the competition.
LPL holds the biggest competition compared to other regions with 17 teams while LCK only has 10 teams just like other major regions.
Both leagues feature BO3 matches but while LPL is a single round-robin tournament, LCK holds a double round-robin competition.
The two Spring Splits will begin as follows:
- LCK Spring – 17th January 2024
- LPL Spring – 15th January 2024
Just like the previous years, LPL has the earliest starting date as there are more games than other leagues.
However, most Western fans don’t actively follow these two regions due to the enormous number of matches and the time zone differences. Nonetheless, these two leagues are the best domestic LoL tournaments you can find across the world, and knowing more about their level directly impacts your LoL Worlds betting.
The LEC and LCS
Going down the list, we have the western competition in the form of the LEC and the LCS.
The Western teams have been trying to catch up to the Eastern teams, and some of the most significant organizations (Fnatic, G2, and Cloud9) achieved great results over the years.
Still, the general level of the competition has been lower compared to the LPL, and the LCK and the recent Worlds 2023 showed that there’s still a lot of work to do.
League of Legends European Championship (LEC)
This year, LEC continues to feature three splits including Winter, Spring and Summer.
Ten teams participate in these splits, and the top eight teams qualify for the Group Stage in each split. The top four teams of the Group Stages qualify for playoffs in which the winner of the split will be decided. The competition will be a single round-robin, and the matches are BO1.
The LEC 2024 Winter Season begins on January 13th, with the Bracket Stage starting on February 3rd.
League of Legends Championship Series (LCS)
The LCS is another league that follows a different schedule and format than other parts of the world. Firstly, the Spring and Summer seasons follow the same structure that the LoL Esports community is used to.
However, LCS holds a Championship tournament after the Summer Season.
Unlike playoffs, eight teams will be able to qualify for this stage. The tournament features a double elimination bracket, and all the matches are BO5.
The LCS 2024 Spring Season starts on January 20th with other dates unknown.
Other LoL Tournaments in 2024
We’ve gone through all the major LoL tournaments for 2024, but there’s much more to look forward to! The LoL Wild Rift scene is currently ongoing for the Wild Rift League Asia competition.
Not only that, but there are many more regional leagues like Japan, Oceania, and Latin America, and all the secondary and third leagues!
The esports scene is creating a continuous cycle of competition, and the number of esports tournaments is constantly increasing every year. Fans and esports enthusiasts only have one thing to do: choose their favorite competition.