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Betting on LoL Worlds: Updates
LoL Worlds updates delivered to you by League esports writer Lee Jones.
NOV. 19 – T1 ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS
T1 has won the 2023 World Championship, a historic fourth Worlds title for the organisation and star mid laner Faker.
The second-fastest Worlds final of all time, T1 dismantled LPL opponents Weibo Gaming in an easy 3-0 victory. Top laner Zeus shone brightest on the day, taking advantage of the lackluster TheShy to earn an impressive 16/4/17 KDA and win the finals MVP award.
For Faker, it’s an unmatched fourth Worlds title – seven years on from his last win and a staggering 10 years after his first.
NOV. 18 – ONE MORE SLEEP
Less than 24 hours remain before T1 and Weibo Gaming take the stage for the 2023 World Championship final. Today’s fan fest in Seoul, which saw performances from numerous artists linked to the League of Legends universe, marked the beginning of the end for this year’s tournament, and now just one final series is to be played to determine who will lift the Summoner’s Cup.
NOV. 16 – WEIBO PICKS BLUE SIDE
Weibo Gaming has won the coin toss ahead of the Worlds 2023 grand final, granting them side selection for game one against T1. The LPL fourth seed subsequently picked blue side for the opening match, unsurprising given that most teams have found much more success on blue than red during the tournament.
T1 is a unique opponent though, the only side that’s shown a favourability and success on red side. Drafting on red side gives a team the final pick, allowing them a greater chance of counter-picking, and T1 will look to use this to their advantage.
Faker’s T1 has taken down JD Gaming’s Golden Road-chasing superteam. The roster, rumoured to have cost $16m, had won everything possible this year and seemed a shoo-in to win Worlds.
T1 had other ideas though, looking dominant in a 3-1 victory which moves them into next Sunday’s grand final against Weibo Gaming. Faker looked back to his best in the series, rolling back the years to once again cement himself amongst the world’s best while extending his GOAT status.
The defeat is a disaster for JDG who will now go back to the drawing board to plan for next year’s Worlds charge.
NOV. 11 – WEIBO REACHES THE FINAL
Weibo Gaming has become the first team to reach the Worlds 2023 final. In a back-and-forth series, the LPL side took the full five games to beat national rivals Bilibili Gaming.
BLG was the favourite on the day given Weibo’s inability to live up to its on-paper strength throughout the season, however Xiaohu and co. finally got it together when it mattered most and now need only one more series win to be crowned World Champions.
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The Worlds 2023 semi-final matchups are now decided after Korea’s T1 became the final team to qualify, beating China’s LNG Esports 3-0 in the process.
The final LCK representatives go up against tournament favourites JD Gaming in the semis, while the other LPL hopefuls Bilibili Gaming and Weibo Gaming will duke it out on the other side of the bracket.
LPL champions JD Gaming kept their Grand Slam dream alive beating Korea’s KT Roster 3-1.
JDG became the third Chinese side to make the Worlds 2023 semi-finals while KT now heads home.
The LCK side put up a valiant fight, ditching the choker tag to match up closely against the tournament favourites.
NOV. 3 – BLG WIN, GEN.G ELIMINATED
The LPL kept up its 100% quarter-finals record with Bilibili Gaming beating and eliminating one of the tournament favourites in Korea’s Gen.G.
The Chinese team looked set to sweep the series starting 2-0 before Gen.G clawed it back to 2-2.
On the brink of a reverse sweep, BLG turned it back on in game five to claim the victory in what was the tournament’s most exciting series so far.
NOV 2. 2023 – WEIBO MAKES THE SEMIS
China’s Weibo Gaming has become the first side to reach the Worlds 2023 semi-final. The LPL team swatted aside NA’s first seed NRG in a 3-0 series – meaning there are no longer any remaining teams that aren’t from the LPL or LCK.
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OCT. 29 – KNOCKOUT QUALIFICATION CONFIRMED
KT Rolster, Weibo Gaming and Bilibili Gaming became the final teams to reach the Worlds 2023 knockout stage.
KT booked their spot by beating fellow Korean’s Dplus KIA in a 2-0 series, starting cagily in game one and then winning a back-and-forth game two.
Weibo had to turn around a 1-0 deficit against Europe’s Fnatic in order to reach the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win – starting their comeback in game two before stomping in game three.
Finally, BLG beat the LEC’s last hope in G2 Esports, closing out a close 2-1 series. Their qualification means that all four LPL sides made it to the quarter-finals.
OCT. 28 – NRG SHOCKS THE WEST, T1 MARCH ON
North America’s NRG provided perhaps the biggest shock of Worlds 2023 so far as they beat Europe’s G2 Esports in a convincing 2-0 series. This booked their spot in the knockouts, something LCS sides rarely manage at Worlds, and means that G2 will continue fighting for their spot.
The day’s second series, another 2-0, saw three-time Worlds winners T1 continue to show improved performance as they beat China’s Bilibili Gaming. BLG sent T1 home at MSI earlier this year and the LCK second seed was finally able to get revenge.
G2 and BLG will now face each other in a do-or-die series to reach the knockout stage.
OCT. 27 – GAM ELIMINATED, LNG MAKE KNOCKOUTS
Vietnam’s GAM Esports became the latest side to crash out of the Worlds 2023 Swiss stage as they were beaten by a dominant Dplus KIA. The Korean opponents had looked inconsistent at Worlds so far but made light work of GAM in what was the LCK side’s best performance of the tournament.
Following that, KT Rolster faced LNG Esports for a spot in the knockout stage. LNG, largely considered one of the tournament favourites only behind JDG and Gen.G, claimed a hard-fought 2-1 victory to move one, leaving KT with one more shot at qualification in their next series.
OCT. 26 – CLOUD9 AND MAD LIONS BOW OUT
Another day of the Swiss stage has led to another day of eliminations, this time the LCS’ Cloud9 and the LEC’s MAD Lions.
C9 had a favourable elimination draw against Europe’s Fnatic and started strong in game one, though they took much longer than necessary to close it out. Fnatic took confidence from C9’s inability to close out by claiming the next two matches and winning the series 2-1.
MAD Lions faced a tougher task in China’s Weibo Gaming and, despite an inspired Nisqy performance in game one, were ultimately unable to claim a single win and crashed out in a 2-0 defeat.
OCT. 23 – FIRST SWISS ELIMINATIONS
The Worlds 2023 Swiss stage has claimed its first casualties in the shape of Team BDS and Team Liquid.
BDS’ exit came at the hands of Korea’s Dplus KIA. The LCK side was the toughest draw BDS could’ve hoped for in their elimination series and it played out more or less as expected.
Team Liquid was luckier, drawing Vietnam’s GAM Esports who — despite having historically been a dark horse internationally — had struggled in recent seasons after the COVID-induced exclusions meant that Vietnamese teams missed a number of big events. The close series saw TL grab one game, but the NA outfit ultimately crashed out in a 2-1 defeat.
JD Gaming moved a step closer to the perfect League of Legends season by becoming the first team to qualify for the Worlds 2023 Knockout Stage, beating LPL rivals LNG Esports 2-1 in the process.
In the day’s other series, LCK first seed Gen.G made light work of Europe’s G2 Esports to join JDG in the knockouts.
Losers LNG and G2 will continue in the Swiss stage, each with another two more at qualifying for the next phase.
OCT. 20 – SWISS ROUND 2
The second round of the Swiss stage is complete, with a number of teams now on the verge of qualification and elimination.
The four sides at 2-0, about to play for their place in the knockouts, are JDG, Gen.G, LNG and G2. The LEC winners are perhaps the biggest shock here, beating tough opposition in the shape of Dplus and Weibo to claim their 100% per cent record.
On the other end, Dplus, GAM, BDS and Team Liquid are all now fighting for survival in round 3. Dplus has had the hardest path here, losing to G2 and KT Rolster, but now have an easier draw against BDS to stay in contention.
The other eight sides now have a 1-1 record, none yet fighting for qualification or survival.
OCT. 19 – MAIN EVENT GETS UNDERWAY
The Worlds 2023 Main Event has begun, starting with the first round of the all-new Swiss stage. Most of the matchups went pretty much as expected, with the exceptions of a G2 victory over Dplus KIA and a C9 win over MAD Lions.
The bigger surprise came with the draw for round two, which has led to a ridiculous five domestic ties. NA’s NRG face Team Liquid, Europe’s MAD Lions take on Team BDS, China’s JD Gaming go up against Bilibili Gaming, and, finally, Korea sees all of its sides matched up with Gen.G vs T1 and KT Rolster vs Dplus KIA.
The good news is that these will still be the slightly lower stakes best-of-one matches, meaning the more important qualification/elimination best-of-threes are more likely to be inter-regional matchups.
GAM Esports and Team BDS became the final teams to qualify for the Worlds 2023 Main Event. GAM took down Team Whales 3-1 in their qualifier while BDS needed five games to beat a resilient PSG Talon through a nailbiting 3-2 win.
The results were followed by the draw for the first round of the Swiss stage. All first-round matches are set to take place on Thursday 19th Oct., starting with T1 vs Team Liquid and finishing with Bilibili Gaming vs KT Rolster.
OCT. 14 – MAIN EVENT QUALIFIER MATCHUPS DRAWN
Another day of best-of-threes has decided which teams have made it to tomorrow’s qualifiers, the winners of which will become the final teams to reach the Worlds 2023 Main Event. GAM Esports kicked off the action with a 2-0 victory against LOUD before Team BDS matched that scoreline against CTBC Flying Oysters.
A Sett pick for BDS Adam saw him move closer to completing his signature ‘GODS’ champion pool during the tournament, now only needing an Olaf pick to finish the collection.
BDS now moves on to PSG Talon tomorrow while GAM will go up against Team Whales. Each matchup will be decided through a best-of-five series.
The Worlds 2023 Play-In stage continued today and saw its first eliminated teams. Latin America’s Movistar R7 was the unfortunate first drop-out, going out with a whimper after an uninspired 2-0 loss to Vietnam’s GAM Esports. The following series saw an equally one-sided matchup as Europe’s Team BDS swept Japan’s DetonatioN FocusMe, knocking them out in the process.
GAM and BDS now move on to face Loud and CTBC Flying Oysters respectively as they continue fighting for their own survival and aim to earn a spot in the Main Event Qualifiers.
OCT. 12 – PSG REMAINS UNBEATEN
PSG Talon continued their unbeaten start to the Worlds 2023 Play-In stage, taking down LOUD 2-0 to move within one series victory of a spot in the Main Event.
They’ll face Team Whales — who beat CTBC Flying Oyster in a close 2-1 series — this Sunday in the tournament’s first best-of-five. Today’s two losing teams will meet on Saturday to fight for their survival. The winner will move on to the Qualifiers for the Main Event while the loser will be eliminated.
OCT. 11 – ADAM’S DARIUS ARRIVES IN KOREA
Another 2-0 to start day two as PCS second seed CTBC Flying Oyster made light work of Japan’s DetonatioN FocusMe. The LJL winners will fight for survival against Team BDS tomorow.
BDS arrived in this position after losing 2-1 to Vietnam’s Team Whales.
BDS top laner Adam was allowed his signature Darius pick, one of his four ‘GODS’ champions, and dominated in game one. His 3.3k gold lead over fellow top laner Sparda was the second-largest lane lead at 14 minutes in Worlds history.
Team Whales was able to fight back and take the next two matches, winning the series and setting up an upper bracket clash with CFO on Friday, Oct. 13.
OCT. 10 – DAY 1 PENTAKILL
After Team BDS beat Golden Guardians in the World Qualifying Series to become the final team to make it to Worlds, the tournament proper officially kicked off Oct. 10 with the first Play-Ins matches.
Two 2-0 series first saw PCS champions PSG Talon begin their campaign with a sweeping victory over LLA winners Movistar R7 before Brazil’s LOUD matched the scoreline against Vietnam’s GAM Esports.
LOUD bot laner Route provided the highlight of the opening day with a fountain diving pentakill, capping off an 11/0/5 Kai’Sa performance.
LoL Worlds Betting in 2023: Getting involved in League of Legends Worlds betting
LoL Worlds is arguably one of the biggest esports tournaments on the planet. It’s a yearly event that is hosted by Riot Games, and it comes at the end of every season of a series of LoL regional events.
Each of the competing teams will be battling to win the famous Summoner’s Cup, and there’s also a massive amount of LoL Worlds prize money up for grabs to keep things interesting.
Each year LoL Worlds takes place in a different region. This year the League of Legends World Championship 2023 goes to South Korea, with the LoL Worlds Finals taking place in Seoul, matches building up are mostly hosted in the same city.
LoL Esports is watched by millions of people around the globe, and you can expect a fair proportion of these people to be involved with the League of Legends Worlds betting action. This is why we have prepared this handy guide to LoL Worlds betting so that you don’t make any newbie mistakes when League Worlds betting.
After all, it’s fair to say that betting on LoL Worlds is a little different from regular League of Legends betting. Moreover, League of Legends betting on Worlds is different as the match pressure is higher, the gameplay is more intense, and the stakes of success are dramatically heightened, which means that there is a much greater margin of error.
Thankfully, with our guide, you’ll be perfectly prepared to take full advantage of what the best esports betting sites have to offer should you consider League of Legends betting on Worlds. Notably, these tend to offer LoL Worlds bonus deals.
It can be all too easy to get sidetracked by all of the drama and emotions that surround LoL Worlds. Not only is there an endless amount of LoL Worlds songs to get stuck in your head, but you’ll have to try and avoid those misleading opinions and predictions on Reddit and all of those other forums.
Thankfully, with our guide to this year’s Worlds LoL betting should become a whole lot easier!
Finding the Very Best Odds for your LoL Worlds Bets
While betting on LoL Worlds 2023 is great fun, it all gets a lot more enjoyable when you know that you are using the best LoL Worlds odds 2023. After all, it is the odds that determine what kinds of earnings are possible with your LoL Worlds bets.
We’ve prepared this guide that’ll give you the full rundown of how you can ensure you’re betting on the best LoL odds on the market. This means that you’ll find a LoL Worlds betting site with superior odds for the upcoming semi-finals and grand final in the knock-out stage of this prestigious event.
We can do this because we’re constantly comparing what kinds of LoL odds each of our featured best bookmarkers for LoL Worlds serve up. While most feature up roughly similar odds, even the slightest of differences can have a big impact on what kinds of returns you make.
Plus, we have to remember that many of our featured esports betting sites will occasionally put on some great odds boosts. These give you enhanced odds for specific markets, such as JD Gaming to win the event outright, and so on for other LoL Worlds bets.
LoL Worlds Winners: An EsportsBets Retrospective on the Worlds Winners
If you want a shortcut to successful League of Legends Worlds betting, fans will know the importance of examining what’s happened at previous iterations of the event.
This is the place where you’ll get to see how legendary teams like DRX, Edward Gaming, Damwon Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix and Invictus Gaming have won the Summoner’s Cup in the past. Alongside those LoL Worlds Champions, we’ll examine how other top teams like DWG KIA, Suning, G2 Esports and Fnatic have come so close but have fallen short at the final hurdle.
While it’s important not to place too much emphasis on previous winners of Worlds LoL, fans will know how SK Telecom T1 managed to win this competition three out of four years once. As such, if you want a quick way to see who the LoL Worlds favorites might be, you could do a lot worse than check out our guide to the past winners of this epic tournament.
You have to go back to the inaugural Worlds in 2011 to see the last time a European team won this competition. Since Fnatic’s victory, the tournament has largely been dominated by teams from Korea and China.
However, this year could easily be the year where an LEC team manages to get a big breakthrough and bring the Summoner’s Cup to the other side of the planet. Watch this space to see who’ll win LoL Worlds 2023.
Bet on LoL Worlds: Which League of Legends Worlds Qualified Teams Caught Our Eye in 2023?
Such is the nature of LoL Worlds that it’s always a real scramble among the pro gaming teams to actually qualify for the main tournament. However, now that the dust has settled, we’re in a good place to see the full list of LoL Worlds qualified teams.
While respectable teams like GAM Esports, LOUD and PSG Talon should provide plenty of entertainment in the Play-In Stage, we can all agree that the main action will get going in the main event Swiss Stage. This is where you’ll get to see all of the teams who are flying high on the LoL Worlds power rankings.
Unlike all years prior, this Swiss Stage offers a plethora of unpredictable matches with matches drawn every round. More importantly, there’s a high likelihood that favorite teams will match up early on in the competition – allowing for exciting betting opportunities from the start.
Making predictions when there is such a strong field of competitors can be incredibly difficult. After all, few people would have predicted that DRX Gaming would lift the Summoner’s Cup last year. However, by watching the live streams and carefully analysing the performances of each player, you should be well-placed to make an informed decision.
LoL Worlds Schedule 2023: Find Out When Your Favorite Team is Playing
We’ve got a great resource here that’ll quickly show you the full LoL Worlds schedule. This will make sure that you don’t miss out on any of those major clashes, such as those involving LCK and LPL teams.
It’s always good to have an idea of how LoL Worlds is going to progress. Not only will this ensure that you get to see the biggest games, but you’ll also be able to base your League of Legends Worlds betting predictions on what kind of matches each team has lined up.
Here’s just a basic rundown of what you can expect from LoL Worlds 2023 – essential to know if interested in League of Legends betting on Worlds:
Play-Ins: Preliminary part of LoL Worlds, taking place at LOL Park from 10 to 15 October. Lower Seeds fight for a spot at the Main Event. Two teams advance to Swiss Stage.
Swiss Stage: This is where things start to get really interesting as the competition gets going for real. The action takes place at the KBS Stadium between 19 and 29 October. Eight teams move onto the Knockout Stage.
Quarterfinals: Now the action gets taken to the next level, where the knockout stages begin. These take place at the Sajik Arena, but this time the entertainment runs from 2 to 5 November. Teams will play the best-of-five series in a single elimination bracket.
Semi-finals: By now, the action is getting unbearably tense, with the semi-finals taking place on 11 and 12 November at the Sajik Arena.
Final: The two remaining teams lock horns at the Goheok Sky Dome for the Summoner’s Cup and eternal glory as Worlds ’23 Champions – a LoL Worlds betting highlight.
LoL Worlds Group Standings & Brackets for 2023
When it comes to this year’s Worlds, LoL teams from all regions have to compete in stacked competitive bracketsdue to over-representation by the major regions. We have the following guide that shows you the full range of LoL Worlds bracket so that you can quickly find out exactly what’s going on.
The basic LoL Worlds rules mean that each Swiss Stage is made up of the highest-ranked teams from each of the regions. Additionally, the two best-placed teams from Play-Ins will make their way to the Swiss Stages. There are also special tiebreaker and regional seeding rules during Worlds.
Our guide will give you all of the background information you need about how the format works in the League of Legends World Championship 2023, helping you figure out who will win Worlds 2023.
We will also predict teams who are most likely to advance to the next round, vital for League of Legends betting on Worlds. This means seeing whether GAM Esports has any chance of making it out of the Play-In Stage Group A, and understanding what T1’s chances are of getting out of the Swiss Stage.
For those unaware, the Swiss Stage works with multiple rounds of competition all available for LoL Worlds Championship betting:
Round 1 teams are paired against teams from a different region
Rounds 2 to 5 – seeded based on each team’s win-loss record
Moreover, crucial Elimination and Advancement matches are BO3
LoL Worlds 2023: Missions, Rewards & Skins
Each LoL Worlds, Riot Games releases a special set of missions, rewards and skins for fans to enjoy. The in-game client will be updated with the pre-Worlds patch and feature the event pass plus all rewards you can unlock. We will release our special missions guide once the patch goes live.
Meanwhile, esports betting platforms will put on many special offers, including special missions, rewards and skins. You might get invited to participate in a mission where you have to put down a certain amount of bets on the Play-In matches, and if you get it right, you could win lots of site credit or be gifted a Skin.
These promos are essentially put in place to encourage you to use their LoL Worlds betting sites and not anyone else’s. As such, we’ve compiled this quick overview of the very best LoL Worlds betting promotions currently available.
Additionally, we’ll probably see lots of our favorite betting sites putting on special skins that you could win for doing anything from betting and winning internal contests.
Brace yourselves, there is plenty to be earned during Worlds 2023.
LoL Worlds is the annual professional tournament organized by Riot Games. The event features a Worlds 2023 prize pool of over $2 million and attracts some of the best players and teams in the world.
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