Worlds schedule revealed: HLE and LNG headline Day 1 of play-ins
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Riot Games announced the League of Legends 2021 World Championship schedule, including the entire Play-In and Group Stage schedule. The start of Worlds, on Oct. 5, will be headlined by Hanwha Life Esports vs. LNG Esports. It will also showcase a mini reunion of the old Griffin lineup.

The action will start on the first day with HLE and LNG and continue with seven other matches that day. The Play-In Stage will feature eight games across both first days with four final games on the third day to complete the round-robin. The following two days will consists of two five-game series to determine which teams will move on to the main event.

The main event will then start on Oct. 11 with DWG KIA taking on FunPlus Phoenix in the first match. The Group Stage will feature eight games for the first three days and then six for the following four days, as the second round-robin begins. Then, the tournament will transition to the playoffs on Oct. 22. Fans will be treated to one best-of-five series each day until the grand final on Nov. 6.

Worlds 2021 full schedule

Day 1

  • HLE vs. LNG
  • INFINITY vs. RED Kalunga
  • LNG vs. PEACE
  • Unicorns of Love vs. DetonatioN FoucsMe
  • Galatasaray Esports vs. Beyond Gaming
  • DetonatioN FocusMe vs. Cloud9
  • UOL vs. Galatasaray Esports

Day 2

  • PEACE vs. HLE
  • RED Kalunga vs. LNG
  • RED Kalunga vs. HLE
  • Beyond Gaming vs. C9
  • Galatasaray vs. DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Beyond Gaming vs. UOL
  • C9 vs. Galatasaray

Day 3

  • PEACE vs. RED Kalunga
  • Dentation FocusMe vs. Beyond Gaming
  • C9 vs. UOL

Day 4

  • TBD vs. TBD
  • TBD vs. TBD

Day 5

  • TBD vs. TBD
  • TBD vs. TBD

Day 6

  • TBD vs. TBD
  • TBD vs. TBD

Day 7

  • DWG KIA vs. FunPlus Phoenix
  • Royal Never Give Up vs. PSG Talon
  • Fnatic vs. TBD
  • Gen.G vs. TBD
  • T1 vs. TBD
  • Edward Gaming vs. 100 Thieves
  • Team Liquid vs. MAD Lions
  • Rogue vs. TBD

Day 8

  • T1 vs. EDG
  • Rogue vs. DWG KIA
  • PSG Talon vs. TBD
  • Fnatic vs. RNG
  • FPX vs. TBD
  • 100 Thieves vs. TBD
  • MAD Lions vs. Gen.G
  • Team Liquid vs. TBD

Day 9

  • RNG vs. TBD
  • MAD vs. TBD
  • FPX vs. Rogue
  • PSG Talon vs. Fnatic
  • Gen.G vs. TL
  • DWG KIA vs. TBD
  • EDG vs. TBD
  • 100T vs. T1

Day 10

  • FPX vs. DWG KIA
  • Rogue vs. TBD
  • FPX vs. TBD
  • DWG KIA vs. Rogue
  • Rogue vs. FPX
  • DWG vs. TBD

Day 11

  • EDG vs. TBD
  • T1 vs. 100T
  • EDG vs. T1
  • T1 vs. TBD
  • 100T vs. EDG

Day 12

  • RNG vs. Fnatic
  • PSG Talon vs. TBD
  • PSG Talon vs. RNG
  • Fnatic vs. TBD
  • RNG vs. TBD
  • Fnatic vs. PSG Talon

Day 13

  • Gen.G vs. MAD
  • TL vs. TBD
  • Gen.G vs. TBD
  • MAD vs. TL
  • TL vs. Gen.G
  • MAD vs. TBD

Days 14-20 of the Worlds schedule will consist of one series each as the playoffs stage begins.

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