Here are the teams that have qualified for the League of Legends World Championship

Taylor Cocke
It’s time for yet the biggest international tournament of the year: The World Championships! (Lolesports/Riot Games)
It’s time for yet the biggest international tournament of the year: The World Championships! (Lolesports/Riot Games)

[UPDATE] We had previously stated that SK Telecom T1 lost to ROX Tigers in the LCK Summer playoffs, when they had been defeated by KT Rolster. We regret the error, and it has been fixed.

The 2016 League of Legends World Championship is right around the corner. Teams from around the globe are starting to qualify for the biggest tournament of the year.

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But it can be hard to keep up with exactly who has punched their ticket to the tournament. So, we figured we’d go ahead and break down exactly who’s gotten through so far.

The North American teams are looking to prove themselves (Riot Games)
The North American teams are looking to prove themselves (Riot Games)

NA LCS (North America)

1. Team SoloMid

After their NA LCS Summer Split championship victory, perpetual fan-favorite TSM has their home region’s first seed.

2. Counter Logic Gaming

Thanks to their Spring Split championship and third-place finish in Summer, CLG will be the second seed out of North America.

3. Cloud9

To secure their spot at Worlds, Cloud9 held off the relentless assault of the always aggro Immortals in the North American regional qualifiers. 

The European teams are looking to repeat their semifinals run in 2015 (Riot Games)
The European teams are looking to repeat their semifinals run in 2015 (Riot Games)

EU LCS (Europe)

1. G2 Esports

G2 Esports has been the best team in Europe all year, and as such, they’ve more than earned their first seed at the World Championship.

2. H2K

H2K finished in second place during Spring, then third in Summer, giving them enough Championship Points to get themselves to Worlds.

3. Splyce

Capping off their Cinderella run of a season, Splyce have conquered the European regional qualifying gauntlet and are headed to NA to play at Worlds.

The teams out of Korea are once again the undeniable favorites at Worlds (LCK)
The teams out of Korea are once again the undeniable favorites at Worlds (LCK)

LCK (Korea)

1. ROX Tigers

Finally, the Tigers have their LCK title. After many splits of playing second fiddle, their victory in LCK Summer earned them the top spot out of Korea.

2. SK Telecom T1

Faker and company will be the second seed out of Korea, thanks to their extensive Championship Points from finishing first in Spring and third in Summer (after losing to KT Rolster).

3. Samsung Galaxy

By bringing down KT Rolster in a big gauntlet upset, Samsung Galaxy have locked in their spot as the third team out of Korea.

The Chinese rosters will look for Uzi to carry them to victory (LPL)
The Chinese rosters will look for Uzi to carry them to victory (LPL)

LPL (China)

1. Edward Gaming

Your LPL Summer champions EDG will be headed to Worlds, largely on the back of excellent play from jungler Ming “Clearlove” Kai and AD carry Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu.

2. Royal Never Give Up

Qualifying based on points, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao, Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong, and the rest of RNG are going to get yet another shot at beating the Koreans at Worlds.

3. I May

Thanks to one of the earliest regional qualifiers in the world, relative newcomers I May will be the underdog out of China.

The LMS will get another chance to shock the world (LMS)
The LMS will get another chance to shock the world (LMS)

LMS (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau)

1. Flash Wolves

LMS powerhouse Flash Wolves will be the top seed out of LMS. With their decent showing at MSI this year, the region should have high hopes for this squad.

2. ahq e-Sports Club

ahq is back at a Riot-sponsored international tournament with hopes that they can improve on their performance since the 2015 Mid-Season invitational.

Can the Wild Card teams take more games this Worlds? (Riot Games)
Can the Wild Card teams take more games this Worlds? (Riot Games)

International Wild Card

1. INTZ e-sports

Brazil has been on the verge of becoming one of the best regions LoL has to offer, and INTZ will be aiming to be the team to finally push them over the top.

2. Albux NoX Luna

It’s been a long time since a Russian roster has gone far in an international tournament, but Albux NoX Luna may just have the blood of Moscow Five within them.


Taylor Cocke is pulling for the Wild Card teams to win three games this tournament. Follow Taylor on Twitter @taylorcocke.

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