[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.
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.
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.
To secure their spot at Worlds, Cloud9 held off the relentless assault of the always aggro Immortals in the North American regional qualifiers.
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.
H2K finished in second place during Spring, then third in Summer, giving them enough Championship Points to get themselves to Worlds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.