The 2021 League of Legends World Championship has already proven to be one of the most exiting to date. The group stage ran from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18 and displayed teams from all over the world fighting neck and neck to advance to the knockout stage. Through riveting matches filled with heartbreak and joy, the top eight teams have been now decided.
The knockout stage for the 2021 World Championship is set to begin on Friday, Oct. 22. It is a single elimination bracket that comprises of first seed teams playing second seed teams from different groups. The matchups were randomly drawn in accordance to these rules right after the last group stage match on Monday.
League of Legends World Championship 2021 Knockout Stage Details
The matchups for the 2021 knockout stage beginning at the top of the bracket start with RNG facing off against EDG, both teams from the LPL. After that, Gen. G will play Cloud 9 to see who the better Puma partner team is. From here, the winners will face each other to determine who will get a spot in the coveted World Championship finals.
On the bottom side of the bracket, T1 will play HLE, a mirror from the top side of the bracket with two LCK teams being forced to eliminate the other already. In an exciting turn of events, MAD Lions turned an impressive run in week two of group stages to earn a spot playing reigning champions DWG KIA in the quarterfinals. Then, the winners will play each other in the semi-finals to earn the last spot in the World finals.