Riot Games announced the cities, venues and dates Thursday for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship.

Worlds is the culmination of the international League of Legends esports scene each year. Worlds shifts to different continents, and Europe will host this year's event.

Here are the cities, dates and venues for the League of Legends World Championship.

League of Legends World Championship Cities, Venues and Dates

Play-In Stage

  • Dates: Oct. 2-5, 7-8
  • Venue: LEC Studio (Berlin, Germany)

Group Stage

  • Dates: Oct. 12-15, 17-20
  • Venue: Verti Music Hall (Berlin, Germany)


  • Dates: Oct. 26-27
  • Venue: Palacio Vistalegre (Madrid, Spain)


  • Dates: Nov. 2-3
  • Venue: Palacio Vistalegre


  • Date: Nov. 10
  • AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France)

Riot Games also detailed the seeding qualifications for the Play-In and Group Stages:

Play-In Stage

  • CBLOL Team (Brazil)
  • LCL Team (Russia)
  • 3rd Seeded LCK Team (Korea)
  • 3rd Seeded LCS Team (North America)
  • 3rd Seeded LEC Team (Europe)
  • LJL Team (Japan)
  • LLA Team (Latin America)
  • 3rd Seeded LMS Team (Chinese Taipei)
  • OPL Team (Australia)
  • LST Team (Southeast Asia)
  • TCL Team (Turkey)
  • 2nd Seeded VCS Team (Vietnam)

Group Stage

  • 1st Seeded LCK Team
  • 2nd Seeded LCK Team
  • 1st Seeded LCS Team
  • 2nd Seeded LCS Team
  • 1st Seeded LEC Team
  • 2nd Seeded LEC Team
  • 1st Seeded LMS Team
  • 2nd Seeded LMS Team
  • 1st Seeded LPL Team (China)
  • 2nd Seeded LPL Team
  • 3rd Seeded LPL Team
  • 1st Seeded VCS Team

Photo courtesy of Riot Games