Worlds 2018: Play-In Results and Group Draws
2018-10-08

Worlds 2018: Play-In Results and Group Draws

As both rounds of the Play-In stage of 2018 League of Legends World Championship have concluded, the organizers of the event have revealed the drawing for the upcoming group stage.

The matches within the Group Stage will be played on October 10th – 17th. Twelve teams received direct invites to the Group Stage based on their performance in the last two years. The other four teams made it through the Play-In stage. These sixteen teams have been seeded into four GSL groups following a few rules: first, a group cannot include two teams from the same region; moreover, each group must have one team from Pool 1, two teams from Pool 2 and one team that made it through the Play-In stage. As a result, the groups will look as follows:

Group A Group B
Afreeca Freecs Cloud9
Flash Wolves Gen.G
G2 Esports Royal Never Give Up
Phong Vu Buffalo Team Vitality
Group C Group D
EDward Gaming 100 Thieves
KT `Rolster Fnatic
MAD Team G-Rex
Team Liquid Invictus Gaming

The Play-In stage was held on October 1st – 7th in Seoul. In the first round twelve teams competed in four GSL groups. Then top two teams from each group advanced to the second round, where they competed in best-of-five series for their place in the group stage.

Play-In Round 1:

Group A Group B
1. EDward Gaming 3-1 1. G2 Esports 3-1
2. Infinity eSports 2-2 2. SuperMassive eSports 3-1
3. Dire Wolves 1-3 3. Ascension Gaming 0-4
Group C Group D
1. Cloud9 4-0 1. G-Rex 4-0
2. DetonatioN FocusMe 1-3 2. Gambit Esports 2-2
3. KaBuM! e-Sports 1-3 3. Kaos Latin Gamers 0-4

Play-In Round 2:

  • Cloud9 3:2 Gambit Esports
  • Edward Gaming 3:0 DetonatioN FocusMe
  • G2 Esports 3:1 Infinity eSports
  • G-Rex 3:1 SuperMassive eSports