League of Legends World Championship 2017 is about to go down, and everything points to that it will be the most competitive LoL tournament we’ve ever witnessed. This guide contains everything you need to know on how to get started with LoL Worlds 2017 betting. Continue reading this article to gain information about where to bet, Worlds 2017 schedule, predictions, bonuses and lots more.
League of Legends Worlds 2017 betting sites
Worlds is the biggest League of Legends tournament of 2017 and will attract millions of viewers and thousands of players will also bet on the event. To make it easy for the bettors we’ve listed the best LoL Worlds 2017 betting sites; bet365 and Betway are two industry-leading sportsbooks providing bets on esports.
bet365, a giant in the iGaming business, is offering a wide array of betting market for LoL Worlds 2017. It’s not unusual to find 15 different markets for each esport on this site, the broad range of esports selection together with high odds makes bet365 a top contender for the best esports betting site of the year.
Betway is one of the leading brands in esports betting and can be seen sponsoring several events and teams. They’ve had a couple of years to complete their esports section, which stands as one of the best today. In their esports section, you’ll find plenty of esports titles, tournaments and matches, and of course, always the best odds. The clean interface makes it easy to navigate and browse, follow the link below to visit Betway’s website.
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LoL Worlds 2017 odds
A handful of betting sites are already offering bets on Worlds 2017. Some of the bets you can place today are: To Win Outright, Region of Winner and the team Not to Lose a Map. These odds will be available until September 23, so be quick to make your bets.
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To Win Outright
This is a favorite among bettors where you pick the team you think is most likely to win the entire event. The super team SKT1 is undeniable favorites, but their rival Longzhu is not far behind. The Asian teams are dominating, as we can see in the picture below. However, both TSM and G2 are also to be taken into consideration for a potential Worlds 2017 winner.
Region of Winner
The huge gap between the different regions shows us how much of favorites the teams from Asia are to win LoL Worlds 2017. Teams from South Korea have won the World Championship in LoL the last four years, so seeing South Korea as the favorite region once again comes as no surprise.
Not to Lose a Map
SKT1 and Longzhu Gaming are currently available for this option; it’s possible that bet365 could add more teams later on though. It’s a gutsy bet to make, but if you believe that SKT1 has the chance of winning the tournament without losing a single map you could potentially win 26 times your stake.
More betting markets
There will be plenty more odds to choose from once Worlds 2017 is live; first blood, team to destroy first tower, team to slay first dragon, match winner, first team to get 10 kills and so on.
LoL World Championship 2017 live betting
Live odds is in-play bets that you can place while a match is running, aka live betting. This type of betting can give you an advantage because you can analyze the match and how the teams are doing before you decide to place a bet. One thing to be aware of is that the odds are in constant change while a match is live, so the longer you wait, the lower the odds will be.
bet365 offer in-play bets on League of Legends and other esports which can be found at their esports section. Betway is also providing live betting nowadays, and Worlds 2017 is expected to be fully covered with both match winner odds, and specific special odds such as first dragon slayed etc.
League of Legends Worlds 2017 information
This year’s League of Legends World Championship takes place in China and will be played in multiple arenas. New for this year’s World Championship is that is will last longer; matches will occur during September, October and November. Another thing that’s been added is the play-in stage which will have 12 teams try to qualify for the group stage.
Play-in stage: 23/09/2017 – 26/09/2017
Group stage: 05/10/2017 – 15/10/2017
Playoffs: 19/10/2017 – 04/11/2017
Venues: Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Guangzhou Gymnasium, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Beijing National Stadium, China.
Worlds 2017 is split into three phases: play-in stage, group stage and playoffs. The play-in stage is first up, and 12 teams will fight for four spots to the group stage. The group stage contains 16 teams where eight will advance to the playoffs which will follow the same set of rules as LCS; the only difference is that there won’t be a match to decide the third place.
Four teams will get the chance to through to the Group stage in this phase of the tournament. 12 teams are split into four groups, where top 2 from each group get to compete in the next round. In round 2, the remaining eight teams will battle it out for the last spots in the group stage.
Team oNe eSports
LG Dire Wolves
Kaos Latin Gamers
This year’s group stage will follow in the footsteps of last year’s Worlds; 4 groups with four teams in each group. The teams are split into the groups based on seeds, where the teams with the highest seed will be handed an easier group. Every single match is played as bo1 and top 2 from each group will move forward to the playoffs. A minimum of 48 matches will be played during LoL Worlds 207 group stage, but we could end up with even more games if we end up with a situation with tiebreakers.
SK Telecom T1
Ahq e-Sports Club
Royal Never Give Up
The playoffs will be played during the last three weeks of Worlds 2017 with the format being; single elimination, best of 5’s and no third place decider. The top teams in respective groups will get easier opponents in the quarterfinals.
Good news for those who want to experience Worlds 2017 in real life, Riot has now released tickets worldwide. As for now, you can purchase tickets for the Play-In and Group stage, tickets for playoffs should be available in a couple of weeks. If you’re planning on visiting China for this event, you need to apply for a visa first.
Where is LoL Worlds 2017 played?
The Play-In and Group stage is held in Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in Wuhan, China. The playoffs will be played in several locations; Guangzhou (Quarterfinals), Shanghai (Semifinals) and Beijing (Grand final).
Where can I buy tickets?
You can get your tickets on https://en.damai.cn/event/tickets_130170/. You need to create an account before you can make any purchases.
How much do the tickets cost?
The prices are listed in RMB (Renminbi) and the price range is $14-$41.
Weekday floor tickets: 100 RMB/$14
Weekend floor tickets: 150 RMB/$22
Group Stage weekday tickets:
Tier 2 tickets: 100RMB/$14
Tier 1 tickets: 120 RMB/$17
Floor tickets: 180 RMB/$26
Group Stage weekend tickets:
Tier 2 tickets: 120 RMB/$17
Tier 1 tickets: 180 RMB/$26
Floor tickets: 280 RMB/$41
How many tickets can I purchase?
Maximum 2 tickets per person.
When do the doors open?
Play-in Stage (September 23-26): 11:00 AM
Play-in Stage (September 28-29): 10:00 AM
Group Stage (October 5-8): 1:00 PM
Group Stage (October 12-15): 10:00 AM
Worlds 2017 can be streamed on both Twitch and Youtube for free.
We will add a schedule as soon as Riot release more details.
LoL Worlds 2017 teams
The participants will be divided into different seeds based on their previous results this year. Having a high seed gives teams an advantage entering the group stage where they get to play against easier opponents.
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Europe (EU LCS)
G2 is a dominating force on home turf, but it’s an entirely different story internationally, where they’ve put on some questionable performances. They did, however, manage to beat top Chinese teams during MSI 2017 and even claim a map win against SKT1. G2 will probably not be able to challenge teams like SKT1 and longzhu. Their goal should be to reach the playoffs at least.
Misfits is a newcomer amongst the top European teams; they delivered upset after upset when they qualified to Worlds 2017. Misfits have established themselves as a top contender this year after huge wins against teams like UoL and Fnatic. But the World Championship in League of Legends will be on a whole other level; the South Korean and Chinese teams are dominating the scene. But we must say that it will be interesting as hell to see Misfits go up against the very best in the world.
Fnatic had to compete in the Regional Playoffs due to losing to Misfits. Fortunately for Fnatic, the Regional Playoffs went well, they ran over their opponents in H2k to secure a spot in Play-In stage at Worlds 2017. Fnatic should be able to advance to the Group Stage as they are the strongest team participating in the Play-In stage. But with bo1 games being so unpredictable the road to Group-Stage can be a bit bumpier than expected.
North America (NA LCS)
TSM is perhaps the most famous and popular team in the universe of League of Legends. Not only do they have the most dedicated fan base, but they are also the best NA team through history. TSM has impressed on home soil as well as internationally at events such as Rift Rivals. Without a doubt, the strongest western team right now and their chances of advancing to playoffs are looking good.
It will be the first time Immortals are attending Worlds, and they have previously shown that they have what it takes to beat western top teams. The lack of experience playing against Chinese and South Korean teams may be a bit of problem heading to Worlds though.
C9 are together with fnatic one of the best teams playing the Play-In stage of the tournament. Moving forward to the Group-Stage should be a walk in the park for Cloud9, given that they’ve done their research that is.
Royal Never Give Up
We saw the rise of Royal Never Give Up earlier this year with their second place at LPL. They have since then won both Demacia Cup and Rift Rivals. Went out in the quarterfinal against the champions SKT1 in last year’s Worlds, will RNGU go even further this year? Many fans certainly believe so.
EDG is a well-known name in the League of Legends competitive scene in both China and internationally. They were total beats during 2016 but have downed a notch this year. EDG has proven that they have what it takes to take down top teams from China, but how will they perform against top contenders from South Korea, Europe and North America?
Team WE have a long history behind them and has gone from being one of the worst team to be one of the best in China. They did struggle 2016 but have stepped up their game during 2017 so far where they won LPL Spring and Rift Rivals Red. Are expected to advance to the group stage.
South Korea (LCK)
Longzhu Gaming has formerly been known to be a pretty mediocre team in the Korean scene, but they have stepped up their game this season. They destroyed the titans SKT1 in the LCK final. If Longzhu can keep playing as they have so far this season, they will be a much of a threat as SKT1.
SK Telecom T1
The best team in the history of League of Legends, literally no one is questioning that. They have won the World Championship three times and are now looking to claim their fourth title. The only real threat is Longzhu Gaming which they lost to not that long ago. SKT1 will surely prepare a lot more for Longzhu this time.
Has had a somewhat shaky season, but have still managed to collect a few second and third tournament placements. Although they’re only third seed, they’re still favorites against any western and Chinese team.
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (LMS)
The Taiwanese team Flash Wolves have once against qualified for Worlds, and they did it by defeating their rival Ahq. FW is number one in Taiwan and is also known for having won against the Korean star team SKT1. Unfortunately, it looks like the win against SKT1 only was a fluke, because they haven’t accomplished much since then.
Ahq e-Sports club
Ahq has been living in Flash Wolves shadow the last years. But even though they’re considered the underdogs they have pulled off impressive wins against top teams in Taiwan lately. Still, Ahq is not a team we can see going through to the playoffs, maybe top 9-12 at best.
Hong Kong Attitude
We don’t have a lot of info on this team, we’ve seen them during this summer’s LMS where they didn’t advance from the group stage. But they did manage to win LMS Regional Qualifier and secure a ticket to the Play-In stage of Worlds 2017. Not a team to count on this tournament based off of their previous performances.
Southeast Asia (GPL)
We got to see Gigabyte Marines as one of the wildcard teams in MSI earlier this year. They qualified directly to the group stage of Worlds 2017 by ending up being one of the finalists in GPL. As a Vietnamese team, Gigabyte is relatively unknown outside of Southeast Asia. They do, however, have a couple of players that have been competing in Europe. GM can surprise and be a problem for other participants.
Another Vietnamese team that went on to the GPL’s summer final. Their biggest rivals are Gigabyte Marines which they’ve lost to several times the last past months. YG missed GPL last spring and are therefore entering the Play-In stage with one point.
Lyon, one of South America’s top teams, has had a hard time qualifying for international tournaments in the past. We saw them fail at MSI 2017 where they didn’t even get past the first round. Considering their previous tournament results, it’s doubtful that Lyon will survive Worlds 2017’s Play-In stage.
Kaos Latin Gamers
KLG qualified to the League of Legends World Championship 2017 by winning CLS Closing Cup, a tournament of which teams from the southern countries of South America are competing. It will be KLG’s first time playing at LoL Worlds.
Team oNe eSports
Team oNe eSports was formerly known as INTZ Genesis, and they are one of the better team originating from Brazil. We haven’t seen much from Team one eSports, but they did nonetheless overcome their Brazilian rivals in the Worlds Wildcard tourney.
MSI 2017 was Rampage’s first international tournament, which is crazy thinking of how long they’ve been active in the scene. Sadly it didn’t go well at all that time, but they get another shot at proving themselves at Worlds 2017 Play-In Stage.
1907 Fenerbahce belong to the Turkish football club Fenerbahce and make up their eSports division. They have acquired two South Korean stars heading into Worlds 2017, so we’re excited to see how much damage this team can do when the tournament kicks off.
LG Dire Wolves
An Australian team who has been doing well in the national league OPL. While they did put on great performances the entire season in OPL, they have yet to impress at international events. Luckily, they’re up against low ranked teams in the Play-In stage, so they have a chance of advancing to the group stage.
Gambit was on top of their game a couple of years ago but has since then not been able to pull off any tournament wins. Only two players are left in the team from the Gambit era; Diamondprox and Edward.