Season 3 World Championship

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Season 3 World Championship
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League Information
Organizer: Riot Games
Sponsor: Logitech
AzubuTV
Alienware
Plantronics
American Express Serve
Event Type: Offline
Country United States USA
Format: Groupstage + Single Elim. Bracket
Prize pool: $2,050,000
Start Date: 2013-09-15
End Date: 2013-10-04
Links: Website
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The Season 3 World Championship was a tournament to crown the League of Legends Season 3 world champions. The playoffs were held in North America with the Grand final being held in the Staples Center on the 4th of October 2013. The winning team was SK Telecom T1 and along with being crowned the Season 3 world champion, walked off with the Summoner’s Cup and $1 million. 14 teams from North America, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and one of the emerging League of Legends territories measured up at the World Playoffs after having qualified through their regional competitions. [1] Tickets were scheduled to go on sale on August 15 at 12PM PDT / 21:00 CEST, but due to unexpected circumstances, ticket sales were delayed to a later date. Tickets resumed sales on August 24th, with the Finals being sold out in an hour. [2][3]

Overview

Commencing the 15th of September, the 14 teams played in Los Angeles for the playoffs. The tournament consisted of a group stage and two single-elimination rounds which were held in a Los Angeles Studio with live audience. The semi-finals were held at the Galen Center, with the Finals being held at the Staples Center.[4] The english stream were cast by Phreak, Jatt, Kobe, Deman, Joe Miller, Qu1ksh0t, and Rivington.[5] The host was sjokz. The casters were joined by Krepo, Doublelift, MonteCristo, Deficio, Snoopeh, Nien, ZionSpartan, Ocelote, and Voyboy at the analysts desk.[6]

Location Addresses

  • Studio (Group Stages & Quarterfinals): 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90232
  • Galen Center (Semifinals): 3400 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
  • Staples Center (Finals): 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Format

  • Fourteen Teams
  • Four teams receive direct entry into Quarter-finals through All-Star performances (#1 from North America, SEA Taiwan/HK, China, and Korea)
  • Remaining ten teams will be divided into two groups of five
  • Group stage is double round robin, Best of One matches
  • Top two teams of each group advance to the Quarter-final stage
  • Quarter-final matches will be Best of Three
  • Semi-finals and Grand Finals will be Best of Five

Prize Pool

$2,050,000 USD (Approximately €1,509,890 EUR) is spread among the teams as follows:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1st $ 1,000,000 € 754,488 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1
Silver.png 2nd $ 250,000 € 188,622 SH Royallogo std.png Royal Club
SF.png 3rd-4th $ 150,000 € 113,173 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png NaJin Black Sword
Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
5th-8th $ 75,000 € 56,587 GABlogo std.png Gamania Bears
GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming
OMGlogo std.png Oh My God
C9logo std.png Cloud9
9th-10th $ 45,000 € 33,952 Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs
Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Ozone
11th-12th $ 30,000 € 22,635 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Teamvulcunlogo std.png Team Vulcun
13th-14th $ 25,000 € 18,862 GamingGearLogo std.png GamingGear.eu
Mineskilogo std.png Mineski

Participants

  • Southeast Asia: (2013-08-17 to 2013-08-18) Southeast Asian Regional Finals – 1 team
  • International Wildcard: (2013-08-21 to 2013-08-23) Gamescom 2013 – 1 team
  • Europe: (2013-08-23 to 2013-08-25) EU LCS Playoffs (Gamescom 2013) – 3 teams
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau: (2013-08-29) Taiwan Regional Finals – 1 team
  • North America: (2013-08-30 to 2013-09-01) NA LCS Playoffs – 3 teams
  • Korea: (2013-09-04 to 2013-09-07) OGN/NLB Circuit Points – 3 teams
  • Mainland China: (2013-09-07 to 2013-09-08) Season 3 China Regional Finals – 2 teams

Korea received an additional team slot compared to the Season 2 World Championship after the Korean Team won the All-Star Tournament in Shanghai 2013.

Quarterfinal Teams

Taiwan/HK/Macau Champion

Gamania Bears
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Taiwan Steak  
Taiwan Winds
Taiwan Maple
Taiwan NL
Taiwan SwordArt
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Korea Circuit 1st Place

NaJin Black Sword
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South Korea Expession  
South Korea watch
South Korea Nagne
South Korea PraY
South Korea Cain
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Chinese Champion

Royal Club
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China GoDlike  
China Lucky
Hong Kong Wh1t3zZ
China Uzi
Hong Kong Tabe
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North American Champion

Cloud 9
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USA Balls  
USA Meteos
USA Hai
USA Sneaky
USA LemonNation
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Group Stage Teams

SEA Champion

Mineski
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Philippines Snoy  
Philippines Kaigu
Philippines Yume
Philippines Exo
Philippines Tgee
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NA Runner-Up

Team SoloMid
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USA Dyrus  
Canada TheOddOne
USA Reginald
Canada WildTurtle
USA Xpecial
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NA 3rd Place

Team Vulcun
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USA Sycho Sid  
Philippines Xmithie
USA mancloud
USA Zuna
Bulgaria BloodWater
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International Wildcard

GamingGear.eu
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Lithuania Nbs  
Lithuania Alunir
Lithuania Mazzerin
Lithuania DeadlyBrother
Lithuania Inspirro
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Korean Circuit Runner-Up

Samsung Ozone
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South Korea Looper  
South Korea DanDy
South Korea dade
South Korea imp
South Korea Mata
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Korea Finals Champion

SK Telecom T1
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South Korea Impact  
South Korea bengi
South Korea Faker
South Korea Piglet
South Korea PoohManDu
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EU Champion

Fnatic
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France sOAZ  
Finland Cyanide
Spain xPeke
Estonia puszu
France YellOwStaR
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EU Runner-Up

Lemondogs
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Denmark Zorozero  
Germany dexter1
Norway Nukeduck
Netherlands Tabzz
Spain Mithy
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EU 3rd Place

Gambit Gaming
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Russia Darien  
Russia Diamondprox
Russia Alex Ich
Russia Genja
Estonia Voidle
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Chinese Runner-up

OMG
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China Gogoing  
China LoveLin
China Cool
China san
China bigpomelo
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Results

Group Stage

Group A
1. SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 7-1
1. OMGlogo std.png Oh My God 7-1
3. Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs 3-5
4. Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2-6
5. GamingGearLogo std.png GamingGear.eu 1-7
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Group A Matches
GG.EU GamingGearLogo std.png 0 1 Tsmlogo std.png TSM
SKT T1 SKT1Logo std.png 1 0 Lemondogslogo std.png LD
TSM Tsmlogo std.png 0 1 OMGlogo std.png OMG
LD Lemondogslogo std.png 1 0 GamingGearLogo std.png GG.EU
OMG OMGlogo std.png 1 0 SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1
LD Lemondogslogo std.png 0 1 OMGlogo std.png OMG
SKT T1 SKT1Logo std.png 1 0 GamingGearLogo std.png GG.EU
TSM Tsmlogo std.png 1 0 Lemondogslogo std.png LD
GG.EU GamingGearLogo std.png 0 1 OMGlogo std.png OMG
SKT T1 SKT1Logo std.png 1 0 Tsmlogo std.png TSM
LD Lemondogslogo std.png 0 1 SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1
OMG OMGlogo std.png 1 0 GamingGearLogo std.png GG.EU
TSM Tsmlogo std.png 0 1 SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1
GG.EU GamingGearLogo std.png 0 1 Lemondogslogo std.png LD
OMG OMGlogo std.png 1 0 Tsmlogo std.png TSM
LD Lemondogslogo std.png 1 0 Tsmlogo std.png TSM
GG.EU GamingGearLogo std.png 0 1 SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1
OMG OMGlogo std.png 1 0 Lemondogslogo std.png LD
TSM Tsmlogo std.png 0 1 GamingGearLogo std.png GG.EU
SKT T1 SKT1Logo std.png 1 0 OMGlogo std.png OMG
Group B
1. Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 7-1
2. GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming 5-3
3. Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Ozone 5-3
4. Teamvulcunlogo std.png Team Vulcun 3-5
5. Mineskilogo std.png Mineski 0-8
[]
Group B Matches
V Teamvulcunlogo std.png 1 0 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Gambit GambitLogo std.png 1 0 Mineskilogo std.png Mineski
SSO Samsunglogo std.png 1 0 Teamvulcunlogo std.png V
Mineski Mineskilogo std.png 0 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Gambit GambitLogo std.png 1 0 Samsunglogo std.png SSO
Mineski Mineskilogo std.png 0 1 Samsunglogo std.png SSO
V Teamvulcunlogo std.png 0 1 GambitLogo std.png Gambit
SSO Samsunglogo std.png 0 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Mineski Mineskilogo std.png 0 1 Teamvulcunlogo std.png V
Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 0 GambitLogo std.png Gambit
SSO Samsunglogo std.png 1 0 GambitLogo std.png Gambit
Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 0 Teamvulcunlogo std.png V
Mineski Mineskilogo std.png 0 1 GambitLogo std.png Gambit
Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 0 Samsunglogo std.png SSO
V Teamvulcunlogo std.png 1 0 Mineskilogo std.png Mineski
Gambit GambitLogo std.png 0 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
V Teamvulcunlogo std.png 0 1 Samsunglogo std.png SSO
Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 0 Mineskilogo std.png Mineski
Gambit GambitLogo std.png 1 0 Teamvulcunlogo std.png V
SSO Samsunglogo std.png 1 0 Mineskilogo std.png Mineski
  Tie Breaker
     
   Samsunglogo std.png SSO 0
   GambitLogo std.png Gambit 1

Bracket Stage

Members from each qualified team for the Season 3 World Championship Bracket Stage
Left to right: Alex Ich, SSONG, Hai, xPeke, San, PoohManDu, Tabe, Winds
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  GABlogo std.png GAB 0
  SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1 2
  SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1 3
  Najin Black Swordlogo std.png NJBS 2
  Najin Black Swordlogo std.png NJBS 2
  GambitLogo std.png Gambit 1
  SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1 3
  SH Royallogo std.png Royal 0
  SH Royallogo std.png Royal 2
  OMGlogo std.png OMG 0
  SH Royallogo std.png Royal 3
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 1
  C9logo std.png C9 1
  Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 2


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Schedule/VODs

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Regional Distribution

  ChinaCISEuropeKoreaNorth AmericaSouth East AsiaTaiwan
Qualified
2133311
Quarterfinals
22211
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Winner
1

See Also

External Links

References

  1. League of Legends Season 3 World Championship takes place October 4 vg247.com
  2. World Championship tickets are now available na.lolesports.com
  3. League of Legends Finals Sells Out LA's Staples Center In An Hour forbes.com
  4. RiotRedBeard's Reddit post reddit.com
  5. RiotQu1ksh0t's Twitter post twitter.com
  6. Casters and analysts announced for Worlds na.lolesports.com