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 
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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 & Quarter-Finals): 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90232
  • Galen Center (Semi-Finals): 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
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1st
$ 1,000,000 € 754,488
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 SK Telecom T1
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2nd
$ 250,000 € 188,622
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 Royal Club
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3rd-4th
$ 150,000 € 113,173
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 NaJin Black Sword
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 Fnatic
5th-8th $ 75,000 € 56,587
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 Gamania Bears
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 Gambit Gaming
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 Oh My God
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 Cloud9
9th-10th $ 45,000 € 33,952
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 Lemondogs
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 Samsung Ozone
11th-12th $ 30,000 € 22,635
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 Team SoloMid
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 Team Vulcun
13th-14th $ 25,000 € 18,862
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 GamingGear.eu
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 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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 Steak  
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 Winds
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 Maple
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 NL
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 SwordArt
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Korea Circuit 1st Place

NaJin Black Sword
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 Expession  
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 watch
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 Nagne
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 PraY
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 Cain
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Chinese Champion

Royal Club
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 GoDlike  
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 Lucky
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 Wh1t3zZ
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 Uzi
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 Tabe
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North American Champion

Cloud 9
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 Balls  
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 Meteos
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 Hai
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 Sneaky
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 LemonNation
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Group Stage Teams

SEA Champion

Mineski
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 Snoy  
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 Kaigu
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 Yume
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 Exo
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 Tgee
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NA Runner-Up

Team SoloMid
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 Dyrus  
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 TheOddOne
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 Reginald
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 WildTurtle
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 Xpecial
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NA 3rd Place

Team Vulcun
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 Sycho Sid  
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 Xmithie
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 mancloud
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 Zuna
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 BloodWater
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International Wildcard

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

Samsung Ozone
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 Looper  
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 DanDy
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 dade
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 imp
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 Mata
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Korea Finals Champion

SK Telecom T1
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 Impact  
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 bengi
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 Faker
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 Piglet
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 PoohManDu
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EU Champion

Fnatic
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 sOAZ  
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 Cyanide
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 xPeke
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 puszu
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 YellOwStaR
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EU Runner-Up

Lemondogs
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 Zorozero  
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 dexter1
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 Nukeduck
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 Tabzz
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 Mithy
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EU 3rd Place

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

OMG
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 Gogoing  
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 LoveLin
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 Cool
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 san
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 bigpomelo
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Results

Group Stage

Group A
1.
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 SK Telecom T1
7-1
1.
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 Oh My God
7-1
3.
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 Lemondogs
3-5
4.
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 Team SoloMid
2-6
5.
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 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.
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 Fnatic
7-1
2.
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 Gambit Gaming
5-3
3.
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 Samsung Ozone
5-3
4.
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 Team Vulcun
3-5
5.
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 Mineski
0-8
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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
  RoyalClubLogo std.png Royal 0
  RoyalClubLogo std.png Royal 2
  OMGlogo std.png OMG 0
  RoyalClubLogo 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

  China CISEuropeKoreaNorth 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