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League of Legends Worlds 2018 Group Stage: Schedule, teams and streams

Who's playing who and when in the Group Stage of Worlds 2018.

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Our League of Legends Worlds 2018 Group Stage guide contains a match schedule, qualifying team details and an official stream of the event.

The Group Stage of Worlds 2018 gets under way in just a couple of days from now, and the show moves onto Busan, South Korea for the next stage of the tournament.

There are 16 teams taking part in this stage of Worlds 2018. 12 of those have qualified for the Group Stage directly, while four have been chosen as part of the Play-In Stage that took place earlier this month.

Teams have been separated into four groups, with each group playing a double round-robin, best-of-one format.

The two best-performing teams will then advance to the final Knockout Stage of Worlds 2018, which takes place across a number of South Korean venues throughout the second half of October.

In our Worlds 2018 Group Stage guide, we've gathered together all the information you need to know, from the qualifying team, to stream details, and a schedule of who's playing who in the tournament.

Which teams qualified for the Group Stage of Worlds 2018?

The following teams have qualified for this next stage of Worlds, and are separated into the following groups:

Group A

  • Flash Wolves
  • Afreeca Freecs
  • Phong Vu Buffalo
  • G2 Esports

Group B

  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Gen.G
  • Team Vitality
  • Cloud9

Group C

  • kt Rolster
  • MAD Team
  • Team Liquid
  • Edward Gaming

Group D

  • Fnatic
  • 100 Thieves
  • Invictus Gaming
  • G-Rex

How can I watch the Worlds 2018 Group Stage?

As with the Play-In Stage, the Group Stage of Worlds 2018 will be streamed on YouTube. We've embedded the stream for you right here:

Note that there will be a re-broadcast of each day's play at 8:00pm BST every day.

What's the schedule for the Worlds 2018 Group Stage?

Here's a complete schedule for each match of the Worlds 2018 Group Stage.

Note that all times are given in BST. Add one hour for mainland Europe, and subtract eight hours for Pacific America.

Group Stage Day 1 - Wednesday 10th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMkt RolsterTeam Liquid
10:00AMEdward GamingMAD Team
11:00AMPhong Vu BuffaloFlash Wolves
12:00PMAfreeca FreecsG2 Esports
1:00PMRoyal Never Give UpCloud9
2:00PMGen.GTeam Vitality

Group Stage Day 2 - Thursday 11th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMFlash WolvesAfreeca Freecs
10:00AMPhong Vu BuffaloG2 Esports
11:00AM100 ThievesFnatic
12:00PMInvictus GamingG-Rex
1:00PMTeam VitalityCloud9
2:00PMGen.GRoyal Never Give Up

Group Stage Day 3 - Friday 12th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMMAD Teamkt Rolster
10:00AMTeam LiquidEdward Gaming
11:00AMFnaticInvictus Gaming
12:00PM100 ThievesG-Rex
1:00PMRoyal Never Give UpTeam Vitality

Group Stage Day 4 - Saturday 13th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMAfreeca FreecsPhong Vu Buffalo
10:00AMG2 EsportsFlash Wolves
11:00AMInvictus Gaming100 Thieves
1:00PMTeam LiquidMAD Team
2:00PMkt RolsterEdward Gaming

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Group Stage Day 5 - Sunday 14th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMTeam LiquidRoyal Never Give Up
11:00AMTeam VitalityGen.G
12:00PMCloud9Royal Never Give Up
1:00PMCloud9Team Vitality
2:00PMRoyal Never Give UpGen.G

Group Stage Day 6 - Monday 15th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMAfreeca FreecsFlash Wolves
10:00AMG2 EsportsPhong Vu Buffalo
11:00AMFlash WolvesG2 Esports
12:00PMPhong Bu BuffaloAfreeca Freecs
1:00PMFlash WolvesPhong Vu Buffalo
2:00PMG2 EsportsAfreeca Freecs

Group Stage Day 7 - Tuesday 16th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMTeam Liquidkt Rolster
10:00AMMAD TeamEdward Gaming
11:00AMMAD TeamTeam Liquid
12:00PMEdward Gamingkt Rolster
1:00PMEdward GamingTeam Liquid
2:00PMkt RolsterMAD Team

Group Stage Day 8 - Wednesday 17th October 2018

TimeTeam 1Team 2
9:00AMFnatic100 Thieves
10:00AMG-RexInvictus Gaming
12:00PM100 ThievesInvictus Gaming
1:00PMG-Rex100 Thieves
2:00PMInvictus GamingFnatic

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