Updated on November 7, 5:55 p.m. (GMT+8): Added winners’ respective regions.
When we think of Worlds winners in League of Legends throughout the years, one name almost always comes to mind — Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.
The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) superstar has cemented himself as the greatest of all time in the scene, winning three Worlds titles in 2013, 2015, and 2016 together with his team SK Telecom T1 (now T1).
The Unkillable Demon King almost achieved his goal of becoming a four-time Worlds champion, but got swept by Samsung Galaxy in the final in 2017, and narrowly lost to DWG KIA 3-2 during the Worlds 2021 semifinals.
With T1 at the helm, LCK teams have dominated Worlds throughout the years. The Korean league has six World Championship titles, won by T1, Samsung White, Samsung Galaxy, and DAMWON Gaming.
In recent years, the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) has become a top contender for the Summoner’s Cup. Championship winners Invictus Gaming made history as the first LPL team to win Worlds in 2018, followed by FunPlus Phoenix in 2019, and Edward Gaming in 2021. The rise of the Chinese league is also evident at the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI).
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All LoL Worlds winners from past to present
|YEAR||WINNER||REGION||PRIZE EARNINGS||PRIZE PERCENTAGE|
|Worlds 2012||Taipei Assassins||LMS||US$1,000,000||50%|
|Worlds 2013||SK Telecom T1||LCK||US$1,000,000||48.78%|
|Worlds 2014||Samsung White||LCK||US$1,000,000||46.95%|
|Worlds 2015||SK Telecom T1||LCK||US$1,000,000||46.95%|
|Worlds 2016||SK Telecom T1||LCK||US$2,028,000||40%|
|Worlds 2017||Samsung Galaxy||LCK||US$1,855,114||37.5%|
|Worlds 2018||Invictus Gaming||LPL||US$2,418,750||37.5%|
|Worlds 2019||FunPlus Phoenix||LPL||US$834,375*||37.5%|
|Worlds 2020||DAMWON Gaming||LCK||US$556,250*||25%|
|Worlds 2021||Edward Gaming||LPL||US$489,500*||22%|
*Figures are based on the minimum guaranteed prize pool of US$2,225,000. A percentage of in-game sales is yet to be added to these earnings.
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