Updated on November 19, 7:15 a.m. (GMT+8): Added Worlds 2023 winner.

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.

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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.

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The rise of the Chinese league is also evident at the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI).

All LoL Worlds winners from past to present

Worlds 2011FnaticEUUS$50,00050%
Worlds 2012Taipei AssassinsLMSUS$1,000,00050%
Worlds 2013SK Telecom T1LCKUS$1,000,00048.78%
Worlds 2014Samsung WhiteLCKUS$1,000,00046.95%
Worlds 2015SK Telecom T1LCKUS$1,000,00046.95%
Worlds 2016SK Telecom T1LCKUS$2,028,00040%
Worlds 2017Samsung GalaxyLCKUS$1,855,11437.5%
Worlds 2018Invictus GamingLPLUS$2,418,75037.5%
Worlds 2019FunPlus PhoenixLPLUS$834,375*37.5%
Worlds 2020DAMWON GamingLCKUS$556,250*25%
Worlds 2021Edward GamingLPLUS$489,500*22%
Worlds 2022DRXLCKUS$489,500*22%
Worlds 2023T1LCKUS$445,000*20%

*Figures are based on the minimum guaranteed prize pool of US$2,225,000. A percentage of in-game sales has not been included in these earnings.

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