The League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2021) is only a few days away.

The competition will start off with the Worlds 2021 Play-In stage, where four of the 10 teams will advance to the Group Stage.

Looking at the five days of Play-In time, here are the top three League of Legends esports matches you shouldn’t miss.

3 must-watch matches at Worlds 2021 Play-Ins

October 5 — Hanwha Life Esports vs LNG Esports

League of Legends players Chovy from Hanwha Life Esports and Tarzan from LNG Esports will be facing off each other at the Worlds 2021 Play-Ins.
Credit: LCK

What happens when old teammates reunite under different banners? The answer will be revealed in Worlds 2021’s opening match, featuring Hanwha Life Esports and LNG Esports.

Aside from the classic LCK vs LPL rivalry, fans will also be seeing a mini reunion between former Griffin players Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong.

What’s more, should Hanwha Life Esports’ Chovy and LNG Esports’ Tarzan qualify, they’ll stand a chance to face off against another former Griffin teammate, Edward Gaming’s Park “Viper” Do-hyeon, in the Group Stage.

Catch the Worlds 2021 Play-In opener between Hanwha Life Esports and LNG Esports on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. GMT+8.

October 6 — Detonation FocusMe vs Cloud9

League of Legends players Aria from Detonation FocusMe and Perkz from Cloud9 will be facing off each other at the Worlds 2021 Play-Ins.
Credit: LoL Esports, LCS

Another interesting League of Legends Worlds 2021 Play-In match-up involves a rematch between Japan and North America.

Fans previously saw Detonation FocusMe crush Cloud9 at the Mid-Season Invitational 2021 (MSI 2021). Detonation FocusMe’s mid laner Lee “Aria” Ga-eul debuted on the international stage, and pulled off epic Zoe plays against veteran player Cloud9 Luka “Perkz” Perković.

The two players will soon be meeting again on the biggest League of Legends stage. Who will dominate the mid lane this time around?

Catch the match between Detonation FocusMe and Cloud9 on October 6 at 1:00 .a.m. GMT+8.

October 7 — PEACE vs RED Canids

League of Legends pro players Vizicsacsi from PEACE and Jojo from Red Canids will be facing each other at the Worlds 2021 Play-Ins.
Credit: PEACE, Riot Games Brazil

Fresh out of retirement, European top laner Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamás will be playing for PEACE on the Worlds stage. This will be Vizicsacsi’s return to professional play after two years since leaving Splyce in 2019.

PEACE will be facing Brazil’s terror team, RED Canids, on the third day of the competition. RED Canids dominated the CBLOL 2021 Split 2 Playoffs after a 3 -1 win against Rensga eSports.

Which of these teams will fully embody the underdog spirit? Watch PEACE take on RED Canids on October 7 at 8:00 p.m. GMT+8.

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