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
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
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
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.