League of Legends Worlds 2021 knockout stage: schedule, games, bracket, dates, times
The world's biggest eSport is coming up to the knockout stages on Friday.Find out when your team is playing.
League of Legends, one of the world's largest competitive video games, is enjoying its latest edition of the Worlds this month. Running from October 5 to November 6, it is seeing the world's best teams go head-to-head in Reykjavík, Iceland. The group stage is over and the knockout games begin in haste, with matches resuming on Friday, October 22.
At stake is a share of $2,225,000, with the champions claiming 22 percent of this, second place claiming 15 percent with the rest divided between the other teams.
When are matches being played?
The Knockout Stage is scheduled as follows:
How can the matches be watched?
What is League of Legends?
Commonly referred to as 'LoL', League has over 100 million active players a month. Two teams of five players fight in lanes where they must defeat other players and destroy enemy bases and objectives.
Its significant reach is due to it having huge popularity in Asia; the last eight winners of the Worlds hail from the continent. The last winners, Damwon Gaming, are from South Korea. They are favorites to win again in 2021.