- The League of Legends World Cup is wrapping up the group stage on Sunday.
- Only eight teams can make it to the knockout rounds.
- The prize pool for the League of Legends World Cup is $2.2 million.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The last matches of the group stage at the League of Legends (LoL) World Cup take place this weekend.
On Saturday, Group C will be playing. Bettors that use USA online sportsbooks are favoring SK Telecom T1 to take Group C. Not only that, they are one of the favorites to take the whole tournament.
No matter who they play this weekend, SK Telecom T1 is the favorite to win. SK Telecom T1 has -1000 odds to win over Clutch Gaming, while Clutch gaming has +500 to win. SK Telecom T1 has -175 odds to win over Team Royal Never Give Up, who has +130.
Group D starts their final matches on Sunday. This group should be much more competitive than Group C. Team Liquid is in Group D and after Cloud 9 was eliminated, Liquid is the last hope for America to show up at the knockout rounds.
It is going to be a hard road for Team Liquid. The favorite to take the group stage is Invictus Gaming. Invictus Gaming has -210 odds of defeating Liquid, while Liquid has +140 odds of making the upset. Damwon Gaming will also give Liquid some trouble. Damwon has -165 odds of defeating Liquid, while Liquid has +110 odds of winning against Damwon.
According to the LoL website, two teams will make it out of the group stage. Even if Invictus Gaming dominates Group D, Liquid could still make it out. Either way, all of the teams in the group stage will get a share of the $2.2 million prize pool.
Although it is a large prize pool, other esports like Fortnite have larger prize pools available. Despite that being the case, LoL teams want the glory of being considered the world champions for a year. The LoL World Championships will be streamed on Twitch this weekend.