Where and when do the events take place?
The World Playoffs take place on October 4-6, 2012 at LA Live, in Los Angeles, California.
The World Finals takes place on October 13, 2012 at the USC Galen center, in Los Angeles, California.
Where websites will the games be streaming on?
Twitch.tv and Own3d. There will be a button to toggle to your preferred choice.
Can I watch the World Championships in HD?
You know it! The Season Two World Championship will be streamed live in free HD.
Will the broadcast be available in languages other than English?
We will be broadcasting the Season Two World Championship in English, Korean, Mandarin, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, and we’re working on a few more.
I didn’t buy a ticket, can I still come enjoy the World Playoffs in person?
Luckily we have the ESPN Zone and Lucky Strike both streaming all the World Playoff action live and open to the public.
Alternatively, you can buy tickets at the door for the same price!
I want a Season Two Championship Riven summoner icon! How can I get one?
Watch the Season Two World Finals. We will be broadcasting a code during the event that you can redeem to unlock this commemorative summoner icon immediately following the broadcast. You can redeem the code for 24 hours following the World Championship.
I want a Season Two Championship Riven skin! How can I get one?
The skin will be sold during the week following the World Championship. After that sale, it will no longer be available.
Will there be a Youtube.com channel for VODs?
We will be posting VODs of the event on Youtube.com. VODs will also be available on Twitch and on our event site at tournaments.leagueoflegends.com.
Tournament Format Answers
What is at stake at the Season Two World Championship?
Twelve teams from around the world will battle for the title of Season Two World Champion and their share of a $2 million prize pool, the largest in eSports history!
After the last game in the group stages, how will you be deciding the seeding for the following single-elimination stage?
We will be doing a draw, either live on stage or backstage (depending to time constraints) on Thursday October 4th. Either way, we will have teams present.
What is the tiebreaker rule for the group stage?
If there is a two way tie, the team who won the head to head match in the group stage between the two teams will advance. If there is a three way tie, additional 3 team group stages will be played until there is a winner.
What was the reasoning behind the draw sending Azubu Frost to the group stages? Will this be the same format for Season 3?
There were five regions, and only four top seeded slots for the quarterfinals. It was a random draw done live on OGN during the Korean Regional Finals. Next year we are considering alternative solutions, but this year it was the fairest way to go.
Will players be wearing sound-proof headsets during their matches?
We like having the players be part of the atmosphere and more engaged with the audience. They will be wearing new soundproof headsets, similar to what helicopter pilots wear (no joke).
Will I get any awesome keepsakes or swag if I attend the Season Two World Finals in person?
Those of you who attend the Season Two World Finals at the USC Basketball Arena in Los Angeles, California will get an exclusive swag bag filled with awesome stuff waiting for you including:
- Limited edition, custom-made statues of Ryze and Tryndamere
- A free Season Two Championship Riven skin you can unlock before it's released to the Store
- A Season Two Championship Riven commemorative summoner icon
- And a lot more!
Both the World Playoffs and the World Finals will host our best merchandize store yet, with new and unique items never before sold!
Which airport should I fly into?
The closest airport for attendees flying in from out of town is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
I received an e-mail from AEG and/or Ticketmaster about the events. Are these legit?
Yes, Riot games partnered with both companies to bring you tickets to the World Championships.
I received my tickets, but the start time says 11:00am. Is this correct?
No! The correct start times for events can be found at the top of this page, or here.
How easy is it to get hotel reservations?
There are numerous unrelated events happening in the area in conjunction with the World Championship, so we encourage you to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.
What should I know about packing?
The World Playoffs will be a partially outdoor event, so pack comfortable clothing for warm weather.
The World Finals will be an indoor event at the USC Galen center.
Make sure to leave a little free room when you pack, so you can take home some awesome swag!