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The Season Three Championship was a competitive event to bring Season Three of League of Legends to a close. It was an international event hosted in the Los Angeles Staples Center that included qualifying teams from North America, Europe, and Asia.

Regional qualifiers began on August 17, 2013, with the first regional qualifier taking place in Southeast Asia. The playoffs competition will began in Los Angeles on September 16, 2013 and culminated in a victory for SK Telecom T1.

  • 2013 October 4–6
  • Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • $1,000,000
  1. SK Telecom T1
  2. Royal Club
Season Three Championship Login Theme - Hybrid Worlds


Announced by Magus: Season 3 World Championship Heads to Los Angeles

League of Legends Season 3

Season 3 World Championship

Season 3 Worlds - Login Screen

Season 3 Worlds - Login Screen

Season 3 Finals - Login Screen

Season 3 Finals - Login Screen

Professional League of Legends teams have electrified live audiences throughout Season 3 in Anaheim, Cologne, Moscow, Dallas, Shanghai and beyond. With the worldwide finals on October 4 and the most talented competitors in esports preparing for the greatest challenge of the season, we need a championship venue that matches the occasion. With that in mind, we've selected the legendary Staples Center in Los Angeles to host the Season 3 World Championship final.

With the League Championship Series Summer Split already under way, a flurry of regional qualifying events on the horizon and the playoffs approaching, every game counts on the road to the World Championship final. The action reaches a boiling point in September, when fourteen elite teams from North America, Europe, Korea, China, Southeast Asia and one of the emerging League of Legends territories all meet at the Galen Center in Los Angeles for the playoffs. The top two earn the right to compete for the Summoner's Cup in front of thousands of cheering fans.


Each region is reserved a set number of slots. Riot added two additional slots for this year's championship: One spot to Korea for their mid-season All-Star Tournament victory and one spot for the winner of the upcoming International Wildcard Tournament at GamesCom, held in Cologne, Germany. These regions are set below:

  • North America - 3 entries
    • Cloud 9 HyperX
    • TSM Snapdragon
    • Vulcun Techbargains
  • Europe - 3 entries
    • Fnatic
    • Gambit BenQ
    • Lemondogs
  • Southeast Asia - 2 entries
    • Gamania Bears
    • Team Mineski
  • China - 2 entries
    • OMG
    • Royal Club
  • Korea - 3 entries
    • NaJin Black Sword
    • Samsung Ozone
    • SK Telecom T1
  • International Wildcard - 1 entry
    • GamingGear.Eu

Tournament Format

Just like the Season 2 Championship, Riot chose to seed 4 teams that won at their regional playoffs. The other teams will participate in a group stage where the top 2 teams will advance to the next round.

The second round will consist of the winners of the regional playoffs versus the winners of the group stages. These matches are held in a best-of-three single-elimination style, with the winners advancing onto the semi finals.

Group A Group B Regional Byes
OMG Fnatic Cloud 9 HyperX
SK Telecom T1 Gambit BenQ Royal Club
Lemondogs Samsung Galaxy Ozone NaJin Black Sword
TSM Snapdragon Team Vulcun Gamania Bears
GamingGear.eu Team Mineski

Final Bracket

Season Three Championship Bracket
Team Ranking
SK Telecom T1 Crown
Royal Club 2nd
NaJin Black Sword


3rd & 4th
Gamania Bears
Gambit BenQ

Cloud 9 HyperX

5th - 8th

World Finals Music Performance

World Finals Season 3 - Music Performance

World Finals Season 3 - Music Performance

Promotional Skin

Announcement made by RiotWenceslaus[1]

For the next two weeks, Championship Thresh is here to box up your next game in celebration of the epic battles waged over the course of Season 3. Equipped with ornate battle armor emblazoned with the sigil of Season 3, Championship Thresh reaps opponent’s souls with new spell effects including a sweeping azure-tinged Flay and a championship podium-raising recall. Pick up Championship Thresh and his spectral sapphire hues, haunting new lantern and wickedly articulated chains now before he heads into the legacy vault! 975 RP

Thresh ChampionshipSkin

Championship Thresh Splash Art

Road to the Cup

As the World Championship final draws near, we showcase the biggest heroes in esports from around the world that have wowed us all throughout Season 3. Many teams fell by the wayside in epic battles and now only two remain. Who will rise?

Road to the Cup

Road to the Cup

Ceremony of the Season 3 World Champions

Co-founders Marc Tryndamere Merrilland and Brandon Ryze Beck award the Season 3 Summoner's Cup to the world champions SK Telecom T1

Award ceremony for the Season 3 World Champions! The champs are here! Worlds 2013

Award ceremony for the Season 3 World Champions! The champs are here! Worlds 2013

Notable Champion Statistics

For full Champion statistics click here

  • Overall, 69 Champions where either picked or banned throughout the Championship.
  • Zed OriginalSquare Zed had a 100% pick/ban percentage throughout the tournament, being banned 55 times and picked in 11 games.
  • Shen OriginalSquare Shen took 2nd place with a 94% pick/ban percentage, being banned 36 times and picked in 26 games.
  • Zyra OriginalSquare Zyra held both the highest amount of picks and wins, being picked 43 times and won 24 games.
  • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo was picked once in the tournament in the match between TSM and GamingGear.eu. Even though getting first blood, GamingGear.eu came on top in the battle and claimed their single victory of the tournament.
  • Ziggs OriginalSquare Ziggs was the only champion to be banned once without ever being picked in the tournament.
  • Un-picked Champions include:

Akali OriginalSquare Akali

Alistar OriginalSquare Alistar

Amumu OriginalSquare Amumu

Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia

Brand OriginalSquare Brand

Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath

Darius OriginalSquare Darius

Draven OriginalSquare Draven

Fiora OriginalSquare Fiora

Galio OriginalSquare Galio

Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank

Garen OriginalSquare Garen

Graves OriginalSquare Graves

Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger

Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia

Janna OriginalSquare Janna

Katarina OriginalSquare Katarina

Kha'Zix OriginalSquare Kha'Zix

LeBlanc OriginalSquare LeBlanc

Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian

Lux OriginalSquare Lux

Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar

Maokai OriginalSquare Maokai

Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi

Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser

Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana

Nautilus OriginalSquare Nautilus

Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf

Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon

Poppy OriginalSquare Poppy

Quinn OriginalSquare Quinn

Rammus OriginalSquare Rammus

Rengar OriginalSquare Rengar

Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf

Sejuani OriginalSquare Sejuani

Shaco OriginalSquare Shaco

Sion OriginalSquare Sion

Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner

Talon OriginalSquare Talon

Taric OriginalSquare Taric

Trundle OriginalSquare Trundle

Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr

Urgot OriginalSquare Urgot

Viktor OriginalSquare Viktor

Warwick OriginalSquare Warwick

Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong

Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath


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