November 9, 2023

The LoL Worlds 2023 Knockout Stage: 8 Teams, 1 Champion

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher

The LoL Worlds 2023 Knockout stage is the final stage of the tournament that will determine the season 13 World Champions. In this stage, the best eight teams from the Swiss stage have advanced to compete for the title.

The LoL Worlds 2023 Knockout Stage: 8 Teams, 1 Champion

8 Teams, 1 Winner

After a long-fought Swiss stage, the top eight teams have emerged as the contenders for the championship. These teams have been drawn into a single-elimination bracket based on their Swiss stage score. The four teams that make it to the semifinals will have a chance to fight for a spot in the Grand Finals. The ultimate winner of the Knockout stage will be crowned the season 13 World Champions and will have the honor of lifting the Summoner's Cup at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, in front of thousands of fans.

Chinese League Milestone

The 2023 Knockout stage is a significant milestone for the Chinese league, the LPL. For the first time ever, all four LPL representatives have successfully made it to the top eight. This is also the first time since 2014 that no European team has made it to the top eight.



  • NRG 0 – 3 WBG – Thursday, November 2, 09:00 CET
  • GEN 2 – 3 BLG – Friday, November 3, 09:00 CET
  • JDG 3 – 1 KT – Saturday, November 4, 09:00 CET
  • LNG 0 -3 T1 – Sunday, November 5, 09:00 CET

Following their losses, NRG, GEN, KT, and LNG have been eliminated from the tournament.


  • WBG vs BLG – Saturday, November 11, 09:00 CET
  • JDG vs T1 – Sunday, November 12, 09:00 CET

WBG has chosen the blue side for Game 1 in the series, while JDG has opted for the red side in their match against T1. For more insights on these matches, check out our previews on the WBG-BLG and JDG-T1 series.


  • TBD vs TBD – Sunday, November 12, 08:00 CET

Where to Watch

League of Legends esports fans can catch all the action of the Worlds 2023 Knockout stage matches live on Riot Games' official channels on Twitch and YouTube. Alternatively, you can also visit to watch the games and earn drops.

Read more: LoL Arena confirmed to return in December 2023

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Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

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