The first round of Worlds finished this week and it's onto the knockout stage! North American team Cloud 9 is the only team to make it to the knockout stage. The expected (and considered favored) team of North America, Team SoloMid or TSM did not make it out of Group 4. Many considered Group 4 the easiest of the brackets and were very surprised to see TSM not make it out. The other North American team, Immortals landed in the last place of Group 4, only winning two of the seven games. Many were delighted that Cloud 9 made it in 2nd place of what was also considered the hardest group of the series. Longzhu Gaming enters the knockouts with an incredible score of 6-0. SKT Gaming, Royal Never Give Up and Team WE follow with scores of 5-1.
Pickems are now open for the Knockout Stage, choices will close on October 15th 12:00 PST. Prizes this year for anyone who can predict perfectly the winners and losers will win all 4 Ultimate Skins (DJ Sona, Spirit Guardian Udyr, Elementalist Lux and Pulsefire Ezreal).