Esports World Cup 2024: Korean Powerhouse T1 Crowned League of Legends Champions

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T1 emerged victorious at the first-ever Esports World Cup (EWC), securing the League of Legends (LoL) championship title.

The event, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, showcased top-tier gaming talent from around the globe.

With a staggering $1 million prize pool at stake, eight elite organizations battled fiercely in the first EWC-LoL tournament.

How did T1 clinch the championship?

The Korean powerhouse dominated the tournament, maintaining an undefeated streak throughout.

Their journey to the top included decisive victories against Bilibili Gaming and Team Liquid.

In the grand finals, T1 faced off against Chinese team Top Esports in a thrilling best-of-five series.

What happened during the final match?

Despite a strong start from Top Esports in the first map, winning 12-4, T1 quickly regained control.

Led by the legendary Faker, T1 secured three consecutive wins to claim the series 3-1.

The final map ended with a convincing 21-8 scoreline in T1’s favor.

  • Map 1: Top Esports Dominates: 4 vs. 12
  • Map 2: T1 Strikes Back: 17 vs. 7
  • Map 3: Energetic and Intense: 18 vs. 6
  • Map 4: T1 Seals the Deal: 21 vs. 8

How much did the champions take home?

As EWC champions, T1 pocketed a whopping $400,000 from the $1 million prize pool.

They also earned 1,000 points in the ongoing Esports World Cup race which will help them later in the Club Championship.

Runners-up Top Esports received $200,000 and 600 points for their efforts.

What the other team gets:

  1. T1
  2. Top Esports
  3. Team Liquid – $100k
  4. G2 Esports – $100k
  5. Bilibili Gaming – $50k
  6. Fnatic – $50k
  7. Gen.G Esports – $50k
  8. FlyQuest – $50k

3rd and 4th place holders got 275 points with the rest of the teams getting 60 points each.

Who stood out in the tournament?


Faker, recently inducted into the LoL Hall of Legends, proved his enduring skill by clinching the MVP award.

This accolade came with an additional $50,000 prize, cementing his status as one of the game’s greatest players.

How popular was the event?

The LoL tournament at EWC drew impressive viewership numbers.

It peaked at over 1.11 million concurrent viewers during the grand finale, making it the third most-watched LoL event of 2024.

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On average, 565,000 viewers tuned in across the 22-hour airtime.

T1 was (obviously) the most-watched team in the series, accumulating apx. 8.8 million hours of viewership.

What’s next for T1 and the esports scene?

Following their EWC triumph, T1 will return to Korea to resume their LCK Summer season campaign.

Their success at this international event is likely to boost their confidence as they aim for further achievements.

Notably, Saudi Arabia’s Team Falcons claimed victory in the Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, securing their country’s first EWC trophy.

For the latest updates and in-depth coverage of esports events, visit the official Esports World Cup website. Remember to subscribe to Gaming Foodle for more news!

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