League of Legends' annual pinnacle event has its first four playoff teams set in stone, with four more playing over the next two days to finalise the brackets.
Group B concluded yesterday with FunPlus Phoenix and Splyce both achieving solid results in the group. In the tiebreaker, FunPlus Phoenix were victorious and claimed the first seed going into the playoffs.
Group A is yet to finish all their games but European favourites G2 Esports and LCK hopefuls Griffin are locked in for the next stage. Despite losing their coach within days of Worlds 2019 and suffering an opening game loss to G2, Griffin bounced back and showed why so many were touting them for success if they could conquer their stage demons.
Welcome to the #Worlds2019 Quarterfinals, @G2esports! pic.twitter.com/5BPOykYpDK— lolesports (@lolesports) October 18, 2019
Cloud9 and Hong Kong Attitude were the casualties from Group A, removing one of three LCS teams while Clutch Gaming on 0-3 in Group C look like the second team on the way out from the region.
SK Telecom T1 are 3-0 in Group C, with Fnatic needing to step up if they wish to join their European comrades G2 and Splyce and Royal Never Give Up being the threat standing in their way.
Group D sees North America's last hope Team Liquid sit in a three way 2-1 tie between themselves, DAMWON Gaming and Invictus Gaming.
FunPlus Phoenix, Splyce, G2 Esports and Team Griffin will be joined by four more teams after the weekend sees Group C and Group D determine their respective top two.
All of the Worlds 2019 action can be watched on the official Riot Games Twitch channel and LoL Esports YouTube channel.