All eight League of Legends teams for the quarterfinals of the Worlds 2019 Playoffs have been confirmed and matched up for the opening matches.
Quarterfinal #1: @TeamGriffinLoL versus @invgaming!#Worlds2019pic.twitter.com/VgQBebmMYx— lolesports (@lolesports) October 20, 2019
Group A's top seed Team Griffin will face Invictus Gaming from Group D.
Griffin went 6-1 in their group to snag the top spot from under G2 Esports and have performed incredibly so far. The controversy surrounding the removal of their coach lingering might take its toll further into the tourney.
Invictus are the reigning champions from 2018 and their 4-2 showing in Group D didn't feel like their full power on display.
Quarterfinal #2: @FPX_Esports versus @FNATIC!#Worlds2019pic.twitter.com/KXxOo3MI8D— lolesports (@lolesports) October 20, 2019
FunPlus Phoenix and Fnatic will clash in the second Quarterfinal. While Group B was the weakest group at Worlds 2019, FunPlus Phoenix did not slack and secured their top seed over their rivals.
While some expected Fnatic to fall in Group C with Royal Never Give Up and SK Telecom T1 in their way, Fnatic were able to take down the former and accepted second seed in the face of T1.
Quarterfinal #3: @DamwonGaming versus @G2esports!#Worlds2019pic.twitter.com/oSDnGRF6ap— lolesports (@lolesports) October 20, 2019
European powerhouse G2 Esports' second seed brings them up against Group D top seed and Play-In survivor DAMWON Gaming.
DAMWON Gaming went 4-0 in the other Group D during the Play-In, went 3-1 against Lowkey Esports to make the Group Stage and 5-1 saw them do enough to make the quarterfinals.
Fnatic were sitting in the shadow of G2 throughout the last season of the LEC, but after pushing them to five games twice in the LEC Summer Playoffs have shown they have huge potential if all the pieces fall into place.
Quarterfinal #4: @T1LoL versus @Splyce!#Worlds2019pic.twitter.com/XdnNJ9IRav— lolesports (@lolesports) October 20, 2019
Formidable force SK Telecom T1 face the last of the successful LEC teams in the form of Splyce.
An expected first seed, T1 is the team to fear thanks to the duo of legendary mid laner Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok and stunning jungler Kim "Clid" Tae-min.
Splyce are huge underdogs in this matchup, but with no expectation comes less pressure and an unlikely upset is always possible.
All of the Worlds 2019 action can be watched on the official Riot Games Twitch channel and LoL Esports YouTube channel.