Get ready for Rift Rivals
Posted on 05/24/2017 by eSports Team


How will your region stack up against its fiercest adversaries? It’s time to settle the score at our brand new cross-regional event: Rift Rivals.

What is Rift Rivals?

Rift Rivals will be held across the world during July 3-9. The event will pit regional rivals against each other in grudge matches for glory and bragging rights.  

Five tournaments will pit teams from all 13 regions with their closest rivals and re-open old wounds as they face their nemesis on the Rift. Each tournament will vary in numbers of invited teams, venues, and format - but every event will pair one region against each other, so you won’t see any games between teams from the same region (no Telecom Wars or the Battle of European mascots).

Teams were selected for Rift Rivals based on the most recently completed split (Spring or Split 1) rankings and will be seeded accordingly for the start of the event. For example, Europe’s G2 Esports will be seeded as EU #1 at the start of Rift Rivals: NA vs. EU. Read on for more details about format at each of the tournaments.


What are the rivalries? Formats?


North America vs. Europe


City: Berlin, Germany

Venue: EU LCS Studio

Dates: July 6-8


North America (NA LCS)

  • TSM
  • Cloud9
  • Phoenix1

Europe (EU LCS)

  • G2 Esports
  • Unicorns of Love
  • Fnatic

Latin America North vs. Brazil vs. Latin America South


City: Santiago, Chile

Venue: CLS Studio

Dates: July 5-8


Latin America North (LLN)

  • Lyon Gaming
  • Just Toys Havoks

Brazil (CBLOL)

  • Keyd Stars
  • RED Canids

Latin America South (CLS)

  • Isurus Gaming
  • Furious Gaming

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) vs. Turkey


City: Moscow, Russian Federation

Venue: LCL Studio

Dates: July 6-9



  • Vaevictis Esports
  • M19
  • Vega Squadron

Turkey (TCL)

  • SuperMassive eSports
  • Oyunfor.CREW
  • 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor
  • Team AURORA

Southeast Asia vs. Oceania vs. Japan


City: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dates: July 3-6


Southeast Asia (GPL)

  • GIGABYTE Marines
  • Ascension Gaming
  • Mineski

Oceania (OPL)

  • Dire Wolves
  • Legacy
  • Sin Gaming

Japan (LJL)

  • Detonation Gaming
  • Rampage
  • Unsold Stuff Gaming


Korea vs. LMS vs. China

City: Kaohsiung

Venue: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

Dates: July 6-9


Korea (LCK)

  • SK Telecom T1
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • KT Rolster
  • MVP


  • Flash Wolves
  • ahq e-Sports Club
  • J Team
  • Machi

China (LPL)

  • Team WE
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Edward Gaming
  • OMG

How do I watch?

Below are the languages that the broadcast will be available in for each of the events. All of the Rift Rivals events will be available on Lolesports.


Latin America North vs. Brazil vs. Latin America South

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

North America vs. Europe

  • English

We’re working with European broadcast partners to get the EU vs. NA event in more languages, we’ll confirm the languages and how to tune-in on EU Lolesports closer to the event.

CIS vs. Turkey

  • Russian
  • Turkish

Southeast Asia vs. Oceania vs. Japan

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Indonesian

Korea vs. LMS vs. China

  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean
  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Indonesian

Where can I learn more about Rift Rivals?

Stay tuned to for more the information about the event.