Quarterfinals schedule for the 2016 World Championship

SKT vs. Samsung Galaxy for the Summoner's CupCredit: Riot Games
SKT vs. Samsung Galaxy for the Summoner's CupCredit: Riot Games /

Check out the quarterfinals schedule for the 2016 World Championship.

The group stage of the 2016 Wolrd Championship was everything we ever could have asked for. If the remainder of the tournament is nearly as entertaining, this will go down as the greatest Worlds of all-time.

We’ve had a short break since the end of the group stage, but now it’s time to get into the bracket portion of the event. Quarterfinals start tonight, and here is the full schedule for this week’s action:

Samsung Galaxy vs. Cloud9 (Thursday, 6:00 p.m. ET)

North America’s last hope against what looks to be a Korean powerhouse. This might not go too well.

No one expected SSG to be a major threat heading into Worlds, but their Week 2 performance during groups was marvelous. No one in Group D could compete with them last week, and you could make the argument that they are the best team at Worlds right now.

Cloud9, on the other hand, has not been impressive at all. Good for them on making it out of groups, but that wasn’t too difficult of a task. They probably wouldn’t have made it out of any other group.

It would be nice to see Cloud9 put up a good fight, but this looks like a sweep or 3-1 win for SSG.

SK Telecom T1 vs. Royal Never Give Up (Friday, 6:00 p.m. ET)

The marquee matchup of the week. They may have been the second seeds from their regions, but make no mistake about it — these are two monster teams with legendary players on both rosters.

As boring as it is at times, SKT has looked amazing yet again. It’s not that their play is boring, but people are wanting to see someone else win. League isn’t used to seeing dynasties, but it looks like SKT is headed towards becoming the first one in the scene.

RNG can look great at times, but there are more times when they are completely off their game. You never know what to expect from them.

This should be a great series, but it would be shocking to see RNG pull off the upset.

ROX Tigers vs. Edward Gaming (Saturday, 6:00 p.m. ET)

Another unbelievable quarterfinal match.

Before Worlds kicked off, a lot of people predicted this would be the matchup for the Summoner’s Cup. That’s obviously not the case anymore, and that goes to show just how wild the group stage was.

ROX was favored heading into this matchup, but they were recently given another edge due to a horrible turn of events for EDG. Mouse lost a family member, and the team will now be forced to play without him for the remainder of the event as he has gone back home to be with his family.

This series was always going to be tough for EDG, and playing with Koro1 on very short notice will only make things more difficult.

H2K vs. Albus NoX Luna (Sunday, 6:00 p.m. ET)

The last series of the week is between two of the biggest surprise teams of the event. H2k was expected to make it out of groups, but no one thought they would ever get the top seed from their group. ANX, on the other hand, wasn’t even expected to get more than one fluke win.

A lot of people are talking about how H2K got the best draw possible, but the same can be said to an even more extreme extent for ANX. This is much, much better for them compared to playing SKT, ROX or SSG. They probably wouldn’t have won a single game in those series, but they have a chance here.

H2K was lights out in Week 2, but we have no idea if that will carry over into this matchup. Was it just a lucky day where everyone was on fire, or did H2K actually figure something out? We shall soon find out.

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