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G2 fly high over Cloud9 at the League of Legends World Championship

G2 Esports fans are out in force. Provided by Riot Games

G2 Esports moved to the top of the Group A standings with a victory Monday in the League of Legends World Championship.

The event features 16 teams divided into four groups for a double round robin of best-of-one matches. The top two teams in each group will advance to the best-of-five quarterfinals, which run Oct. 25-27. The best-of-five semifinals are scheduled for Nov. 2-3, with the best-of-five final to be held Nov. 10.

The championship team will receive 37.5 percent of the prize pool, set at a minimum of $2,225,000. The runner-up will get 13.5 percent of the prize pool.

In Group A action Monday, G2 defeated Cloud9 to move to 2-0. Griffin topped Hong Kong Attitude to improve to 1-1, level with Cloud9, with Hong Kong Attitude last in the group at 0-2.

Every team in Group B owns a 1-1 record after FunPlus Phoenix beat Splyce and GAM Esports defeated J Team.

In Group D, Invictus Gaming took their first loss to drop into a three-way tie for first at 2-1. DAMWON Gaming, who knocked off Invictus, and Team Liquid, who got past ahq e-Sports Club, are also 2-1, with ahq at 0-3.

Group C was idle Monday.