Little League World Series schedule: Full bracket, times, channels for every 2021 LLWS game

Little League World Series schedule: Full bracket, times, channels for every 2021 LLWS game

After a year’s hiatus, the top Little League teams in the nation will again face off against one another to determine the very best. 

The 2020 Little League World Series was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will return in 2021, albeit without the presence of spectators as it has decided that due to the rising case counts due to the delta variant, it would be safest to keep the stands empty. The 2021 tournament is also without international teams due to the pandemic.

Still, the young stars from across the country will again have the chance to make the pilgrimage to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in the hopes of capturing the LLWS title. 

Here’s everything to know about the Little League World Series in 2021, including a full TV schedule plus an updated bracket and scores for every game.

MORE: Watch LLWS games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Little League World Series bracket 2021

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There will be 16 teams competing in a double-elimination bracket. So those teams that lose in their first-round matchup will have the chance to fight their way back to the final. In fact, one team in each of the Hank Aaron and Tom Seaver finals will be from the elimination bracket with the other team having won each of their previous three games to play for a chance in the final. 

After the Aaron and Seaver finals, the two winners will advance to the Little League World Series final in a winner-take-all game, while the other two teams will play in a consolation game. 

You can download a PDF of the full 2021 Little League World Series bracket here. The tournament schedule and scores from all of the games can be found below. 

Little League World Series schedule

Little League World Series games will begin on Aug. 19 and run through Aug. 29, when the championship game will be held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Here is the complete TV schedule with start times and channels for each game. 

Thursday, Aug. 19

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
1 Hawaii vs. Connecticut 1 p.m. ESPN
2 Tennessee vs. Ohio 3 p.m. ESPN
3 Nebraska vs. New Jersey 5 p.m. ESPN
4 New Hampshire vs. California 7 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Aug. 20

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
5 Pennsylvania vs. Oregon 1 p.m. ESPN
6 Michigan vs. Florida 3 p.m. ESPN
7 Louisiana vs. South Dakota 5 p.m. ESPN
8 Washington vs. Texas 7 p.m. ESPN2

Saturday, Aug. 21

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
9 Loser 2 vs. Loser 4 1 p.m. ESPN
10 Loser 1 vs. Loser 3 3 p.m. ABC
11 Loser 6 vs. Loser 8 6 p.m. ESPN
12 Loser 5 vs. Loser 7 8 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, Aug. 22

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
13 Winner 2 vs. Winner 4 9 a.m. ESPN
14 Winner 1 vs. Winner 3 11 a.m. ESPN
15 Winner 6 vs. Winner 8 1 p.m. ESPN
16 Winner 5 vs. Winner 7 2 p.m. ABC

Monday, Aug. 23

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
17 Loser 15 vs. Winner 10 1 p.m. ESPN
18 Loser 16 vs. Winner 9 3 p.m. ESPN
19 Winner 12 vs. Loser 13 5 p.m. ESPN2
20 Winner 11 vs. Loser 14 7 p.m. ESPN2

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
21 Winner 18 vs. Winner 19 3 p.m. ESPN
22 Winner 17 vs. Winner 20 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
23 Winner 13 vs. Winner 16 3 p.m. ESPN
24 Winner 14 vs. Winner 15 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, Aug. 26

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
25 Loser 24 vs. Winner 22 3 p.m. ESPN
26 Loser 23 vs. Winner 21 7 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 28

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
27 Winner 23 vs. Winner 26 12:30 p.m. ABC
28 Winner 24 vs. Winner 25 3:30 p.m. ABC

Sunday, Aug. 29

Game Matchup Time (ET) Channel
29 (Consolation) Loser 27 vs. Loser 28 10 a.m. ESPN
30 (Final) Winner 27 vs. Winner 28 3 p.m. ABC

How to watch Little League World Series games

ESPN will be carrying the Little League World Series throughout August, with one of its channels scheduled to air each of the games. Most will be on the main ESPN channel, with a few carried on ESPN2. The two semifinal games and the final game will both be on ABC, as will two other games in the bracket. 

Those hoping to stream the Little League World Series can do so either on ESPN+ or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial

Little League World Series teams, rosters

Below are the teams competing in the 2021 Little League World Series. There are 16 teams total in this year’s field, all from the United States. International teams, which customarily compete in an eight-team bracket opposite the U.S., were not invited to the 2021 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hank Aaron championship teams

State Team Location
Hawaii Honolulu Little League Honolulu, Hawaii
Nebraska Hastings Baseball Little League Hastings, Neb.
Michigan Taylor North Little League Taylor, Mich.
Washington Eastlake Little League Sammamish, Wa.
Connecticut Manchester Little League Manchester, Conn.
New Jersey Toms River East Little League Toms River, N.J.
Florida Martin County North Little League Palm City, Fla.
Texas Wylie Little League Abilene, Texas

Tom Seaver championship teams

State Team Location
Tennessee Nolensville Little League Nolensville, Tenn.
New Hampshire North Manchester-Hooksett Little League Hooksett, N.H.
Pennsylvania Upper Providence Little League Oaks, Pa.
Louisiana Lafayette Little League Lafayette, La.
Ohio West Side Little League Hamilton, Ohio
California Torrance Little League Torrance, Calif.
Oregon Lake Oswego Little League Lake Oswego, Ore.
South Dakota Sioux Falls Little League Sioux Falls, S.D.