League of Legends World Championships 2022
The 2022 World Championship is the crowning event of League of Legends esports for the year. The tournament welcomes 24 teams from all regions of the game in a months-long race for the Summoner’s Cup. Worlds this year will host 24 teams from around the globe.
Worlds 2022 will kick off on September 29 in Mexico City and will culminate on November 5 in San Francisco. The schedule:
- Play-Ins: September 29-October 4 at the Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico;
- Groups: October 7-10 and October 13-16 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City;
- Quarterfinals: October 20-23 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City;
- Semifinals: October 29-30 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia;
- Finals: November 5 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
Twelve of the twenty-four competitors will start at the Play-In Stage:
- China (LPL) – 4th Seed
- Korea (LCK) – 4th Seed
- Europe (LEC) – 3rd and 4th Seed
- North America (LCS) – 3rd Seed
- Southeast Asia (PCS) – 2nd Seed
- Vietnam (VCS) – 2nd Seed
- Brazil (CBLOL) – 1st Seed
- Japan (LJL) – 1st Seed
- Latin America (LLA) – 1st Seed
- Oceania (LCO) -1st Seed
- Turkey (TCL) – 1st Seed
The remaining twelve teams will automatically qualify to the Group Stage:
- China (LPL) – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Seeds
- Korea (LCK) – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Seeds
- Europe (LEC) – 1st and 2nd Seeds
- North America (LCS) – 1st and 2nd Seeds
- Southeast Asia (PCS) – 1st Seed
- Vietnam (VCS) – 1st Seed
CHINA – LPL 1st Seed: JingDong Gaming Intel (JDG) 2nd Seed: TOP Esports (TES) 3rd Seed: Edward Gaming Hycan (EDG) 4th Seed: Royal Never Give Up (RNG)
KOREA – LCK 1st Seed: Gen.G (GEN) 2nd Seed: T1 (T1) 3rd Seed: DWG KIA (DK) 4th Seed: DRX (DRX)
EUROPE – LEC 1st Seed: Rogue (RGE) 2nd Seed: G2 Esports (G2) 3rd Seed: Fnatic (FNC) 4th Seed: MAD Lions (MAD)
NORTH AMERICA – LCS 1st Seed: Cloud9 (C9) 2nd Seed: 100 Thieves (100T) 3rd Seed: Evil Geniuses (EG)
SOUTHEAST ASIA – PCS 1st Seed: CTBC Flying Oyster (CFO) 2nd Seed: Mega Bank Beyond Gaming (BYG)
VIETNAM – VCS 1st Seed: GAM Esports (GAM) 2nd Seed: Saigon Buffalo (SGB)
BRAZIL – CBLOL LOUD (LOUD)
JAPAN – LJL DetonatioN FocusMe (DFM)
LATIN AMERICA – LLA Isurus (ISG)
OCEANIA – LCO Chiefs Esports Club (CHF)
TURKEY – TCL DenizBank Wildcats (IW)
- 24 teams from professional leagues will qualify for the event.
- LPL, LCK, LEC will have 4 slots, while LCS will have 3 slots, PCS and VCS will have 2 slots, remaining slots will be one each for CBLOL, LJL, LLA, LCO and TCL.
- Play-In Round 1 – September 29th – October 2nd
- Twelve teams are divided into two groups where they play a Single Round Robin format.
- All matches are played in a Bo1.
- Top teams in each group advance to Group Stage.
- 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams in each group advance to Play-In: Round 2.
- Bottom 2 teams in each group are eliminated.
- Play-In Round 2 – October 3rd – 4th
- Six teams from Play-In: Round 1.
- The 3rd and 4th placed teams of the same group of Round 1 face each other, winners compete against the 2nd placed team of the other group.
- All matches are played in a Bo5.
- Two winners will advance to Group Stage.
- Four losers will be eliminated.
- Group Stage – October 7th – 10th and 13th – 16th
- Four teams from the Play-In Stage join twelve teams with direct entry from China, South Korea, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and Vietnam.
- All sixteen teams are divided into four groups where they play a Double Round Robin format.
- All matches are played in a Bo1.
- Top two teams in each group advance to Knockout Stage.
- Bottom two teams in each group are eliminated.
- Click here for information about tiebreaker rules
- Knockout Stage – October 20th – 23rd, October 29th – 30th and November 5th
- Eight teams play in a single elimination bracket where 1st placed team of each group faces 2nd placed team from another group.
- Side Selection Privilege
- Teams with Side Selection Privilege can choose the side in game 1, after that, the losing team can choose the side in the next game.
- In Quarterfinals, 1st placed team from each group will have the Side Choice Privilege.
- In the following matches, the Side Choice Privilege will be determined by coin flip.
- All matches are Bo5.
During the Play-in stages of the tournament LCK’s 4th Seed DRX, LPL’s 4th Seed RNG, LCK’s 3rd See EG, and LEC’s 3rd seed RNG got out of the play-ins and proceeded into the Groups stages.
Teams in play-ins showed great potential and skills during their games fighting for their spots for the Group stages but unfortunately powerhouses from Korea, China and Europe showed dominance securing their spots.
Group stages started with a lot of action and incredible teamfighting from the teams, with powerhouse teams such as T1, JDG, RNG, and GEN G showing complete dominance in their groups. The other teams didn’t fail to show their capabilities and skills by competing face to face with the top teams not backing out without a fight. The group stages had a lot of upsets from underdog teams but in the end LCK’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th seeds GEN G, T1, DWG, and DRX got in. LPL’s 1st, 2nd, 4th seeds JDG, EDG, and RNG also got in the quarter finals spots. Lastly, Europe’s last hope and 1st seed RGE secured their tickets in the quarter finals.
Quarter finals consists of 8 different teams competing for their spots in the semi-finals. Powerhouses pit into other powerhouses to show who has the better players and the better team.
Day 1 of quarter-finals showcases the match between China’s first seed JDG and Europe’s last hope RGE. JDG showed dominance and complete control during their matches securing their spots in the Semi-finals without dropping any matches to RGE.
Day 2 of quarter finals showcases one of Korea’s powerhouses 3-time world champions T1 vs the reigning MSI champions RNG. T1 showed up to the quarter finals playing their absolute best, destroying the MSI champions in the best of 5 matchup dropping zero games and winning three.
Day 3 of the quarter finals showcased the battle between two Korean teams, DWG and GEN G. The two teams fought neck and neck with GEN G winning the first 2 games but DWG upped their game and forced the series into a game 5. Players showcased incredible skill and teamfighting but in the end GEN G secured their spot winning the series 3-2.
The last day of quarter finals was a banger. The final two teams competing for the final spot in the semi-finals were Korea’s last seed DRX vs the reigning World champions EDG. EDG showed consistency and persistence in their first game and second against DRX but DRX fought back in nail-biting reverse sweep against the World champions.
The semi-finals and finals of the League of Legends World Championship starts next week with the starting matchup JDG vs T1 followed by GEN G vs DRX. Follow the article so you can get notified by the latest news regarding the League of Legends World Championship.