Arguably the biggest gaming event of the year, League of Legends Worlds 2022 is finally upon us creating massive hype and excitement in the Esports scene. Let’s check out all you need to know about the event, including the schedule, livestream, bracket, and teams.
Worlds is the most significant tournament of the year in the game of League of Legends. Participated by the very best teams around the world, this event breaks the viewership record with almost every edition. The 2022 World Championship is set to start this Thursday, the 29th of September at a total of four locations in the North America region.
24 Teams from across the world will be participating in this event. The clear favorite for 2022 is JD Gaming. The Chinese teams have been dominating the LOL scene for the past few years. Considering JD Gaming’s form this season, they will be extremely hard to beat. Other than JDG, we have Gen.G and Top Esports, who are also in contention for the title. Both teams are fielding an impressive roster and are more than capable of winning it all.
Besides these top 3, the defending champion Edward Gaming, along with C9, RNG, and T1 are some other teams to look out for. Such prominent teams with exciting rosters are certain to deliver us over a month of intense competition.
League of Legends Worlds 2022 Schedule:
The tournament is divided into three stages: Play-ins, group stages, and knockout stages. The schedule for each is given in detail below:
|Play-ins Round 1||September 29th – October 2nd|
|Play-ins Round 2||October 3rd – 4th|
|Group Stage||October 7th – 10th, October 13th – 16th|
|Knockout Stage||October 20th – 23rd, October 29th – 30th|
|Grand Final||November 5th|
Check out the pairings of the first day of play-ins with their estimated start time here:
Thursday, Sept. 29
|A||Fnatic vs. Evil Geniuses||4 pm CT|
|LOUD vs. Beyond Gaming||5 pm CT|
|Chiefs Esports Club vs. Fnatic||7 pm CT|
|DetonatioN FocusMe vs. LOUD||8 pm CT|
|B||Isurus vs. MAD Lions||3 pm CT|
|MAD Lions vs. İstanbul Wildcats||6 pm CT|
|Saigon Buffalo vs. İstanbul Wildcats||9 pm CT|
|DRX vs. Royal Never Give Up||10 pm CT|
How to watch League of Legends Worlds 2022?
Everywhere in the world except China, you can watch the League of Legends Worlds 2022 on Twitch or Youtube. The whole event will be live on these two platforms.
However, for the LOL enthusiasts in China, accessing Twitch and Youtube are not possible. The fans from China need to watch Worlds 2022 on Douyu, their own streaming platform.
Where is the event taking place?
The League of Legends Worlds 2022 is being hosted by multiple venues in four different locations. The venues and locations reserved for each stage of the tournament are given below:
Arena Esports Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico
- Group Stage & Quarterfinals
Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
State Farm Arena in Atlanta, USA
- Grand Final
Chase Center in San Francisco, USA
Groups and Teams:
A total of 24 teams have qualified for the League of Legends Worlds 2022: One more team was supposed to be there representing LCL. However, due to the recent Russia-Ukraine war, their participation did not materialize. The regions with the most teams in the event are Korea, China, and Europe. Four teams from each of these are set to join the event. The next highest is NA, with three teams.
The full list of League of Legends Worlds 2022 is given as follows:
- DWG KIA
- 100 Thieves
- Evil Geniuses
- JD Gaming
- Top Esports
- Edward Gaming
- Royal Never Give Up
- G2 Esports
- MAD Lions
- Saigon Buffalo
- GAM Esports
- CTBC Flying Oyster
- Beyond Gaming
- DetonatioN FocusMe
- The Chiefs
- Istanbul Wildcats