LoL Worlds 2022: Starting Date, Schedule, Location

EDG win LoL Worlds 2021
With the LoL Worlds 2022 right around the corner, we wonder if EDG will be able to win the tournament again?Riot Games | © Riot Games

The LoL Worlds 2022 are inching closer and closer with the top teams separating themselves from the lower seeded ones, all for a chance to lift the most sough after trophy in esports – the Summoner’s Cup. What time is the League of Legends World Championship taking place? Who has qualified so far?

We are able to prove this thanks to the Invitational for the 2022 Mid Season South Korea will have four teams representing the LCK and LPL at the LoL Worlds in North America 2022. But who will the LCS home region send? 

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Riot Reveals LoL Worlds 2222 Location

The 2022 LoL World Championships will be held in multiple locations across North America. Riot has, as always, a dedicated Play In Phase as well as a Main Phase. Players and teams that have qualified for the Play In Phase of the 2022 International Championship will travel to Mexico City. Those who automatically qualify for the Main-Stage will go to New York City. 

Worlds Play-In Stage Location

The Play-Ins will be held in Mexico City, as previously mentioned. This stage brings together minor regions, as well as the last seeds of major regions like the LEC, LCS, LCK and LPL. The event will take place at Arena Esports Stadium, the home of LLA.

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Worlds Group & Quaterfinals Location

The 2022 League of Legends World Championships’ group stage will be played in New York City, as well as the quarterfinals. It’s not the first time that the World Championship has traveled to New York. The semi-finals were held in 2016 between SKT T1 vs. Rox Tigers and Samsung Galaxy vs. H2K Esports were held at Madison Square Garden. 

This time around the players will  be playing in a much smaller environment, making the Hulu Theatre Madison Square Garden They will be playing in the Group Stage and Quarterfinals at their home. 

Worlds Semifinals Location

Riot originally had intended for the Semifinals at Toronto, Canada. But due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic they have had to alter the schedule. The Semifinals were moved to Atlanta, Georgia. The State Farm Arena can host up to 21,000 spectators. 

Worlds Finals Location

For the finals, we will be traveling west. The Finals event was announced last year shortly after the 2021 World Championship concluded at Chase Center. For any fans who are interested, here’s the link. San Francisco, You better get ready, as over 18,000 fans may be permitted into the venue to witness the 2022 League of Legends World Championship finals. 

LoL Worlds 2022 Schedule – When Are The Games? 

Riot announced the official schedule for the League of Legends World Championship on July 21, 2022. The event is going to kick off on September 29 and end November 5 in San Francisco, California. 

Full Worlds 2022 Calendar: 

  • Play-Ins: September 29-October 4, at the Arena Esports Stadium Artz Pedregal, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Groups: October 7-10 and 13-16 at Hulu Theater Madison Square Garden, New York City.
  • Quarterfinals: October 20-23, at the Hulu Theater Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Semifinals: October 29-30 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta (Georgia);
  • Finals: November 5, at Chase Center, San Francisco, California.

LoL World Championship Format Explained

The League of Legends World Championship format can be understood easily. As mentioned previously, There are several stages to the tournament. The play-in stage is the first.. Each team is divided into four groups. These groups will play a small tournament in order to determine the top 4 qualifying teams for this main event. 

The main event will begin once the play-in teams have been divided into groups. The main event features four groups of four teams. The Quarterfinals will see the top two teams from each group advance to the knockout bracket. 

Is there a double elimination for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship? 

Riot has been asked by many fans to include a double elimination bracket in their international tournament. this has  not been implemented in League of Legends yet. Riot’s FPS esport VALORANT does offer a double elimination bracket for their big events. But, we doubt that this will be available during the 2022 League of Legends World Championship. 

Which Teams Have Qualified for the 2022 LoL World Championship? 

24 teams will be able to participate in the biggest League of Legends Esports Tournament of the Year. Minor regions such as Brazil, Oceania, and Turkey will be given one slot while larger regions may receive two to three slots. Korea, China and Europe will have four teams coming to the event. 

Europe was granted a fourth spot due to the LCL’s inability to compete and take part in the World Championship. The LCL has been granted a fourth-seed spot in the Play In stage by the LEC. In the Play-In phase, the LEC will have two-teams. 

So far, no team has qualified for the League of Legends World Championship. However, we will notify you when a team has made it possible. 

Team Region Summer Record
JD Gaming LPL #1 14 – 2
Top Esports LPL #2 14 – 2
Edward Gaming LPL #3 11 – 5
RNG LPL #4 13 – 3
Gen.G LCK #1 17 – 1


LCK #2 15 – 3
DAMWON KIA LCK #3 10 – 8
DRX LCK #4 9 – 9
Rogue LEC # 1 11 – 7
G2 Esports LEC #2 12 – 6
Fnatic LEC #3 10 – 8
MAD Lions LEC #4 12 – 6
Cloud 9 LCS #1 11 – 8

100 Thieves

LCS #2 14 – 4
Evil Geniuses LCS #3 15 – 3
GAM Esports VCS #1 11 – 3
Saigon Esports Proalo VCS #2 8 – 6
Beyond Gaming #1 PCS 11 – 7
CTBC Flying Oyster #2 PCS 13 – 5

CBLoL #1

12 – 6
DetonatioN FocusMe LJL #1 19 – 2
Isurus LLA #1 9 – 5
Chief’s Esports Club OCE #1 21 – 0
N/A TCL #1

The 2022 League of Legends World Championship: First Qualified Team

The first team to have qualified for the 2022 LoL World Championship was the LEC MSI representative G2 Esports. The team experienced a slump during the Summer Split but recovered to win their sport in North America. 

Worlds 2022 Groups 

The regional summer splits have just finished. We now have the Words 2020 results. C9 and G2 fans should look away for this one. 

Group A Group B Group C  Group D
Cloud9 (LCS)

JD Gaming (LPL).

Rogue (LEC) Gen. G (LCK)
T1 (LCK) G2 Esports (LEC). TOP Esports – LPL CTBC Flying Oysters (PCS)
EDward Gaming (LPL).


GAM Esports – VCS 100 Thieves – LCS



The teams finishing at the top of Worlds 2022 Play Ins will determine the last place in each group.

Play-Ins groups

Group A

  • Fnatic (LEC).
  • Beyond Gaming (PCS)
  • Evil Geniuses (LCS).
  • Chiefs Esports Club – LCO

Group B

  • DRX (LCK)
  • Royal Never Give up (LPL).
  • Saigon Esports Proalo (VCS)
  • MAD Lions
  • Istanbul Wildcats (TCL).
  • Isurus (LLA).

What is the League of Legends World Championship?” 

Riot hosts two large international League of Legends tournaments each year. The largest is without a doubt the World ChampionshipThe, which gathers the top 24-teams representing every region of the globe, is a competition. It was originally held in Dreamhack 2011, but Riot created their own event in Los Angeles in 2012. 

The World Championship has been viewed over a million times since then and is one of the most popular esports events. In 2021, the World Championship saw a peak viewership in excess of 3 million. over 4-million people. This is huge news for esports. It puts the event on par or other international sporting events. 

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