Here’s everything we know about the 2022 League of Legends World Championship – including, dates, cities, and regional seeding.
We’re still a while away from Worlds 2022, but more and more details are starting to come out about the event, which will take place in multiple cities across North America.
Worlds is the single biggest event in the League of Legends calendar – and this year, it’s going on the road. Each leg of the tournament will take place in a different city, making it the first Worlds to have a full in-person audience capacity at every stage of the competition since Worlds 2019.
Worlds is coming to North America in 2022, for the first time since 2016. The tournament will take place across four major cities in NA – and fans will be present every step of the way, after Riot were able to successfully conduct MSI 2022 with a full stadium audience.
The semifinals, originally set to take place in Toronto, Canada, were moved to Atlanta, Georgia due to ongoing concerns around the ability to secure player Visas.
On July 21, Riot released the final dates for each stage of the tournament, which will run as follows:
24 teams from 11 regions across the world will battle it out at Worlds 2022. With the LCL unable to send a representative to the tournament this year, their seed has been given to the LEC– making it the only major region to have two representatives in the play-in stage.
The top twelve qualifying teams at the tournament will advance straight to the group stage. The remaining twelve will battle their way through the play-in stage for a chance to snatch one of the four remaining group stage spots available.
You can find the full list of teams who have qualified for Worlds already below. This will be updated as all the regional qualifiers wrap up in September. The group draw for the tournament will take place on September 12 after the LCS Finals according to a post on the League of Legends Official Weibo.
|Top Esports||China||Wayward, Tian, Knight, JackeyLove, Mark|
|JD Gaming||China||369, Kanavi, Yagao, Hope, Missing|
|Edward Gaming||China||Flandre, Jiejie, Scout, Viper, Meiko|
|G2 Esports||Europe||BrokenBlade, Jankos, caPs, Flakked, Targamas|
|Rogue||Europe||Odoamne, Malrang, Larssen, Comp, Trymbi|
|MAD Lions||Europe||Armut, Elyoya, Nisqy, Unforgiven, Kaiser|
|T1||South Korea||Zeus, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, Keria|
|Gen.G||South Korea||Doran, Chovy, Peanut, Ruler, Lehends|
|DWG KIA||South Korea||Nuguri, Canyon, Showmaker, Deokdam, Kellin|
|100 Thieves||North America||Ssumday, Closer, Abbedagge, FBI, huhi|
|Cloud9||North America||Fudge, Blaber, Jensen, Berserker, Zven|
|CTBC Flying Oyster||SEA (PCS)||Rest, Gemini, Mission, Atlen, Koala|
|Saigon Buffalo||Vietnam||Hasmed, BeanJ, Froggy, Shogun, Taki|
|GAM Esports||Vietnam||Kiaya, Levi, TomRio, Kati, Sty1e, Bie, Elio|
|Isurus||LATAM||ADD, Grell, Seiya, Gavotto, Jelly|