Worlds 2022 group draw revealed, Fnatic face EG for the first time in Play-Ins while RNG must battle in Group with LEC and LCK team. Meanwhile Cloud9 get group of death after winning LCS Summer finals

Riot has revealed the groups for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship. After the finals of the LCS Summer Playoffs today, Riot announced the groups for both the Play-in stage and the main tournament for Worlds 2022.

The 12 teams competing in the Worlds Play-In Stage were drawn into groups of six from their respective pools.

The Worlds Play-Ins will begin on September 29 with the two groups competing to join the main stage. The 2022 Worlds Play-In Stage will last till October 4 and the top four teams will advance to the main group stage.

Here are the groups for Worlds 2022 Play-Ins

Play-In groups for League of Legends World Championship. Image credit LoL esports

Group A

  • Fnatic
  • Beyond Gaming
  • DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Evil Geniuses
  • LOUD
  • Chiefs Esports Club

Group B

  • DRX
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Saigon Buffalo
  • MAD Lions
  • Istanbul Wild Cats
  • Isurus

From the draw, Fnatic and Evil Geniuses are the favorites to top the group. However, DFM and Beyond Gaming could also shock viewers. Meanwhile Group B looks more tougher with the likes of former MSI Champions, RNG and LCK’s DRX in there. Moroever, Group B also has MAD Lions and Saigon Buffalo who took games off G2 Esports at MSI.

Here are the groups for Worlds 2022 main group stage

Group stage draw for Worlds 2022. Image Credit:LoL esports

Group A

  • Cloud9
  • T1
  • EDward Gaming

Group B

  • JD Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • DWG KIA

Group C

  • Rogue
  • Top Esports
  • GAM Esports

Group D

  • Gen.G
  • CBTC Flying Oyster
  • 100 Thieves

There is no doubt that Group A is the group of death as it has both the defending World Champions, the team with most World wins and the current LCS Champions. Group B also looks quite tough. The group has former Worlds champions, DWG KIA paired Europe’s most sucessful team and the LPL summer champions. Both Group C and D look relatively easier but the minor region teams can certainly play spoiler to the predictions.

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