Esports.gg is here to bring you the ultimate guide for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship.

Worlds 2022, esports biggest event of the year is just over two weeks away. 24 of the world’s best will be battling it out for a chance at lifting the new summoners cup. Esports.gg is here to bring you the ultimate fan guide for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship. This article will briefly highlight the participants, the format of the tournament, the prize pool the teams will be competing for and much more.

This article will also serve as the live hub for our Worlds coverage which includes live results, interviews and more.

Worlds 2022 Play-Ins Live Results

Day one

Time PSTTeam OneTeam TwoResult
13:00Isurus MAD LionsTBD
14:00FnaticEvil GeniusesTBD
15:00LOUDBeyond GamingTBD
16:00MADIstanbul WildcatsTBD
17:00Chiefs Esports ClubFnaticTBD
18:00DetonatioN FocusMeLOUDTBD
19:00Saigon BuffaloIstanbul WildcatsTBD
20:00DRXRNGTBD

Which teams are competing at Worlds 2022?

24 of the best teams in the world will be taking to the stage in North America as they look to hoist the summoners cup. Please check the complete list of every team competing at Worlds 2022 here.

What is the Worlds 2022 format?

As has been the case since 2017, the League of Legends World Championship will be split into three sections, the Play-ins stage, the Groups Stage and the Knockout Stage.

Play-In

Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games

With the format for the Play-In stage ever evolving due to COVID-19 and political reasons outside of Riot’s control, here is the format for the Play-In stage.

The 2022 Play-In will divide the 12 participating teams into two groups of six and they will compete in a single round-robin format. Every match will be best-of-one with the top team in each group automatically qualifying for the Groups Stage.

Teams that finish second through fourth will qualify for the Play-In knockout bracket. Teams that finish in second place in both groups will be placed in the final stage of the knockout tournament. The teams that finish in third and fourth place will face off in round one. The winners of those matches will then face off against the second-placed teams. Each series will be a best-of-five and the remaining two teams will qualify for the Group Stage.

Group Stage

Although the community sentiment is to move towards a different format, Riot has stuck to its guns and the traditional group stage format will return in 2022.

16 teams will be divided into four groups of four. Each group is a double round robin with every match being a best-of-one. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals of the Knockouts.

Knockout Stage

Sticking with the theme of Riot sticking to their guns, the 2022 Worlds Knockout stage will be a single elimination bracket. In the quarter-finals, the first-placed teams from each group will be randomly drawn against the second-placed teams. Every series in the Knockouts will be a best-of-five.

What is the prize pool for Worlds 2022?

According to Liquidpedia, the Worlds 2022 prize pool will be $2,225,000. This figure will only be the initial prize pool. Every year Riot gives fans the opportunity to increase the prize pool via the Championship skin line which is released every year. Each purchase will be added to the prize pool for Worlds.

This article will be updated as and when Riot releases the details regarding the Worlds 2022 prize pool.

How can I watch Worlds 2022?

Fans can watch the 2022 League of Legends World Championship through various platforms and in multiple languages. Here is the complete list for the coverage of Worlds:

Stay tuned to Esports.gg for the latest League of Legends news and updates.

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Jordan Marney

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Jordan "Marn" Marney is an esports journalist from across the pond. Marn specialises in telling stories about League of Legends and Call of Duty. Marn has been a passionate esports fan since 2014 and has written for publications Unikrn, Esports Network, ESTNN and The United Stand.