Press release

League of Legends Worlds 2022 Dates and Seeding

The League of Legends World Championship is around the corner, and we're sharing a few updates today on what you can expect.


Worlds 2022 will kick off on September 29 in Mexico City and will culminate on November 5 in San Francisco. The schedule:

  • Play-Ins: September 29-October 4 at the Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico;

  • Groups: October 7-10 and October 13-16 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City; 

  • Quarterfinals: October 20-23 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City; 

  • Semifinals: October 29-30 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia;

  • Finals: November 5 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. 


Worlds will host 24 teams from around the globe. Unfortunately, the LCL will not be able to send a representative to Worlds 2022. The LCL slot will be granted to the region that has had the best performance during international events over the past two years, but does not already have 4 team berths: Europe.


Twelve of the twenty-four competitors will start at the Play-In Stage:

  • China (LPL) - 4th Seed

  • Korea (LCK) - 4th Seed

  • Europe (LEC) - 3rd and 4th Seed

  • North America (LCS) - 3rd Seed

  • Southeast Asia (PCS) - 2nd Seed

  • Vietnam (VCS) - 2nd Seed

  • Brazil (CBLOL) - 1st Seed

  • Japan (LJL) - 1st Seed

  • Latin America (LLA) - 1st Seed

  • Oceania (LCO) -1st Seed

  • Turkey (TCL) - 1st Seed


The remaining twelve teams will automatically qualify to the Group Stage:

  • China (LPL) - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Seeds

  • Korea (LCK) - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Seeds 

  • Europe (LEC) - 1st and 2nd Seeds

  • North America (LCS) - 1st and 2nd Seeds

  • Southeast Asia (PCS) - 1st Seed

  • Vietnam (VCS) - 1st Seed


Ticketing information for Worlds will be announced soon, and additional information regarding Worlds 2022 will be shared in the weeks and months ahead. Keep up with the latest #Worlds2022 news by following @LoLEsports on social media.