Ready your trenchcoats and scarves — we’re going to the US for Worlds this September!

Riot Games has officially revealed LoL Worlds 2022 dates and the tournament’s venues. This year’s League of Legends World Championship will take a tour around North America, with 24 participating teams traveling from Mexico to California.

Worlds 2022 will kick off on September 29 and will conclude on November 5.

Riot Games announces LoL Worlds 2022 dates

LoL Worlds 2022 dates announcement
Credit: Riot Games
Play-InsSeptember 29 to October 4Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico
GroupsOctober 7 to 10 and October 13 to 16Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City
QuarterfinalsOctober 20 to 23Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City
SemifinalsOctober 29 to 30State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
FinalsNovember 5Chase Center in San Francisco, California

LoL Worlds 2022 seeding

Since the CIS region (League of Legends Continental League) will not be able to send a representative to Worlds 2022, Riot Games will grant the European league (LEC) a fourth slot.

LEC “has had the best performance during international events over the past two years, but does not already have four team berths” according to an official statement by LoL Esports.

Play-InsChina (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
GroupsChina (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

Worlds 2021 took place in Reykjavik, Iceland from October 5 to November 6, where LPL representative Edward Gaming won their first Worlds title. The Chinese team bested Worlds 2020 champions DWG KIA in the finals 3-2.

Each player received 18 karat white gold custom-cut sapphire Championship Rings co-designed by LoL Esports and Mercedes-Benz.

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