Updated on September 11, 11:01 p.m. (GMT+8): Added new participating teams.

Young blood or experienced players — who will raise the iconic Summoner’s Cup trophy at Worlds 2022?

Riot Games has begun announcing the teams competing at League of Legends World Championship, which kicks off on September 29 at Arena Esports Stadium in Mexico, Mexico City.

After two years of missing out on international tournaments, the Vietnam region is finally back on the Worlds stage with two representatives from the VCS 2022 Summer season.

The League of Legends Continental League (LCL) will not attend Worlds due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war which resulted in the cancelation of the regular season. Riot Games has given the CIS region’s slot to the European region.

All qualified teams for Worlds 2022

Teams at Worlds 2019 in Paris, France
Credit: Riot Games

A total of 24 teams from 11 regions will compete in the prestigious tournament. They will be seeded in the Play-Ins and Groups based on championship points and performance during the playoffs.

LCK (Korea)Gen.G
LCS (North America)100 Thieves
Evil Geniuses
LEC (Europe)G2 Esports
MAD Lions
LPL (China)Top Esports
JD Gaming
Edward Gaming
Royal Never Give Up
PCS (Pacific Asia)CTBC Flying Oyster
Beyond Gaming
LJL (Japan)DetonatioN FocusMe
TCL (Turkey)Istanbul Wildcats
VCS (Vietnam)Saigon Buffalo
GAM Esports
LLA (Latin America)Isurus
LCO (Oceania)The Chiefs

(To be updated)

Worlds will run for more than a month from September 29 to November 5 and will tour North America.

The winning team will bring home the lion’s share of more than US$2 million and will be hailed as the 12th World champion in League of Legends history.

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