Updated on October 5, at 8:37 a.m. (GMT+8): Added Play-In teams that have qualified for the Group Stage.
Updated on September 14, at 4:07 p.m. (GMT+8): Play-In and Group Stage draw results graphics were added.

Is there going to be a group of death at Worlds 2022? The answer will soon be revealed at the Worlds 2022 group draw show livestream.

With less than a month before Worlds 2022 begins, Riot Games has announced more details about the tournament’s annual draw show, which sorts all participating teams into different groups during the Play-In and Group stages.

This year’s draw show will be hosted by League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) broadcast talent Gabriella “LeTigress” Devia-Allen.

Worlds 2022 draw show livestream date and time

The Worlds 2022 draw show will commence after the LCS championship broadcast on Monday, September 12, at 6 a.m. GMT+8 | September 11, 10 p.m. GMT | September 11, 4 p.m. PT.

Worlds 2022 group draw results

A total of 24 teams will play during the first two stages of Worlds 2022, where 12 teams will participate in the Play-Ins while the other 12 will take part in Groups.

Prior to the Play-Ins draw, Riot split teams into three pools based on past regional performance:

  • Pool 1 – LPL4, LCK4, LEC3, PCS2
  • Pool 2 – LEC4, LCS3, VCS2, LJL1
  • Pool 3 – LCO1, TCL1, LLA1, CBLOL1

These pools will then be divided into two groups of six during the draw show. No team may be in the same group as another team from their region.

Worlds 2022 group draw Play-In results

Worlds 2022 Play-In Stage draw results
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Beyond GamingRoyal Never Give Up
DetonatioN FocusMeSaigon Buffalo
Evil GeniusesMAD Lions
LOUDIstanbul Wildcats
Chiefs Esports ClubIsurus

Worlds 2022 group draw Group Stage results

The draw for the group stage works similarly to that of the Play-Ins stage.

Prior to the Group Stage draw, teams were split into three pools based on past regional performance as well:

  • Pool 1 – LPL1, LCK1, LEC1, LCS1
  • Pool 2 – LPL2, LCK2, LEC2, PCS1
  • Pool 3 – LPL3, LCK3, LCS2, VCS1

These three pools will be sorted into four groups of four, where the first three teams from each group will be drawn during the show. The fourth team will come from the Play-Ins and will not be part of the draw show.

No team may be in the same group as another team from their region. If a draw results in this happening, or would force this result in the future, Riot will move the drawn team to the next available group slot.

Worlds 2022 Group Stage draw results
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Cloud9JD GamingRogueGen.G
T1G2 EsportsTop EsportsCTBC Flying Oyster
Edward GamingDWG KIAGAM Esports100 Thieves
FnaticEvil GeniusesDRXRoyal Never Give Up

Where to the Worlds 2022 draw show

Fans can catch the Worlds 2022 group draw livestream on the LoL Esports website, shortly after the LCS championship broadcast.

Worlds 2022 kicks off on September 29 at the Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico.

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