Hola, Worlds 2022!

Mexico is here to witness the best League of Legends teams battle it out in best-of-ones during the first stage of this year’s World Championship, set in Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal in Mexico City.

Testing negative from the COVID-19 virus, Fnatic bot laner Elias “Upset” Lipp arrived in the venue in time for their first two Worlds 2022 Play-In stage matches against Evil Geniuses and Chiefs Esports Club. His Worlds debut showed a strong start from the European region, where he scored a pentakill against the Oceania team.

Which teams will rise on top to continue their journey to the Group Stage in New York City?

Complete Worlds 2022 Play-In Stage schedule and results

Play-In Stage standings

Fnatic (4-1)DRX (5-0)
Evil Geniuses (5-2)Royal Never Give Up (4-1)
LOUD (3-3)MAD Lions (3-2)
DetonatioN FocusMe (3-3)Saigon Buffalo (2-3)
Beyond Gaming (2-3)Isurus (1-4)
Chiefs Esports Club (0-5)Istanbul Wildcats (0-5)

Play-In Stage schedule and results

Day 1

Isurus0 — 1MAD Lions
Fnatic1 — 0Evil Geniuses
LOUD0 — 1Beyond Gaming
MAD Lions1 — 0Istanbul Wildcats
Chiefs Esports Club0 — 1Fnatic
DetonatioN FocusMe0 — 1LOUD
Saigon Buffalo1 — 0Istanbul Wildcats
DRX1 — 0Royal Never Give Up

Day 2

Fnatic1 — 0DetonatioN FocusMe
Evil Geniuses1 — 0LOUD
Saigon Buffalo1 — 0Isurus
DetonatioN FocusMe1 — 0Chiefs Esports Club
Evil Geniuses1 — 0Beyond Gaming
DRX1 — 0Saigon Buffalo
MAD Lions0 — 1Royal Never Give Up
Istanbul Wildcats0 — 1DRX

Day 3

LOUD1 — 0Fnatic
MAD Lions1 — 0Saigon Buffalo
Beyond Gaming0 — 1DetonatioN FocusMe
Evil Geniuses1 — 0Chiefs Esports Club
Royal Never Give Up1 — 0Isurus
Chiefs Esports Club0 — 1Beyond Gaming
Royal Never Give Up1 — 0Istanbul Wildcats
Isurus0 — 1DRX

Day 4

Beyond Gaming0 — 1Fnatic
LOUD1 — 0Chiefs Esports Club
DetonatioN FocusMe1 — 0Evil Geniuses
Istanbul Wildcats0 — 1Isurus
DRX1 — 0MAD Lions
Royal Never Give Up1 — 0Saigon Buffalo
Evil Geniuses1 — 0DetonatioN FocusMe
LOUD0 — 1Evil Geniuses

Fnatic and DRX have qualified for the Worlds 2022 Group Stage.

Day 5

Saigon Buffalo1 — 3MAD Lions
DetonatioN FocusMe3 — 1LOUD

Day 6

Evil Geniuses3 — 0MAD Lions
Royal Never Give Up3 — 1DetonatioN FocusMe

Evil Geniuses and Royal Never Give Up have qualified for the Worlds 2022 Group Stage.

League of Legends fans can catch all Worlds 2022 matches live on Riot Games’ official channels on Twitch and YouTube.

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