The LCK 2022 Regional Finals kicks off on 1st September with the Round 1 match


LCK 2022 Regional Finals: A Road to Worlds 2022

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The LCK 2022 Regional Finals is a qualification event for Worlds 2022 where the third and fourth seeds from Korea are selected.
The event features a waterfall bracket and kicks off on 1st September with the last match scheduled on 3rd September.

The Summer Playoffs of the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) came to an end on 28th August with Gen.G taking home the trophy after it defeated T1 in a clean 3-0 series in the grand final. Of the six teams that participated in the Summer Playoffs, Gen.G and T1 have already punched their tickets to the League of Legends World Championship 2022 aka Worlds 2022 as the first and second seed from Korea. Now, there are two more spots up for grabs and four teams will fight for the third and fourth seed for Worlds 2022 via the LCK 2022 Regional Finals 2022. The LCK 2022 regional finals kicked off on 1st September and a total of three series will be played to determine the two teams. The last match will be held on 3rd September.

Here’s everything you need to know about the LCK Regional Finals 2022.

LCK 2022 Regional Finals: Format

As noted, the LCK 2022 Regional Finals will determine the third and fourth Korean teams to qualify for Worlds 2022. The format is as follows:

  • The top four teams in Championship Points (excluding the teams already qualified for Worlds 2022) participate

  • The event will feature a waterfall bracket with seeding based on Championship Points

  • The winner of the third and fourth seed match (Round 1) will lock in as the third seed for Worlds

  • The loser of the Round 1 match will play the winner of Round 2 (5th and 6th seed match) for the fourth slot for Worlds

  • All matches are best-of-five (BO5)

Simply put, Championship Points are awarded to teams at the end of the Spring and Summer splits according to their placements. Put together, the team with the highest points (apart from the winner of Summer Split who qualifies directly) becomes the second seed from the LCK.

Teams participating in the LCK Regional Finals

Damwon Kia (DK) - 3rd seed according to Championship Points

Liiv Sandbox (LSB) - 4th seed according to Championship Points

KT Rolster (KT) - 5th seed according to Championship Points

DRX - 6th seed according to Championship Points

Schedule for LCK Regional Finals

A total of three BO5 series will take place in this tournament in a waterfall bracket. The winner of the final will qualify for the Worlds 2022 main event whereas the runner-up will be seeded into the Play-ins.

The match timings mentioned in the following tables are in CET and are subject to change.

ROUND 1: 1st September

ROUND 2: 2nd September

FINAL: 3rd September

Following the conclusion of the last series on 3rd September, the two teams attending Worlds 2022 alongside Gen.G and T1 are:

  • Damwon Kia (DK)

  • DRX

Where to watch

Fans can watch the LCK 2022 Regional Finals on the official LCK channel on Twitch starting from 1st September. You can also check out the match highlights and other related videos on the LCK Global YouTube channel.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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