League of Legends Asian Games 2022 Event: Teams, Schedule, Results & More
The 19th Asian Games is the first occasion where esports is an official medal event. It was initially scheduled in Hangzhou, China between 10th September and 25th September 2022 but due the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China, the Asian Games 2022 was postponed a full year to 2023. The Asian Games 2022 will feature eight medal events and two demonstration events. Notably, Riot Games’ flagship esports title League of Legends (LoL) is one of the eight medal events.
The most talented League of Legends teams of various nations will ascend the stage as the 19th Asian Games League of Legends tournament is all set to begin with the Group Stage on 25th September.
Here's all you need to know about the League of Legends event at Asian Games 2022, including the teams participating, schedules, scores, results and more.
A Guide to League of Legends Event in 19th Asian Games 2022 Hangzhou
The 19th Asian Games is a major multi-sport event scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, between 23rd September and 8th October. LoL will be a medal event at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 and according to the 19th Asian Games Sport Technical Handbook for Esports states that all LoL matches will be played on LoL Patch 13.12.
League of Legends Asian Games 2022 Format
A total of 11 teams participate
Teams are drawn into four groups
Single round robin setup
Matches are best-of-one (BO1)
Top team from each group advances to the Knockout Stage
A total of eight teams participate
Four teams prequalified from Road to Asian Games and they will meet the four qualifiers from the Group Stage
Single elimination bracket
Matches are best-of-three (BO3)
(Since many teams withdrew, the number of teams in each group is not even.)
The four national teams that are in the Knockout Stage of the LoL event at the 19th Asian Games are as follows:
Notably, the LoL teams from the following nations withdrew from the tournament:
League of Legends Asian Games 2022: Teams and Groups
Schedule for League of Legends Event at 19th Asian Games 2022
Readers should note that all the times mentioned in the tables are in Indian Standard Time (IST).
Group Stage: 25th and 26th September
Quarterfinals: 27th September
Semifinals: 28th September
How to watch the League of Legends event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou
To watch the LoL event in Asian Games 2022, you can tune into the various TV broadcasters and on-demand streaming provided by the broadcasters, according to an official Olympics blog. They are as follows:
India: Sony LIV
Singapore: MediaCorp Channel 5 and mewatch.sg
Indonesia: MNCTV, RCTI, iNews TV, and Vision+
Republic of Korea: KBS, MBC, SBS, and TV Chosun
Malaysia: RTM and Astro
You can also find the tournament on online platforms in Chinese and Korean. The viewing options are as follows, according to Dexerto: