Worlds 2022 Group Stage: Teams, Groups, Schedule & More
Riot Games revealed the four groups for Worlds 2022 during the draw show right after the conclusion of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) 2022 Championship. The group stage of the tournament follows the opening stage of play-in from where four teams joined these four groups at the Worlds 2022 Group Stage. With regions across the globe having finished their respective summer splits, the draw show determined the groups for the main event. A total of 12 teams (auto-qualified) were grouped into four groups of three and four teams from the play-in joined in. As the Worlds 2022 Group Stage kicks off, 16 teams are in contention for the trophy.
Here’s everything you need to know about Worlds 2022 Group Stage as it kicks off on 7th October.
A guide to Worlds 2022 Group Stage
Twelve teams directly qualified for the main event of Worlds 2022 by performing incredibly well in their respective summer splits. Four more teams joined them by making it out of the play-in and were seeded into the four groups. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage of the competition.
The teams that made it out of the Play-in Stage are:
Royal Never Give Up (RNG)
Evil Geniuses (EG)
A total of 16 teams participate
The teams are drawn into four groups based on seeding
It is a double round-robin setup
All matches are best-of-one
The top two teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage
It is a single elimination bracket drawn randomly
The first-place teams face second-place teams
No two teams from the same group can be placed in the same half of the bracket
All matches are best-of-five
After the Draw Show on 12th September, the following were the four groups in the Worlds 2022 Groups. After the results of the Play-in stage, four more teams joined the others.
Worlds 2022 Groups: Schedule
The Group Stage of Worlds 2022 will start on 7th October and will conclude on 16th October right in time for the knockouts. Two teams from each group will advance to the next stage of the tournament. The following schedule is in PST and the time and match list for the day is subject to change.
7th October - Day 1 Groups
8th October - Day 2 Groups
9th October - Day 3 Groups
10th October - Day 4 Groups
13th October - Day 5: Group A matches
14th October - Day 6: Group B matches
15th October - Day 7: Group C matches
16th October - Day 8: Group D matches
Following the Group Stage of Worlds 2022, four teams will advance to the Knockout Stage. The Quarterfinals of the tournament is scheduled to take place between 20th October and 23rd October.