Worlds 2022 will be touring across North America and the Worlds 2022 Group Stage will begin on 7th October


Worlds 2022 Group Stage: Teams, Groups, Schedule & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Worlds 2022 is kicking off on 29th September with the play-in stage.
The four groups for the Worlds 2022 Group Stage were drawn on 12th September after the LCS Championship concluded.
Here’s everything you need to know about Worlds 2022’s Groups.

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 join 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 will join this stage after the completion of the play-in. When the Worlds 2022 Group Stage kicks off, 16 teams will be in contention for the trophy.

Here’s everything you need to know about Worlds 2022 Group Stage as the tournament officially kicks off on 29th September with the play-in.

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 will join them by making it out of the play-in and be seeded into the four groups. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage of the competition.


Group Stage

  • 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

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 are the four groups in the Worlds 2022 Groups:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Worlds 2022 Groups: Schedule

The official schedule for Worlds 2022 Group Stage has not been made available yet. However, the Worlds 2022 Play-in begins on 29th September and will conclude on 4th October. The Group Stage will start on 7th October and will conclude on 16th October right in time for the knockouts. The article shall be updated with the tables, matches, and scores once the details are available.

Where to watch?

Fans can catch all the League of Legends action on the international stage via Riot Games’ official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant

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