Worlds 2023 Schedule: All Match Day Details You Need to Remember
Your handy Worlds 2023 guide!
The League of Legends World Championship or Worlds is one of the most exciting tournaments to watch as the top teams from each region across the world battle it out to be crowned the champion. Worlds 2023 is already gearing up to be an exciting international tournament with a stellar lineup of 22 teams who will battle it out in three stages of competition: the Play-In Stage, the Swiss Stage, and the Knockout Stage (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals).
With Worlds 2023 just around the corner, Riot Games and LoL Esports have revealed all the match day details as it mapped out the schedule.
When Is Worlds 2023 Happening?
Riot Games revealed that the theme of Worlds 2023 to be "THE GRIND. THE GLORY.” Talking about this, Riot said, "This theme represents that bold dichotomy, where we embrace the duality of the journey of the pros and revel in both as part of the pursuit: the dark, continuous grind AND the beacon of hope and glory that awaits at the World Final."
The tournament is all set to kick off on 10th October (Tuesday) and will conclude with the grand finals on 19th November (Sunday).
In this tournament, the Worlds Qualifying Series (WQS) winner, along with 21 other teams, will compete, with eight of these teams beginning at the Play-In Stage. Notably, the seed allocations were determined by each region’s previous international performance.
Worlds’ new format features the 22 teams in three stages of competition: the Play-In Stage, the Swiss Stage, and the Knockout Stage (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals).
Worlds 2023 Schedule & Dates Revealed
Firstly, the Play-In Stage will be held at LoL Park in Seoul and the Swiss Stage will be taking place at the KBS Arena. Both the Quarterfinals and the Semifinals of Worlds 2023 will take place in the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan. For the grand final, however, the players and fans will be headed to Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, the largest indoor venue in the country.
Here's the schedule for Worlds 2023:
All matches are set to begin at 9 am CEST or 4 pm KST and are subject to changes, as per the official broadcast. These are the dates for the Play-In stage:
10th October - Tuesday
11th October - Wednesday
12th October - Thursday
13th October - Friday
14th October - Saturday
15th October - Sunday (5 am CEST / 12 pm KST)
All matches are set to begin at 9 am CEST or 4 pm KST, unless otherwise stated and are subject to changes, as per the official broadcast. These are the dates for the Swiss stage:
19th October - Thursday (7 am CEST / 2 pm KST)
20th October - Friday (7 am CEST / 2 pm KST)
21st October - Saturday
22nd October - Sunday
23rd October - Monday
26th October - Thursday
27th October - Friday
28th October - Saturday
29th October - Sunday (6 am CEST / 1 pm KST)
All the Knock stage matches are scheduled to begin at 10 am CEST / 5 pm KST unless otherwise noted:
2nd November - Thursday
3rd November - Friday
4th November - Saturday
5th November - Sunday
11th November - Saturday
12th November - Sunday
(Finals) 19th November - Sunday
As we gear up for Worlds 2023, look out for the Worlds Qualifying Series (WQS) up first. It will be a best-of-five series between the 4th seed of LEC and LCS, and the winning team will earn the final spot at Worlds 2023. The WQS 2023 is between Golden Guardians (NA) vs Team BDS (EMEA) and it is scheduled to happen on 9th October LoL Park.