Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage: Teams, Format, Schedule & More
For 2023, the League of Legends World Championship aka Worlds underwent major format changes. Worlds 2023 implemented the new best-of-threes (BO3) format and a brand new swiss-style stage.
This year, Worlds 2023 invited 22 teams to compete in three stages of competition: Play-In, Swiss, and Knockouts. Before the kick off of the main event, fans also witnessed a new level of qualification - the Worlds Qualifying Series, which Team BDS won against Golden Guardians.
Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage marks the beginning of the Main Event of this marquee tournament. Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage kicked off on 19th October and will feature a total of 16 teams.
Here's all you need to know about Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage that began on 19th October including teams, format, schedule, results and more.
A guide to Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage
While 14 top teams prequalified for the Swiss Stage, two teams fought their way to the Worlds Swiss Stage by winning Play-In. As the name suggests, the Swiss Stage will feature a five-round, Swiss-style format where the teams with the same win-loss record will compete against each other until they achieve 3 wins or 3 losses.
Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Format
A total of 16 teams participate
This includes 14 prequalified teams and the two teams that made it out of Play-In
This stage will have a swiss-style format with five rounds
While teams with three wins will advance to Knockout Stage of Worlds 2023, the teams with three losses will be eliminated.
The qualification and elimination matches are best-of-three (BO3) with all other matches being BO1.
At the start of Swiss Stage, the teams will be randomly paired against a team from a different region. Each of these pairs will play a single BO1 match. In Round 2, teams will be re-matched against teams that have the same record as them. For example, teams with a 1-0 record will only be matched with another team with a 1-0 record.
This rematching will continue for a total of five rounds, until teams advance or get eliminated from Worlds 2023.
Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage: Teams & Standings
Worlds Swiss Stage 2023: Scores and Schedule
As we know, there is going to be five rounds in the Swiss Stage of Worlds 2023. Here’s the full schedule for the very first Worlds Swiss Stage, including results, qualifications and eliminations.
All the times mentioned in the schedule below are in CEST and are subject to change and delays as per the official broadcast of Riot Games.
Round 1 of Swiss Stage
Round 2 of Swiss Stage
Swiss Stage Round 3
21st October to 23rd October
Swiss Stage Round 4
26th October to 28th October
Swiss Stage Round 5