2023 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) Details for LoL Season 13 (S13)
Originally published: September 1, 2022
Last Updated: January 10, 2023
Riot Games has announced the new changes to Worlds 2023 which is confirmed to be in South Korea with venues and dates to be determined.
Tentative Schedule: September 25 - November 4
- Worlds Qualifying Series (WQS) & Play-Ins: September 25 - October 3
- Swiss Group Stage: October 6-9 and October 12-15
- Quarterfinals: October 19-22
- Semifinals: October 28-29
- Finals: November 4
Location: South Korea
The first time in South Korea since 2018
What's new at Worlds 2023?
Worlds Qualifying Series - A best-of-5 match between the LEC 4th seed and the LCS 4th seed. The winner of the match goes to Play-Ins.
Play-Ins - Now a pair of four team, best of three double elimination brackets where the upper bracket winner of each bracket plays the lower bracket winner of the other bracket in a best of 5 to advance to Swiss Stage.
Swiss Stage - Replacing the much maligned Group Stage, Swiss Stage features 16 teams in a five round Swiss format competition. Teams that achieve 3 wins advance, teams that get 3 losses are knocked out. Initial matches are best of 1 with advancement or knockout matches being best of 3.
Where to buy Worlds Tickets: TBD
How Many Teams go to Worlds: 22
World Slots by League:
- LEC (EU): 3 Swiss Stage Slots + 1 WQS Slot
- LCK (KR): 4 Swiss Stage Slots
- LCS (NA): 3 Group Stage Slots + 1 WQS Slot
- LPL (CN): 4 Group Stage Slots
- VCS: 2 Play-In Slots
- PCS: 2 Play-In Slots
- CBLOL: 1 Play-in Slot
- LJL: 1 Play-in Slot
- LLA: 1 Play-in Slot
Play-In Stage Teams by Region:
- Top 2 teams from VCS & PCS
- Top team from LLA, CBLOL, & LJL
- The winner of the WQS
Swiss Stage Teams by Region:
- Top 4 teams from LPL & LCK
- Top 3 teams from LEC & LCS
- Top 2 teams from Play-Ins double elimination bracket