2023 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) Details for LoL Season 13 (S13)
Originally published: September 1, 2022
Last Updated: April 22, 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.
Schedule: October 10 - November 19
- Play-In Stage: October 10-15 at LoL Park in Seoul
- Swiss Stage: October 19-23 and October 26-29 at KBS Arena in Seoul
- Quarterfinals: November 2-5 at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan
- Semifinals: November 11-12 at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan
- World Final: November 19 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul
Location: South Korea
The first time in South Korea since 2018. Starting in Seoul then going to Busan (where MSI 2022 was held) before going back to Seoul for the World Final.
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:
Tickets will officially go on sale in three waves. Play-In Stage tickets will go on sale July 10, Swiss Stage tickets will go on sale July 19, and Knockout Stage tickets will go on sale August 2.
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