2022 League of Legends World Championship Details
Last Updated: 11/23/2021
Location: North America (Mexico City, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco)
Over the weekend, Riot announced that the League of Legends World Championship will unfold across the entire North American continent with four cities playing host to the event.
The four stages of LoL Worlds will be at the following locations:
- Play-Ins in Mexico City, Mexico at the Liga Latinoamerica (LLA) competition arena
- Groups and Quarterfinals in New York City at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
- Semifinals in Toronto, Canada at the Scotiabank Arena
- Finals in San Francisco, California at the Chase Center
Previous League of Legends Esports World Events in North America:
In 2013 in the US, events were held at the Galen Center and Staples Center in Los Angeles. Worlds has been in Los Angeles at the Staples Center in 2013. In 2016, all group stage play was in San Francisco. The Quarterfinals were played at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, the semifinals were at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the finals were back at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. T1 (known as SKT1 then) have won both NA hosted Worlds in 2013 and 2016.
The World Championships regularly start around the end of September or beginning of October and run through the first weekend of November.
Teams will qualify based upon performance in their respective regions. At present, slots will be awarded as follows:
- LEC: 2 Group Stage Slots + 1 Play-in Slot
- LCK: 3 Group Stage Slots + 1 Play-in Slot
- LCS: 2 Group Stage Slots + 1 Play-in Slot
- LPL: 3 Group Stage Slots + 1 Play-in Slot
- VCS: 1 Group Stage Slot + 1 Play-in Slot
- PCS: 1 Group Stage Slots + 1 Play-in Slot
- CBLOL: 1 Play-in Slot
- LCL: 1 Play-in Slot
- TCL: 1 Play-in Slot
- LJL: 1 Play-in Slot
- LLA: 1 Play-in Slot
- LCO: 1 Play-in Slot
The Mid-Season Showdown (MSS) for the LCS will also be held in North America with Riot confirming that the location will be at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX on April 23 & 24, 2022.
We will continue to update this article as more information comes out around LoL Esports Worlds 2022.