2022 League of Legends World Championship Details
Location: North America
Four cities across North America will play host to the event. 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. It seems likely that New York and LA will host again but will Riot Games bring events to Canada or Mexico? They announced that the 2022 Mid-Season Showdown (MSS) will be held at the Reliant Center in Houston, TX which may rule out Texas as a location. However, Jerry Jones has been courting esports events for AT&T Stadium in Arlington so maybe we'll see the finals there. T1 (known as SKT1 then) have won both NA hosted Worlds in 2013 and 2016.
Riot has officially OFFICIALLY re-confirmed that Worlds will take place in North America next year "across four cities" pic.twitter.com/Diw3qz9bvl
— Travis Gafford (@TravisGafford) August 28, 2021
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
We will continue to update this article as more information comes out.