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LoL Esports: Worlds 2022 draw show date, time and how to watch

Published: 16:20, 04 September 2022
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League of Legends - 2022 draw show teaser
League of Legends - 2022 draw show teaser

League of Legends World Championship 2022 keeps getting more info by the day and now we know when the draw will happen as well as more about the rules of it.

League of Legends Worlds 2022 group draw will happen on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

The exact time is unknown as it depends on the length of the LCS Championship finals and whether the teams go the distance in a best-of-five series. Soon after the champion is crowned, the Worlds 2022 draw will begin.

When it comes around, there will be two phases of the draw - the Play-In stage and the group stage.

There will be two groups of six in the Play-In stage. Each group's participants are distributed over three pools, depending on their region's past performances and the team's seed number for the region. 

A single group can hold no more than two teams from pool one, two from pool two and two from pool three. Additionally, two teams from the same region can't be in the same group.

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Pool one consists of:

  • LPL fourth seed
  • LCK fourth seed
  • LEC third seed
  • PCS second seed

Pool two will consist of:

  • LEC fourth seed
  • LCS third seed
  • VCS second seed
  • LJL first seed

Pool three will consist of:

  • LCO first seed
  • TCL first seed
  • LLA first seed
  • CBLOLfirst seed

As for the group stage, the same rules apply, with the teams qualifying from Play-In being the fourth pool.

Pool one consists of:

  • LPL first seed
  • LCK first seed
  • LEC first seed
  • LCS first seed

Pool two consists of: 

  • LPL second seed
  • LCK second seed
  • LEC second seed
  • PCS first seed

Pool three consists of:

  • LPL third seed
  • LCK third seed
  • LCS second seed
  • VCS first seed

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