League of Legends Worlds 2022: Group Stage kicks off with Cloud9 vs Fnatic

LoL Worlds 2022Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

The League of Legends World Championship is upon us for another year — Worlds 2022 will take place across North America. The first stage is over, and 8 teams are out. 16 remain. Here’s what you need to know.

  • The Group Stage kicks off with Fnatic vs Cloud9. After Evil Geniuses stomped MAD Lions, EU could use a win
  • T1 are set to face off against 2021 World Champions EDG on Day 1 in what’s sure to be a titanic matchup
  • CFO is a wildcard team that topped the PCS by overcoming both Beyond Gaming and PSG Talon. Their match against 100 Thieves will be a good gauge of their strength at Worlds 2022

Worlds is the single biggest event in the League of Legends calendar — and this year it’s going on the road again. Each leg of the tournament will take place in a different city.

It will also be the first Worlds to have a full in-person audience capacity at every stage of the competition since the tour of Europe 2019.

Plenty of familiar faces will be attempting to lift League of Legends’ most coveted trophy, the Summoner’s Cup, which has received a face lift for 2022. Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok’s T1 obviously headlines the act, but defending champions EDward Gaming are back after missing MSI 2022, while Cloud9 stunned North America to emerge as the LCS’ best hope.

RNG player images on stage at MSI 2022Colin Young-Wolff for Riot Games
RNG, who won MSI 2022 remotely, scraped into Worlds qualification.

For everything you need to know about League of Legends Worlds 2022, we’ve got you covered right here with all the details on the format, schedule and results, teams, and more.


League of Legends Worlds 2022: Streams

League of Legends Worlds 2022 will be streamed live on the Riot Games Twitch channel, which we have embedded below for your convenience.

Miss a game? Catch up with VODs on the official LoL Esports YouTube channel.

League of Legends Worlds 2022: schedule & results

Group Stage: October 7 — October 16

Day 1: October 7

Group ACloud9 vs Fnatic2PM5PM10PM
Group BG2 Esports vs Damwon Kia3PM6PM11PM
Group DCTBC Flying Oyster vs 100 Thieves4PM7PM12AM
Group BJD Gaming vs Evil Geniuses5PM8PM1AM
Group AT1 vs Edward Gaming6PM9PM2AM
Group DGen.G vs RNG7PM10PM3AM

Day 2: October 8

Group CRogue vs DRX2PM5PM10PM
Group BG2 Esports vs Evil Geniuses3PM6PM11PM
Group AT1 vs Fnatic4PM7PM12AM
Group AEdward Gaming vs Cloud95PM8PM1AM
Group CTop Esports vs GAM Esports6PM9PM2AM
Group BDamwon Kia vs JD Gaming7PM10PM3AM

Day 3: October 9

Group DGAM Esports vs Rogue2PM5PM10PM
Group D100 Thieves vs Gen.G3PM6PM11PM
Group AEdward Gaming vs Fnatic4PM7PM12AM
Group ACloud9 vs T15PM8PM1AM
Group CCTBC Flying Oyster vs RNG6PM9PM2AM
Group CDRX vs Top Esports7PM10PM3AM

Day 4: October 10

Group BJD Gaming vs G2 Esports2PM5PM10PM
Group DRogue vs Top Esports3PM6PM11PM
Group BDamwon vs EG4PM7PM12AM
Group D100 Thieves vs RNG5PM8PM1AM
Group CGen.G vs CTBC Flying Oyster6PM9PM2AM
Group CGAM Esports vs DRX7PM10PM3AM

League of Legends Worlds 2022: Group standings

Main Event

Group A

2EDward Gaming0-0

Group B

2G2 Esports0-0
3JD Gaming0-0
4Evil Geniuses0-0

Group C

1GAM Esports0-0
3Top Esports0-0

Group D

1CTBC Flying Oyster0-0
3100 Thieves0-0

Knockout Stage: October 20 — November 5

  • Quarterfinals: October 20-23
    • Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden — New York City
  • Semifinals: October 29-30
    • State Farm Arena — Atlanta, Georgia
  • Finals: November 5
    • Chase Center — San Francisco, California

Play-In Stage: September 29 – October 4

Day 1: September 29

Group BIsurus 0-1 MAD Lions1PM4PM9PM
Group AFnatic 1-0 Evil Geniuses2PM5PM10PM
Group ALOUD 0-1 Beyond3PM6PM11PM
Group BMAD Lions 1-0 Wildcats4PM7PM12AM
Group AChiefs 0-1 Fnatic5PM8PM1AM
Group BSaigon Buffalo 1-0 Wildcats7PM10PM3AM
Group BDRX 1-0 RNG8PM11PM4AM

Day 2: September 30

Group AFnatic 1-0 DFM1PM4PM9PM
Group AEvil Geniuses 1-0 LOUD2PM5PM10PM
Group BSaigon Buffalo 1-0 Isurus3PM6PM11PM
Group ADFM 1-0 Chiefs4PM7PM12AM
Group AEvil Geniuses 1-0 Beyond5PM8PM1AM
Group BDRX 1-0 Saigon Buffalo6PM9PM2AM
Group BMAD Lions 0-1 RNG7PM10PM3AM
Group BWildcats 0-1 DRX8PM11PM4AM

Day 3: October 1

Group ALOUD 1-0 Fnatic1PM4PM9PM
Group BMAD Lions 1-0 Saigon Buffalo2PM5PM10PM
Group ABeyond 0-1 DFM3PM6PM11PM
Group AEvil Geniuses 1-0 Chiefs4PM7PM12AM
Group BRNG 1-0 Isurus5PM8PM1AM
Group AChiefs 0-1 Beyond6PM9PM2AM
Group BRNG 1-0 Wildcats7PM10PM3AM
Group BIsurus 0-1 DRX8PM11PM4AM

Day 4: October 2

Group ABeyond 0-1 Fnatic1PM4PM9PM
Group ALOUD 1-0 Chiefs2PM5PM10PM
Group ADFM 1-0 Evil Geniuses3PM6PM11PM
Group BWildcats 0-1 Isurus4PM7PM12AM
Group BDRX 1-0 MAD Lions5PM8PM1AM
Group BRNG 1-0 Saigon Buffalo6PM9PM2AM
Group ADFM 0-1 Evil Geniuses7PM10PM3AM
Group ALOUD 0-1 Evil Geniuses8PM11PM4AM

Day 5: October 3

Elimination RoundSaigon Buffalo 1-3 MAD Lions11AM2PM7PM
Elimination RoundLOUD 1-3 DetonatioN FocusMe4PM7PM12AM

Day 6: October 4

Qualification RoundEvil Geniuses 3-0 MAD Lions11AM2PM7PM
Qualification RoundRNG 3-1 DetonatioN FocusMe4PM7PM12AM

Play-In Stage

Group A

2Evil Geniuses3-2
2Detonation FocusMe3-2
5Beyond Gaming2-3
6The Chiefs0-5

Group B

3MAD Lions3-2
4Saigon Buffalo2-3
5Istanbul Wildcats0-5

LoL Worlds 2022: All qualified teams

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Reigning world champions EDward Gaming will have a chance to defend their crown.

Twenty-four teams from 11 regions across the world will battle it out at Worlds 2022. With the LCL unable to send a representative to the tournament this year, their seed has been given to the LEC — making it the only major region to have two representatives in the Play-In stage.

The top 12 qualifying teams at the tournament will advance straight to the group stage. The remaining 12 will battle their way through the Play-In stage for a chance to snatch one of the four remaining group stage spots available.

You can find the full list of teams who have qualified for League of Legends Worlds 2022 below.

JD GamingChina369, Kanavi, Yagao, Hope, Missing
Top EsportsChinaWayward, Tian, knight, JackeyLove, Mark
EDward GamingChinaFlandre, JunJia / Jiejie, Scout, Viper, Meiko
RNGChinaBreathe, Wei, Xiaohu, GALA, Ming
Gen.GKoreaDoran, Peanut, Chovy, Ruler, Lehends
T1KoreaZeus, Oner, Faker, Gumayusi, Keria
DWG KIAKoreaNuguri / Burdol, Canyon, ShowMaker, deokdam, Kellin
DRXKoreaKingen, Juhan / Pyosik, Zeka, Deft, BeryL
RogueEuropeOdoamne, Malrang, Larssen, Comp, Trymbi
G2 EsportsEuropeBrokenBlade, Jankos, caPs, Flakked, Targamas
FnaticEuropeWunder, Razork, Humanoid, Upset, Hylissang
MAD LionsEuropeArmut, Elyoya, Nisqy, UNF0RGIVEN, Kaiser
Cloud9NAFudge, Blaber, Jensen, Berserker, Zven
100 ThievesNASsumday, Closer, Abbedagge, FBI, Huhi
Evil GeniusesNAImpact, Inspired, jojopyun, Danny / Kaori, Vulcan
CTBC Flying OysterPCSRest, Gemini, Mission, Shunn, Koala
Beyond GamingPCSLikai / Liang, HuSha, Minji, Wako, Kino
GAM EsportsVietnamKiaya, Levi, Kati, Sty1e, Bie
Saigon BuffaloVietnamHasmed, BeanJ, Froggy, Shogun, Taki
LOUDBrazilRobo, Croc, tinowns, Brance, Ceos
DetonatioN FocusMeJapanEvi, Steal, Yaharong, Yutapon, Harp
IsurusLATAMADD, Grell, seiya, Gavotto, Jelly
The ChiefsOceaniaTopoon, Arthur, Tally, Raes, Aladoric
Istanbul WildcatsTurkeyStarScreen, Ferret, Serin, HolyPhoenix, Farfetch