Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series: Date, LCS & LEC teams, stream & more

Luís Mira

The rivalry between NA and EU will be renewed as Golden Guardians face off against Team BDS in the Worlds Qualifying Series. Here is how you can watch it.

Riot Games made headlines at the start of the year by announcing several changes to the format of its two international League of Legends competitions, the Mid-Season Invitational and the World Championship.

Worlds 2023, which will return to South Korea after five years, will be the first to feature a Swiss format after the Play-In stage, with teams paired against opponents with the same record. And for the first time in the history of the competition, Riot will be hosting the Worlds Qualifying Series (WQS), an exciting showdown between the fourth seed from the LCS and the fourth seed from the LEC that will determine the West’s final team at Worlds.

Seoul’s LoL Park will host this exciting NA vs EU bout

In the future, Riot hopes to expand the WQS to include teams from other regions, but for now, it will be just these two fighting for a spot in the Play-In stage of Worlds 2023.

Here is everything you need to know about this match:

Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series: Stream

The Worlds Qualifying Series will be broadcast live on Riot Games’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series: Date, teams, and format

Riot Games has announced that the Worlds Qualifying Series will take place on October 9 (October 8 in NA) at 9 pm PST/5 am BST. The match will be held at LoL Park, in Seoul, just one day before the start of the Play-In Stage.

“While we had originally planned to host the Worlds Qualifying Series in North America, we have elected to move the event to South Korea to allow the two potential teams as much time as possible to prepare in the host region, minimize travel, and scrim against qualified Worlds teams before the Play-In Stage,” Riot explained.

Golden Guardians team huddle
Golden Guardians will face off against Team BDS to see which team makes it to Worlds 2023

The match will be played in a best-of-five format and will see the fourth seed from the LEC Season Finals and the fourth seed team from the LCS Summer playoffs fight for a spot in the Worlds 2023 Play-In Stage. Golden Guardians will be representing the LCS, while Team BDS will be representing the LEC.

Team Players
Golden Guardians Licorice, River, Gori, Stixxay, huhi
Team BDS Adam, Sheo, nuc, Crownie, Labrov