League of Legends

League of Legends Worlds 2022 Play-In Groups

Courtesy of Riot Games

The groups that will be playing at the League of Legends Worlds Play-In have been revealed. The 12 teams announced will be competing in the opening games of Worlds.

The World Play-In stage will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 at the Arena Esports Stadium in Mexico City. The play-in stage consists of League's minor regions against the lower-qualifying teams.

The top four teams will advance to the group stage of Worlds in New York City.

League of Legends Worlds 2022 Play-In Groups

Group A

  • Fnatic
  • Beyond Gaming
  • DetonatioN FocusMe
  • Evil Geniuses
  • LOUD
  • Chiefs Esports Club

Group B

  • DRX
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Saigon Buffalo
  • MAD Lions
  • Istanbul Wildcats
  • Isurus

Each region will send a team to the play-in stage, but Europe will be sending two of their teams. After the four teams from play-ins are decided, they will advance to the tournament's main event where 12 more automatically qualified teams will await them.

League of Legends Worlds 2022 Dates

  • Sept. 29 - Oct. 4: Play-Ins at the Arena Esports Stadium in Mexico City
  • Oct. 7 - 10: Group Stage at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Oct. 13 - 16: Group Stage at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Oct. 20 - 23: Quarterfinals at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • Oct. 29 - 30: Semifinals at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov. 5: Finals at Chase Center in San Francisco, California