Updated: November 20
The League of Legends World Championship, aka LoL Worlds, is the absolute pinnacle of the LoL professional ecosystem, bringing legions of fans to witness history in the making. LoL Worlds is an S-Tier competition set after the culmination of the regular season to bring the year to a close.
This year, LoL Worlds is bringing the action to South Korea as 22 of the best LoL teams will battle it out for the title of World Champion, the Summoner's Cup, and a hefty sum from the $2.25 million prize pool. Will DRX make it two years in a row, or will T1 regain their crown? Only time will tell.
The stage is set as the 13th edition of the League of Legends World Championship draws closer, beginning on October 10! Read on for the competition format, schedule, the team's competing, and how to watch!
The format for LoL Worlds can be complex for the uninitiated. Riot Games has changed the format, especially for the 2023 edition.
Take a look below for the complete format for the League of Legends World Championship 2023, consisting of three main stages.
The League of Legends World Championship is the biggest event in the professional LoL circuit. As such, the best teams from across the globe will be competing to secure the lion's share of the prize money and the all-important Summoner's Cup to emerge as the World Champion!
22 teams will be competing, all from the different international leagues. Some qualified teams come from the main leagues LCK, LPL, LCS, and LEC, and advance straight to the Swiss Stage. The eight Play-In Stage Teams come from the remaining leagues: VCS, PCS, CBLOL, LLA, and the Worlds Qualifying Series will give a Play-In slot to a team from either LCS or LEC.
Find all 22 teams competing in LoL Worlds 2023, including their qualifying region and their complete player rosters through in-game ID.
Worlds Qualifying Series/WQS
South Korea will play host to LoL Worlds this year, at four different venues in South Korea. The entire LoL Worlds 2023 format is below, alongside each location.
Play-Ins : October 10 - 15 (LoL Park, Seoul)
Swiss Stage: October 19 - 29 (KBS Arena, Seoul)
Quarterfinals: November 2 - 5 (Sajik Indoor Gymnasium, Busan)
Semifinals: November 11 - 12 (Sajik Indoor Gymnasium, Busan)
Grand Finals: November 19 (Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul)
If you can't make it to the event, don't worry. Join legions of other League of Legends fans and watch LoL Worlds live from the comfort of your home. Type in either Riot Games or League of Legends on Twitch, as all matches will be broadcast live on there. Riot Games' Twitch channel is embedded below for your convenience.
This year's League of Legends World Championship is taking place later than usual to accommodate players participating in the esports events at the Asian Games.
As such, LoL Worlds 2023 will officially commence on October 10, running until November 19. There will also be a Worlds Qualifying Series (WQS) Bo5 match on October 9 to determine the final Play-In slot.
Here is the schedule for LoL Worlds 2023. All times listed are in ET, and match winners will be bold. Follow this page as we'll update this article with upcoming matches and any tie-breaker games.
Welcome to the final phase of the LoL World Championship 2023! All matches are Bo5, ensuring for action-packed matches across the board.
3rd - 4th
JD Gaming, Bilibili Gaming
5th - 8th
NRG, Gen.G, KT Rolster, LNG Esports
9th - 11th
Fnatic, DPlus KIA, G2 Esports
Cloud9, MAD Lions, GAM Esports
Team BDS, Team Liquid
17th – 18th
Team Whales, PSG Talon
19th - 20th
LOUD, CTBC Flying Oyster
21st - 22nd
Movistar Riders7, DetonatioN FocusMe
That's all our information on the 2023 League of Legends World Championship tournament. The prize pool for the 2023 LoL Worlds stands at $2,225,000, shared among all participating teams. Which team will take home the Summoner's Cup and be the top dog for 2024?
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