Riot Games provided information regarding the much-awaited 2023 League of Legends World Championship. One of the greatest esports events of the year is anticipated by both fans and players.
League of Legends World Championship 2023
Venues and Dates
This year, South Korea will host the World Championship. Play for the competition will take place from October 10 to November 19. Teams from all across the world will fight for League of Legends’ most coveted championship.
The competition starts in Seoul, moves to Busan, and then returns to Seoul’s famous Sky Dome for the decisive match between the two finalists to determine which side will take home the Summoner’s Cup.
|WORLDS 2023 STAGES||DATES||VENUE|
|Play-In Stage||October 10 to 15||LoL Park|
|Swiss Stage||October 19 to 23 and||KBS Arena|
|Knockout Stage: Quarterfinals||November 2 to 5||Sajik Indoor Gymnasium|
|Knockout Stage: Semifinals||November 11 to 12||Sajik Indoor Gymnasium|
|Knockout Stage: Finals||November 19||Gocheok Sky Dome|
Significant changes to the League of Legends World Championship’s structure for 2023 have been revealed by Riot Games.
The fourth seeds from each area will compete in a preliminary competition known as the “Worlds Qualifying Series” in which the best-of-five games will be played.
The group stage will be replaced with a Swiss-style format with 16 teams, while the play-in round will have two convergent brackets with best-of-three matches. There will be five rounds of competition, and teams with identical records will face off.
The knockout stage will continue to be a single-elimination best-of-five format with no alterations.
The modifications are meant to guarantee that every Worlds game has significance and reduce the number of elimination games that have no bearing on the final standings.
Lastly, this year’s Worlds will have 22 teams. Teams from all around the world compete in the qualifiers, as usual:
- 4 teams from KR Korea
- 4 teams from CN China
- 3 teams from EMEA EMEA
- 3 teams from NA North America
- 2 teams from PCS PCS (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Southeast Asia and Oceania)
- 2 teams from VN Vietnam
- 1 team from JP Japan
- 1 team from BR Brazil
- 1 team from LAT Latin America
- 1 team from INT Worlds Qualifying Series (part of the new Worlds format)