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League of Legends World Championship guide

A bettors guide to the League of Legends World Championship

Which teams will be participating at Worlds 2022?

Who are the favourites to win the LoL World Championship?

How do you bet on Worlds 2022?

League of Legends World Championship guide

The League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) is one of the biggest and most prestigious esports events of the year. In this guide, we will explain what the LoL World Championship involves, look at the past winners, and check out the betting markets for the 2022 edition.

What is the League of Legends World Championship?

The League of Legends World Championship, also known as Worlds, is the pinnacle of the competitive League of Legends professional calendar.

The best League of Legends teams compete over a multi-week period to determine who will lift the Summoner’s Cup and be crowned the World Champions of the game.

The teams in attendance represent various regions across the globe, with the likes of the North American LCS, European LEC, Korean LCK, and Chinese LPL amongst others represented by teams at the international tournament.

The base prize pool for Worlds is approximately $2,225,000 in addition to a percentage of revenue from in-client sales of event-related virtual items. The winning team is also granted the opportunity to work with Riot Games and design a champion skin that will be playable in-game.

The League of Legends World Championship 2022 will take place from September 29, 2022, to November 5, 2022.

Credit: Riot Games via the League of Legends Youtube channel.

Where does Worlds 2022 take place?

The League of Legends World Championship 2022 will be taking place across four different venues in Mexico and the United States.

Which teams will be at the League of Legends World Championship?

Twenty-four teams are invited to the World Championship following regional playoff tournaments that determine seeding. The top seeds from the major regions are automatically given a place into the main event’s group stage while the rest of the teams have to compete in a play-in to earn a spot.

League of Legends teams at Worlds 2022

JD Gaming

Top Esports

EDward Gaming

Gen.G Esports




G2 Esports


100 Thieves

CTBC Flying Oyster

GAM Esports

Beyond Gaming

Chiefs Esports Club

DetonatioN FocusMe


Evil Geniuses


Istanbul Wildcats



MAD Lions

Royal Never Give Up

Saigon Buffalo

The initial play-in stage of Worlds will be played in a best-of-one (Bo1), single round-robin format, with two groups of six teams. The teams in first place will progress into the group stage of the main tournament, while the two teams in last place will be eliminated from contention. The third- and fourth-placed teams in each group will play a best-of-five (Bo5) match against each other with the winner moving forward to face the second-placed team in the opposite group in a Bo5 to determine who will progress to the main event's group stage. The losers in each of these instances will be eliminated from contention.

Who will win Worlds 2022?

The competition at the League of Legends World Championship 2022 will be at its highest level when compared to recent years, with representative teams from Asia all viable competitors to claim the Summoner’s Cup. The current favourites are the South Korean team Gen.G Esports, closely followed by JD Gaming and Top Esports. The reigning champions EDward Gaming are one of the outsiders to lift the trophy, as well as the former world champions T1, who have legendary player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok on their roster.

How do you bet on LoL Worlds 2022?

Betting on esports is easy; however, beginners might need a guide to navigate the various methods available for making a bet. To help, we’ve prepared a handy guide for those looking to place a bet during Worlds 2022:

Pinnacle offers a number of markets for LoL enthusiasts to bet on during Worlds 2022. The most popular market for esports bettors is the Money Line market, which is a bet on the winner of a particular match. Futures markets are also on offer if bettors want to bet on the team that will win Worlds 2022 and the region they will come from.

Don’t want to do lengthy research but still want to place a bet? Pinnacle also offers in-play betting on live Worlds 2022 games, with markets on offer such as 1st Turret, 1st Kill, 1st Dragon, 1st Baron, and more!

If you’re an eagle-eyed bettor, be sure to stay updated on our League of Legends - World Championship odds page. Want to find out when our in-play markets go live or how to do live betting in League of Legends? We have a guide for that too!

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