The 2022 LoL Worlds group draw has happened, and now we know who each team will be playing, both in the group and play-in stages. Teams from all over the world now know who they will be facing off against, both in Mexico City for the play-in stage and New York City for groups.
Where did each team end up, and who has even made it to Worlds 2022? Worlds are coming up quickly, so if you want to know who will be playing against who, you should read what follows below. The Worlds group draw is always key to how far a team can make it in the tournament, so fans of each team should be watching carefully.
2022 Worlds group draw results: Play-in stage
- Fnatic (LEC)
- Beyond Gaming (PCS)
- Detonation FocusMe (LJL)
- Evil Geniuses (LCS)
- LOUD (CBLOL)
- Chiefs Esports (LCO)
- MAD Lions (LEC)
- DRX (LCK)
- RNG (LPL)
- Isurus (LLA)
- Saigon Buffalo (VCS)
- Denzibank Wildcats (TCL)
One thing to note from the play-in stage at Worlds 2022 is that at least one major region will be eliminated before the group stage. Since the LEC, LCK, LCS, and LPL have one or more representatives in the group stage, one of them, if not more, will be eliminated depending on what happens during the stage itself.
This could mean that the defending MSI champion RNG could not make it to the group stage, which would be on the same level as FPX last year, falling at Worlds 2021 in the group stage. The most likely teams to fall, however, are Evil Geniuses and MAD Lions since both did not have good showings in their respective playoffs to get to this point.
The top two for each group in the play-in stage will move on to the Group stage, where they will meet four other teams waiting for them the entire time.
2022 Worlds group draw results: Group Stage
- Cloud9 (LCS)
- EDG (LPL)
- T1 (LCK)
- JDG (LPL)
- DWG KIA (LCK)
- G2 (LEC)
- Rogue (LEC)
- TOP Esports (LPL)
- GAM (VCS)
- Gen.G (LCK)
- CTBC Flying Oysters (PCS)
- 100 Thieves (LCS)
After the groups were drawn, fans of each team participating wanted to know if their team landed in what has been known as the “Group Of Death.” This group is typically made up of teams that the community has labeled as one of the favorites for the tournament, with one team seen as significantly weaker than its opponents.
This year, there are two groups of death. Group A and Group B are seen as doom for Cloud9 and G2 since their opponents are very good this year, and it will be hard for them to move on from the group stage.
Now that the 2022 Worlds group draw is done, it’s just time to wait for the tournament to start. The first stage of the tournament, the Play-In stage, will take place in Mexico City from September 29th till October 4th. Following the results of the play-in stage, the top two from each group will be placed in a Group stage group and start a second round robin.
If you want to see the Worlds Draw results as previous LCS players picked them, you can find that video here.
For the complete Worlds 2022 schedule, make sure to check TheClick.gg and lolesports.com when it is released.