For League of Legends fans, Worlds is the most exciting event on the esports calendar. The 2022 Worlds event starts on September 29 and gamers watch 24 teams battle for the $2,225,000 prize pool. A Worlds final on US soil in California with a new Worlds trophy, and Lil Nas X doing the Worlds anthem — League of Legends Worlds 2022 is looking to be pretty epic for LOL fans and esports fans in general!

After two years of contending with a hybrid bubble setup due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LOL Esports is returning to the streets of America for the 2022 LOL World Championship for the first time since 2016. The tournament will run for more than a month, kicking off in Mexico and concluding in California.

New Year, New Worlds Trophy by Tiffany & Co!

Riot has been teasing LOL followers leading up to 2022 Worlds tournament recently announcing a collaboration with luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. The Riot x Tiffany collab gives the iconic Summoner’s Cup championship trophy a fresh look. The co-designed trophy weighs 44 pounds and stands at 27 inches tall approximately. The modern design sporting a more ergonomic form uses sterling silver, fine silver, stainless steel, brass, and wood and required 277 hours in total to be crafted.

Before the winning team lifts the redesigned trophy, US pop star Lil Nas X will grace the Finals stage on November 5 in San Franciso to perform the official Worlds 2022 anthem, ‘Star Walkin’.

What is LOL Worlds 2022?

Worlds is the annual League of Legends World Championship. It is organized by game developers Riot Games, and it is the biggest global tournament in LOL esports.

For Worlds 2022 a total of 24 teams from around the globe will compete for the Summoner’s Cup championship trophy by Tiffany & Co, the lion’s share of over US$2 million prize pool, and the 12th Worlds world championship title bragging rights.

We know esports gamblers are dying for the tournament to start to get an idea about betting tactics and odds, so here’s everything you need to know about League of Legends Worlds 2022, including its full schedule, participating teams, and predictions featuring star player analysis.

Worlds Full Schedule 2022

LOL Worlds 2022 will take place from September 29 to November 5. The Play-Ins Stage will run from September 29 to October 4, while Group Stage will run from October 7 to 10, and 13 to 16. All dates and times are in GMT, GMT+8, and PST.

The KO Stage is scheduled as follows:

  • Quarterfinals: October 20 to 23
  • Semifinals: October 29 to 30
  • Grand final: November 5

In this article, we will browse the Play-In: Round 1 matches, which is the first stage of the Worlds tournament. Winners of the two groups will advance directly to the group stage, while the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th teams compete in Play-In: Round 2.

Worlds 2022 Play-In: Round 1 teams

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

Play-In Group A is hard to predict and there are a lot of unknowns to give firm tips. Before Worlds betting study this group in detail. The latest Worlds news is that Upset and Hylissang will not play on Fnatic’s team due to Covid-19. Also, Rhuckz will replace Hylissang, but it’s still unclear who replace Upset.

Normally, Fnatic would be favorites in this group, but it looks like they will have a big rival in Evil Geniuses to be leaders of this group.

Beyond Gaming in third place is an obvious call. Team DetonatioN FocusMe can never be written off. DetonatioN FocusMe predictions for fourth place sound about right, they could finish in third place if luck is on their side and they beat Beyond Gaming.

Outsiders LOUD should just manage to fifth place in the tournament with Chiefs Esports Club in sixth place.

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Worlds 2022 Play-In: Round 1 matches

  • Fnatic - Evil Geniuses (September 29 - 23:00 CEST)
  • LOUD - Beyond Gaming (September 30 - 00:00 CEST)
  • Chiefs Esports Club - Fnatic (September 30 - 02:00 CEST)
  • DetonatioN FocusMe - LOUD (September 30 - 03:00 CEST)
  • Fnatic - DetonatioN FocusMe (September 30 - 22:00 CEST)
  • Evil Geniuses - LOUD (September 30 - 23:00 CEST)
  • DetonatioN FocusMe - Chiefs Esports Club (October 1 - 01:00 CEST)
  • Evil Geniuses - Beyond Gaming (October 1 - 02:00 CEST)
  • LOUD - Fnatic (October 1 - 22:00 CEST)
  • Beyond Gaming - DetonatioN FocusMe (October 2 - 00:00 CEST)
  • Evil Geniuses - Chiefs Esports Club (October 2 - 01:00 CEST)
  • Chiefs Esports Club - Beyond Gaming (October 2 - 03:00 CEST)
  • Beyond Gaming - Fnatic (October 2 - 22:00 CEST)
  • LOUD - Chiefs Esports Club (October 2 - 23:00 CEST)
  • DetonatioN FocusMe - Evil Geniuses (October 3 - 00:00 CEST)

Worlds 2022 Play-In: Round 2 teams

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

All punters predict Royal Never Give Up Group B will be dominated by Royal Never Give Up, with one of the top League of Legends teams attracting a lot of interest. DRX is tipped to take second place with MAD Lions close by.

It is all very tight, but the last team from Group B to qualify for Play-In: Round 2 is likely to be Saigon Buffalo. Further predictions are Istanbul Wildcats to finish fifth in the group, while Isurus will struggle and land last place.

Worlds 2022 Play-In: Round 2 matches

  • Isurus - MAD Lions (September 29 - 22:00 CEST)
  • MAD Lions - Istanbul Wildcats (September 30 - 01:00 CEST)
  • Saigon Buffalo - Istanbul Wildcats (September 30 - 04:00 CEST)
  • DRX - Royal Never Give Up (September 30 - 05:00 CEST)
  • Saigon Buffalo - Isurus (October 1 - 00:00 CEST)
  • DRX - Saigon Buffalo (October 1 - 03:00 CEST)
  • Royal Never Give Up - MAD Lions (October 1 - 04:00 CEST)
  • Istanbul Wildcats - DRX (October 1 - 05:00 CEST)
  • MAD Lions - Saigon Buffalo (October 1 - 23:00 CEST)
  • Royal Never Give Up - Isurus (October 2 - 02:00 CEST)
  • Royal Never Give Up - Istanbul Wildcats (October 2 - 04:00 CEST)
  • Isurus - DRX (October 2 - 05:00 CEST)
  • Istanbul Wildcats - Isurus (October 3 - 01:00 CEST)
  • DRX - MAD Lions (October 3 - 02:00 CEST)
  • Royal Never Give Up - Saigon Buffalo (October 3 - 03:00 CEST)

Final Thoughts on Worlds 2022

Looking at the Worlds lineups on paper, because of the teams involved, it’s easier for gamblers to predict the standings and match results in Group B versus Group A. This year’s Worlds Group A looks tricky to predict, to say the least!

For League of Legends fans, the Worlds festival action starts now. You can follow Worlds 2022 gameplay at Betway where you can watch Worlds live streams on PC and mobile. Be sure to sign up at Betway and get the latest Worlds odds and LOL betting tips from a market-leading online esports bookmaker offering a trusted betting site and App for gambling with real money on esports games.