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Riot Games continues to support Legends of Runeterra through the 2022 World Championship, featuring a qualifiers tournament prior to the Worlds final.
Competitive organized Legends of Runeterra gameplay will take place across the globe during the months of Nov. and December, showcasing a total of 192 players who want a Worlds title. Qualifiers for LoR Worlds will take place first on Nov. 19, cutting the field down to 16 for the World Championship finals. The regional breakdown for the qualifiers is six seeds for the Americas region. five for EMEA, and five for the APAC region.
The LoR Worlds qualifiers showcase a seven-round double-elimination bracket in a best-of-three Pick and Ban champion-locked format. Coverage for the EMEA region starts at 7am CT on Nov. 19 on Twitch, cast by SparklingIceTea and Boulevard. APAC qualifiers can get watched here.
The Americas qualifier starts at 3pm CT, featuring an English and Portuguese broadcast. The English broadcast will get hosted by Wisdom with Boulevard returning to cast on Twitch. Joining Boulevard on the desk are JDoza and Chris “MonteXristo” Lakkotrypis. The Portuguese broadcast will get hosted by Victor Cavalcante on Twitch.
A total of 16 players will compete over the course of three days, from Dec. 8 to 10. Prior to LoR Worlds starting, Riot will release the final Darkin Saga expansion on Dec. 7. All Worlds players will get early access to the expansion for testing purposes.
A Worlds group stage takes place from Dec. 8 to 9, showcasing gameplay through pods of four. The top two players from each pod will advance to the top eight on Dec. 10. The top eight will compete in a single-elimination bracket via a best-of-three Pick and Ban champion-locked format to determine a 2022 Legends of Runeterra World champion.