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LoL Worlds Play-In Stage: Everything You Need to Know

Esports 05-10-2022 09:36
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The 2022 League of Legends World Championship will start on Thursday, September 29, 2022 with the play-in stage. This is where the final four teams of the main event will be chosen. So, who is going to make it to New York City to represent their region? 

The Play-In stage is always fun to watch. This is where minor regions and underdogs try to throw off the big fish out in the sea of professional League of Legends with wacky and unique picks and plays, hopefully 2022 will once again give us this excitement, even with 2 LEC teams in the mix. So, when can you watch the team's compete? We have all the information right here for you. 


LoL Worlds 2022 Play-In Stage: Live-Stream

First of all let's check out where to watch the games. You can go onto any official League of Legends stream to watch the event. So, you can check out these links below if you're looking to watch Worlds in English. 

If you want to get as many watch rewards or stream drops we suggest watching from the official lolesports page while logged into your League of Legends account. That way you get some free loot as well while watching the main event! 

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The Play-In Group Standings

After the 2022 LCS Summer Finals, the groups for the 2022 League of Legends Play-Ins were decided and they look pretty spicy, so let's check them out below: 

Group A



1Fnatic4 - 1
2Evil Geniuses5 - 2
3LOUD3 - 3
4DetonatioN FocusMe3 - 3
5Beyond Gaming2 - 3
6The Chiefs0 - 5

Group B

1DRX5 - 0
2Royal Never Give Up4 - 1
3MAD Lions3 - 2
4Saigon Buffalo2 - 3
5Isurus1 - 4
6Istanbul Wildcats0 - 5

What is the Worlds 2022 Play-In Stage Schedule? 

Day 1 – September 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM PT/10:00 PM CEST

Isurus0MAD Lions1
Fnatic1Evil Geniuses0

Beyond Gaming

MAD Lions


Istanbul Wildcats0
The Chiefs0Fnatic1
DetonatioN FocusMe0LOUD1
Saigon Buffalo1Istanbul Wildcats0

Day 2 – September 30 at 13:00 PT/10:00 PM CEST

Fnatic1DetionatioN FocusMe0
Evil Geniuses1LOUD0
Saigon Buffalo1Isurus0
DetionatioN FocusMe1The Chiefs0
Evil Geniuses1Beyond Gaming0
DRX1Saigon Buffalo0
MAD Lions0Royal Never Give Up1
Istanbul Wildcats0DRX1

Day 3 – October 1 at 1:00 PM PT/10:00 PM CEST

MAD Lions1Saigon Buffalo0
Beyond Gaming0DeotnatioN FocusMe1
Evil Geniuses1The Chiefs0
Royal Never Give Up1Isurus


The Chiefs0Beyond Gaming1
Royal Never Give Up1Istanbul Wildcats0

Day 4 – October 2 at 1:00 PM PT/10:00 PM CEST

Beyond Gaming0Fnatic1
LOUD1The Chiefs0
DetonatioN FocusMe1Evil Geniuses0
Istanbul Wildcats0Isurus1


MAD Lions0
Royal Never Give Up1Saigon Buffalo0

After the group games are over the top 2 teams of Group A and Group B will be moving onto the main event. The second and third place team will be playing in the Play-In Knockout Stage Finals, while the third seed of Group B will face the fourth seed of Group A and vice versa. 

Play-In Phase Semi-Finals – October 3 at 11:00 AM PT/8:00 PM CEST

DetonatioN FocusMe3LOUD1
Saigon Buffalo1MAD Lions3

Play-In Phase Finals – October 4 at 11:00 AM PT/8:00 PM CEST

Royal Never Give Up3DetonatioN FocusMe1
Evil Geniuses3

MAD Lions


Once the Play-In Stage is finished we're going to move onto the main event in New York City where the group stage and Quarter-finals will take place before moving onto Atlanta and finally San Francisco. So, who are you going to cheer for the underdogs or the LPL and LCK? 

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Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...