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LoL Worlds 2023: When Will The Play-In Group Draw Show Take Place?

Esports 08-09-2023 14:15

The 2023 League of Legends World Championship will feature a Play-In phase as we are used to from previous Worlds. But when will the group draw take place? 

Worlds 2022 finals stadium
LoL Worlds 2023 Play-In Group Draw: Everything You Need To Know! | © Riot Games

The LoL Worlds 2023 are going to be split into three phases. Two of them are going to be the same as in previous years, while the middle part, the longest, of the main event is going to be part of a brand-new format. But today we're going to be ignoring the main event and taking a closer look at the Play-In phase. 

Which teams are competing, and when can we finally know which teams will face one another in their respective groups?

LoL Worlds Play-Ins: Teams Qualified

First of all we should know which teams are qualified for the 2023 League of Legends Play-In phase. Eight teams will be playing in this portion of the event. The first seeded teams of the minor regions, as well as the second seeds of the PCS and VCS. 

Finally either Team BDS or Golden Guardians of the LEC or the LCS will take part as well, but they first have to play the Worlds Qualifying Series to determine who will receive the final spot at the World Championship. 

Before teams are put into groups, they are added to two pools. First, teams from Pool 1 will be added to the two groups, before the final four spots will be distributed to the last teams from Pool 2. 

MSI 2023 crowd
Who is ready for a huge crowd at Worlds 2023? | © Riot Games

Pool 1

  • WQS winner (Golden Guardians/BDS)
  • PCS #1 (CTBC Flying Oyster/PSG Talon)
  • VCS #1 (GAM Esports/Team Whales)
  • PCS #2 (CTBC Flying Oyster/PSG Talon)

The PCS and VCS will be playing their finals on September 9, 2023 which will determine the seeding for these regions. 

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Pool 2

  • VCS #2 (GAM Esports/Team Whales)
  • LLA #1 (Rainbow7)
  • CBLOL #1 (TBD)
  • LJL #1 (DetonatioN FocusMe)

CBLoL will play their final between paiN Gaming and LOUD on September 9, 2023 to determine who will represent Brasil at the 2023 League of Legends World Championship in South Korea. 

When Will The LoL Worlds 2023 Play-In Group Draw Take Place? 

Odoamne MSI 2023 bracket draw
Time to watch the Worlds Group draw! | © Riot Games

The Play-In Group Draw is going to take place after the 2023 LEC Season Finals which are set to take place on Sunday, September 10. The match should start around 6 pm CEST, which means that 3 to 5 hours later the Play-In Group Draw show should start. 

Live Stream For Worlds 2023 Play-In Group Draw

You'll be able to watch the Play-In Group Draw Show on multiple platforms. It'll be part of the LEC stream, so you can choose to watch the official Twitch or YouTube stream, as well as on the lolepsorts website, if you want to earn some esports drops as well. 

So now you're set to watch the LEC Finals, as well as the Play-In Group Draw for the upcoming World Championship. Are you ready to watch some epic action between the minor regions, or are you more excited for the new Swiss Stage? 

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...