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The LEC Will Send One Extra Team to Worlds 2022

News 22-07-2022 18:00
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Who is going to be the fourth team to go to Worlds for the LEC? | © Riot Games

The 2022 League of Legends World Championship is nearing and we are getting more and more excited for the event. Riot just released the schedule for the event in North America and they have also made some bold announcements which will only excited LEC fans more for the event. 

LoL Worlds is the biggest esports event in the world and teams from all over the world come together to show off the highest level of play for their region. Now, normally every region is represented by at least one team, but this is going to be a bit different in 2022, which means one spot is empty, but Riot has a plan and the LEC will fill it. 


LCL To Miss Worlds 2022

The 2022 League of Legends World Championship, taking place in North America will not host the LCL representative this year. This is mostly due to the league not playing out their split, which means there just... isn't a representative and therefore no one to go to Worlds. 

Now, unlike in previous years when the VCS could not attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their spots ended up being free, Riot has come up with a new game plan, which is to give the spot normally awarded to the best LCL team to the third-best region, which happens to be the LEC – sorry NA fans. 

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Two LEC Teams Qualify for Play-In Phase

The LCL usually has one team in the play-in phase of the League of Legends World Championship, which means that the fourth LEC team will also be making it ot the play-in phase where they are going to have to phase off against the first seeds of the minor regions, as well as the second, third and fourth slots of the other major regions in League of Legends. 

So, your favorite LEC team could be making their way to Mexico City for the Play-In phase, but nothing is confirmed yet for the main stage of the event. Minor region teams like the LJL representative and the OCE representative have gotten better results each time they enter an international tournament, which could make it tricky for the LEC's fourth seed. 

But, we will have to wait to find out more about the event and to know which teams actually qualify before we make bets on who is going to make it to New York for the Group Phase of the League of Legends World Championship this year. 

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...