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LoL Asia Games 2022: Schedule, Format & Teams

News 08-08-2023 12:55
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The Asia Games 2022 are coming to China |©Riot Games (Montage)

The Asia Games 2022 are just a few weeks away, and for the first time Esports will be an official part of the competition. If all participating nations are going to submit a roster, it will be the biggest Esport event of the year. Here is everything you need to know about League of Legends at the Asia Games 2022 in China.

LoL Asia Games 2022: Schedule

The Asia Games 2022 will begin at September 23, 2023, and will go on until the October 8,2023. The League of Legend tournament will be played from September 25 to September 29, at the China Hangzhou Esports Center in the Beijingyuan Park.

The tournament is organized b the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, the Olympic Council of Asia, the CSIC, Tencent and Riot Games.

  • The first match is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023, at 10am KST/ 3am CEST/ 6pm PST
  • The Quarterfinals are scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Start at 10am KST/ 3am CEST/ 6pm PST
  • The Semifinals are schedules for Thursday, September 28, 2023, Start at 10am KST/ 3am CEST/ 6pm PST
  • The Third-Place Match and the Finals are scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2023, Start at 3pm KST/ 8am CEST/ 11pm PST

Since we don't know which countries are going to submit a roster for the LoL Tournament, there aren't any announced matches so far. Of course, we will keep you and this HUB up-to-date when new information is available. But at the moment there are 31 games scheduled.

LoL Asia Games: Why The Asia Games 2022 Are Happening In 2023

The Asia Games 2022 were originally scheduled for September 2022. But due to the Covid-19 situation in the host country of China, the games were re-scheduled for September of this year. So this year, the 19th iteration of the international sport event will take place in the East-Chinese city of Hangzhou.

LoL Asia Games 2022: The Format

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Can Swordart lead the Chinese Taipei national team to victory? |©Riot Games

The Asia Games 2022 League of Legends tournament will be started in a groups format. This gets followed up by a single-elimination bracket, played in the Best of 3 format. There will be four groups, three of them with four National Teams and one group with just three National Teams.

The two first place teams in their groups will advance into the elimination bracket. 

LoL Asia Games 2022: The National Teams

45 Nation members of the Olympic Council of Asia are invited to the League of Legends Tournament. As of today 14 of them have submitted a roster for the Games. Some of them send whole teams, decided by a nation-intern qualification tournament, others are dream teams, consisting out of the best players of the region. 

Of course strong regions like Korea and China are the absolute favorites to win the tournament and the gold medal for their country.

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Nations from the Region of Southeast Asia, that submitted a roster so far:

  • Vietnam (Team chosen by VIRESA / Vietnamese Esports and Entertainment Association)
  • Malaysia (Team chosen by TFRM)
  • Singapore (Team qualified through the Singapore Qualifier)
  • Thailand ( Team qualified through the Thailand Qualifier)
  • Philippines ( Team chosen by SIBOL/ Philippine National Esports Team)

Nations from South & Central Asia, that submitted a roster so far

  • India (Team qualified through the Indian Qualifier)
  • Sri Lanka (Team qualified through the Sri Lanka Qualifier)
  • Kazakhstan (Team qualified through the Kazakhstan Qualifier?

Nations from East Asia, that submitted a roster so far:

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Ruler and the Sout Korean line-up are favorites for the gold medal |©Riot Games
  • Chinese Taipei (Team chosen by CTESA /Chinese Taipei Esports Association)
  • Japan (Team chosen by JESU/ Japan eSports Union)
  • Hong Kong (Team chosen by ESAHK / Esports Association of Hong Kong)
  • China (Team chosen by CSIC/ China Sports Information Center)
  • South Korea ( Team chosen by KeSPA / Korean e-Sports Association)

Other invited Nations, that haven't submitted a roster so far:

  • Myanmar
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates

Of course, we will keep you update, once the missing Nations have revealed their roster for the Asia Games. Also, the streaming platforms are unknown so far.

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Henning Paul

Henning studied Journalism, having worked for multiple media outlets before finding his way to Riftfeed and EarlyGame where he let his passion for League of Legends esports take hold. He's been playing League of Legends, as well as other games...