Worlds is not just an event but also seen as a festival that unites League of Legends fans around the planet. Therefore, fans of this game hope that the upcoming Worlds 2022 will be more novel.
Riot announces Worlds 2022 competition format
According to Riot, Worlds 2022 will take place from September 29 to November 5 of this year right in the “ancestral land” of this game – North America. Recently, the publisher of League of Legends also updated the competition format for this year’s tournament. Overall, the way this year’s Worlds plays is the same as last year’s tournament.
Warm-Up Round 1 (October 5 – October 7) Ten teams are evenly placed into two groups of five teams each. Compete in a Round Round format (each team will face other teams once) & BO1. The top ranked team will directly advance to the Group Stage. The three teams ranked 2nd, 3rd & 4th will advance to Round 2 – Warm-Up Round. The team ranked bottom of the group is eliminated (applies to all groups). Warm-up Round 2 (October 8 – October 9) For each group – the 3rd & 4th place teams will play against each other, the winner will continue to play against the 2nd placed team of the remaining group. All in knockout & BO5 format. The last 2 winners will advance to the Group Stage. The remaining four losing teams will be eliminated. Group Stage (October 11 – October 13 and October 15 – October 18) 16 teams (including the 12 teams already in the Group Stage, and the 4 that came up from the Play-In Round) will be placed in 4 groups. Each group will be played in a Double Round Round & BO1 format. The two highest ranked teams in each group will advance to the final stage of the tournament – the Knockout Qualifier. The bottom two teams of each group will be eliminated. Teams in the same group with the same number of points will play a tie-break to decide their final position in that group. Playoffs (October 22-October 25, October 30-October 31, and October 6) The 8 teams that have passed the Group Stage will continue to compete in the knockout rounds, including Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals. and Finals. The top team in each group will face the second place team from the remaining 3 groups. During this period, the tournament will be moved to a knockout bracket format with all matches taking place in a BO5 format. Matches will be decided by a live draw ceremony taking place the day before the quarter-finals. The team that wins the Finals will become the 2021 World Champion. Side Choice: The team that has the right to choose a side will get to choose a side at the start of the match. After each match, this right is given back to the losing team. In the quarterfinals, the top team in each group has the right to choose sides at the start of their match. In each match, the choice of side will be decided by a coin toss.
Fans hope there will be more BO5 matches
If based on the competition format announced by Riot, Worlds 2022 will have 11 BO5 matches between teams around the world. This number is probably not enough for the fans, they want to see more intense competitions between the teams. On the other hand, many people believe that with only 11 pairs of BO5 matches, the tournament will soon only be left with a competition between China and Korea. The other matches are just “procedural”, the audience has to witness the absolute dominance of these two representatives over the remaining teams, while the match pairs North America – Vietnam or North America – Europe is very much to look forward to.
League of Legends fans also suggested that Worlds’ play-off innovations should refer to Dota 2’s The International tournament as the tournament revolves around BO3 matches and only competes in a BO5 format in Chungju. Conclude. They think this will attract many viewers because of the high competition between matches, and at the same time can fairly evaluate the strength between teams or between competing regions.
Will the Elder Dragon once again fly at Worlds 2022?
Worlds is the most anticipated tournament of the year for League of Legends fans, most of whom want to see a series of tough, dramatic matches during the tournament. Currently, Riot Games has not yet responded to the above comments, but the change will definitely come in the near future, because the “father” of League of Legends always expects the viewership of its biggest event of the year to be at a high level. highest possible. If it’s too boring, they won’t be able to achieve that goal.