The LPL community believes that this area has been treated unfairly by Riot.
One of the events that the League of Legends community is very interested in in the 2022 season is the World Championship. Although this is an annual event, Worlds is the biggest tournament of the LoL village and the matches here are also extremely attractive with fierce competition between the teams.
Especially the race between representatives from the 2 largest regions of the world LoL: China (LPL) and Korea (LCK).
In the 2022 season, the League of Legends community is looking forward to the World Finals tournament
Recently, Riot has officially announced the schedule of matches as well as the number of places to attend Worlds 2022. Accordingly, this tournament will not only be held in one country but will be a collaboration between the US and Mexico. collectively known as North America).
Playin will be held in Mexico City, in Mexico. From the Group Stage onwards, the matches will be held in the US, specifically in 3 cities of New York (New York state), Atlanta (Georgia state) and the Finals will be in the city of San Francisco in the US. California State.
Riot has officially announced that the World Championship 2022 will be held in 2 countries, the US and Mexico
In addition, Riot also announced the number of regions to attend Worlds 2022. In particular, VCS has officially been confirmed to return to the biggest international tournament in League of Legends with 2 slots, 1 direct entry to the Group Stage and 1 slot to the Play-In Round. The two largest regions, LPL and LCK, will have 4 slots, of which, the 4th place will have to play the Play-In Round. The European Area (LEC) also has 4 slots, but there will be 2 slots to play in the Play-In Round.
LPL and LCK will have the same 4 slots for Worlds 2022 for each region
However, the fact that the LPL and LCK have the same 4 slots for Worlds 2022 makes a part of LPL fans feel disgruntled. According to these people’s argument, in recent times, the LCK has clearly regressed when T1 almost “stands alone” in this region’s tournament. But when entering the first international tournament of the season, MSI 2022, T1 lost to Royal Never Give Up (RNG). Not to mention, T1 also did not perform well, even if the opponent only came from a small area like VCS (Vietnam).
T1 claims to be in the LCK with the longest unbeaten streak in the history of this tournament…
… but T1 can’t beat RNG at MSI 2022
The LPL community also thinks that it is because T1 has lost to RNG, while in the biggest League of Legends tournament in China, there are many teams on the same level as RNG. Therefore, the conclusion of a part of the LPL community is: Riot has been unfair to put the LPL and LCK on par, although currently, Chinese League of Legends is proving to be superior.
A part of LPL fans think that letting the LPL and LCK have the same number of slots for Worlds 2022 is not fair for this region.
But perhaps, everyone understands that the number of teams participating in Worlds of a region will hardly exceed 4, no matter how powerful that region is. Besides, the removal of 1 slot from the LCK area will certainly cause controversy. And Riot’s approach is simply to implement the best solution for all parties.