Press release

Competitive Operations Update: Worlds 2022 Group Draw 

Competitive Operations Update: Worlds 2022 Group Draw 

September 9, 2022

We have an update to share regarding the rules governing the Worlds 2022 Group Draw. In the scenario where both the LEC 3rd and 4th seeded teams advance to the Group Stage, the 4th seeded team will not be subject to our rule preventing a Group from having more than one team from the same region in it. In the scenario where either LEC team is eliminated from the competition during the Play-In Stage, the rule will remain in place.

 

We are making this update because by the time we replaced the LCL 1st seed with the LEC 4th seed, the Event Seeding was already locked. This resulted in a situation where it would be impossible to ensure that the Play-In Stage results would not cause an invalidation of the Group Stage draw.