The LoL Worlds 2022 is set to begin on 20 September with the play-in phase, and just like every year, many different LoL Worlds rankings are prepared. After several years the tournament will take place in North America. Play-ins will be held in Arena Sports Stadium, Mexico City, and then the competition will move to Hulu Center Madison Square Garden, New York City. The semifinals will take place in State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia. Finally, the biggest final of the year will be in Chase Center, San Francisco, California. Even though the pandemic has lost most of its danger, Riot Games will still take precautions for the teams, fans, and other people in the venues.
With the Worlds 2022 meta fixed, differently from last year, the tournament is great for esports betting. Luckily for you, EsportsBettingTipster is here to assist you with our LoL Worlds Power Rankings.
Worlds 2022 Qualifying teams
All the teams competing in the biggest League of Legends tournament of the year are ready to take on the challenge. This year, there will not be a representative from LCL due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. LCL’s start was postponed, and the officials failed to complete the league in time Riot Games decided to find another solution for the matter. Instead of a team from LCL, LEC has been given an extra spot in the play-in to form this year’s LoL Worlds teams. Before the decision, there was only one LEC team, and this year there are two, MAD Lions and Fnatic. After the completion of TCL and LCS, all the teams that will represent their regions at Worlds 2022 are set. Here is a list regarding the qualifying teams according to their regional seeding:
- LCK (Korea): 4th Seed
- LPL (China): 4th Seed
- LEC (Europe): 3rd and 4th Seeds
- LCS (North America): 3rd Seed
- PCS (Southeast Asia): 2nd Seed
- VCS (Vietnam): 2nd Seed
- TCL (Turkey): 1st Seed
- CBLoL (Brazil): 1st Seed
- LJL (Japan): 1st Seed
- LLA (Latin America): 1st Seed
- LCO (Oceania): 1st Seed
- LCK (Korea): 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Seeds
- LPL (China): 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Seeds
- LEC (Europe): 1st and 2nd Seeds
- LCS (North America): 1st and 2nd Seeds
- PCS (Southeast Asia): 1st Seed
- VCS (Vietnam): 1st Seed
Worlds 2022 Group Stage Team Rankings
Gen.G has formed one of the best rosters that they have built, in franchise history. With players like Chovy, Peanut, and Ruler, they looked unstoppable during the LCK 2022 season. Despite losing the Spring Split to T1, they took revenge on Faker and his friends by sweeping them in the LCK 2022 Summer Grand Final.
Gen.G got better in time and their individual level looks way better than other teams. They are currently the favorites of the tournament with Chovy’s leadership.
2. JD Gaming
LPL holds one of the toughest competitions in the League of Legends ecosystem thanks to their unique playstyle and the quality of the existing players. JD Gaming overcame incredible obstacles throughout the season. They won the title by overcoming Top Esports twice and showed why they are the best Chinese team right now.
JD Gaming’s competition with Gen.G may decide this year’s Worlds winner as both teams looked strong during the regional challenge.
3. Top Esports
Finishing the LPL 2022 Summer Regular season with 14 wins and 2 losses proved Top Esports’ level this year. Even though they lost to JD Gaming twice in the playoffs, they are still a better team than many others that are going to compete at Worlds 2022. knight’s incredible individual level is one of the main reasons they are almost on top of the LoL Worlds rankings this year.
T1’s 2022 performance went down throughout time but their peak was on another level for sure. They may fall behind some Chinese teams as the competition progresses but their peak is scary for others.
Faker is one of the best players to play the game at the highest level. Even if he is currently not the best player on the planet right now, his experience and capabilities are the biggest threat of T1, with Gumayusi’s insane playmaking capacity.
5. EDward Gaming
EDward Gaming will face T1 and Cloud9 in the Worlds 2022 Group Stage. It will be a tough matchup for them, especially against T1, but they can potentially upset the South Korean team to clinch the first seed. That is why they are right after T1 on the list as the levels are pretty close.
Individually, they have some of the best players in the tournament, but some squads perform better on the rift as a team. We had also seen it in the LPL 2022 Summer Playoffs.
6. DAMWON KIA
DAMWON KIA’s performance is far away compared to their recent years. Showmaker and Canyon used to carry their teams with the help of Nuguri but those days are past now. They are still one of the top contenders but there are five teams better than them, only in the group stage.
DWG may have lost its old fame and dominance but they are still better than the western teams. Finding a spot over the western teams on the LoL Worlds rankings list means that they can still upset many competitors.
The winner of the European League of Legends tournament. After trying for several years, Rogue finally lifted the trophy and clinched LEC’s first-pool place. They may have won the trophy but teams from China and South Korea look way better than them.
It will be hard for them to grab a win against Top Esports, but they could steal wins from GAM Esports and the upcoming play-in team. If Malrang continues to play as he did during LEC Finals, Rogue has a huge chance of making it to the playoffs.
C9 did not have the best start to the season, but they got better in time. Finally, they swept 100 Thieves in the LCS 2022 Championship Grand Final and lifted the trophy. Their chemistry improved throughout the season and finally, they were in their best shape. That is why they are above G2 on the list.
Cloud9 has some issues that need to be fixed before facing big opponents. If they manage to accomplish that, we might see huge upsets from them. Remember that they have drawn T1 and EDward Gaming, two of the strongest teams in the tournament.
9. G2 Esports
After rebuilding their roster around Jankos and caPs, G2 Esports reached the LEC 2022 Summer Finals. The remaining parts of the roster, Broken Blade, Flakked, and Targamas, are eager to win, and that might be G2 Esports’ biggest weapon. BB’s flexibility, Jankos and caPs’ chemistry, and their bot lane’s dominance will cause problems to other teams.
G2 Esports will face JD Gaming and DAMWON KIA in the group stage. It will be very tough for them to reach the playoffs but as mentioned, anything is possible if G2 is in the game.
10. 100 Thieves
Lastly, 100 Thieves look like the tenth strongest team in the group stage. Their chemistry makes them better than GAM Esports and CTBC Flying Oyster. This team was formed a while ago, and they have been playing with each other for quite some time now. They have also won trophies and reached the grand final this year.
100 Thieves’ group looks much easier than the other western teams. They have one of the biggest odds of making it to the playoff stage for sure, making them one of the luckiest 2022 LoL Worlds teams!
Worlds 2022 Play-in Team Rankings
- Royal Never Give Up (LPL 4th seed)
- DRX (LCK 4th seed)
- Fnatic (LEC 3rd seed)
- Evil Geniuses (LCS 3rd seed)
- Beyond Gaming (PCS 2nd seed)
- MAD Lions (LEC 4th seed)
- Saigon Buffalo (VCS 2nd seed)
- Detonation FocusMe (LJL 1st seed)
- İstanbul Wildcats (TCL 1st seed)
- Chiefs eSports Club (LCO 1st seed)
- Isurus (LLA 1st seed)
- LOUD (CBLoL 1st seed)
This year, the play-in competition will be at its highest level as there are many strong teams. Royal Never Give Up, last year’s MSI winner, looks like the best team, and LCK’s 4th seeded, DRX, is right behind them. Deft will be playing against the wildcard region AD carries which will be entertaining for sure. Apart from the LCK and LPL representatives, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, and MAD Lions will be there to represent the western major leagues. Beyond Gaming, PCS’ second seed, might pull out a surprise. Lastly, the remaining wildcard teams will try to top each other to clinch a place at the Worlds 2022 Main Event. It is always fun to see a wildcard team making big surprises and taking down major regions; who doesn’t like an underdog story?
It is always hard to predict the challenge between mid-tier teams, and this year it is even harder. Most teams across the world have similar play styles, making it hard for fans’ LoL Worlds rankings. May the ranking above give you a hint!