LoL Worlds Tickets 2022 – How to get your Worlds 2022 tickets
League of Legends fans from all over the world are gearing up for their biggest sporting event, the Worlds Championship. The tournament will begin at the end of September, and 24 of the best teams from around the globe will battle it out for the ultimate title. Riot Games has already announced when the tickets for each stage will go on sale.
This year’s edition of the world-renowned tournament will be held across North America, with four cities – Mexico City, New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco – hosting its various stages.
LoL Worlds Tickets & Dates
The sale of tickets for the League of Legends Worlds 2022 Group Stage, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Play-ins will begin on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 9 AM PT, 12 AM ET, 5 PM BST, 6 PM CEST, and 01:00 KST (September 9).
Worlds’22 Finals tickets will also become available on sale on September 29, 2022, at 9 AM PT, 12 AM ET, 5 PM BST, 6 PM CEST, and 01:00 KST (September 30).
LoL Worlds Play-Ins Tickets
Mexico City will serve as the host for the tournament’s Play-Ins. This stage of the league will span five days between September 29 and October 4, and matches will be held at the Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal. 12 teams divided into four groups will play each in a double round robin, and the top two teams in each pool will progress to the next stage of the play-ins. From there, the top four of those eight teams will seed through to the group stage.
You can preserve tickets for this sale on Cinemax’s official website.
Group Stage Tickets for LoL Worlds
The Madison Square Garden in New York City will be home for the Group Stage. A total of 16 teams, including the ones qualified from the play-ins, will make it to this round of the league. Right now there are three confirmed seeds each for teams from China and South Korea, and two each from North America and Europe. Games will take place over the two weekends between Friday, October 7 and Sunday, October 16. The Hulu Theater will serve as the playing arena.
LoL Worlds Knockout Stage Tickets
After NYC, the base shifts to Atlanta, Georgia for the Knockout Stage. The State Farm Arena’s capacity to seat 21,000 people makes it ideal to serve as the battleground for the top four teams, and their legions of fans. The games are scheduled for October 29 and 30, the last weekend of the month. The World’s semifinals were originally meant to take place in Toronto, Canada but according to Riot, they were moved to Georgia due to “challenges presented by the pandemic”.
Worlds 22 Finals Tickets
The final will be held on November 5 at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The state-art-of-the-art sports center, which can host over 18,000 people is an apt location for the conclusion of one of the biggest esports tournaments in the world. Last year, the tournament drew in an average audience of 1.3 million people. This year’s finals are expected to surpass these numbers.
Defending World Champions Edward Gaming had a rough spring at the LPL, seeding at the 7-8 position. But they’ve picked up well this season, and finished their seed at five. They slotted into round two of the playoffs bracket, and won their first game. Winning the next two rounds will see them at the semi-finals, and from their en route to defending their title.
[Update] LoL Worlds 2022 tickets sold out in minutes – September 9th, 2022
Tickets for the Play-ins, group stage and semifinals went on sale on September 8, 11:00 a.m. CT on Ticketmaster. The Cinemex website granted pre-sale access to MasterCard holders, since Mastercard is one of the global partners of Riot Games for the event, and Verified Fan users i.e. those who registered on the website two days prior to public sale.
It made things even more difficult for general access purchasers. Once fans in the queue were given access to the seat map, many had already been blocked. In the end, all tickets sold out within minutes. Of course, the scalper menace continues to rear its ugly head. Tickets have already begun to appear on various consumer platforms with jacked up prices, sometimes selling for more than twice the original rate.
Considering that there were thousands vying for a limited number of seats, it isn’t entirely surprising that they were sold out within minutes. The tournament returned to North America for the first time since 2016, and the rush among fans to be a part of it was frenetic.
The limited venue capacity for the play-ins, groups and knockouts is a telling factor in the instantaneous sell-out. The LLA Studio in Mexico City which hosts the play-ins seats only 130 people. The groups will be held at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which can seat around 5600 fans.
The State Farm Arena in Atlanta and San Francisco’s Chase Center are much larger venues, able to seat 21,000 and 18,000 people respectively, though it’s unknown yet whether all seats will be in use.
The next phase of the sale will occur on September 29, at 11:00 a.m. CT, where tickets for the finals will become available to the public. The Worlds will end on November 5, and one winner will be crowned from the top 24 teams in the world.
The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is well underway, with eight teams preparing for the Knockout Stage of the event. Due to the recent lockdowns and an abundance of caution, the Virtual Fan Experience for Worlds 2020 was the only way for spectators to get fully immersed with the tournament.
At the beginning of this year, Worlds 2020 and the 10th anniversary event were envisioned as a massive spectator spectacle with a traveling roadshow packed with massive events all across China. LoL Worlds tickets prizes were expected to reach insane prices in resale. As time went on, everybody settled on the idea that Worlds 2020 even happening was huge win for competitive League of Legends.
Now, two weeks ahead of the Worlds 2020 Finals, Riot Games and the LPL have brought good news for a select group of very lucky individuals. The Worlds Finals will be played in front of a live audience of 6000 people.
League of Legends Worlds 2020 Tickets
In a surprise turn of events, local authorities in Shanghai have allowed Riot Games to host the finals in front of a live audience. Given that the decision came as late as 1 month before the Finals took place, Riot Games had to think quick on how to approach the dissemination of tickets.
At this stage, there is no way to obtain Worlds 2020 tickets unless you win them through a lottery. If you are one of the lucky winners, you are not allowed to trade or re-sell your LoL Worlds tickets. Furthermore, you only have a limited amount of time to even attempt obtaining your tickets, so lets dive right into it.
Getting your LoL Worlds tickets
First up, this information is likely only useful to expats and foreigners currently in mainland China or nearby. To be eligible for LoL Worlds tickets you need to be prepared to confirm your identity several times and own a LVL 30 account on the Chinese LoL server. You will also need to have a phone number registered in China.
The first three criteria are likely making most of the world ineligible for this lottery. Luckily, yours truly covers all three criteria from his time in China and can guide you through the process. I have also joined the raffle myself.
First up, summoners can register in the lottery between October 12 to October 14 23:59:59 (extended through 16th) via the official LPL site or the League APP or WeChat official account.
Since you already have a LVL30 account this would naturally mean you have a QQ account and a QQ number. You will need to have logged in to your Chinese LoL account at least once in the previous month. Your QQ account will also serve as Real ID confirmation in case you are selected. The qualification is only for yourself, and can not be transferred to others or sold.
In order to ensure the fairness and openness of lottery process, the Shanghai Jing’an Notary Public Office will oversee the entire lottery process. On the 16th of October qualified summoners will need to enter the app through their verified mobile 24 hours after receiving the SMS notice (before 12:00 on October 17) to complete the qualification verification and confirmation. After confirming you can select the seat in the list of available seats and pay an attendance deposit. The deposit will be returned in full after the finals.
The summoners who fail to complete the above operations within the specified time will be disqualified, and their tickets will be passed to the next eligible person.
Watching the Worlds 2020 Finals Live
If you were one of the lucky 6312, all you need to do is make your way to the Shanghai Pudong Stadium (No. 1288 Jinxiang Road, Pudong New Area) and enter the arena. You will have to confirm your identity by a face recognition test and meeting the health requirements. Have your passport handy.
Do keep note that face masks are required to be worn throughout the event.
Finally, keep note that due to the current epidemic prevention requirements, 14 days of quarantine are required after entering China. If you lucky enough to get your ticket on the 16th and are able to travel to China, you will need to pack and leave immediately in order to pass the mandatory quarantine and make the finals.
Every else will have to settle with the Virtual Fan Experience for Worlds 2020. After all, there are still plenty of Drops to be earned and missions to be completed.
The Worlds 2020 Knockout Stage is set to begin tomorrow with an all-Korean match up between DAMWON Gaming and DRX. Odds and betting advice available here.
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