The League of Legends World Championship or Worlds is one of the most exciting tournaments to watch. The top teams from each region all over the world fight for the champion title. This year, Worlds will take place in South Korea from October 10 to November 19 for the first time since 2018, when Invictus Gaming won the title over Fnatic and became the first-ever Chinese world champions.
Worlds 2023 will feature 22 teams from nine regions ready to battle for the 13th edition of one of the most famous tournaments in all esports. An interesting point to note is that the LPL of China and the LCK of South Korea each have four representative slots, while the LCS of North America and the LEC of Europe each have three ones.
Riot Games has introduced a number of changes to the format, most notably replacing the round-robin group stage with a Swiss-style stage. Here are all the teams qualified for LoL Worlds 2023.
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2023 League World Championship teams
LCS (North America)
- NRG (LCS 2023 Championship Champion)
- Cloud9 (LCS 2023 Championship Runner-Up)
- Team Liquid (LCS 2023 Championship 3rd Place)
LCS teams still in contention
- Golden Guardians
Following their 3-0 win over Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket, Cloud9 has secured their spot at Worlds 2023. At worst, they’ll qualify for the tournament as the third seed. Also, NRG‘s 3-1 victory over Golden Guardians locks them in for Worlds, with C9 and NRG to play for a top-two seed next weekend.
Golden Guardians and Team Liquid have secured their spots at Worlds as well but after TL’s 3-2 victory on August 13, the Guardians will have to fight through the Worlds Qualifying Series against the LEC fourth-seed.
NRG claimed NA’s top seed heading into the Korean event after beating threepeat-bound C9 in a four-game series in New Jersey.
- TBA (LEC 2023 Season Finals Champion)
- TBA (LEC 2023 Season Finals Runner-Up)
- TBA (LEC 2023 Season Finals 3rd Place)
LEC teams still in contention
- G2 Esports
- MAD Lions
- Team BDS
- SK Gaming
- TBA (LCK 2023 Summer Champion)
- Gen.G (LCK 2023 Championship Points)
- TBA (LCK 2023 Regional Finals Winner)
- TBA (LCK 2023 Regional Finals Runner-Up)
LCK teams still in contention
- KT Rolster
- Dplus KIA
Gen.G’s 3-2 victory over T1 in the Upper Bracket Final of the Playoffs secured their spot at Worlds 2023. Gen.G is unassailable for the LCK Championship points lead, meaning that, should they win the Summer Split, the second-placed team will receive the Worlds spot instead.
- JD Gaming
- Bilibili Gaming
- LNG Esports
- Weibo Gaming
JDG qualified for Worlds by winning the 2023 LPL Summer Split, while Bilibili racked up a whopping 150 championship points over the course of the year, locking them in as the second seed for China. Meanwhile, LNG Esports and Weibo both made it through the Regional Finals.
PCS (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Southeast Asia, Oceania)
- PCS (2023 Summer Champion)
- PCS (2023 Summer Runner-Up)
PCS teams still in contention
- PSG Talon
- J Team
- Beyond Gaming
- Deep Cross Gaming
- CTBC Flying Oyster
- Frank Esports
- VCS (2023 Summer Champion)
- VCS (2023 Summer Runner-Up)
VCS teams still in contention
- GAM Esports
- Team Whales
- Saigon Buffalo
- Team Secret
- CERBERUS Esports
- Team Flash
- TBA (CBLOL 2023 Split Two Champion)
CBLOL teams still in contention
- RED Canids
- paiN Gaming
- TBA (LJL 2023 Summer Champion)
LJL teams still in contention
- DetonatioN FM
- SoftBank HAWKS
LLA (Latin America)
- TBA (LLA 2023 Closing Champion)
LLA teams still in contention
- Movistar R7
- Estral Esports
- Six Karma
Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series Winner
- TBA (Golden Guardians vs. EMEA #4)
This article will be updated with the new information as more teams qualify for Worlds 2023.