League of Legends World Championship 2023 is the pinnacle of LoL esports, and every year, it welcomes the world’s best LoL esports teams from all over the world to battle it out for the coveted Summoner’s Cup. And while this year’s tournament has officially begun with the Play-In stage, the real party starts later this week, with the first round of the Swiss Stage.
The LoL Worlds 2023 Play-In stage ended with Team BDS and GAM Esports securing a spot among the world’s elite as the two squads join the 16 directly invited teams in the Lague of Legends World Championship 2023 main event, but before the tournament can begin, Riot had to first draw Swiss Stage first-round matches.
The League of Legends World Championship 2023 draw took place on Sunday, October 15, straight after the final match of the Play-In stage and it produced a handful of exciting matches to look forward to on Thursday, October 19, when League of Legends World Championship 2023 can finally begin!
Here are the League of Legends World Championship 2023 draw results and the fill schedule for the first day of the Swiss Stage.
League of Legends World Championship 2023 Dates
League of Legends World Championship 2023 officially began with the Play-In stage on October 10, when we saw eight teams enter the race for the final two tickets leading to the main event. But while the play-ins are a part of the tournaments, the event won’t really begin untiol the first round of the Swiss Stage.
The Swiss Stage will kick off on Thursday, October 19, and conclude a month later, on November 19. The top eight teams from the Swiss Stage will advance to the best-of-five (bo5) single-elimination Knockout Stage, where the top-performing teams will take on the final stretch leading to the Summoner’s Cup.
- Play-Ins: October 10-15 (LoL Park, Seoul)
- Swiss Stage: October 19 – November 19 (KBS Arena, Seoul)
- Quarterfinals: November 2-5 (Sajik Indoor Gymnasium, Busan)
- Semifinals: November 11-12 (Sajik Indoor Gymnasium, Busan)
- Finals: November 19 (Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul)
League of Legends World Championship 2023 Swiss Stage Draw
League of Legends World Championship 2023 is the first LoL Worlds to feature a 16-team Swiss Stage format, moving away from the traditional group stage used in previous iterations of the event. This new format will lead to more exciting games as any team can clash with anyone, and the first eight teams to win three games will secure a ticket for the knockout stage.
For the League of Legends World Championship 2023 Draw, the teams were divided into four pools, depending on their performance throughout the season and the team’s seed number. Team BDS and GAM Esports, who secured their spot in the Swiss Stage through the Play-Ins, got added to Pool 4.
- Pool 1: Gen.G, JD Gaming, G2 Esports, NRG
- Pool 2: T1, Bilibili Gaming, Fnatic, Cloud9
- Pool 3: KT Rolster, LNG Esports, MAD Lions, Team Liquid
- Pool 4: Dplus KIA, Weibo Gaming, GAM Esports, Team BDS
League of Legends World Championship 2023 Swiss Stage Draw Results
The LoL Worlds 2023 draw results for the first round of matches in the Swiss Stage are as follows:
- T1 vs Team Liquid
- Cloud9 vs MAD Lions
- Gen.G vs GAM Esports
- JD Gaming vsa Team BDS
- G2 Esports vs Dplus KIA
- NRG Esports vs Weibo Gaming
- Fnatic vs LNG Esports
- Bilibili Gaming vs KT Rolster
League of Legends World Championship 2023 Swiss Stage Betting Predictions
The LoL Worlds 2023 draw has produced a few interesting matchups in the first round of the Swiss Stage, some of which have serious upset potential.
The match between Cloud9 and MAD Lions will put the two teams to a proper test as they fight for a crucial win and the bragging rights that come with beating the rival region. While they won’t be facing a rival region in the first round, G2 Esports will get to play Dplus KIA, with whom they have a very interesting history as both teams have eliminated one another from the race for the LoL Worlds title before.
NRG Esports vs Weibo Gaming is a far more exciting game than it may seem from afar, as both teams are known to be very inconsistent and has the potential to end in one of the biggest upsets in the recent League of Legends World Championship history.
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