LoL 2022 Asian Games - Everything You Need To Know
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LoL 2022 Asian Games – Everything You Need To Know

The 2022 Asian Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years for Asian nations and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the second biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

The 2022 edition was supposed to be held in 2022 but was cancelled and moved to 2023 due to COVID-19; however, it will carry the same name.

Asian Games 2022 will also be the first edition that will host a League of Legends tournament as an official medal sport, welcoming national teams selected by 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia. As such, the 2022 Asian Games will mark a monumental event in esports history as this is the closest we’ve come to seeing esports as an Olympic event.

Due to LoL 2022 Asian Games, the LoL World Championship 2023 will take place two weeks later than initially planned.

When Is LoL 2022 Asian Games?

The 2022 Asian Games will kick off on September 23, 2023 and run until October 8, 2023. The continental multi-sport tournament will feature 40 sports (61 disciplines), including the League of Legends event.

The LoL 2022 Asian Games will kick off on Monday, September 25, and conclude on Friday, September 29, with the grand finals.

The Road to Asian Games, which served as a qualifying competition for the LoL 2022 Asian Games, were held in June across four regions.

  • East Asia – June 15-17
  • Southeast Asia – June 16-18
  • Central and South Asia – June 21-22
  • West Asia – June 19-21

Where Is LoL 2022 Asian Games?

LoL 2022 Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou, China.

What Is The Prize Pool For LoL 2022 Asian Games?

LoL 2022 Asian Games doesn’t have a confirmed prize pool, and it likely won’t be revealed until the end of the event. However, the teams will still compete for medals, which are the closest we’ve come to an Olympic medal event for esports.

LoL 2022 Asian Games Format

LoL 2022 Asian Games will welcome 24 LoL esports national teams, of which the top teams from each region in the Road to Asian Games will receive a direct bye to the Knockout Stage.

The remaining 20 will be divided into four single round-robin groups of five, where all games are played as best-of-one (Bo1). The winners of each group advance to the Knockout Stage.

Group Stage

  • Four groups of five teams
  • Single Round-Robin
  • All matches are best-of-one (Bo1)

Tiebreaker rules

  • Head-to-head record
  • Average time of victories
  • Number of towers destroyed
  • Number of kills
  • Total gold
  • Tiebreaker game(s), broken using the criteria above
  • Drawing of lots

Knockout Stage

  • Four group winners and the four seeded teams from the Road to Asian Games
  • All matches are best-of-three (Bo2)

Knockout Teams: China, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia
Group Stage Teams: Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.

Who Are LoL 2022 Asian Games Favourites?

South Korea is the favoured national team to win the LoL 2022 Asian Games, priced at 1.40 with bet365, ahead of China, priced at 3.00. Behind the leading two teams, we have Chinese Taipei as 17.00 outsiders, with Vietnam (51.00) and Japan (101.00) rounding up the list.

All other teams attending the LoL 2022 Asian Games tournament are priced at 351.00 to come away with the trophy, which more or less confirms that this esports tournament will be a two-horse race.

LoL 2022 Asian Games Betting Odds

Team/Bookmakerbet365GG.BetPinnacle
South Korea1.401.611.38
China3.002.652.99
Chinese Taipei17.0010.3916.96
Vietnam51.0029.9450.90
Japan101.0030.00100.81
Any Other351.0030.00350.36

FAQ

Is League of Legends at the Asian Games?

Asian Games 2022 will host a League of Legends tournament as an official medal event for the first time in history. The 2018 Asian Games hosted esports as a demonstration event and added it as an official event for the next tournament.

Where can I watch Asian LoL games?

The League of Legends tournament at the 2022 Asian Games will be broadcast on KESPA, Twitch, and YouTube.

Where will the 2022 Asian Games be held?

The 2022 Asian Games will take place in Hangzhou, marking the third time in history that the multi-sport tournament will be hosted in China. In 2026, the Asian Games will travel to Japan and to Qatar and Saudi Arabia in 2030 and 2034, respectively.

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