League of Legends Worlds 2022 is starting next week, and it is shaping up to be one of the greatest World Championships in the history of the game. With the level of competition being the highest, a lot of favourites to win the trophy and the final taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Worlds 2022 looks exciting.
Why do we think Worlds 2022 is going to be the biggest Worlds of all time? League of Legends esports, and especially Worlds Championship viewership reached amazing heights in 2021 and 2022. Plus, a high level of competition with great stories behind the teams always attracts a wider audience. Let’s take a look at what Worlds 2022 brings to the table.
The best teams are headed to Worlds 2022
In terms of good teams competing in the tournament, fans and analysts have reached an agreement: this is the most stacked World Championship ever. Rise of China has reached a peak: with their four slots at Worlds, they have sent four championship favourites to North America. JD Gaming, Top Esports, Worlds 2021 champion EDward Gaming and MSI 2021/2022 champion Royal Never Give Up.
On top of that, South Korea’s LCK sends Gen.G that is considered the best in the world together with JDG, T1 that was considered the best in the world a few months ago, DWG KIA and DRX. Europe’s Rogue, G2 Esports, Fnatic and MAD Lions will add spice together with North America’s Cloud9, 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses.
So, while Worlds 2022 won’t be the tournament with the most teams ever (24 as usual), it will be the Worlds where the strongest teams attend. We have several championship candidates, and it will be amazing to see these teams in the group stage. Even minor regions have teams that could stir things up, like GAM Esports and Flying Oyster.
To be fair, Worlds 2022 teams will also have some differences. While the number is the same, for the first time since 2019, Vietnamese teams will be able to attend a World Championship in League of Legends. The pandemic didn’t allow the Vietnamese teams to join the action in Worlds 2020 and 2021, but with Riot Games’ help, they managed to get visas for their players and we will welcome Vietnam once again.
Worlds 2022 is starting next week with the play-in stage where minor regions will take on representatives from major regions to steal one of the four main event spots. We will cover Worlds 2022 deeply and deliver the latest news and the results from the tournament. Make sure to sign up now on Luckbox to grab your 100% bonus before placing your bets on your favourites.
Lil Nas X promotes Worlds 2022
In terms of viewership, League of Legends continues to reach new heights. While the numbers dropped compared to last year in the West, there was a significant rise since spring, according to Esports Charts. This means that the hype is back right before Worlds 2022. With Lil Nas X making the new Worlds 2022 anthem, we can safely say that Riot Games is ready to make this one a banger.
Lil Nas X and Riot collaborated on the new Worlds 2022 song, STAR WALKIN’, and it is very different from previous Worlds anthems. Instead of keeping their own style, Riot Games decided to give Lil Nas X total freedom. This points out a new strategy: Riot wants to appeal to new audiences that may bring Worlds 2022 viewerships to a new record.
Riot Games’ official announcement considering record-breaking Worlds 2021 viewership, including China, was 73 million peak concurrent viewers, 60% more than Worlds 2020. Worlds 2022 will welcome fans back to the arena, meaning that it might create even bigger hype around the event and take these numbers even further. We can’t wait to see what awaits us in North America.