Ticket sales for the 2023 League of Legends World Championship in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, will begin today (July 10) at 6 PM for the Play-In Stage.
Riot Games, the developer and publisher of League of Legends, announced that tickets for the first stage of the World Championship, the Play-In Stage, will go on sale on Monday, July 10, followed by the Swiss Stage on Wednesday, July 19, and the Knockout Stage, which runs from the quarterfinals to the final, on Wednesday, August 2, via Interpark.
The 2023 League of Legends World Championship will see the 22 teams that reached Worlds based on the results of competitions held in nine regions around the world converge on South Korea to compete for the Summoner's Cup. The tournament kicks off on Wednesday, October 10, leading up to the finals on Sunday, November 19.
The 2023 LoL World Championship will feature a different format than before. The LCK and LPL will be represented by four teams at the World Championship, and they will not participate in the play-in stage. All eight teams from both regions will begin their journeys in the Swiss Stage.
The Play-In Stage will be held at LoL Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, from October 10 to 15, with the ticket page opening at 6 PM today (October 10). Play-in tickets are priced at 30,000 KRW for weekday matches, 35,000 KRW for Saturday matches, and 38,000 KRW for Sunday matches, with a limit of two tickets purchasable per person. For more information, please visit the Interpark ticket sales page.
The Play-In Stage will feature the top two teams from Vietnam (PCS) and Southeast Asia (PCS), as well as the top one team from Latin America (LLA), Brazil (CBLoL), Japan (LJL), and the winner of the newly created World Championship Qualifier Series (WQS). The World Championship Series will be a best-of-five series between the No. 4 seeds from the LEC (EMEA) and LCS (North America).
The Play-In stage has also changed. The four teams will be divided into two groups of four, with a double-elimination bracket to select the two teams that will advance to the Swiss stage. Each group will play a best-of-three double-elimination bracket, with the winner of one group advancing to the Swiss Stage in a best-of-five series against the winner of the other group.
New this year, the Swiss Stage will be held from Thursday, October 19 to Monday, October 23, and Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, at KBS Arena in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, with tickets going on sale on Monday, July 19.
The quarterfinals and semifinals will be held at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Dongnae-gu, Busan. The quarterfinals will take place from Thursday, November 2, to Sunday, November 5, and the semifinals will be held on Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12. The much-anticipated finals will be held on Sunday, November 19, at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul.