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What You Need to Know About the Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series

Riot Games is making changes to its esports ecosystem, aiming to strike a balance between innovation and tradition in League of Legends Esports (LoL Esports). As part of this effort, Riot Games has introduced the Worlds Qualifying Series, which will determine the final team from the West to compete in Worlds 2023.

The Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series (WQS) will feature a team from the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) and the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) going head-to-head. The series will take place in South Korea at LoL Park on October 9th, just before Worlds kicks off. Originally planned for North America, the location was changed to give the teams more time to prepare and minimize travel before the Play-In stage.

The winner of the best-of-5 series in the WQS will secure the final spot from the West region in Worlds 2023. While Riot Games hopes to expand this series to include teams from other regions in the future, for now, it will be contested by teams from the LCS and LEC only.

Worlds 2023 will see a revamped format, starting with a Swiss format after the Play-In stage. The tournament is returning to South Korea after five years. Fans can catch all the League of Legends action on Riot Games' official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Stay tuned for the result of the Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series on October 9th.