The 2023 League of Legends World Championship is officially underway with the main event roaring to life with the 16-team Swiss stage in Seoul.
All eyes are on Chinese titans JD Gaming as they look to pull off a feat never before achieved in League esports; walk the near-impossible golden road by winning both regional championships, the Mid-Season Invitational, and Worlds in one competitive season. The LPL champions already bowled over three of the lofty waymarkers—victory in South Korea will solidify their place in the annals of gaming history.
Plenty of legendary teams stand in their way though, including Faker’s T1, the star-studded Bilibili Gaming, European heavyweights like G2 Esports and Fnatic, North American hopefuls Cloud9 and Team Liquid, and even an old sleeping giant returning to League’s biggest stage in KT Rolster.
One thing’s for sure: Worlds is starting to heat up.
Here’s everything you’ll need to keep up with the Worlds 2023 Swiss stage action, including the matchday schedules, brackets, results, and plenty more.
- Worlds 2023: Swiss stage standings
- Worlds 2023: Swiss stage scores and schedule
- Explaining the Worlds Swiss stage
- How to watch the League Worlds 2023 Swiss stage
Worlds 2023: Swiss stage standings
Swiss format is very simple and, while it’s new to League’s Worlds, has been utilized across many other esports in the past—most notably with Counter-Strike’s Major cycle.
Teams will face off against each other based on their current score in the Swiss stage. For example, if a team is 1-0, they’ll be drawn and will play against another team at 1-0. There is an added caveat; no team can play another team twice across this section. All matches at 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, and 1-1 will be played as a best-of-one, while any match that would see a team progress to playoffs (or exit Worlds altogether) will be a best-of-three.
Worlds 2023: Swiss stage scores and schedule
Here’s the full schedule for the Worlds 2023 Swiss stage, including the results of each match and any eliminations. This section of the championship’s main event will run until Oct. 29. All times here are listed in CT and are subject to change and delays.
Thursday, Oct. 19
- 12am: T1 1-0 Team Liquid
- 1am: Cloud9 1-0 MAD Lions
- 2am: Gen.G 1-0 GAM Esports
- 3am: JD Gaming 1-0 Team BDS
- 4am: G2 Esports 1-0 Dplus KIA
- 5am: NRG 0-1 Weibo Gaming
- 6am: Fnatic 0-1 LNG Esports
- 7am: Bilibili Gaming 1-0 KT Rolster
Friday, Oct. 20
- 12am: Team Liquid 0-1 NRG
- 1am: Cloud9 0-1 LNG Esports
- 2am: Team BDS 0-1 MAD Lions
- 3am: GAM Esports 0-1 Fnatic
- 4am: Gen.G 1-0 T1
- 5am: G2 Esports 1-0 Weibo Gaming
- 6am: JD Gaming 1-0 Bilibili Gaming
- 7am: KT 1-0 Dplus KIA
Saturday, Oct. 21
- 2am: JD Gaming 2-1 LNG Esports
- JD Gaming qualify for the knockout stage.
- 5am: G2 Esports 0-2 Gen.G
- Gen.G qualify for the knockout stage.
Sunday, Oct. 22
- 2am: T1 1-0 Cloud9
- 3am: NRG 1-0 MAD Lions
- 4am: Bilibili Gaming 1-0 Fnatic
- 5am: KT Rolster 1-0 Weibo Gaming
Monday, Oct. 23
- 2am: Liquid 1-2 GAM Esports
- Liquid are eliminated.
- 5am: Dplus KIA 2-0 Team BDS
- Team BDS are eliminated
Thursday, Oct. 26
- 2am: Cloud9 1-2 Fnatic
- Cloud9 are eliminated.
- 5am: MAD Lions 0-2 Weibo Gaming
- MAD Lions are eliminated.
Friday, Oct. 27
- 2am: Dplus KIA 2-0 GAM Esports
- GAM Esports are eliminated.
- 5am: KT Rolster 1-2 LNG Esports
- LNG Esports qualify for the Knockout stage.
Saturday, Oct. 26
- 2am: T1 2-0 Bilibili Gaming
- T1 qualify for the Knockout stage.
- 5am: NRG 2-0 G2 Esports
- NRG qualify for the Knockout stage.
Saturday, Oct. 28
- 11am: KT Rolster 2-0 Dplus KIA
- KT Rolster qualify for the Knockout stage, Dplus KIA is eliminated.
Sunday, Oct. 29
- 2am: Fnatic 1-2 Weibo Gaming
- Weibo Gaming qualify for the Knockout stage, Fnatic is eliminated.
- 5am: G2 Esports 1-2 Bilibili Gaming .
- Bilibili Gaming qualify for the Knockout stage, G2 Esports is eliminated.
Explaining the Worlds Swiss stage
League’s new Swiss stage at the World Championship sees 16 teams play through up to five rounds with eight eventually eliminated and eight moving on to the quarterfinals.
Teams only play against teams with the same win-loss record, meaning there are more opportunities to go deep in the event for rosters. Teams that win three matches will advance to the knockout stage, while any team that hits three losses is eliminated from the prestigious League tournament and sent home.
For added flavor, Riot has set any elimination or qualification match (three losses or three wins respectively) to best-of-threes, while Swiss matches in the middle of the bracket will be played as best-of-one games.
This year’s Worlds Swiss stage has 33 scheduled matches that will be contested from Thursday, Oct. 29 through to last-gasp battles on Sunday, Oct. 29.
How to watch the League Worlds 2023 Swiss stage
If you’ve got a Riot Games Account and actively play League, tune in for Worlds via the official League esports site. Connecting your Twitch account to your Riot account and watching through the website will enable drops on your account, with a variety of League rewards up for grabs just by watching these matches.
Pentakills earn extra Worlds drops, and we’ve already had three in Play-Ins!
You can also watch on Twitch or YouTube. Leaguepedia also has listed a number of Worlds 2023 channels covering the event in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and more.
Here is the official Worlds 2023 Twitch stream.
Alternatively, some popular streamers and content creators have linked up with Riot as official Worlds co-streamers, broadcasting matches live.
This article will be updated throughout the Worlds 2023 Swiss stage.