2022 League of Legends Championship Series Lock-In Tournament Group Stage Bracket Set

2022 League of Legends Championship Series Lock-In Tournament Group Stage Bracket Set

After publishing the League of Legends Championship Series changes for the fast-approaching 2022 LCS season, Riot made it clear that the preseason Lock-In tournament was a must-have

After a wildly successful maiden voyage in 2021, the unique regional tournament will make a return early next year. Starting on January 14th, the LCS’ ten teams will go head-to-head in a multi-stage tournament for a $150,000 cash prize.

While the event will showcase all of the 2021 post-season roster changes, it has no bearing on the 2022 season. Winning the tournament will not yield any special privileges in the 2022 Spring Split, but it will show the LCS community who to keep their eyes on when the split begins on February 5th.

 

Lock-In Format and Groupings

Like last season, the 2022 Lock-In tournament consists of two five-team groups labeled Group A and Group B. Group A was drafted by the 2021 Summer Split champions 100 Thieves, and Group B was selected by the 2021 Summer Split runner-ups Team Liquid

100 Thieves
100 Thieves won the 2021 League of Legends Championship Series title.

Unlike tournaments later in the season, the Lock-In tournament will include all 10 LCS teams: 100 Thieves, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Team Liquid, FlyQuest, Golden Guardians, Dignitas, TSM, Immortals, and Evil Geniuses. 

The tournament’s group stage will follow the same round robin format as last season; all five teams in each group will play against the other four teams in their group once in a best-of-one format.

After every team has matched up against all of the other teams in their group, the top four teams from each group will transition to the knockout stage

The quarterfinals will be held in the traditional best-of-three format. Just like last year, both the semi-finals and finals will be best-of-five. The finals winner will bring home 100 percent of the $150,000 cash prize and bragging rights until the Spring Split opens early March. The drafted groupings are as follows:

Group A

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • TSM
  • Golden Guardians
  • FlyQuest

Group B

  • Team Liquid
  • CLG
  • Dignitas
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Immortals

New Rosters and Debuts

After a wild 2021 season and a disappointing LCS showing in the LWC (League of Legends World Championship), almost every LCS team has made some significant roster changes. While each roster change will be covered in greater detail at a later date, here are all ten rosters for the 2022 LCS season.

100 Thieves

  • Top: Ssumday, Tenacity
  • Jungle: Closer
  • Mid: Abbedagge
  • ADC: FBI
  • Support: huhi

 

Team Liquid

  • Top: Bwipo
  • Jungle: Santorin
  • Mid: Bjergsen
  • ADC: Hans sama
  • Support: CoreJJ

 

Cloud9

  • Top: Summit
  • Jungle: Blaber
  • Mid: Fudge
  • ADC: Berserker
  • Support: Isles

 

TSM

  • Top: Huni
  • Jungle: Spica
  • Mid: Keaiduo
  • ADC: Tactical
  • Support: Shenyi

 

FlyQuest

  • Top: Kumo
  • Jungle: Josedeodo
  • Mid: toucouille
  • ADC: Johnsun
  • Support: aphromoo

 

Dignitas

  • Top: FakeGod
  • Jungle: River
  • Mid: Blue
  • ADC: Neo
  • Support: Biofrost

 

CLG

  • Top: Jenkinz
  • Jungle: Contractz
  • Mid: Palafox
  • ADC: Luger
  • Support: Poome

 

Golden Guardians

  • Top: Licorice
  • Jungle: Pridestalkr
  • Mid: Ablazeolive
  • ADC: Lost
  • Support: Olleh

 

Evil Geniuses

  • Top: Impact
  • Jungle: Inspired
  • Mid: Jojopyun
  • ADC: Danny
  • Support: Vulcan

 

Immortals

  • Top: Revenge
  • Jungle: Xerxe
  • Mid: PowerOfEvil
  • ADC: Wild Turtle
  • Support: Destiny