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How to Watch LCS 2022 Lock-In – teams, format, schedule, streams, predictions

LoL

13 Jan 2022

Gabriel Sciberras

So far, we’ve offered featured event previews for all the Major regions of League of Legends. Accordingly, the final one on our radar is none other than the LCS 2022 Lock-In. Indeed, as one of the few pre-season events, read on as we fill you in on everything you need to know about the event!

Event Background

Credits: LCS Twitter

Indeed, no other region outside of the LCS will involve a pre-season event. While other regions will officially kick off tomorrow, the LCS Spring 2022 will start early February.

Until then, Riot Games has organized the LCS Lock-In with a serious $150,000 on the line. Although there aren’t any qualification points or seeds up for grabs, there’s plenty to play for as these teams warm up for the upcoming season.

Speaking of teams, we have the 10 franchises returning for another season of play, as outlined below:

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • CLG
  • Dignitas
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FlyQuest
  • Golden Guardians
  • Immortals
  • Team Liquid
  • TSM

Although they’re the same names, the individual players making up the teams have definitely changed following the rostermania. Running from January 14th, we’ll be enjoying the event all the way to January 30th – 5 days before the season kicks off.

Format

Credits: LCS Twitter

With regards to the format, it seems to be similar to last season pre-season event.

Everything starts with an exciting Group Stage. Here, all 10 teams have been drafted into two groups of five. Accordingly, within these groups, a single round robin will take place, with each team facing each other once.

After the BO1 matches, the top 4 teams will earn a spot at the Knockout Stage – here are how the groups have been seeded below:

Group A:

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

Group B:

  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Dignitas
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Immortals
  • Team Liquid

Following the Group Stage, the top 8 teams will participate in a Single Elimination Bracket. Kicking off with BO3 Quarterfinals, each subsequent match will be a BO5, building up to the Grand Final – determining our pre-season champion.

Schedule for the LCS Lock In 2022

Credits: LCS Twitter

With regards to the schedule, below we’ve listed the schedule (GMT+1) for the first weekend:

14th January Friday

  • TSM vs 100 Thieves (11:30)

15th January Saturday

  • Cloud9 vs Golden Guardians (00:30)
  • FlyQuest vs TSM (01:30)
  • 100 Thieves vs Golden Guardians (02:30)
  • Cloud9 vs FlyQuest (03:30)
  • Dignitas vs Team Liquid (22:30)
  • CLG vs Immortals (23:30)

16th January Sunday

  • Team Liquid vs Evil Geniuses (00:30)
  • Immortals vs Dignitas (01:30)
  • CLG vs Evil Geniuses (02:30)
  • FlyQuest vs 100 Thieves (21:30)
  • Team Liquid vs CLG (22:30)
  • TSM vs Cloud9 (23:30)

For the schedule of the remainder of the event, feel free to visit the event page here.

Watch the LCS 2022 Lock-In on esportsguide

You can also watch the LCS 2022 Lock-In live stream via our very own website. Providing an extensive list of the biggest esports together with streams for each esports match live today or upcoming matches.

Predictions

Credits: LCS Twitter

While a couple teams won’t be competing with their active rosters for 2022 – namely Golden Guardians and TSM using Academy teams – there’s still money on the line.

Apart from a simple prize, a good performance here could help boost confidence ahead of the competitive season.

With regards to expectations, the top 5 standings from the LCS Summer Championship 2021 event come to mind:

  1. 100 Thieves
  2. Team Liquid
  3. Cloud9
  4. TSM

Accordingly, 100 Thieves are your favourites for this exciting events – let’s see if they can pull through.

For more esports news, visit: https://www.esportsguide.com/news

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