Explaining the LoL World Championship Pick'Em

Explaining the LoL World Championship Pick'Em ...

Thanks to the pick'ems, players are able to anticipate what the League of Legends World Championship will bring to them. So let's see what the pick'ems actually are, and how you may participate!

Pick'Em is simple as it sounds: You, the players and supporters, pick the winners. Or at least try and choose the winners. This is where you can use your game knowledge of all the different League of Legends regions, the meta, and players come together to try and anticipate what the World Championship will bring.

With honor on the line for each and every single person participating in this ritual of LoL Worlds' passage, the Pick'Em is an integral part of any League of Legends World Championship. Last year only one player had the perfect Pick'Em ahead of the 2021 Finals, will 2022 be just as close?

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What Is Pick'Em at the LoL World Championship?

It's really simple. You go to Riot Games' official LoL Pick'Em website and make your predictions. You can also modify your choices until the day of the event, so if you're flip-flopping between EDG and T1, you'll always have time to go back and give T1 the number one spot in group A.

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In the first part of the League of Legends Pick'Em game, you're able to place each group and alter the standings before the start of the group phase. If you get a group or place right, you earn points. If you get it wrong, you earn zero points.

In the second phase of the Pick'Em, you'll have to anticipate each knockout-round match up. This part of the Pick'Em will only begin when the Group Stage is concluded and the teams facing off against each other in the quarterfinals are revealed.

To play Pick'Em, all you need is a valid Riot Account and Summoner Name. Unless you're from Quebec, you'll be able to sign up for Pick'Em with ease.

First Time Ever: Play-In Pick'Em

Riot is now allowing players to make their own pick'em for the play-in phase of the tournament for the first time in their history. This means you can earn even more points and more loot than in previous years.

Once the group stage finishes on October 2, make sure to pick your playoff choices. The same goes for the Play-In finals, which will be played on October 4, 2022.

What is the Crystal Ball Pick

After a successful test run in 2021, Riot decided to up the ante with the Crystal Ball pick this year. This time around, Riot has put together 20 prediction questions you can answer. However, you must act fast as the questions close on September 29, 2022 when the Play-Ins begin.

So, you guys have one week to respond to questions for some additional coins in your Pick'Em. These might be valuable in the later stages when you already messed up all your group predictions.

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Players earned 2 coins for every team they predicted would advance to the Knockout Round last year, as well as 3 more points for the correct group in their group. The maximum number of points you can get in a group is 16.

Correct selections in quarters earn you 5 points, in semifinals 10 points, and picking the Worlds Finals is worth 20 points, as will the Crystal Pall pick!

What is The Coin?

If you're unsure or simply don't have time to log in every week to make your decision, the coin will assist you in getting points. Keep that in mind.

If you want, the Coin will issue a completely random pick'em, so you may use the coin, get a random score, and then you'll be stuck with it. No backs here.

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Pick'Em Prizes

Now we're onto the most essential part of the game: the prizes. What else can you earn other than glory and honor? Let's dive into the various items you may earn with the 2022 Pick'Em.

If you want to participate in Pick'Em, you may earn rewards. What reward can you earn? One Worlds 2022 capsule.

  • Make 1 Crystal Ball Pick
  • Make 1 Play-Ins Knockout Stage Pick
  • Make 1 Group Stage Pick
  • Make 1 Quarterfinals Pick

This is for those of you who prefer to pick'Em in the Group Phase and Knockout Rounds in order to earn points. These are the rewards and the ranks you can earn:

  • Perfect Picks: All Ultimate Skins
  • Top 5,000 Rank: Worlds 2022 Azir Skin + Champion
  • S-Tier Rank (Top 5%): 50 Event Tokens + 4 Worlds 2022 Capsules + Kassadin "Excuse Me?" Emote
  • A-Tier Rank (Top 20%): 3 Worlds 2022 Capsules + Kassadin "Excuse Me?" Emote
  • B-Tier Rank (Top 40%): 2 Worlds 2022 Capsules + Kassadin "Excuse Me?" Emote
  • C-Tier Rank (Top 70%): 1 Worlds 2022 Capsule + Kassadin "Excuse Me?" Emote

Riot has upgraded the Crystal Ball Pick'Em feature this year, allowing us to receive even more free rewards. I'll try to avoid getting hurt in the ass for these though, because I'd prefer to be in the Top 5,000 Ranks...

  • Perfect Picks: All Ultimate Skins
  • Top 5,000 Rank: Worlds 2022 Azir Skin + Champion
  • S-Tier Rank (Top 5%): 50 Event Tokens + 4 Worlds 2022 Capsules + -Syndra "Serve!" Emote
  • A-Tier Rank (Top 20%): 3 Worlds 2022 Capsules + Syndra "Serve!" Emote
  • B-Tier Rank (Top 40%): 2 Worlds 2022 Capsules + Syndra "Serve!" Emote
  • C-Tier Rank (Top 70%): 1 Worlds 2022 Capsule + Syndra "Serve!" Emote

Riot has added some additional bonuses for those of you who make it to the top 5,000 since there were no perfect picks in 2021.

Pick'Em Start Date

The Crystal Ball Picks will be available on September 23. The next round will begin on October 2nd when the Play-In group phase finishes. Then you can make your final picks for the Play-In Playoffs.

Once the final four teams have been selected for the event, the usual picks for the main event will start. Good luck everyone!