LCO to play through PCS playoffs for League World Championship spots from 2023 season

The LCO will have its direct qualification to the League of Legends World Championship stripped from next year, sources tell Dot Esports, and will instead have to compete in the PCS playoffs for the right to represent Oceania on the global stage. The same is expected for the Mid-Season Invitational qualification too.

The move comes as Riot Games tightens League pathways worldwide, including moving Turkey’s TCL into Europe’s regional leagues in 2023.