Legends of Runeterra

Last Chance Qualifier

Nov 21, 2023

The Last Chance Qualifier Tournament, taking place on November 25 and 26 will be played on the Standard format, and will award six spots (two per shard: APAC, EMEA, and Americas) for the Legends of Runeterra's 2023 Worlds Championship.

And except for those who have already secured their Worlds seat, every LoR player can compete.

Last Chance Qualifier Structure

The LCQ's structure is the same as every previous Open this year. With Standard-legal lineups (three Standard decks with no overlapping Champions or region pairs) all players compete in qualifier rounds on Day 1 until they claim nine wins or suffer three losses.

The top 64 players advance to day two, where they face each other in single-elimination rounds.

And the top two finishers go to Worlds.

Important things to keep in mind:

  1. Prime Glories do not count for LCQ
  2. If you’re World Qualified, you can’t participate in Day 2
  3. There will be a special Trophy earned by players who reach 3+ wins or 8+ wins on day one.
  4. No cash prizes or Runeterra Points will be awarded

LCQ Coverage Details

If you want to catch the top-cut action, Day 2 of the Last Chance Qualifier will be streamed on Twitch and YouTube on November 26.

Coverage for each shard will start at:

  • APAC coverage: 9:45 a.m. SGT
  • EMEA coverage: 9:45 a.m. CET
  • AM coverage: 9:45 a.m. PST

In all cases, coverage will run until the Finals are over, roughly at around 4 p.m. shard time.

Casting Talent

With so much on the line, the LCQ will enjoy a stellar caster lineup!

Spidz will conduct the APAC coverage, as she recently did with the Worlds Qualifying Open during the Heart of the Huntress season. She will be joined by Boulevard, who covered the same Open for the Americas shard and was part of the Worlds 2022 desk.

For the EMEA coverage, Gems will reunite with FreshLobster – the pair used to cast the EU Masters back in the day (a tournament series in which teams from different EMEA countries battled each other) and will now cast the LCQ while two players from their shard get tickets to Worlds.

And for the Americas coverage, two casters from Worlds 2022, Casanova and Scarzig, will share the desk again!

Small Print & Passdowns

The LCQ is the last chance to qualify for Worlds via tournaments. But by the time the LCQ ends, the Runeterra Points race will still have a few RP on the line (Remember, cutoff is November 27, 12:00 AM PT ) which may decide who goes to Worlds via either Yearly or Season RP.

If a player who wins an LCQ also secures their Worlds spot via Yearly or Season Worlds Points, their invite will pass down to the next best-finishing player in the respective category.