DRX celebrate their victory at Worlds 2022
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Who is eligible for a Worlds 2022 skin?

DRX have won Worlds 2022 in a thrilling 3-2 victory over T1. With 45 champions picked by the team, here is everyone that the Korean underdog heroes can select for a Worlds 2022 skin.

What is a Worlds skin?

Alongside 22% of the multi-million dollar prize pool, the winning team at Worlds 2022 is granted the opportunity to select one champion per player to receive an exclusive in-game skin. While Worlds skins have a storied history, Riot has streamlined them in recent years. Worlds skins now primarily reflect the winning team’s colors.

The eligibility rules for a Worlds skin are simple: a player must have played in at least two meaningful round-robin matches and one playoff match to receive a skin. Players may only choose from the champions they have played during the tournament.

Image shows splash art for the Worlds 2021 EDward Gaming skins. The characters are colored in blacks and whites. From left to right, the characters included are Zoe, Graves, Viego, Yuumi and Aphelios.
EDward Gaming selected Zoe, Graves, Viego, Yuumi and Aphelios for their Worlds 2021 skins – Riot Games

DRX Worlds 2022 skins

Likely color scheme: Blue and white

kingen

  • Eligible champions: Aatrox, Camille, Fiora, Sejuani, Gnar, Ornn, Maokai, Gragas
  • Most played champion: Aatrox (7)

Gragas (2011), Fiora (2018), and Camille (2018) have previous Worlds skins.

  • Signature champion: Gnar. A very versatile top laner, it’s hard to nail down a signature champion for kingen but we’re opting for everyone’s favorite furry top laner.
  • kingen said: Aatrox

Pyosik

  • Eligible champions: Graves, Kindred, Vi, Viego, Poppy, Sejuani, Maokai, Hecarim
  • Most played champion: Viego (6)

Only Graves and Viego (both 2021) have previous Worlds skins from Pyosik refined pool.

  • Signature champion: Kindred. Pyosik’s name means mark, a reference to the champion that he made his signature.
  • Pyosik said: Kindred

Zeka

  • Eligible champions: Sylas, Akali, Azir, Orianna, Galio, Ahri
  • Most played champion: Sylas (9)

Azir (2015) has been mentioned but many forget that Orianna (2012) earned a Worlds skin in the second edition of the competition.

Image shows the splash art for the Worlds 2012 skins. From left to right - Dr. Mundo, Orianna, Ezreal, Nunu & Willump, Shen
Orianna earned a Worlds skin in 2012 – Riot Games
  • Signature champion: Sylas. Zeka’s career is still quite young and he has a lot of champions with a similar number of games played in his career. However, we’ve opted for Sylas, especially given his preference for him at Worlds.
  • Zeka said: Akali

Deft

  • Eligible champions: Ashe, Miss Fortune, Caitlyn, Ezreal, Tristana, Draven, Kalista, Varus, Sivir
  • Most played champions: Caitlyn & Varus (4)

Ezreal (2012, 2017) and Kalista (2015) are the only champions with prior Worlds skins from Deft’s pool.

  • Signature champion: Yes. It would be an injustice to assign any one champion as the signature in a career as long as Deft’s.
  • Deft said: Caitlyn

BeryL

  • Eligible champions: Heimerdinger, Amumu, Braum, Rell, Lulu, Lux, Soraka, Ashe, Karma, Renata Glasc, Braum, Bard
  • Most played champion: Heimerdinger (6)

None of BeryL’s Worlds 2022 picks have previous Worlds skins.

  • Signature champion: Leona. The champion that he chose for his Worlds 2020 skin, few players are more synonymous with Leona than BeryL. However, something must be said for BeryL’s Heimerdinger resurgence at Worlds 2022. Could we see a Heimer Worlds skin in the year 2022?
  • BeryL said: BeryL was unsure which champion he would pick when asked at the post-game press conference, but suggested that be may potentially pick Ashe

Worlds 2022 skin selections

DRX will select their champions for Worlds skins in the coming months. The skins will become available for release at some point during 2023.

Update at 20:00 CET: Adjusted Pyosik’s favorite champion based on a previous interview / content piece of his.

Update on October 31: Article amended to reflect final matchup

Update on November 6: Article amended to reflect tournament conclusion