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About EU LCS

About EU LCS

ABOUT EU LCS

The European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS) is the preeminent League of Legends esports league in Europe. The LCS is comprised of 10 teams facing every other team twice over the course of the season, for a total of 18 matches each. Matches are played in a Best of 1 format, with each team playing once per day. The competition stretches across two splits, Spring and Summer.

Tiebreakers:

  • If two teams have the same record, ties will be broken by Head to Head record
  • If Head to Head records are identical, winning percentage based on total games played will be used
  • If still tied, a tiebreaker match will be played

Playoff Format:

LCS playoffs are comprised of six teams in a seeded, single elimination tournament. All matches are Best of 5 format. A third/fourth place match is played.

Championship points

NA and EU leagues utilize Championship Points (otherwise known to some as circuit points) for World Championship qualification. The Championship Point system ensures that teams always play their best and allows for better alignment with other international leagues.

Here’s how an LCS team qualifies for Worlds:

  • 1st place team of the Summer Split will automatically qualify (AQ) for Worlds as the first seed from that region.
  • The team that has accrued the most championship points throughout the season will also qualify for Worlds as the second seed.
  • In the event that multiple teams are tied in the standings at the conclusion of the Summer Split, then the team that gained the most points in the Summer Split will be considered the holder of the tiebreaker.
  • The final spot for Worlds will be determined at the NA and EU Regional Qualifiers, the winners of which will be the third seeds of their respective regions.

Points will be awarded in the following way:

PlaceSpring SplitSummer Split
1st90AQ
2nd7090
3rd5070
4th3040
5th-6th1020
7th-10th00

 

How to watch

You can attend matches live every week at the EU LCS studio in Santa Monica, CA, or the EU LCS studio in Berlin, Germany. Click on the "Tickets" tab for more information on seeing the LCS in person. You can also watch the LCS live every week on lolesports or on our spoiler-free vods page once the match is finished.