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How to watch Team Liquid vs Cloud9 LCS Summer final – Stream, schedule, more

Published: 22/Aug/2019 7:50 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 8:17

by Joe O'Brien

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Only two teams remain in the race for the LCS Summer trophy, as Team Liquid and Cloud9 are set to clash in a rematch of the Summer 2018 final.

It’s a historic moment for Team Liquid, as they look for their fourth consecutive LCS title, a feat no other team has ever accomplished. On the other side, Cloud9 will attempt to reclaim the title for the first time since Summer 2014.

While TL might be the favorites heading into the final, they were tested more than many might have expected in their semi-final against Clutch Gaming, while on the opposite side Cloud9 dispatched Counter Logic Gaming with relative ease.

While both teams are already guaranteed a place at the World Championships, the winner will also secure the top seed from North America, and a better chance of getting a favorable group draw. The weekend will also see Clutch Gaming and CLG battling for third place.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the final matches of the LCS season.

Riot GamesTeam Liquid are the reigning LCS champions, having won the title three times back-to-back.

Stream

The LCS Summer final will be streamed on the Riot Games Twitch channel and the LoLEsports YouTube channel. The Twitch stream can be found below.

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Schedule

The third-place decider will be played on Saturday, August 24, while the final itself will take place on Sunday, August 25. Both matches kick off at 1 PM PDT. International timings can be seen below.

Match Date PDT EDT BST CEST
CLG vs Clutch Gaming Saturday, August 24 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM
Team Liquid vs Cloud9 Sunday, August 25 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM

World Championship qualification

The LCS trophy isn’t the only thing on the line in the Summer playoffs, as teams are also looking to secure their place at the World Championship.

There are three ways of reaching Worlds – winning the Summer Split outright, collecting the most championship points between the Spring and Summer playoffs, and winning the Regional Qualifier gauntlet, which will feature the four teams with the next most championship points.

In North America, most of these are already determined. No matter what happens in the final, both Team Liquid and Cloud9 will qualify, and are simply fighting for the LCS victory and the top Worlds seed.

In the Regional Qualifier, all four teams are locked in, with FlyQuest having the lowest seed, and TSM the highest seed. The third place playoff between CLG and Clutch Gaming will simply decide which team enters the gauntlet in the first round, and which skips to the second round.

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BBC creating LEC documentary following EXCEL, narrated by Cillian Murphy

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:02 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 11:06

by Adam Fitch

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Major British broadcasting company BBC are set to release a five-part documentary following UK esports organization EXCEL ESPORTS.

The series, named ‘Fight for First: EXCEL ESPORTS,’ follows the org’s team in the European League of Legends competition LEC throughout the 2020 Spring Split.

The documentary is narrated by Cillian Murphy, an actor who’s been nominated for awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, and will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer in early 2021.

In 2020’s Spring Split, EXCEL finished in seventh place — narrowly missing out on a spot in the playoffs with a record of seven wins and 11 losses.

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Dele Alli recently joined the growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene by partnering with EXCEL.

The description for the upcoming documentary will shed light on the “deep-rooted” reasons that the players compete as they are “navigating the growing pains of adulting, living away from home, love, new friendships, and fame.”

November 2020 was a busy month for the organization, not only changing their logo and ethos to represent “The Power of Better” but announcing that Tottenham Hotspur and England national footballer Dele Alli had joined as their first global ambassador.

Dexerto spoke with CEO Wouter Sleijffers at the time of the announcements to understand the need for change and what the future of EXCEL looks like.

“My sons love gaming,” said Cillian Murphy. “When I showed them the trailer for this, they said I had to do it. Being involved in Fight For First has been a great experience and there is so much more to professional gaming than I ever thought. It has opened up a whole new world to me and this series provides a proper insight into a fascinating, global industry.”

BBC picked up more esports programming just in November, acquiring the rights to broadcast Counter-Strike competition BLAST Premier for the remainder of the 2020 season. In 2020 alone, the media giant has also shown Rocket League and sim racing.