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LEC Summer playoff bracket set after intense final week ends in tiebreaker

Published: 20/Aug/2019 9:11 Updated: 20/Aug/2019 10:49

by Joe O'Brien

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The playoff bracket of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Summer split is set after a close-fought season came down to the final day.

Coming into the last week of the split, there were still eight teams in contention for the six playoff spots, and on the final day every single match affected the final standings.

In the end, it came down to a tiebreaker between Vitality and SK Gaming for the final playoff spot, and it was Vitality that managed to emerge victorious.

They will move on to face Schalke 04 in the first round of the playoffs, who had a more comfortable run through the regular season. On the other side, Rogue will face Splyce.

Rogue had an impressive turn-around after a dead last finish in Spring to reach the Summer playoffs, while Splyce were in contention at the top of the standings for much of the Summer split, but couldn’t quite secure a direct advance into the second round with a top-two finish.

Riot GamesG2 Esports are the reigning LEC champions.

LEC Spring and MSI champions G2 Esports somewhat unsurprisingly secured the first seed. The team dropped a few games towards the end of the season with some unconventional drafting, but still enter the playoffs as the big favorite.

They’ll face Fnatic in the upper bracket round, with the winner advancing straight to the final, while the loser will drop down into the semi-finals to face whichever of the other four teams makes it through.

LEC Playoffs schedule

Round 1

Match Date PDT EDT BST
Splyce vs Rogue Friday, August 23 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Schalke 04 vs Vitality Saturday, August 24 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM

Round 2

Match Date PDT EDT BST
TBD vs TBD Friday, August 30 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
G2 Esports vs Splyce Saturday, August 31 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM

Semi-Final (Round 3)

Match Date PDT EDT BST
TBD vs TBD Saturday, September 7 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM

Final 

Match Date PDT EDT BST
TBD vs TBD Sunday, September 8 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM

The LEC trophy isn’t the only thing on the line in the Summer playoffs, as championship points will also be given out that will help determine the World Championship qualifiers.

G2 Esports are already locked in for a place at Worlds, as their championship points from their Spring victory in combination with their minimum placement of third in the Summer playoffs will guarantee them the most points if they don’t secure the automatic place that comes with the Summer title.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 – Undefeated Evil Geniuses shape as early favorites

Published: 22/Jan/2021 23:10 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 23:14

by Andrew Amos

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The League of Legends’ LCS is underway with the 2021’s Lock In. North America’s 10 best teams lock horns for bragging rights ahead of the Spring Split. Here’s the LCS Lock In standings, schedule, results & more to stay in the loop!


  • Evil Geniuses enter Lock In Week 2 undefeated
  • Cloud9 start the final day of Groups against Dignitas
  • 3-way tiebreaker possible in Group B

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Standings

Group A

Placements Team Games
1 100 Thieves 2 – 1
1 Team Liquid 2 – 1
1 TSM 2 – 1
4 Golden Guardians 1 – 2
5 CLG 1 – 3

Group B

Placements Team Games
1 Evil Geniuses 3 – 0
2 Cloud9 2 – 1
3 Dignitas 1 – 2
3 Immortals 1 – 2
5 FlyQuest 0 – 2

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule & results

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians 1 – 0 CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Perkz’s Cloud9 debut doesn’t go as planned

The first day of LCK Lock In action didn’t go as planned for Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic and Cloud9, losing their first match of 2021 to Evil Geniuses. His 4/7/2 performance on Yone disappointed many, as Deftly shone on Kai’Sa.

100 Thieves’ new roster got off to a strong start against a new-look TSM, while CLG are 0-2 in 2021, losing to both Liquid and the rookie Golden Guardians lineup. Although they are without Broxah and Finn, the team failed to live up to their legacy.

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians 0 – 1 TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 1 – 0 FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals 1 – 0 Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG 1 – 0 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Evil Geniuses remain flawless at Lock In

After 100 Thieves fell down to a weakened CLG, Evil Geniuses remain the only undefeated team at Lock In. Their win against Immortals was dominant off the back of another great performance from Deftly and IgNar in bot.

Cloud9 came back strong after their disappointing loss to Evil Geniuses against FlyQuest with a near-perfect game, only losing one tower. TSM (against Golden Guardians) and Immortals (against Dignitas) also posted wins.

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid 0 – 1 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG 0 – 1 TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians – 1 Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Evil Geniuses overtake Liquid to claim ‘favorites’ mantle

Evil Geniuses have extended their undefeated streak to the end of the opening weekend, defeating Dignitas to secure a 3-0 record. Their lead was helped along by a 100 Thieves upset win over Liquid, with Can ‘Closer’ Çelik and Victor ‘FBI’ Huang dictating the mid-game in their team’s second win.

On the other end of the spectrum, Counter Logic Gaming has become the first team eliminated from playoff contention early on Day 2.

The roster — which is missing Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål and Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen due to visa issues — were punted after losing to arch-rivals TSM in a back and forth battle. Their 1-3 record leaves them without a chance to make finals.

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm