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LoL Mid-Season Invitational Playoff Bracket Confirmed As Group Stage Concludes

Published: 15/May/2018 17:21 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 18:26

by Joe O'Brien

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The group stage of the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational has concluded, and the playoff bracket has been set.

The group stage consisted of a double round-robin best-of-one format, with four of the six teams advancing to the best-of-five, single-elimination playoffs.

Despite coming in with limited expectations, it was Flash Wolves who dominated the first round robin of the group stage. After a weak year for their region as a whole in 2017, they had to win a play-in match to even get to the main group stage, but there they were able to put together a 6-0 run that quickly guaranteed them a playoff spot.

In the end, however, it was Royal Never Give Up that were able to claim the top seed. A fantastic run through the second half of the group stage saw them fight their way back to a tie-breaker

As the top-seeded team, Royal were given their choice of opponent for the semi-finals. Unsurprisingly, they chose to avoid Kingzone DragonX, opting instead to face Fnatic for their semi-final match-up.

Fnatic had a relatively strong start to the tournament, picking up a win against Kingzone DragonX and becoming the first team to take a game against Flash Wolves. A losing streak in the final games contrasted with a winning streak for Team Liquid, however, meant that the two LCS champions had to play a tie-breaker to reach the playoffs, with Fnatic emerging victorious.

The Flash Wolves will face LCK champions Kingzone DragonX in their own semi-final. Kingzone entered the tournament as heavy favorites, but a mixed group stage saw them . The Flash Wolves themselves were a particular source of trouble for Kingzone, losing to the LMS champions on both occasions, but Korean teams have historically been a very different beast in best-of-fives.

Royal Never Give Up versus Fnatic will take place at 12:00pm CEST on Friday May 18th, while Flash Wolves versus Kingzone DragonX will take place at the same time on Saturday May 19th. The final will occur between the respective winners on Sunday May 20th.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: Victory Five leapfrog Suning and FPX

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:12 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 16:15

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 10 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • Team WE and LNG still on top
  • Oh My God slip to the bottom of the list.
  • Once dominant Suning and FunPlusPhoenix sitting middle of the pack.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 2 results (January 11 – January 17)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0 – 2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2 – 1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2 – 0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 2-1 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-1 FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LNG Esports 2-1 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2-1 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 3 schedule (January 18 – January 24)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 18 Oh My God 1-2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Victory Five 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 19 Rogue Warriros vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming v eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God vs Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom vs BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports vs LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix vs Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors vs Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports vs Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, with Royal Never Give Up and Team WE leading the way, only having lost a match each.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 Team WE 3-0 6-2
2 LNG Esports 2-0 4-1
2 Royal Never Give Up 2-0 4-1
4 EDward Gaming 2-0 4-2
5 eStar Gaming 2-1 5-3
6 Victory Five 2-1 5-4
7 FunPlus Phoenix 1-1 3-2
7 Suning 1-1 3-2
9 JD Gaming 1-1 2-2
10 Invictus Gaming 1-2 3-4
10 Top Esports 1-2 3-4
12 Bilibili Gaming 1-2 3-5
13 Rogue Warriors 1-2 2-5
14 LGD Gaming 0-1 1-2
15 Rare Atom 0-1 0-2
16 Thundertalk Gaming 0-2 1-4
17 Oh My God 0-3 2-6

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod