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When is the LCK Summer final? SK Telecom T1 vs Griffin schedule, stream, more

Published: 30/Aug/2019 11:43 Updated: 30/Aug/2019 13:32

by Joe O'Brien

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South Korea’s LCK has eliminated all but two teams from the Summer playoffs, with SK Telecom T1 set to clash with Griffin for the title.

The final will take place on Saturday, August 31, and feature a rematch of the Spring final which Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok’s SKT took convincingly. Faker seeks his eighth title in the domestic championship, while Griffin are chasing their first.

SK Telecom have had a rollercoaster of a Summer season. Having won the Spring title, the team came back from a semi-finals finish at MSI to a very poor start in LCK Summer, starting the split with a 1-5 match record.

Things suddenly clicked for the team in week four, however, and SKT went on an undefeated streak of nine matches, putting them firmly back in contention for the top seed. A surprising loss to Hanwa Life, however, followed by a defeat against DAMWON, almost ended their playoff hopes.

Though they ultimately went through, SKT started in the first round of the gauntlet, something Faker said he wasn’t worried about – and for good reason, it turned out, as after a 2-1 win against Afreeca, SKT dominated the best-of-fives, with convincing 3-0 sweeps against SandBox and DAMWON to reach the final with massive momentum.

Riot GamesSKT have been storming through the LCK Summer playoff gauntlet.

Waiting for them is Griffin, who are hoping to seize the opportunity to escape from the shadow of past failures. For all of their domestic success in regular seasons, Griffin have always fallen short in playoff series when it mattered most.

In 2019 Spring, Griffin also held the top spot in the playoff gauntlet, only for SKT to come through and sweep them aside to claim the title. Prior to that, Griffin reached the final in 2018 Summer, their debut split, only to lose in five games to KT Rolster. They subsequently lost to Gen.G in the Regional Qualifier, missing their chance to go to Worlds.

Griffin will at least make a World Championship appearance this year, as both finalists are already guaranteed to qualify – the winner will take the top seed, the loser the second seed on championship points.

Riot GamesSK Telecom T1 are the reigning LCK champions.

The result of the LCK final isn’t just about domestic glory, however, as how this crucial match goes will very much shape the narrative for both teams heading into the biggest event of the year.

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the LCK final between two titans of the most successful region in League of Legends history.

Schedule

Match Date PDT EDT BST CEST KST
SK Telecom T1 vs Griffin Saturday, August 31 1 AM 4 AM 9 AM 10 AM 5 PM

Stream

Watch live video from StarLadder_CS_en2 on www.twitch.tv

The final team representing the LCK at this year’s World Championships will be decided by the Regional Qualifier, featuring Kingzone DragonX, Afreeca Freecs, SandBox, and Griffin. The full list of teams already qualified for Worlds can be found on our dedicated page.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:00

by Andrew Amos

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The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.


  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Dignitas vs FlyQuest next at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

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: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

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 vs FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

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

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

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

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)

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