League Of Legends Spring Split Round-Up: NA, EU Reach Playoff Stages

Posted on March 22, 2018

It’s been a little while since we caught up on all the action in the League of Legends Championship Series Spring Split events. Let’s get into it.

In each of the European (EU) and North American (NA) qualifiers, 10 teams have played across nine weeks of action. Each squad played the other teams twice online in best-of-one games. The aim is to be one of the six teams seeded into the playoffs, with the top two seeds earning places in the semifinals. The third through sixth seeds head into the quarterfinals.

NA LCS Spring Split – Regular Season

Pos Team Name Won Lost
1 100 Thieves* 13 6
2 Echo Fox* 12 7
3 Team SoloMid* 13 7
4 Team Liquid* 12 8
5 Cloud 9* 12 8
6 Clutch Gaming* 11 9
7 Counter Logic Gaming 7 11
8 FlyQuest 6 12
9 OpTic Gaming 5 13
10 Golden Guardians 4 14

*A series of five tiebreaker matches decided the final seeds within the top six teams. The first game was a simple tie-breaker between the two 12-6 record teams, 100 Thieves and Echo Fox. The former earned that victory to ensure they finished top of the table, with Echo Fox in second.

The next four teams shared 11-7 records. This required a four-game tiebreaker series, which eventually saw Team SoloMid earn the No. 3 spot, Team Liquid at No. 4, Cloud9 at No. 5, and Clutch Gaming in the final spot.

This leaves us with the following playoff scenario:

  • 100 Thieves and Echo Fox are in the semis.
  • Team Liquid vs. Cloud9 and Team SoloMid vs. Clutch Gaming comprise the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals begin this weekend on March 24. The semis take place on March 31 and April 1 with the third-place match on April 7 and the final on April 8.

EU LCS Spring Split – Regular Season

Pos Team Name Won Lost
1 Fnatic 14 4
2 G2 Esports* 12 7
3 Splyce* 11 8
4 Team Vitality 10 8
5 H2K 8 10
6 ROCCAT 8 10
7 Misfits Gaming 8 10
8 FC Schalke 04 7 11
9 Giants 7 11
10 Unicorns of Love 6 12

*G2 Esports and Splyce required a playoff for the No. 2 and 3 seeds. G2 Esports won that tiebreaker. Then, H2K and ROCCAT qualified with the same record as Misfits Gaming as they had better head-to-head records against this opponent.

Here’s the EU playoff picture:

  • Splyce faces ROCCAT in the first quarterfinal, and Team Vitality clashes with H2K in the second.
  • G2 Esports and Fnatic await in the semifinals.

The EU Spring Split Playoffs are the same dates as the NA Playoffs (outlined above).

LCK Spring Split – Regular Season

Each of the 10 teams in the LCK Spring Split (Korea) will play its final two regular season games over the coming week. At that point, we will know which two teams will join KING-ZONE Dragon X, Afreeca Freecs, KT Rolster, and KSV in the playoffs.

The current qualification table after 16 games in the LCK is as follows.

Pos Team Name Won Lost
1 KING-ZONE Dragon X 14 2
2 Afreeca Freecs 12 4
3 KT Rolster 11 5
4 KSV 9 7
5 ROX Tigers 8 8
6 SK Telecom T1 7 9
7 MVP 6 10
7 Jin Air Green Wings 6 10
9 bbq OLIVERS 5 11
10 KONGDOO MONSTER 2 14

With the top four teams already assured places in the playoffs, intriguing battles among the teams ranked fifth through eighth loom.

The five teams occupying those positions face the following matches to finish off their campaigns:

  • ROX Tigers – KSV (Wed), Jin Air Green Wings (Sat)
  • SK Telecom T1 – MVP (Thu), KONGDOO Monster (Sun)
  • MVP – KT Rolster (Tue), SK Telecom T1 (Thu)
  • Jin Air Green Wings – KING-ZONE Dragon X (Wed), ROX Tigers (Sat)
  • bbq OLIVERS – Afreeca Freecs (Tue), KONGDOO MONSTER (Thu)

LPL Spring Split – Regular Season

The LPL (China) Regular Season is not as far along as the other three regional qualifiers. Teams in China have played only 13 games so far this season. Fourteen squads compete here, split into two leagues.

Group A

Pos Team Name Won Lost
1 Edward Gaming 9 4
1 Snake Esports 9 4
3 Billbili Gaming 7 6
3 Team WE 7 6
5 FunPlus Phoenix 5 8
6 Oh My God 3 10
7 Vici Gaming 1 12

Group B

Pos Team Name Won Lost
1 Invictus Gaming 12 1
2 Rogue Warriors 11 2
3 Royal Never Give Up 9 4
4 Suning Gaming 8 6
5 JD Gaming 6 7
6 LGD Gaming 3 10
7 Topsports Gaming 2 12

In the LPL, the top two teams qualify for the playoffs. The third-place team in each division takes on the fourth-place team from the other division in best-of-five matches. The winners of these games head into the playoffs.

As we depart, find the latest odds on all four of these sections at Betway.

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