League of Legends eSports Schedule, Standings, Format, and More Details


There’s nothing quite like League of Legends eSports scene. The fact that League is one of the most popular games on the planet is never more evident than when you’re watching the best players in the world utilize a combination of perfect teamwork and inhuman individual skills in front of a rowdy audience. This MOBA has become a bonafide phenomenon with a professional competition that attracts millions of viewers. 

Now, League‘s 2018 competitive season has begun.

What begins as a world’s worth of top teams vying for the top spots of the Spring and Summer Split seasons will soon transition into the tense tournament known as the League of Legends World Championship. League‘s Championship finals are famous for being some of the most unpredictable and compelling series of games in the world. It’s a spectacle you do not want to miss. 

Whether you’ve been following LoL since the beginning or you’re looking to understand why this game has captured the world’s imagination, we’re here to keep you updated on the comings and goings of the 2018 competitive season. 

Here’s a guide to League of Legends eSports in 2018:

League of Legends eSports Live Stream

You can watch every League of Legends eSports match across every region by checking out our live stream!

League of Legends World Championship Format

It’s a long road to the League of Legends World Championship, but here’s a rough breakdown of how you get there. 

The first thing you need to know is that there are actually several competitive LoL leagues spread throughout the world. However, the biggest leagues are the NA LCS, EU LCS, League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), League of Legends Pro League (LPL, China), and League of Legends Master Series (LMS, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau). These leagues are complemented by several smaller organizations in other regions. 

Each competitive season is divided into the Spring and Summer splits. Teams from major regions are competing for championship points throughout the season in order to improve their standings and perhaps earn a playoff berth. However, the best way for teams to earn a World Championship playoff berth is to win the Summer split playoffs. Regardless of what region a team plays in, that will automatically secure its spot. Teams from larger regions can also make it to the World Championship playoffs via their play in regional qualifiers or by having the most championship points at the end of Summer playoffs. 

The format of the World Championship and preceding playoffs may change slightly every year, but in 2017, 24 teams across all regions made it to the League of Legends World Championship. They competed in a Round Robin series that eventually ended with the Main Event (Championship matches). The team that wins that final series of best of one matches is named the League of Legends World Champion.

League of Legends World Championship Prize Pool

The exact prize pool for the League of Legends 2018 World Championship has not yet been determined. However, the 2017 World Championship featured a prize pool of $4,946,969.00. It’s believed that this year’s Championship will feature a similarly high prize pool. 

League of Legends Permanent Spring Split 2018 Format 

The current Spring Split season will be contested under a best of one format. This is a change from recent years, which featured a best of three format. This year will also see the NA LCS abandon Friday games in favor of games that only take place on Saturday and Sunday. 

League of Legends Spring Split 2018 Schedule

Want to know the match schedule for a specific region of League of Legends eSports? You can find each schedule at the links below:

NA LCS Spring Split 2018 Schedule

EU LCS Spring Split Schedule 

LCK Spring Split Schedule

LPL Spring Split Schedule

LMS Spring Split Schedule

League of Legends Spring Split Standings

NA LCS

Spring Split Winner: Team Liquid

*Final Regular Season Standings

1 100 Thieves 13W-6L
2 Echo Fox 12W-7L
3 TSM 13W-7L
4 Team Liquid 12W-8L
5 Cloud9 12W-8L
6 Clutch Gaming 11W-9L
7 Counter Logic Gaming 7W-11L
8 FlyQuest 6W-12L
9 OpTic Gaming 5W-13L
10 Golden Guardians 4W-14L

EU LCS

Spring Split Winner: Fnatic

*Final Regular Season Standings

1 Fnatic 14W-4L
2 G2 Esports 12W-7L
3 Splyce 11W-8L
4 Team Vitality 10W-8L
5 H2K 8W-10L
5 ROCCAT 8W-10L
5 Misfits Gaming 8W-10L
8 FC Schalke 04 7W-11L
8 Giants 7W-11L
10 Unicorns of Love 6W-12L

LCK

Spring Split Winner: Griffin

*Final Regular Season Standings

1 KING-ZONE DragonX 16W-2L
2 Afreeca Freecs 13W-5L
3 kt Rolster 13W-5L
4 SK telecom T1 9W-9L
5 KSV 9W-9L
6 ROX Tigers 9W-9L
7 Jin Air GreenWings 7W-11L
8 bbq OLIVERS 6W-12L
9 MVP 6W-12L
10 KONGDOO MONSTER 2W-16L

LPL

Spring Split Winner: Royal Never Give Up

GROUP A

*Final Regular Season Standings

1 Edward Gaming 14W-5L
2 Snake Esports 12W-7L
3 Bilibili Gaming 11W-8L
4 FunPlus Phoenix 9W-10L
4 Team WE 9W-10L
6 Oh My God 5W-14L
7 Vici Gaming 2W-17L

GROUP B

*Final Regular Season Standings

1 Invictus Gaming 18W-1L
2 Rogue Warriors 13W-6L
3 Royal Never Give Up 12W-7L
4 JD Gaming 10W-9L
5 Suning Gaming 9W-10L
6 LGD Gaming 6W-13L
7 Topsports Gaming 3W-16L

LMS

Spring Split Winner: Afro Beast

*Final Regular Season Standings

1 Flash Wolves 13W-1L
2 G-Rex 12W-2L
3 Machi Esports 8W-6L
4 MAD Team 6W-8L
5 J Team 6W-8L
6 ahq e-Sports Club 5W-9L
7 Hong Kong Attitude 3W-11L
8 Team Afro 3W-11L

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