The biggest League of Legends professional league in the world has concluded its regular season. Out of 17 teams, the top 10 are now headed into the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs.

After 10 weeks of competition with matches happening every single day of the week, China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL) playoffs will determine the top four teams that will represent the region at Worlds 2022.

The top two teams from the regular season, JD Gaming and Top Esports, have been given a bye to Round 4, where they await their opponents.

Edward Gaming, the reigning 2021 World Champions, and Royal Never Give Up, this year’s MSI 2022 champions, start their journey in Rounds 2 and 3 respectively. However, there will be no second chances for them.



What is the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs?

The 2022 LPL Summer playoffs will see the top 10 performing teams that qualified from the regular season battle it out for the second and last LPL title of the year, as well as Worlds 2022 qualification.

LPL Spring 2022 was won by Royal Never Give Up, who not only represented the region at MSI 2022, but also won their third MSI title.


Format of the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

LPL Summer 2022 playoffs format and brackets
Credit: LPL

The first three rounds of the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs adopts a King of the Hill format.

Based on their position in the regular season, teams will face off against each other on opposite sides of the bracket. The 8th and 9th placed teams will go up against each other on one side, while the 7th and 10th placed teams will be on the other.

Teams that finished in sixth place and above are given byes to succeeding rounds.

From Round 4 onward, the playoffs switch to a double-elimination format, which gives the top four teams two chances to make it to the grand final.

All matches are played in best-of-fives.


Schedule and results of the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

Round 1

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Oh My God2 — 3FunPlus Phoenix
LNG EsportsAugust 17, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTBilibili Gaming

Round 2

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Edward GamingAugust 18, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD
Weibo GamingAugust 19, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

Round 3

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Royal Never Give UpAugust 20, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD
Victory FiveAugust 21, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

Round 4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Top EsportsAugust 22, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD
JD GamingAugust 23, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

Lower bracket quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDAugust 25, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

Upper bracket semifinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDAugust 26, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

Lower bracket semifinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDAugust 28, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

Grand final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBD, 5 p.m. GMT+8 | 9 a.m. GMT | 2 a.m. PTTBD

All teams qualified for LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

Edward Gaming (EDG) LPL Summer Split 2022 roster
Credit: LPL
QUALIFIED TEAMSMATCH SCORESEED
Top Esports14 — 2Round 4
JD Gaming14 — 2Round 3
Royal Never Give Up13 — 2Round 3
Victory Five13 — 3Round 3
Edward Gaming11 — 5Round 2
Weibo Gaming10 — 6Round 2
LNG Esports8 — 8Round 1
Oh My God8 — 8Round 1
FunPlus Phoenix7 — 9Round 1
Bilibili Gaming7 — 9Round 1

Distribution of championship points for LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

POSITIONCHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1stWorlds 2022 qualification (first seed)
2nd110
3rd80
4th60
5th-6th40
7th-8th10

Where to watch the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs?

FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) roster for LPL Summer Split 2022
Credit: LPL

Fans can watch the LPL livestream on the official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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