After a dominant performance last Spring split, T1 returns to the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Spring playoffs stage this year with the same powerhouse roster consisting of Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, Mun “Oner” Hyeon, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong, and Ryu “Keria” Min-seok.

The question on everyone’s mind is whether they can successfully defend their championship title in the LCK Spring 2023 playoffs.

Standing in their way is Gen.G, who finally broke their second-place curse when they swept rivals T1 to win the LCK Summer 2022 championship.

Six teams and eight days of LoL action — who will come out on top?

Here’s everything you need to know about the LCK Spring 2023 playoffs, including its schedule, teams, results, and where to watch the matches live.

What is the LCK Spring 2023 playoffs?

The LCK Spring 2023 playoffs is the culminating tournament of the LCK Spring split, where teams will fight for the first LCK title of the year and MSI 2023 qualification.

Format of the LCK Spring playoffs

LCK Spring 2023 playoffs bracket
Credit: LCK

Out of the 10 franchised esports organizations competing in the LCK Spring 2023 split, only the top six qualify for playoffs. Their placement determines which round they are seeded into.

The Spring 2023 playoffs adopts a new LCK playoffs format featuring a double-elimination bracket. The top two teams of the regular season (Gen.G and T1) will receive a bye to round 2 of the tournament.

In round 1, the third seed, KT Rolster, chose Liiv SANDBOX as its opponent. The seed that was not picked, Hanwha Life Esports, will be the opponent of fourth seed, Dplus KIA, in the other round 1 match.

Round 2 has a similar setup, with the first seed, T1, choosing the opponents from R1 winners. The winners of round 2 advance to the winner’s final, while the losing teams drop to the lower bracket.

The upper bracket final will determine the first team to make it to the grand final. The losing team faces the winner of the first lower bracket match in the lower bracket final.

The winner of the lower bracket final then advances to the finals, where they’ll face the upper bracket final winner to contest the championship trophy.

The LCK Spring 2023 champion and second place team will represent the Korean region at the upcoming MSI 2023.

LCK Spring 2023 playoffs schedule and results

The playoffs will take place from March 22 to April 9.

Upper bracket round 1

March 22

KT Rolster3 — 1Liiv SANDBOX

Liiv SANDBOX have been eliminated.

Lower bracket round 1

March 23

Dplus KIA1 — 3Hanwha Life Esports

Dplus KIA have been eliminated.

Upper bracket round 2

March 25

T13 — 2KT Rolster

Lower bracket round 2

March 26

Gen.G3 — 1Hanwha Life Esports

Upper bracket semifinals round 3

April 1

T13 — 1Gen.G

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Lower bracket round 3

April 2

KT Rolster3 – 1Hanwha Life Esports

Hanwha Life Esports have been eliminated.

Lower bracket finals round 4

April 8

Gen.G3 — 1KT Rolster

KT Rolster have been eliminated.


April 9

T11 — 3Gen.G

T1 and Gen.G qualify for MSI 2023.

Gen.G are your LCK Spring 2023 champions.

Teams qualified in the 2023 LCK Spring playoffs

League of Legends Hanwha Life Esports Clid Smiles for the Camera LCK Spring 2023
Credit: Riot Games
T117 — 11stRound 2
Gen.G13 — 52ndRound 2
KT Rolster13 — 53rdRound 1
Dplus KIA12 — 64thRound 1
Hanwha Life Esports10 — 85thRound 1
Liiv SANDBOX10 — 86thRound 1

Distribution of championship points


Where to watch LCK Spring 2023 playoffs

Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Credit: LCK

Fans can watch the LCK Spring split playoffs on the official English and Korean Twitch LCK channels.

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