After 45 days and nine weeks of intense League of Legends matches, the LCK Spring 2023 is moving to the next stage — the playoffs.

The competition only gets tougher from this point onwards, with Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2023 representation at stake. Two slots are allotted for the LCK in the playoffs, thanks to DRX’s win at Worlds 2022. The annual event is scheduled to take place in May in London, United Kingdom.

All eyes are on tournament favorites T1, who secured first seed in the LCK Spring 2023 playoffs. They have kept a near-perfect 15-1 match score, only losing to Hanwha Life Esports in the third week of the split.

Following their victory in 2022, can T1 defend their Spring championship title?

Full list of teams qualified for LCK Spring 2023 Playoffs

League of Legends Hanwha Life Esports Kingen Poses for the Camera LCK Spring 2023
Credit: Riot games

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 will have a double-elimination bracket with best-of-five matches, following this year’s new LCK playoffs format. A total of US$290,000 will be given away, split among the qualified playoffs teams.

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

LCK Spring 2023 playoffs bracket
Credit: LCK
T117 — 11stRound 2
Gen.G13 — 52ndRound 2
KT Rolster13 — 53rdRound 1
Dplus KIA12 — 64thRound 1
Hanwha Life Esports10 — 85thRound 1
Liiv SANDBOX10 — 86thRound 1

Kwangdong Freecs, BRION, DRX, and Nongshim RedForce have not qualified for the playoffs.

Fans can watch the LCK Spring 2023 season on the official English and Korean Twitch LCK channels.

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