All eyes are on reigning Spring Champions Evil Geniuses to defend the throne. The team ended the Summer split on a high note, securing first place with a 15-3 record. Despite conquering the season grind, the EG squad will have to watch out for 100 Thieves, who were one victory away from a first-place tiebreaker.
Here’s everything you need to know about the LCS Summer 2022 playoffs, including its schedule, format, teams, and where you can watch the matches live.
What is the LCS Summer 2022 playoffs?
The LCS Summer 2022 playoffs is the culmination of the LCS Summer split, where teams will fight for the second LCS title of the year and Worlds 2022 qualification.
Format of the LCS Summer 2022 playoffs
Out of 10 franchised esports organizations competing in the LCS Summer 2022 split, only eight teams qualify for the playoffs. Their placement determines which round they are seeded into.
LCS SUMMER SPLIT 2022 STANDING
LCS CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING
1st and 2nd team
Round 2 of upper bracket
3rd to 6th team
Round 1 of upper bracket
7th and 8th team
Round 1 of lower bracket
The LCS playoffs will follow a double-elimination bracket with best-of-five matches.
In round 1 of the upper bracket, the third seed plays the sixth seed, while the fourth seed plays the fifth seed. After round 1, the first seed (Evil Geniuses) selects their round 2 opponent from the two round 1 winners.
The champion and runner-up qualify for the Worlds 2022 Group Stage, while the third team secures a spot in the Play-In Stage.