The competition is heating up in North America with eight teams now locked in for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) 2022 Summer playoffs.

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?

Arena of the LCS Spring Final 2022
Credit: LCS

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.

1st and 2nd teamRound 2 of upper bracket
3rd to 6th teamRound 1 of upper bracket
7th and 8th teamRound 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.

LCS Summer 2022 playoffs schedule and results

The LCS Summer playoffs will take place from August 21 to September 12.

Upper bracket round 1

August 21

FlyQuest1 — 3Team Liquid

August 22

Cloud93 — 2Counter Logic Gaming

Lower bracket round 1

August 26

TSM3 — 2FlyQuest

August 27

Golden Guardians2 — 3Counter Logic Gaming

Upper bracket round 2

August 28

100 Thieves3 — 2Team Liquid

August 29

Evil Geniuses1 — 3Cloud9

Lower bracket round 2

September 2

Counter Logic Gaming2 — 3Team Liquid

September 3

TSM2 — 3Evil Geniuses

Upper bracket semifinal

September 4

100 Thieves1 — 3Cloud9

Lower bracket round 3

September 5

Team Liquid2 — 3Evil Geniuses

Lower bracket semifinal

September 11

100 Thieves3 — 2Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses qualifies for the Worlds 2022 Play-In Stage as the LCS’ third seed.


September 12

Cloud93 — 0100 Thieves

Cloud9 and 100 Thieves qualify for the Worlds 2022 Group Stage as the LCS’ first and second seeds respectively.

Teams competing in the LCS Summer 2022 playoffs

1stEvil Geniuses15 — 3Round 2 of upper bracket
2nd100 Thieves14 — 4Round 2 of upper bracket
3rdTeam Liquid12– 6Round 1 of upper bracket
4thCounter Logic Gaming11 — 7Round 1 of upper bracket
5thCloud911 — 8Round 1 of upper bracket
6thFlyQuest10 — 9Round 1 of upper bracket
7thTSM6 — 12Round 1 of lower bracket
8thGolden Guardians5 — 13Round 1 of lower bracket

Where to watch the 2022 LCS Summer playoffs?

LCS Arena during the LCS Spring Split 2022
Credit: LCS

Fans can catch the LCS Summer 2022 playoffs on the official LCS Twitch channel.

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