It was a great weekend for CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez and the #G2ARMY after a flawless showing from G2 Esports. Achieving a perfect 3-0 in Riot Games’ dubbed “superweek”, the team has qualified for the LEC Summer 2022 playoffs. Additionally, they are also the first team to secure a slot for Worlds 2022.
Just behind them are the 2021 LEC Summer champions and Worlds 2021 representatives, MAD Lions, who are eyeing their third LEC championship title. They will open this year’s playoffs with a rematch against LEC Spring 2021 finalists Rogue on Friday, August 26 at 11 p.m. GMT+8.
Here are all the six teams qualified for the next stage of the League of Legends European Championship Summer Split.
Full list of teams that have qualified for LEC Summer 2022 playoffs
The top four teams in the group stage will be seeded in the upper bracket of the playoffs, while the 5th-placed team will play against the 6th-placed team in the lower bracket.
The playoffs will follow a double-elimination format where all matches are played in best-of-fives.
Since the European league was granted four Worlds 2022 slots this year, the top four teams on this stage will automatically qualify for this year’s World Championship which will be held from September to November in the USA.
G2 Esports’ qualification was a special case. LEC Summer playoffs seeding takes into account championship points accumulated by the team during LEC Spring. G2 Esports acquired 90 championship points during the LEC Spring 2022 playoffs, which is why they secured first seed during the Summer playoffs in addition to their 12-6 standing.
Because of this, they were automatically seeded in the Upper Bracket Semifinals. This means that even if they lose all their best-of-fives, they are assured of a minimum fourth place finish and a ticket to Worlds 2022.
|QUALIFIED TEAMS||MATCH SCORE||SEED|
|G2 Esports||12 — 6||Upper Bracket Semi Finals|
|MAD Lions||12 — 6||Upper Bracket Semi Finals|
|Rogue||11 — 7||Upper Bracket Semi Finals|
|Misfits Gaming||10 — 8||Upper Bracket Semi Finals|
|Fnatic||10 — 8||Lower Round 1|
|Excel Esports||9 — 9||Lower Round 1|