The LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs began on March 26, opening with Rare Atom versus Bilibili Gaming in Round 1.

The playoffs matches ran until Round 3 before they were first postponed to the first week of April. LPL then postponed the matches a second time to the second week of April due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation that resulted in Shanghai going into lockdown.

Starting from Round 4, first seed Victory Five and second seed Royal Never Give Up will compete against Top Esports and JD Gaming in a double elimination bracket.

LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs format

2022 LPL Spring Playoffs schedule revised after second postponement
Credit: LPL

The top 10 teams out of 17 from the 2022 LPL Spring regular season qualify for the playoffs.

Their standing at the end of the 2022 LPL regular season determines the round they are seeded into.

A king of the hill, single elimination format is adopted in the first three rounds. The tournament then heads into a double elimination quarterfinals and semifinals bracket in Round 4 and 5.

All matches are played in a best-of-five.

The winner of the LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs will represent the region at this year’s 2022 Mid-Season Invitational held in Busan, South Korea.

LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs schedule and results

Round 1

March 26 (Saturday)

Bilibili Gaming3 — 1Rare Atom

March 27 (Sunday)

Edward Gaming3 — 1FunPlus Phoenix

Round 2

March 28 (Monday)

Top Esports3 — 1Bilibili Gaming

March 29 (Tuesday)

Weibo Gaming3 — 1Edward Gaming

Round 3

March 30 (Wednesday)

LNG Esports0 — 3Top Esports

March 31 (Thursday)

JD Gaming3 — 2Weibo Gaming

Round 4

April 12 (Tuesday)

Victory Five2 — 3Top Esports

April 13 (Wednesday)

Royal Never Give Up3 — 2JD Gaming

April 16 (Saturday) — Lower bracket

Victory Five3 — 1JD Gaming

April 17 (Sunday) –Upper bracket semifinals

Top Esports1 — 3Royal Never Give Up

April 20 (Wednesday) — Lower bracket semifinals

Victory Five1 — 3Top Esports

April 23 (Saturday) — Final

Royal Never Give Up3 — 2Top Esports

Teams qualified for LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs

Victory Five14 — 2Round 4
Royal Never Give Up11 — 4Round 4
JD Gaming11 — 5Round 3
Top Esports11 — 5Round 3
Weibo Gaming11 — 5Round 2
LNG Esports10 — 5Round 2
Edward Gaming10 — 6Round 1
Bilibili Gaming9 — 7Round 1
Rare Atom8 — 8Round 1
FunPlus Phoenix8 — 8Round 1

Where to watch LPL Spring 2022 Playoffs live

Victory Five on stage at the 2022 LPL Spring Split
Credit: Victory Five on Weibo

Watch the LPL livestream on its official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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