For the first time, the LPL Spring 2023 playoffs this year will send two teams to MSI 2023 instead of just one after Riot Games made changes to the international tournament’s format.
The top two finalist teams will represent the region in London in May.
LPL Summer 2022 was won by JD Gaming, who took first seed at Worlds 2023. This season, they’ve upgraded their roster to include former Samsung and Gen.G bot laner Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, finishing at the top of the table once again.
Format of the LPL Spring 2023 playoffs
The LPL Spring 2023 playoffs adopts a king of the hill format. Each team’s regular season placing determines which round they kickoff their journey.
The first three rounds are single elimination. Double elimination starts in Round 4, where the top two teams of the regular season are seeded.
From then on, the bracket will be double elimination, including a lower bracket finals and upper bracket semifinals to determine the top two finalist teams.
All matches are best-of-fives.
LPL Spring 2023 playoffs schedule and results
The playoffs last from March 30 to April 15, 2023.
|ThunderTalk Gaming||1 — 3||Royal Never Give Up|
ThunderTalk Gaming have been eliminated.
|Top Esports||3 — 1||Team WE|
Team WE have been been eliminated.
|Bilibili Gaming||3 — 1||Royal Never Give Up|
Royal Never Give Up have been eliminated.
|Oh My God||3 — 2||Top Esports|
Top Esports have been eliminated.
|Weibo Gaming||0 — 3||Bilibili Gaming|
Weibo Gaming have been eliminated.
|LNG Esports||1 — 3||Oh My God|
LNG Esports have been eliminated.
|JD Gaming||3 — 2||Bilibili Gaming|
|Edward Gaming||3 — 1||Oh My God|
Round 5 lower bracket – Lower bracket semifinals
|Bilibili Gaming||3 — 2||Oh My God|
Oh My God have been eliminated.
Round 5 upper bracket – Semifinals
|JD Gaming||3 — 0||Edward Gaming|
Round 5 lower bracket – Lower bracket finals
|Bilibili Gaming||3 — 2||Edward Gaming|
|JD Gaming||3 — 1||Bilibili Gaming|
JD Gaming and Bilibili Gaming qualify for MSI 2023.
JD Gaming are your LPL Spring 2023 champions.
Teams qualified for the LPL Spring 2023 playoffs
|QUALIFIED TEAMS||MATCH SCORE||SEED|
|JD Gaming||13 — 3||Round 4|
|Edward Gaming||13 — 3||Round 4|
|LNG Esports||13 — 3||Round 3|
|Weibo Gaming||11 — 5||Round 3|
|Bilibili Gaming||10 — 6||Round 2|
|Oh My God||10 — 6||Round 2|
|Top Esports||9 — 7||Round 1|
|ThunderTalk Gaming||9 — 7||Round 1|
|Royal Never Give Up||8 — 8||Round 1|
|Team WE||8 — 8||Round 1|