The biggest League of Legends professional league in the world has concluded its regular season. Out of 17 teams, the top 10 are now headed into the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs.

After 10 weeks of competition with matches happening every single day of the week, China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL) playoffs will determine the top four teams that will represent the region at Worlds 2022.

The top two teams from the regular season, JD Gaming and Top Esports, have been given a bye to Round 4, where they await their opponents.

Edward Gaming, the reigning 2021 World Champions, and Royal Never Give Up, this year’s MSI 2022 champions, start their journey in Rounds 2 and 3 respectively. However, there will be no second chances for them.

What is the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs?

The 2022 LPL Summer playoffs will see the top 10 performing teams that qualified from the regular season battle it out for the second and last LPL title of the year, as well as Worlds 2022 qualification.

LPL Spring 2022 was won by Royal Never Give Up, who not only represented the region at MSI 2022, but also won their third MSI title.

Format of the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

LPL Summer 2022 playoffs format and brackets
Credit: LPL

The first three rounds of the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs adopts a King of the Hill format.

Based on their position in the regular season, teams will face off against each other on opposite sides of the bracket. The 8th and 9th placed teams will go up against each other on one side, while the 7th and 10th placed teams will be on the other.

Teams that finished in sixth place and above are given byes to succeeding rounds.

From Round 4 onward, the playoffs switch to a double-elimination format, which gives the top four teams two chances to make it to the grand final.

All matches are played in best-of-fives.

Schedule and results of the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

LPL Summer 2022 playoffs final bracket with teams locked in
Credit: LPL

Round 1

Oh My God2 — 3FunPlus Phoenix
LNG Esports3 — 1Bilibili Gaming

Round 2

Edward Gaming3 — 1FunPlus Phoenix
Weibo Gaming1 — 3LNG Esports

Round 3

Royal Never Give Up1 — 3Edward Gaming
Victory Five2 — 3LNG Esports

Round 4

Top Esports3 — 2Edward Gaming
JD Gaming3 — 0LNG Esports

Lower bracket quarterfinals

Edward Gaming3 — 1LNG Esports

Upper bracket semifinals

Top Esports2 — 3JD Gaming

Lower bracket semifinals

Edward Gaming0 — 3Top Esports

Grand final

JD Gaming3 — 2Top Esports

All teams qualified for LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

Edward Gaming (EDG) LPL Summer Split 2022 roster
Credit: LPL
Top Esports14 — 2Round 4
JD Gaming14 — 2Round 3
Royal Never Give Up13 — 2Round 3
Victory Five13 — 3Round 3
Edward Gaming11 — 5Round 2
Weibo Gaming10 — 6Round 2
LNG Esports8 — 8Round 1
Oh My God8 — 8Round 1
FunPlus Phoenix7 — 9Round 1
Bilibili Gaming7 — 9Round 1

Distribution of championship points for LPL Summer 2022 playoffs

1stWorlds 2022 qualification (first seed)

Where to watch the LPL Summer 2022 playoffs?

FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) roster for LPL Summer Split 2022
Credit: LPL

Fans can watch the LPL livestream on its official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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