After nine weeks of regular season competition, the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) has locked in its six top-performing teams for the LCK Summer 2022 playoffs.

Reigning Spring champions T1 have the opportunity to claim back-to-back LCK titles in the upcoming postseason, but they’ll have to keep an eye on rivals Gen.G. The Tiger Nation team finished first in the regular season with a dominant 17-1 record, losing only one match to T1.

Here’s everything you need to know about the LCK Summer 2022 playoffs, including its schedule, teams, results, and where to watch the matches live.


What is the LCK Summer 2022 playoffs?

T1 Keria during Week 5 of the 2022 LCK Summer Split
Credit: LCK

The 2022 LCK Summer playoffs is the culminating tournament of the LCK Summer split, where teams will fight for the last LCK title of the year and Worlds 2022 qualification.


Format of the LCK Summer 2022 playoffs

Out of 10 franchised esports organizations competing in the LCK Summer 2022 split, only the top six qualify for playoffs. Their placement determines which round they are seeded into.

The playoffs feature a single-elimination bracket with best-of-five matches. The top two teams of the regular season (Gen.G and T1) will receive a bye to round 2 of the tournament.

In round 1, the third seed plays the sixth seed, while the fourth seed plays the fifth seed. After round 1, the first seed (Gen.G) selects their semifinal opponent from the two round 1 winners.

The playoffs champion qualifies for Worlds 2022 as the LCK’s first seed. The rest of the participating teams will receive championship points based on their playoffs placement, which will determine if they qualify for Worlds.



Schedule of the 2022 LCK Summer playoffs

The playoffs will take place from August 17 to 28.

Round 1

August 17

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
DRX5 p.m. GMT+9 | 4 p.m. GMT+8 | 8 a.m. GMT | 1 a.m. PTLiiv SANDBOX

August 18

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
KT Rolster5 p.m. GMT+9 | 4 p.m. GMT+8 | 8 a.m. GMT | 1 a.m. PTDWG KIA

Round 2

August 20

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Gen.G5 p.m. GMT+9 | 4 p.m. GMT+8 | 8 a.m. GMT | 1 a.m. PTTBD

August 21

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
T15 p.m. GMT+9 | 4 p.m. GMT+8 | 8 a.m. GMT | 1 a.m. PTTBD

Final

August 28

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+9 | 4 p.m. GMT+8 | 8 a.m. GMT | 1 a.m. PTTBD

Teams qualified for LCK Summer 2022 playoffs

LSB Prince standee and Kael close upin Week 8 of 2022 LCK Summer Split
Credit: LCK
POSITIONQUALIFIED TEAMMATCH SCORESEED
1stGen.G17 — 1Round 2
2ndT115 — 3Round 2
3rdLiiv SANDBOX13 — 5Round 1
4thDWG KIA10 — 8Round 1
5thKT Rolster10 — 8Round 1
6thDRX9 — 9Round 1

Distribution of championship points

POSITIONCHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1stWorlds 2022 qualification
2nd100
3rd80
4th50
5th30
6th10

Where to watch the 2022 LCK Summer playoffs?

Gen.G Ruler and Peanut during Week 8 of 2022 LCK Summer Split
Credit: LCK

Fans can watch the LCK Summer split playoffs on the official English and Korean Twitch LCK channels.

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