Updated on April 3, 8:42 p.m. (GMT+8): Added scores.

Following nine weeks of intense matches in the regular season, the professional Korean league moves into to the LCK Spring 2024 playoffs.

Gen.G leads the competition as the frontrunner, having secured first place during the regular season. They dominated the All-LCK First Team, with their mid laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon earning both the Player of the Split and Regular Season MVP awards.

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Formidable opponents T1, Hanwha Life Esports, KT Rolster, Dplus KIA, and Kwangdong Freecs, stand in their path.

Among these six competing teams, who will come out on top after eight days of intense League of Legends action?

What is the LCK Spring 2024 playoffs?

The LCK Spring 2024 playoffs is the culminating tournament of the LCK Spring split, where teams fight for the first LCK title of the year and MSI 2024 qualification.

Format of the LCK Spring playoffs

LCK Spring 2024 playoffs overview
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In the LCK Spring 2024 playoffs, only the top six out of the 10 franchised esports organizations qualify. The seeding for the playoffs depends on their placement in the regular season.

The playoffs follows a double-elimination bracket format, beginning from round 2. The top two teams from the regular season, Gen.G and T1, skip round 1 and directly enter round 2.

In round 1, Hanwha Life Esports, the third seed, picked Kwangdong Freecs as their opponent. The remaining team, Dplus KIA, faces off against the fourth seed, KT Rolster.

Round 2 sees Gen.G, the first seed, selecting their opponents from the winners of round 1. The winning teams from round 2 move to the winner’s final, while the losing teams drop to the lower bracket.

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The upper bracket final (first match of round 3) determines the first finalist, while the losing team enters the lower bracket final (round 4) against the winner of the first lower bracket match (second match of round 3).

The winner of the lower bracket final advances to the grand final, where they compete against the upper bracket final winner for the championship trophy.

The LCK Spring 2024 champion and the second-place team qualify to represent the Korean region at MSI 2024.

LCK Spring 2024 playoffs schedule and results

The playoffs take place from March 30, 2024, to April 14, 2024.

Playoffs round 1

March 30, 2024

Hanwha Life Esports3 — 0Kwangdong Freecs

Kwangdong Freecs have been eliminated.

Hanwha Life Esports advances to playoffs round 2.

March 31, 2024

KT Rolster2 — 3Dplus KIA

KT Rolster have been eliminated.

Dplus KIA advances to playoffs round 2.

Gen.G selects Dplus KIA as their opponent for playoffs round 2. Hanwha Life Esports is automatically slotted to play against T1.

Playoffs round 2

April 3, 2024

Gen.G3 — 2Dplus KIA

Dplus KIA moves to playoffs round 3 lower bracket.

Gen.G advances to playoffs round 3 upper bracket.

April 4, 2024

T14 p.m. GMT+8 | 4 a.m. EDT | 8 a.m. GMT | 1 a.m. PDTHanwha Life Esports

Playoffs round 3

April 6, 2024

Gen.GApril 6, 2024 at 2 p.m. GMT+8 | 2 a.m. EDT | 6 a.m. GMT | April 5, 2024 at 11 p.m. PDTTBC

April 7, 2024

Dplus KIAApril 7, 2024 at 2 p.m. GMT+8 | 2 a.m. EDT | 6 a.m. GMT | April 6, 2024 at 11 p.m. PDTTBC

Playoffs round 4

April 13, 2024

TBCApril 13, 2024 at 2 p.m. GMT+8 | 2 a.m. EDT | 6 a.m. GMT | April 12, 2024 at 11 p.m. PDTTBC


April 14, 2024

TBCApril 14, 2024 at 1:45 p.m. GMT+8 | 1:45 a.m. EDT | 5:45 a.m. GMT | April 13, 2024 at 10:45 p.m. PDTTBC

Teams qualified in the LCK Spring 2024 playoffs

T1 Zeus and Gen.G Peyz at LCK Spring 2024 media day
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Gen.G17 — 11stRound 2
T115 — 32ndRound 2
Hanwha Life Esports15 — 33rdRound 1
KT Rolster11 — 74thRound 1
Dplus KIA9 — 95thRound 1
Kwangdong Freecs7 — 116thRound 1

Distribution of championship points

1st90 championship points and MSI 2024 qualification
2nd70 championship points and MSI 2024 play-in qualification

Where to watch the LCK Spring 2024 playoffs

LCK Summer 2022 finals at the Gangneung Ice Arena
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Fans can watch the LCK Spring 2024 playoffs on the official English and Korean Twitch LCK channels.

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