The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) 2021 Summer season heads into its final weeks of competitive play to determine the six qualifying teams for the 2021 LCK Summer playoffs.

At the end of Week 8, Nongshim RedForce, DWG KIA, and Gen.G were the first three squads to secure a playoffs spot.

With only two weeks left this Summer season, teams will be battling hard for the remaining three 2021 LCK Summer playoffs slots.

According to the LCK stats of, T1, Liiv SANDBOX, and Afreeca Freecs are in favorable positions, with more than 90% probability of qualifying.

While the odds are currently stacked against Hanwha Life Esports, KT Rolster, and Fredit BRION, these lower ranked teams still have a slim chance to make it through.

Last place squad DRX has already been eliminated from playoff contention.

All six teams that have qualified for the 2021 LCK Summer playoffs

DWG KIA during Week 4 of 2021 LCK Summer
Credit: LCK Flickr
  • Nongshim RedForce
  • Gen.G
  • T1
  • Liiv SANDBOX
  • TBD

The 2021 LCK Summer playoffs will use the same single elimination bracket format from the 2021 LCK Spring playoffs.

Teams will be playing best-of-five matches, with the top two seeds of the regular season receiving a by to the semifinals.

The winning team of the 2021 LCK Summer Playoffs will earn the title of Summer Champion, and will qualify for Worlds 2021 as the first seed of the Korean region.

LCK 2021 Spring Playoffs Bracket Format
Credit: LCK Twitter

For more information about the 2021 LCK Summer Playoffs, follow LCK Global on Twitter.

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