The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) heads into the postseason with the LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs.

The top eight teams of the LCS will fight to represent the NA region at the 2021 World Championship (Worlds 2021).


What is the LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs?

The Championship Playoffs is the final regional tournament of the 2021 LCS season, and replaces the league’s previous Summer Playoffs format.

With the league’s best eight teams gearing up for more competition, the tournament will decide the three teams that will represent North America in Worlds 2021 later this year.


LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs schedule and results

The Championship Playoffs start on August 8. The grand final will take place on August 30. (All times and days are in GMT+8.)

(Results to be updated)

ROUND 1
TEAM
RESULTSTEAM
Evil Geniuses 3 – 1Dignitas
Team Liquid3 – 1Cloud9
Immortals 3 – 0Dignitas
Golden Guardians0 – 3Cloud9
ROUND 2
TEAM
RESULTSTEAM
100 Thieves 3 – 2Evil Geniuses
TSM 1 – 3Team Liquid
Cloud93 – 0Evil Geniuses
Immortals1 – 3TSM
ROUND 3
TEAM
RESULTSTEAM
TSM2 – 3Cloud9
ROUND 4
TEAM
RESULTSTEAM
Team Liquid3 – 2100 Thieves
Cloud9 1 – 3100 Thieves
GRAND FINAL
TEAM
RESULTSTEAMS
Team Liquid0 – 3100 Thieves

Format of the LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs

Bracket of the 2021 LCS Championship Playoffs
Credit: LCS

The LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs follows a double-elimination format with all teams competing in best-of-five matches.

For team seeding in this format, the top two seeds get a bye, and will face the Round 1 winners in Round 2. The 7th and 8th seeds will start in the lower bracket, and will face the Round 1 losers.



LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs prize pool

Photo of Cloud9 in 2021 LCS Mid-Season Showdown Final
Credit: LoL Esports Flickr

The Championship will have a US$200,000 prize pool that will be split among the top performing teams in the tournament.

Aside from the prize pool, the tournament will also determine the three teams that will represent the NA region in Worlds 2021.

  • 1st: US$100,000 and Worlds 2021 Group Stage NA Seed #1
  • 2nd: US$50,000 Worlds 2021 Group Stage NA Seed #2
  • 3rd: US$30,000 and Worlds 2021 Play-In Stage NA Seed #3
  • 4th: US$20,000
  • 5th-8th: No share of the prize pool

Teams that are participating in the LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs

TSM on stage during Week 7 of 2021 LCS Summer Split
Credit: Riot Games via ESPAT

With the new LCS format carrying over team records from Spring, the LCS Championship will take eight teams with the best season records.

  1. TSM (30-15)
  2. 100 Thieves (29-16)
  3. Evil Geniuses (28-17)
  4. Cloud9 (28-17)
  5. Team Liquid (27-18)
  6. Dignitas (23-22)
  7. Immortals (20-25)
  8. Golden Guardians (14-31)

Where to watch the LCS 2021 Championship Playoffs?

Virtual Caster stage during 2021 LCS Summer Split
Credit: Riot Games via ESPAT

LCS fans can watch the matches live on the official LCS Twitch and YouTube channels.

READ MORE: 2021 LCS Summer Split results and standings