LCS 2019 Tournament Info
The North American counterpart to Europe’s professional League of Legends Esports league is starting very soon. In this article, we’ll cover all the important LCS 2019 tournament info!
LCS is, alongside the newly-named LEC, one of the oldest League of Legends Esports tournaments in the world. This is, of course, not even remotely surprising considering some of the best LoL teams ever came from the US (Team Solo Mid, CLG, Cloud9, Dignitas…).
Due to the European series changing its name from EU LCS to LEC, the NA LCS changed its name to just LCS (since the difference is much more obvious now). The same changes that took part in LEC (teams becoming official partners of the tournament, 10 spots, no promotion/relegation, etc.) have been confirmed in LCS.
So, without further ado, let’s cover the LCS 2019 tournament info you want to see!
Related: LEC 2019 Spring Tournament Preview
LCS 2019 Spring Facts
- Dates: LCS 2019 will start on the 26th of January and finishes on the 14th of April, 2019. 10 of the best teams are participating in this event so be sure to tune in on the action – it’s going to be a blast!
- Teams: We’ve got some amazing teams this year in the LCS 2019 Spring and the season is set to impress. We’ve got some old favorites such as Cloud9, CLG, Team Liquid, Team SoloMid, and 100 Thieves, but there are also other, equally good teams – Clutch Gaming, Echo Fox, FlyQuest, Golden Guardians, and OpTic Gaming. Truthfully though, all teams will have to turn up and do their best.
- Prize Pool: The prize pool for this year’s LCS Spring tournament is going to be $200,000. The winner receives half of that; $100,000 plus 90 Championship Points. There’s a lot to play for and it’s not just glory!
- Format: The format for LCS 2019 Spring is rather straightforward. The group stage will be held from start to 24th of March. It will feature a double round robin system and each team plays 18 matches. All of the matches are Bo1. The top 6 qualify for the Summer Playoffs – top 2 are directly seeded into the semifinals. The remaining 4 fight it out in the quarterfinals. The playoffs will be held from 30th of March until April 14, 2019. The matches here will be single elimination Bo5. The winner of LCS 2019 Spring qualifies for MSI 2019!
LCS 2019 Spring Predictions
To round up our LCS 2019 tournament info article, we’ll talk a bit about predictions. By looking at the teams and their past results, 100Thieves may cause an upset. Cloud9 has good potential to achieve a great result, as does Team Liquid. The rest will have a hard time but we may even see TSM come back to their former glory!
In the end, this is a very interesting season to watch out for. Plenty of good games all around!