Now that the LCS 2023 Spring regular split is over, here is everything you need to know to catch up ahead of playoffs.
LCS 2023 Spring Playoffs – Teams and Schedule
Below are the six teams that have qualified for the Spring Playoffs (ordered by seeding):
- #1 – Cloud9
- #2 – FlyQuest
- #3 – 100Thieves
- #4 – CLG
- #5 – Evil Geniuses
- #6 – Golden Guardians
The LCS Spring regular split was full of surprises, with some great upsets and ups and downs for quite a lot of teams. Cloud9 and FlyQuest were a tier above everyone else, with the first prevailing over the second one. Despite the insane start by FLY, C9 was able to close the gap and beat them in the tiebreaker for first place thanks to a much better draft. Whether FLY can get revenge will likely depend on their preparation going forward.
Behind them, we have 100T, who were able to turn their split around by winning the last 5 games (plus the two tiebreakers). They will be a dark horse to watch in playoffs, as they come in with the strongest momentum.
CLG also come from a 3-win streak in the last week who also beat C9 and direct rivals Golden Guardians. On the other hand, EG and GG have lost all their games in the last week, which might hurt them going into playoffs. That said, EG are known to be better in Bo5 series, so it’s probably early to count them out.
The playoff bracket
Below you can find the entire schedule of the LCS Spring Playoffs, which starts on Mar. 23rd. With the latest Mid-Season Invitational format change, the top two teams from playoffs will qualify for the international tournament:
- Thursday, Mar. 23rd – Winners’ bracket (1st match)
- Friday, Mar. 24th – Winners’ bracket (2nd match)
- Saturday, Mar. 25th – Losers’ bracket (1st match)
- Sunday, Mar. 26th – Losers’ bracket (2nd match)
- Thursday, Mar. 30th – Winners’ bracket
- Friday, Mar. 31st – Losers’ bracket
- Saturday, Apr. 8th – Lower bracket final
- Sunday, Apr. 9th – Grand final
Based on the seeding pairing, C9 will face CLG in the winners’ bracket, with the other series being FLY against 100T.
According to the LCS format, the two losing teams will then go up against Golden Guardians and Evil Geniuses in the losers’ bracket. The winners, instead, will go to the Winners’ bracket of Round 2, which will determine the first finalist.
The second finalist, instead, will be chosen through the losers’ bracket final.
Where to watch the LCS playoffs
If you want to enjoy some interaction with the most famous personalities within the League esports scene, you can check out the list of LoL co-streamers that will be commentating on the Spring playoffs.