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LCK 2023 Regional Finals: A Road to Worlds 2023

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The LCK 2023 Regional Finals is a qualification event for Worlds 2023 where the third and fourth seeds from Korea are selected.
The top four teams in the LCK Championship Points, minus teams already qualified for Worlds 2023, participate in the event
Here's all you need to know about the LCK 2023 Regional Finals which kicked off on 24th August.

The LCK (League of Legends Champions Korea) Regional Finals 2023 determines the last two teams to qualify for World Championship or Worlds 2023. The four teams with the highest Championship Points besides the LCK Summer 2023 winner and the team with the highest Championship Points will play a double-elimination format tournament to make it to Worlds.

With Gen.G winning the LCK Summer 2023 and T1 becoming the team with the second highest Championship Points, they qualified for Worlds 2023 as the first and second seed to represent Korea.

Now, there are two more slots left to be filled and fans are already very excited for LCK 2023 Regional Finals.

Here's everything you need to know about LCK 2023 Regional Finals, the teams participating, the tournament format, schedule and more.

LCK 2022 Regional Finals: Format

As noted, the LCK 2023 Regional Finals will determine the third and fourth Korean teams to qualify for Worlds 2023. The format is as follows:

  • The top four teams in Championship Points (excluding the teams already qualified for Worlds 2023) participate.

  • Matches are best-of-five.

  • Double-elimination bracket.

If you are unware of the scoring system, Championship Points are awarded to teams at the end of the Spring and Summer splits according to their placements. Put together, the team with the highest points (apart from the winner of Summer Split who qualifies directly) becomes the second seed from the LCK.

Teams participating in the LCK Regional Finals

  • KT Rolster (KT) - 3rd seed according to Championship Points

  • Hanwha Life (HLE) - 4th seed according to Championship Points

  • Dplus Kia (DK) - 5th seed according to Championship Points

  • DRX - 6th seed according to Championship Points

Schedule for LCK Regional Finals

A total of three BO5 series will take place in LCK 2023 Regional Finals. In Round 1, KT will take on HLE and DK will take on DRX. While the winner of the KT vs HLE match will automatically qualify for Worlds as the third LCK seed, the loser of this match will go to Round 2 Qualification match.

Meanwhile, the loser of the DK vs DRX match will be eliminated from contention. The winner of this series will go onto the Round 2 Qualification match and fight for the last spot to represent LCK at Worlds 2023.

The LCK 2023 Regional Finals kicked off on 24th August and will come to a conclusion on 26th August.

Here's the schedule for this all-important event. The times mentioned in the tables are in CET and are subject to change:

24th August: Round 1 Qualification Match

25th August: Round 1 Elimination Match

26th August: Round 2 Qualification Match

Where to watch?

Fans can watch the LCK 2023 Regional Finals on the official LCK channel on Twitch starting from 24th August. You can also check out the match highlights and other related videos on the LCK Global YouTube channel.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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