LEC Summer Playoffs 2022: Teams, Schedules, Scores & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The top six teams from Europe will be battling it out in the LEC Summer playoffs for a chance to make it to Worlds 2022.
This year, Europe has received an opportunity to send four teams instead of the usual three.
Here’s everything you need to know about the LEC Summer Playoffs 2022.

After eight weeks of play, the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) concluded its regular season matches and announced its playoff bracket. Teams will be eyeing to win the LEC Summer Playoffs 2022, as it is the most-important season before the League of Legends World Championship also known as Worlds 2022. The LEC Summer Playoffs 2022 is the second split of the fourth year of Europe's rebranded professional League of Legends league. Ten teams competed in a round-robin group stage and six teams made it to the playoffs.

Notably, this will be the last and only chance for Misfits Gaming (MSF) to secure an LEC trophy as the organization has sold its slot to Team Heretics and will be exiting the league in 2023. 2022 Spring champion G2 Esports will look to retain its throne and other teams like Fnatic and Rogue will also look to reign supreme.

Riot Games announced that the LEC will receive four seeds at Worlds 2022, and will be the only region to have two teams play in the Play-In stage. The European league has been performing really well at international events and because Korea and China already have four seeds each, this spot went to Europe.

Here’s everything you need to know about the LEC Summer Playoffs 2022.


A guide to LEC Summer Playoffs 2022

All of Europe's Worlds participants will qualify via the LEC Summer Playoffs 2022, with Championship Points being used to seed teams going into this event. Notably, Championship Points determine Summer Playoffs seeding after participants have already been determined by the regular Summer split placement. The teams qualify for Worlds based on the Summer Playoffs result and no other criteria. The LEC Summer Playoffs 2022 will kick off on 26th August and conclude on 11th September.

LEC Summer Playoffs 2022

Format

  • The top six teams from the Summer Season participate

  • The top four teams play in the winners' bracket

  • The 5th place team plays against the 6th place team in the losers' bracket

  • The tournament features a double-elimination bracket

  • The 1st seed chooses between the 3rd and 4th seed in Round 1

  • All matches are best-of-five

  • The top 4 teams qualify for Worlds 2022


Teams

The top six teams who shall be playing for a spot at Worlds 2022 are:

  • G2 Esports (G2)

  • Rogue (RGE)

  • MAD Lions (MAD)

  • Misfits Gaming (MSF)

  • Excel Esports (XL)

  • Fnatic (FNC)

Notably, with the Championship Points that it had accrued over Spring and Summer Splits, G2 Esports has already qualified for Worlds 2022.


Schedule

All the times mentioned in the tables below are in CET and are subject to change.

26th August - Upper Bracket Semifinals 1


27th August - Upper Bracket Semifinals 2


28th August - Losers’ Bracket Round 1


2nd September - Round 2 Lower Bracket


3rd September - Semi Finals 1 (Upper Bracket)


4th September - Round 3 Lower Bracket


10th September - Semi Finals 2 (Lower Bracket)


11th September - Grand Final


The last two days of the LEC Summer Playoffs 2022 will be held in Malmö Arena in Malmö, Sweden on 10th and 11th September.


Where to watch

Fans can watch the LEC Summer Playoffs 2022 live on the official LEC channel on Twitch once the event kicks off on 26th August. You can also check out the games as video on demand (VODs) on the LoL Esports VODs and Highlights channel.



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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant


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