|European LCS & Challenger|
|2014 EU CS Spring #1|
|Format||Play In + Bracket|
|Prize Pool||$ 20,000|
|Location & Dates|
The 2014 EU Challenger Series is a Challenger league that runs alongside the LCS for the entire 2014 season and a direct bridge into the LCS. Twenty teams from the Challenger ladder will be placed into five brackets of four, where the top five teams will be placed into Challenger Series #1. The teams will then play in a single elimination bracket; the top three teams from this bracket will advance into Challenger Series #2, where they will be joined by another five teams from another twenty team qualifier identical to the one for Challenger Series #1.
Teams earn points from finishes in each Challenger Series. The top six teams with the most points will compete against each other, where the top three will earn a spot in the next LCS Promotion Tournament.
- Play-In 1
- Top 20 teams from the Ranked 5s Ladder are split into five brackets of four.
- Each match is a Best of One.
- Each bracket winner advances into the Challenger Series #1.
- Challenger Series #1
- Round of 8, Single Elimination
- Three teams pre-qualified who dropped from the Promotion Tournament
- Five teams from Play-In #1.
- Each match is a Best of Three.
- Winning teams earn cash prizes and points based on their finish
- Top three teams advance to Challenger Series #2.
$ 20,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:
- Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on February 14, 2014, as follows:
- $ 1 US Dollars = € .730 Euros
Challenger Series #1
from Promotion Tournament
- 1 SK Gaming acquired the roster of Team Kappa Prime prior to the tournament.
- 2 Roster was released from the organization and formed Lublin Shore during the tournament.