2014 NA Challenger Series

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2014 NA Challenger Series
CS NA logo.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
SponsorAmerican Express Serve
Coke Zero
Plantronics Gaming
Prize Pool$ 79,000
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
NA
 North America
Event TypeOnline/Offline
CountryUnited States United States
Location1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Stage 22
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
Start Date2014-01-17
End Date2014-08-24

The 2014 NA Challenger Series is the first Challenger Series run by Riot Games.

Overview

The 2014 NA Challenger Series is a talent building league and a direct bridge into the LCS. Twenty teams from the Ranked 5s 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.

The Challenger Series will air following each LCS broadcast on Thursday and Friday.

Format

The Challenger Series runs alongside the LCS for the entire 2014 season, with the Promotion Tournament serving as the window between both leagues. To participate in the Challenger Series, teams must first prove their worth by being one of the top 20 eligible teams on the Ranked 5s Team Ladder before the ladder freeze date. For each regular LCS split, there will be two Challenger Series that feeds top teams into the Challenger Playoffs based on cumulative points over both series. The Challenger Playoffs will crown that split’s champion and also promote three teams into the Promotion Tournament for their shot into the LCS.

  • Play-In 1

The top 20 teams from the Ranked 5s Ladder are split into five brackets of four. Each bracket plays down to one winner in a best-of-one series. One team from each bracket, a total of five, advances into Challenger Series 1.

  • Challenger Series #1

The top five teams from Play-In 1 and three pre-qualified teams who dropped from the Promotion Tournament compete in a six week series earning cash prizes and points based on their finish.

  • Play-In 2

Another set of top 20 teams are pulled from the Ranked 5s Team Ladder. After a best-of-one showdown, five more teams advance into Challenger Series 2.

  • Challenger Series #2

The top five teams from Play-In 2 and top three from Challenger Series 1 battle in another series bracket earning cash prizes and more points.

  • Challenger Playoffs

Top six teams with the highest points across both series are seeded into a playoff bracket. The playoffs hold a similar structure to the LCS playoffs. The winner is crowned the series champion and additionally, the top three teams advance into the Promotion Tournament.

  • Promotion Tournament

The bottom three teams of the LCS and the top three of Challenger Playoffs duke it out for a spot in the LCS with the LCS teams choosing their Challenger opponent. Winners of this tournament proceed into the LCS and losers are guaranteed a spot in the next Challenger Series.

Tournament Information

Prize Pool

Place Prize Challenger Series
Spring Playoffs Summer Playoffs
Gold.png1 $ 16,000 LMQ TClogo std.pngLMQ Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8
Silver.png2 $ 10,000 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy
Bronze.png3 $ 8,000 CompLexity.Blacklogo std.pngcompLexity.Black Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Copper.png4 $ 3,000 Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro
5/6 $ 1,250 VVv Gaminglogo std.pngvVv Gaming XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming
Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity.Red Denial eSportslogo std.pngDenial eSports

Series Points

2014 Challenger Series
Place Spring Season Total Summer Season Total
Team CS #1 CS #2 Team CS #1 CS #2
1. LMQ TClogo std.pngLMQ 9 12 21 Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast 9 12 21
2. Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest 1 10 11 Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 5 10 15
3. CompLexity.Blacklogo std.pngcompLexity.Black 7 2 9 Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro 7 7 14
3. Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 1 8 9 Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8 - 8 8
5. VVv Gaminglogo std.pngvVv Gaming 1 7 8 XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming 4 2 6
6. Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity.Red 5 2 7 Denial eSportslogo std.pngDenial eSports - 2 2
7. COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming 4 - 4 COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming - 2 2
8. Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8 - 2 2 Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZenith Esports - 2 2
8. Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro - 2 2 Area of Effect eSportslogo std.pngArea of Effect eSports 1 - 1
10. Y so E-Sportslogo std.pngy so E-Sports 1 - 1 Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest 1 - 1
10. - - - Teamgreenforestlogo std.pngTeam Green Forest 1 - 1
10. - - - XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming 1 - 1
Place Points
Series #1 Series #2
1. 9 12
2. 7 10
3. 5 8
4. 4 7
5.-8. 1 2
Note: signifies that the team has been promoted to LCS.

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