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NACS 2014 Spring Playoffs

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NACS 2014 Spring Playoffs
CS NA logo.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
Sponsor(s)Coke Zero
FormatPlay In + Bracket
Prize Pool$ 20,000
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
NA
 North America
Event TypeOnline/Offline
Start Date2014-04-04
End Date2014-04-13
Broadcast
ScheduleSpoiler-Free Schedule
Calendar Export

Overview

The 2014 NA Challenger Series is a Challenger league that runs alongside the LCS for the entire 2014 season and acts as a direct bridge into the LCS. 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.

Format

  • Single Elimination
  • Top six teams with the most Series Points (Shown Below) seeded in a playoff bracket.
  • Quarterfinals and Semifinals matches are Best of Three; Finals and 3rd/4th matches are Best of Five.
  • Top three teams advance to the 2014 NA Summer Promotion.

Prize Pool

$ 39,500 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

LocalEuro
PlacePrizePrize (%)QualificationTeam
PlacementIcon1.png 1$16,000€11,52040.51%NA LCS 2014 Summer PromotionLMQ TClogo std.pngLMQ
PlacementIcon2.png 2$10,000€7,20025.32%NA LCS 2014 Summer PromotionCloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest
PlacementIcon3.png 3$8,000€5,76020.25%NA LCS 2014 Summer PromotionCompLexity.Blacklogo std.pngcompLexity.Black
4$3,000€2,1607.59%Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy
5-6$1,250€9003.16%VVv Gaminglogo std.pngvVv Gaming
Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity.Red

Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on April 13, 2014, as follows:

  • $ 1 US Dollar = € 0.72 Euros

Challenger Spring Series Points

Ranking

2014 Season
Rank Team Spring 2014 Total
Series 1 Series 2
1. LMQ TClogo std.pngLMQ 9 12 21
2. Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest 1 10 11
3. CompLexity.Blacklogo std.pngcompLexity.Black 7 2 9
3. Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 1 8 9
5. VVv Gaminglogo std.pngvVv Gaming 1 7 8
6. Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity.Red 5 2 7
7. COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming 4 - 4
8. Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro - 2 2
8. Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8 - 2 2
10. Y so E-Sportslogo std.pngy so E-Sports 1 - 1
  • The Top 3 finishers in Series 1 are automatically seeded in the bracket for Series 2
  • The 6 teams with the highest point totals advance to the Playoffs.
    • Teams will be seeded according to their Total Points
    • Any ties will be settled with tiebreaker matches

Point distribution

Place Series 1 Series 2
1 9 12
2 7 10
3 5 8
4 4 7
5-8 1 2

Participants

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Results

Quarterfinals (Bo3)
Semifinals (Bo3)
Final Match (Bo5)
3rd place match

Schedule/VODs

Challenger Series Playoffs
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Q/F2 - 02014,4,05,00,002014,4,05,00,0017:0002:0009:00123-
Q/F2 - 02014,4,06,01,002014,4,06,01,0018:0003:0010:00123-
Semifinal2 - 02014,4,12,19,002014,4,12,19,0012:0021:0004:00123-
Semifinal2 - 12014,4,12,20,002014,4,12,20,0013:0022:0005:00123-
3rd/4th2 - 32014,4,13,19,002014,4,13,19,0012:0021:0004:0012345-
Finals
vs
3 - 22014,4,13,22,002014,4,13,22,0015:0000:0007:0012345-

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