NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs

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NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs
CS NA logo.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
Sponsor(s)Coke Zero
FormatPlay In + Bracket
Prize Pool$ 20,000
Location & Dates
Region
NA
 North America
Event TypeOnline/Offline
Start Date2014-08-21
End Date2014-08-24
Broadcast
ScheduleLink (Spoiler-Free)

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 2015 NA Spring Promotion.

Prize Pool

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

PlacePrizePrize (%)≈Prize (EUR)QualificationTeam
PlacementIcon1.png 1$16,00040.51%€12,080NA LCS 2015 Spring PromotionTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8
PlacementIcon2.png 2$10,00025.32%€7,550NA LCS 2015 Spring PromotionCurse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy
PlacementIcon3.png 3$8,00020.25%€6,040NA LCS 2015 Spring PromotionTeam Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
4$3,0007.59%€2,265Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro
5-6$1,2503.16%€943.75XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming
Denial eSportslogo std.pngDenial eSports

Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on August 24, 2014, as follows:

  • $ 1 US Dollar = € 0.755 Euros

Series Points

Ranking

2014 Season
Rank Team Summer 2014 Total
Series 1 Series 2
1. Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast 9 12 21
2. Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 5 10 15
3. Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro 7 7 14
4. Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8 - 8 8
5. XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming1&3 4 2 6
6. Denial eSportslogo std.pngDenial eSports - 2 2
7. COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming2 - 2 2
7. Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZenith Esports - 2 2
8. Area of Effect eSportslogo std.pngArea of Effect eSports 1 - 1
8. Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest 1 - 1
8. Teamgreenforestlogo std.pngTeam Green Forest 1 - 1
8. XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming 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
1 Wazabi Gaming acquired the roster of Frank Fang Gaming
2 COGnitive Gaming acquired the roster of Solo Kill
3 XDG Gaming acquired the roster of Wazabi Gaming

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

Playoffs
           
RoundMatchResultDateYOUPSTCETKSTCountdownVODs/StreamReddit
Quarterfinals2 - 12014,8,21,19,002014,8,21,19,0012:0021:0004:00123-
Quarterfinals
vs
2 - 12014,8,21,22,002014,8,21,22,0015:0000:0007:00123-
Semifinals2 - 02014,8,22,19,002014,8,22,19,0012:0021:0004:00123-
Semifinals
vs
0 - 22014,8,22,22,002014,8,22,22,0015:0000:0007:00123-
3rd/4th3 - 12014,8,23,23,002014,8,23,23,0016:0001:0008:0012345-
Finals3 - 12014,8,24,23,002014,8,24,23,0016:0001:0008:0012345-

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