LCS/2019 Season/Championship Points

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Format

  • The 1st place team of the Summer Split will automatically qualify (AQ) for the Worlds Main Event as the first seed.
  • The team that has accrued the most championship points throughout the 2019 Season will also qualify for the Worlds Main Event as the second seed.
  • The third seed is for the Worlds Play-In Stage and will be determined at the Regional Finals.
    • 2nd to 5th place teams in total championship points qualify for the Regionals.
    • The regional qualifier is a 4-team "winner stays" event where the 3rd-place team on points earns a bye into the semis and the 2nd-place team on points earns a bye into the finals.

Championship Points Tiebreaker

In the event that multiple teams are tied in the standings at the conclusion of the Summer Split, then the team that gained the most points in the Summer Split will be considered the holder of the tiebreaker. In the event that two teams are tied at the 5th-6th position for the Summer Split, then Summer Split regular season win loss record will be the first tiebreaker. If both teams are tied in the Summer Split regular season, then head to head will be used to determine the tiebreaker. Summer Split regular season head to head will include any tiebreaker games needed to determine position.

Format Changes

  • Third-place matches were removed for Spring, but re-added for Summer.
  • Overall, the changes in Championship Points allocation from 2018 were as follows: Spring - 3rd Place CP (50 > 40), 4th Place CP (30 > 40) Summer - 2nd Place CP (90 > 100).

Changes From 2018

  • At the start of the 2019 season, the LCS decided to stop playing third-place matches, instead giving the same amount of Championship Points to both semifinal losers, with Rift Rivals qualification going to the Spring semifinal loser with the better regular season record.
  • Due to this change, the amount of Championship Points granted to 3rd and 4th place finishers was altered as follows: Spring - 3rd Place CP (50 > 40), 4th Place CP (30 > 40) Summer - 3rd Place CP (70 > 55), 4th Place CP (40 > 55).

Changes During 2019

  • In the middle of the season, the LCS decided to play a third-place match for Summer, just as it had been in previous years.
  • Due to this, Championship Points for 3rd and 4th had to be reverted to their 2018 values as follows: Summer - 3rd Place CP (55 > 70), 4th Place CP (55 > 40).
  • This led to an issue where a team placing 2nd in Spring and 3rd in Summer would finish with more CP than a team tying for 3rd in Spring and placing 2nd in Summer, violating the principle that Summer should be considered more important than Spring.[1]
  • To remedy this, on August 6th, the amount of Championship Points granted for finishing 2nd in Summer was raised as follows: Summer - 2nd Place CP (90 > 100).[1]

Worlds Qualification

Standings
SeedTeamSpringSummerTotal
1Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid90AQAQ
2Cloud9logo std.pngCloud940100140
3Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming04040
4Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid702090
5Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG07070
6FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest40040
7OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming02020
8Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox10010
9Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians10010
10100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves000
Point Distribution
Place Spring Summer
1 90 AQ
2 70 1001
3 40 70
4 40 40
5-6 10 20
7-10 0 0
1 On August 6th, the amount of Championship Points granted for finishing 2nd in Summer was raised from 90 to 100. This revision corrected an issue where a team that placed 2nd in Spring and 3rd in Summer would finish with more Championship Points than a team that tied for 3rd in Spring and then placed 2nd in Summer, violating the principle that Summer should be considered more important than Spring.[1]

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 LCS Rule Set v19.5 nexus.leagueoflegends.com