|European LCS & Challenger|
The Riot 2016 Season Championship Series is the fourth season of Europe's fully professional League of Legends league. In the playoffs, six teams compete in a single-elimination bracket for prize money and Championship Points. The winner automatically qualifies for the 2016 Season World Championship as the top seed from Europe.
- Single elimination with a 3rd place match.
- 1st and 2nd place of the Summer Season get a bye into the semifinals.
- 3rd through 6th place of the Summer Season play in the quarterfinals.
- Teams are reseeded after quarterfinals so the first-place team always plays the lowest-ranked advancing quarterfinal team.
- All matches are best of five
- Patch Information: v6.15 with Aurelion Sol disabled for the 3rd place match and final.
- 2016 Summer EU LCS Ruleset
- Winner qualifies for the 2016 Season World Championship
$ 100,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:
- Converted prizes calculated with values provided by http://www.xe.com on August 28, 2016, as follows:
- $ 1 US Dollars = € .893 Euros
3rd Place Match
Player of the Series
- H2k vs Fnatic was delayed from Sunday 8/14 to Tuesday 8/16 due to "unresolvable tech issues".
- August 1, Kelsey Moser's EU LCS pre-playoff power ranking by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- August 5, The LCS meta going into the playoffs by Mike Stubbsy on RedBull
- August 10, Keeping Love Alive: Hylissang and Vizicsacsi lead the Unicorns’ quest for respect by Tim "Mag1c" Sevenhuysen on theScore
- August 11, EU LCS Playoffs Preview by Ryan Kish on GAMURS
- August 11, EU LCS postseason hype time(Video) by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 12, LCS Playoffs Preview: Fnatic vs H2k #Rekkincrew by Lepertum on Fnatic
- August 15, Unicorns of Love overcome obstacles to rise in playoffs by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- August 17, The Thorin Treatment: Dear Febiven by Thorin on GAMURS
- August 18, Fnatic Failure by Adam Newell on GAMURS
- August 18, Does Fnatic have a YellOwStaR problem? by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 18, Glory Awaits: G2 vs UOL by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- August 19, Unicorns of Love, H2K face tough odds in EU LCS semifinals by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- August 19, End of the Line: Splyce vs H2K by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- August 24, Last Chance:Unicorns of Love vs H2K by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- August 24, Assessing the effects of Patch 6.15 by Tim "Magic" Sevenhuysen on theScore
- August 24, Get Good: Worlds patching and the myth of meta-resistance by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- August 24, LCS third-place matches preview: IMT vs. CLG, UoL vs. H2K by Timothy Lee on ESPN
- August 25, EU LCS Final: G2 VS Splyce by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- August 26, Wunder is the player to watch in the EU LCS Final by Josh Raven on The Daily Dot
- August 26, Can Splyce pull off an upset over G2 Esports? by Timothy Lee on ESPN
- August 26, Splyce aims to bring down the reigning EU LCS kings G2 Esports in the 2016 Finals by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 27, Sevenhuysen: G2 & Splyce's Win Conditions by Tim "Magic" Sevenhuysen on theScore
- August 27, theScore esports votes for EU LCS Summer Split MVP by theScore
- August 29, The Thorin Treatment: G2 Change their Story by Thorin on GAMURS
- August 30, H2K and the enemy on the same side of the rift by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- August 31, The percolating of the new Perkz by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- August 6, Sjokz: With FORG1VEN wins against H2k Fnatic with Redbull
- August 13, Life after PePii: Coach Lozark discusses working with the new Giants roster with theScore
- August 14, Hylissang and Veritas - confidently against G2 with Redbull
- August 14, Pulse: I like constructive criticism with Redbull
- August 14, eSports - Exileh "Hard work pays off" with Sport1
- August 15, eSports - Quickshot: "I am very frustrated" with Sport1
- August 15, sOAZ on the LCS delay: 'It's really awkward...H2K and FNC have seen some drafts from each other' with theScore
- August 15, Quickshot predicts the H2K vs. FNC quarterfinals and explains the value of Twitter banter with theScore
- August 15, FORG1VEN We could not train much with Redbull
- August 15, Febiven: I was never satisfied with Deilors work with Redbull
- August 17, Jankos on punishing players on the new patch: 'They have to be scared or I will just kill them' with theScore
- August 17, Krepo breaks down the new patch and shares his thoughts on the All-LCS team voting controversy with theScore
- August 17, Revolta on bootcamping in EU before Wildcard: 'We kind of get stuck...if we only play in Brazil' with theScore
- August 18, Exileh: 'I believe we have a good chance against G2...right now we read the meta quite well' with theScore
- August 18, Pr0lly sends a message to H2K's haters: 'Hopefully beating FNC will be enough to get an apology' with theScore
- August 19, Vizicsacsi: 'I could feel...that Giants were not really comfortable with normal lanes' with theScore
- August 19, Zven: 'If we won the split, we would make up for the G2 fiasco at MSI...that would be a nice thing' with theScore
- August 22, Trashy: 'I kind of feel like I, at some point, figured Jankos out' with theScore
- August 23, YamatoCannon on reaching the finals, franchising and his 'long con' approach to coaching Splyce with theScore
- August 24, Vitality’s boss talks LCS and not making Worlds with Redbull
- August 25, Perkz on making the EU LCS less boring with G2's 'bad-boy' image and facing SPY in the grand finals with theScore
- August 25, Youngbuck on facing SPY:'We have been practicing so much against each other that we hold no secrets' with theScore
- August 27, "We are the little brother of G2" with Sport1
- August 28, H2K CEO Susan Tully Interview with Sport1
- August 28, Ocelote "I want to win with G2 the Worlds" with Sport1
- August 28, Vander and Jankos of H2k Interview with Sport1
- August 28, Exileh: "We can beat Fnatic and H2k" with Sport1
- August 29, Perkz: Fnatic and Giants are without chance with Redbull
- August 29, Mithy: Splyce and UoL - favorites on Worlds Square with Redbull
- August 29, Zven: 'It's nice not to be known as that guy who lost every final he's played in' with theScore
- August 29, Ryu on H2K's mid-game issues and why he takes a 'battle nap' during delays with theScore
- August 29, Ocelote: 'When I sell players to Fnatic...I take their balls and kind of twist them' with theScore
- August 29, G2 trick sees Mithy as MVP with Sport1
- August 29, G2 Young Buck Interview with Sport1
- August 30, Splyce co-owner Marty Strenczewilk on broadcast rights and revenue sharing from an EU LCS viewpoint with theScore
- August 30, YamatoCannon: 'We could have done a lot better in terms of preparation and that falls on me' with theScore
- August 30, Marty "LAZERCHICKEN" Strenczewilk "We want to inspire new people" with Sport1
- August 30, Trashy "We made too many small errors" with Sport1
- August 31, Susan Tully on moving the location of the EU LCS: ‘The costs in Germany are really, really high’ with theScore
- September 1, Vizicsacsi on UoL's chances in the gauntlet: 'It looks quite tough for us but...we'll take it' with theScore
- September 1, Sencux on Splyce playing in the gauntlet: 'I'm pretty confident that we should win' with theScore