|North American LCS & Challenger|
The Riot 2016 Season Championship Series is the fourth season of North America'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 North America.
$ 100,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:
3rd Place Match
Player of the Series
| Game Schedule
|C9 vs. nV
|CLG vs. Liquid
|IMT vs. C9
|TSM vs. CLG
|IMT vs. CLG
|C9 vs. TSM
- August 3rd, Which Team Envyus will show up in the Playoffs? by SPENCERHESTER on GAMURS
- August 4th, The Good, The Bad and The Dardoch by SPENCERHESTER on GAMURS
- August 4th, The 5 players to watch in the NA LCS Playoffs by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 5th, The LCS meta going into the playoffs by Mike Stubbsy on RedBull
- August 6th, Team Liquid: Chasing Worlds to No End by Vincent "Soularion" Grenier on Splyce
- August 6th, Solving the CLG Puzze by SPENCERHESTER on GAMURS
- August 8th, Cloud9's Big Three Leads the Charge by SPENCERHESTER on GAMURS
- August 11th, NA LCS Playoffs Preview by Ryan Kish on GAMURS
- August 12th, 3 teams who could win NA LCS playoffs (Video) by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 13th, NA LCS Quarterfinals Preview: Cloud9 v Team EnVyUs by Airheart on LiquidLegends
- August 13th, NA LCS Quarterfinals Preview: Team EnVyUs vs. Cloud9 by Emily Rand on theScore
- August 14th, NA LCS Quarterfinals Preview: Team Liquid vs CLG by Airheart on LiquidLegends
- August 17th, What we learned: NA LCS Playoffs Week 1 by Vincent "Soularion" Grenier on Splyce
- August 18th, Why this will be the greatest semifinal in NA LCS history by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- August 18th, Me-First, You-First: The contrasting styles of Huni and Impact by Tim "Magic" Sevenhuysen on theScore
- August 19th, Here's how CLG can beat TSM at the NA LCS playoffs (but they probably won't) by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 19th, NA LCS Semifinals Preview: Cloud9 vs. Immortals by Emily Rand on theScore
- August 19th, Immortals: Showing Signs of Mortality by Spencerhester on GAMURS
- August 20th, NA Semifinals Preview: Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid by Emily Rand on theScore
- August 20th, Team Solomid: The Standart Lane Game by Jeff Schuck on GAMURS
- August 21st, Team Solomid: The Best in the West by Spencerhester on GAMURS
- August 24th, Assessing the effects of Patch 6.15 by Tim "Magic" Sevenhuysen on theScore
- August 24th, Get Good: Worlds patching and the myth of meta-resistance by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- August 24th, LCS third-place matches preview: IMT vs. CLG, UoL vs. H2K by Timothy Lee on ESPN
- August 24th, Cloud9:: Do they have a chance on Sunday? by Jeff Schuck on GAMURS
- August 25th, Establishing a dynasty: Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid by Timothy Lee on ESPN
- August 26th, NA LCS Third-Place Preview: Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming by Emily Rand on theScore
- August 26th, The fifth NA LCS final between TSM and Cloud9 is primed to be a classic by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- August 26th, The Rivalry: TSM, C9 Fight Again by SPENCERHESTER on GAMURS
- August 27th, Starting Over: Cloud9's bumpy road to the NA finals by Emily Rand on theScore
- August 28th, NA LCS Final Preview: Team SoloMid vs Cloud9 by AdsMoFro on Liquid Legends
- August 28th, theScore esports votes for NA LCS Summer Split MVP by theScore
- August 30th, This is what they live for: Huhi and CLG by Emily Rand on theScore
- September 2nd, Immortals' Balancing Act by Emily Rand on theScore
- August 11th, Smoothie on facing NV: ‘We’re feeling pretty good about it, we wanted this matchup from the start’ with Yahoo!
- August 12th, Stixxay: 'I think Team Liquid’s probably the best team for us to play' with Yahoo!
- August 15th, Scarra talks to Jensen about C9's series against nV and breaking his LCS single-game kill record with theScore
- August 15th, Locodoco on subbing AD carries vs. CLG: 'We felt fabbbyyy was underperforming and Jynthe stepped up' with theScore
- August 15th, Sneaky on facing Immortals, their 'Weldon equivalent', Dota 2, and Jensen mistaking a cricket for a cockroach with Yahoo!
- August 16th, Stixxay on TL: ‘They were the better team, so we found new ways to cheese them so we could fluke our way to Toronto’ with Yahoo!
- August 17th, Inori and Gate share their playoff predictions and debate who they hope will win it all with theScore
- August 17th, TL GM Nick 'Swaguhsaurus' Phan says the team started having issues behind the scenes in weeks 8 and 9 with Yahoo!
- August 18th, LOD: 'I wanted in my rookie split...to make some sort of dent in the scene — and we did that' with theScore
- August 19th, Huhi talks TL's unexpected sub, the lane-swap 'misconception' about CLG and hunting the three-peat with theScore
- August 20th, Aphromoo and Doublelift center stage for CLG vs. TSM with ESPN
- August 21st, Cloud9's Sneaky: 'We've improved an insane amount' with ESPN
- August 22nd, Reginald on how Riot’s major patch changes hurt LoL’s competitive scene with theScore
- August 22nd, HotshotGG on the Aurelion Sol bug and how Zikz's illness affected CLG with theScore
- August 24th, Reapered:'C9's players are like wild stallions that I have to softly maintain and carefully guide' with theScore
- August 24th, MarkZ on why he quit coaching: 'A lot of players in the scene have very bad attitudes' with theScore
- August 24th, Hand injury made Freeze realize how inefficiently he practiced with ESPN
- August 24th, Impact on being one match away from Worlds: 'I want to show the world that I'm still a great player' with Yahoo!
- August 24th, Aphromoo on his Aurelion Sol ban frustrations, losing to TSM, and why he thinks C9 will take it all with Yahoo!
- August 25th, NA LCS Summer Finals: Jatt Interview with TSM Doublelift with LoL Esports
- August 25th, TSM Weldon on how he coached the team from week one all the way into the LCS finals with Yahoo!
- August 25th, Bunny on making the jump to streaming and his joy seeing C9 in the finals with Yahoo!
- August 26th, In-Depth with HotshotGG with theScore
- August 26th, TSM Press Conference NA LCS Summer 2016 Finals with Yahoo!
- August 28th, An Interview with LemonNation with GAMURS
- August 29th, Team SoloMid's Post-2016 NA LCS Summer Finals Press Conference in Toronto with theScore
- August 29th, Huni on the support of the Toronto crowd, playing against Shen and his risky playstyle with theScore
- August 29th, Darshan says there's no choice but to bootcamp in Korea, CLG might have stayed in NA if others had with theScore
- August 30th, Doublelift talks winning Summer Finals and the scrim drama: 'I really hope C9 s---- on Immortals' with Yahoo!
- August 31st, Stixxay: 'When you play against IMT…they’re always trying to bait you back into a fight' with theScore
- August 31st, Crumbz on why being a broadcast analyst is a lot like being a food critic with theScore
- August 31st, Pobelter on his exhausting five-game playoffs set and the battle of the air conditioner with Yahoo!
- September 1st, Stixxay: 'The new headsets and new technology changed it so we don’t hear the crowd that much compared to Vegas' with Yahoo!
- September 1st, Azael talks about casting in the same arena he grew up watching sports in, nerds out on World of Warcraft: Legion with Yahoo!
- September 2nd, Misfits coach Daku: 'We're going to be big, so start cheering for us' with theScore
- September 2nd, Boxbox on cosplay and NA finals: 'It’s nice to go from my basement playing games to coming here and being a celebrity' with Yahoo!
- September 2nd, Inori on visiting the NA LCS Summer Finals and spreading the 17-P1 meme with Yahoo!
2016 NA LCS Summer Finals Photos by Liquid Legends