|North American LCS & Challenger|
The 2016 season changed the LCS promotion format, removing autorelegation and making the number of teams that participate from the LCS and Challenger sides uneven. Five teams participate, two from Challenger and three from LCS, and three teams requalify for or are promoted to the LCS, while the other two teams stay in or are relegated to the Challenger Series for the next split.
While originally scheduled to occur between March 24th and March 27th, on March 21st a rescheduling was announced for the NA Promotion tournament only due to changing visa / work eligibility requirements, in order to allow the teams time to prepare necessary documents for their players.
- Five teams attend
- Round 1 - loser is eliminated, winner proceeds
- 10th place LCS vs 2nd place CS (Match A)
- Round 2 - winners qualify for LCS Summer Season
- Winner of Match A vs LCS 8th (Match B)
- LCS 9th vs CS 1st (Match C)
- Loser of matches B and C
- All matches Best of 5
- Teams that don't qualify for the LCS are seeded into the NACS Summer Season
- Official 2016 Season LCS Rulebook
| Playoffs Schedule
|d vs. TDK
|REN vs. TDK
|TiP vs. Apex
|TDK vs. Apex
- April 4th, Interview with KiWiKiD: "I remember coming into this being the newest person" with Dignitas
- April 4th, Interview with BillyBoss: "We've had a lot of very close games versus very good teams" with Dignitas
- April 6th, TiP’s Gate: “My expectation is that none of the LCS teams get relegated.” with Joe "Pistallion" Cannavino on Slingshot Esports
- April 7th, Xpecial: It’s ‘inevitable’ I’ll be called the best support in NA again with The DailyDot
- April 7th, Alex Ich on TDK vs DIG and why dynamic queue is damaging pro play with Yahoo!
- April 8th, Freeze on REN after TDK match, also says TSM can beat IMT on Sunday with Yahoo!
- April 9th, Gate on keeping TIP in the LCS and his plans to train in Korea with Yahoo!
- April 11th, Xpecial on Apex's entrance into LCS: 'It feels good to be back' with Yahoo!
- April 12th, DIG Kiwikid: 'It was the end of a good thing and I can move on' with Yahoo!