|North American LCS & Challenger|
The 2018 NA League Championship Series is the first season of North America's fully professional League of Legends league under partnership structure, the sixth season overall. Ten teams will compete in a round robin group stage, with the top 6 teams continuing to playoffs.
- 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.
- After quarterfinals, the split winner picks which of the quarterfinals winners they want to play in the semifinals.
- All matches are best of five
- Patch Information: v8.16
- Official 2018 Season NA LCS Rulebook
- Winner qualifies for the 2018 Season World Championship
- Finals Weekend held at the Oracle Arena (7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621)
$ 200,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:
- See here for match-by-match roster breakdowns.
Player of the Series
| Game Schedule
Articles & Videos
- August 14, NA LCS by the numbers: TSM earns control of NA LCS playoff destiny by ESPN Stats and Info on ESPN
- August 18, 100 Thieves' Ssumday quietly earns spot in NA LCS MVP debate by Emily Rand on ESPN
- August 24, NA LCS by the numbers -- Summer Split playoffs by ESPN Stats and Info on ESPN
- August 29, 6 Thoughts going into Semifinals by Kien Lam on LoL Esports
- August 30, Ranking all the C9 vs. TSM Playoff Series by Kien Lam on LoL Esports
- August 31, What 100 Thieves need to do to steal a series from Liquid by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- August 31, TSM vs. Cloud9: A tale as old as time by Aaron Mickunas on Dot Esports
- September 5, 10 Thoughts going into Finals by Kien Lam on LoL Esports
- September 5, Goldenglue’s redemption story will take him to the NA LCS Finals by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- September 8, Can Cloud9 break through again in the NA LCS finals? by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- September 8, Team Liquid Races to Improve Themselves Before Worlds with Chase Wassenar for Unikrn
- August 13, Prolly reveals who the BIGGEST COMPETITION to 100t is in playoffs with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 24, EFX Smoothie: 'Beating C9 Would Be the Highlight of My Career' with Chase Wassenar for Unikrn
- August 28, Saintvicious: coaching FlyQuest through summer and what's next with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 29, Prolly on what 100t needs to fix to beat Team Liquid with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 30, C9 Zeyzal: "My shot-calling puts pieces of the puzzle together" with Chase Wassenar for Unikrn
- August 31, Team SoloMid’s Hauntzer eager to face Doublelift with Adel Chouadria on Cybersport
- September 1, Aphromoo on the NA LCS side lanes and 100Thieves’ upcoming rematch with Team Liquid with Emily Rand on VPEsports
- September 3, Pobelter: playing vs 100t's sub and winning until STEVE CRIES with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- September 4, TL Doublelift: "After we won, Steve came up to me and said, “You promised me Worlds, and we got it.” I’m happy to make that promise a reality." with Dasol "Viion" Jang and Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- September 5, C9 Svenskeren: "Being put down to the academy was a right decision because I can improve on my own skill as a player." with Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- September 7, Cody Sun: 'Rikara Gives Us a Different Perspective' with Chase Wassenar for Unikrn
- September 7, Ssumday: “C9 has found their mojo. They’ve clicked. 100T doesn’t feel like we’re at that point yet.” with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- September 7, Xmithie: “On this team, everyone wants to improve and is willing to make sacrifices for each other… I really like that.” with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- September 7, Mithy: “It’s going to be great playing against Aphromoo in a best of 5. I respect him a lot.” with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- September 11, Bjergsen on MEETING TYLER1 and fans yelling for him to play assassins with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- September 11, Doublelift: "I’ll probably be playing till… I’m ninety years old." with Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- September 13, Doublelift: winning summer finals, him vs Bjergsen, TL at Worlds with Travis Gafford on YouTube
Data sourced from Esports Charts.
| Peak Viewership
|| 430 124
| English Streams
|| 385 524
| Russian Streams
|| 1 721
| Twitch.TV Streams
|| 308 265
| Total Time Watched
|| 21 863 938 Hours
| Avg Concurrent Viewers
|| 155 339