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2015 NA Challenger Series

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2015 NA Challenger Series
CS NA logo2.png
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
Location & Dates
Region
NA
 North America
Event TypeOnline/Offline
CountryUnited States United States
Start Date2015-01-20
End Date2015-08-12


The 2015 NA Challenger Series is the Challenger Series run by Riot Games.

Overview

The 2015 NA Challenger Series is a six team, double round-robin league plus playoffs over an eight week period, with three weeks of qualifiers. There will be two splits, Spring and Summer, similar to the LCS. The regular split will be five weeks long with a dedicated broadcast show on Wednesday.

Format

  • Challenger Series Qualifiers

Replacing last years Play-In, the Challenger Series Qualifiers takes place over three weeks at the begging of each split. The Spring Qualifier will feature sixteen teams from the Ranked Teams Challenger Tier ladder in four groups of four, with the top four teams joining the two pre-qualifed teams from the Expansion Tournament.

Ever qualifier after Spring will only bring in two new teams per split. The bottom two teams from the regular split compete in a unique bracket format against ten teams from the Ranked Teams ladder

  • Season Split

The six qualified teams will compete in a double round-robin over five weeks. Each team will play every other on both sides with both games played during the same week. The top four teams by win-loss record will advance to the Playoffs.

  • Playoffs

The top four teams from the regular season are seeded into a four-team bracket. Winners of the first round advance to play live at the LCS Studio and the losers participate in a third place match. The first round and third place match are Best of Three; Finals are best of Five. The 1st place team automatically qualifies for the next NA LCS Split, replacing the 10th place LCS team.

  • Promotion Tournament

The 8th and 9th place LCS team and the 2nd and 3rd place CS team duke it out for a spot in the LCS with the LCS teams choosing their Challenger opponent. Winners of this tournament proceed into the LCS and losers are guaranteed a spot in the next Challenger Series.

Tournament Information

Prize Pool

Place Prize Team
Spring Playoffs Summer Playoffs
Gold.png1st $ 10,000 Enemylogo std.pngEnemy Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Silver.png2nd $ 7,000 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Bronze.png3rd $ 5,000 Team FusionLogo std.pngTeam Fusion Team Imaginelogo std.pngTeam Imagine
Copper.png4th $ 3,000 Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest

Participants

See Also

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