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LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs – Schedule, Results, Format and More

LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs – Schedule, Results, Format and More

LoL Esports January 31, 2024 Davide Xu

Now that the regular split is over, it’s time for the eight best teams to face off in the LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs.

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LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs – Introduction

Compared to last year, Riot Games decided to integrate the group stage and playoff stages into one bracket. The playoff brackets are larger and last longer, but the number of games is essentially the same.

Here are the teams participating in the LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs:

  • 1st seed: G2 Esports
  • 2nd seed: Team BDS
  • 3rd seed: SK Gaming
  • #4 Seed: MAD Lions KOI
  • 5th seed: Fnatic
  • 6th Seed: Team Vitality
  • #7 Seed: Team Heretics
  • 8th seed: GIANTX

The first split of 2024 saw G2 and Team BDS come out on top, with a midfield filled with positions 3-8. Given the lack of time to adjust to the new season, the end result was a very messy regular split, with only G2 and BDS showing more consistent performances. With more time to prepare for the playoffs, we could see the field getting wider, especially with the introduction of Bo3 and (later) Bo5 matches.

The format is a double-elimination bracket with rounds 1 and 2 fighting in Bo3. The remaining matches will be played in Bo5. The first leg begins on February 3rd and the final takes place on Sunday, February 18th.

Teams will earn championship points based on their final standings, with the winner of the split receiving €40,000 in prize money and direct entry to MSI 2024 in China.

Playoff Schedule

round 1

  • BDS vs TH – Saturday 3 February, 17:00 CET
  • G2 vs GX – Saturday 3 February, 20:00 CET
  • SK vs VIT – Sunday 4 February 17:00 CET
  • MDK vs FNC – Sunday 4 February 20:00 CET
  • TBD vs. TBD (Losers’ Bracket) – Saturday 10 February 17:00 CET
  • TBD vs. TBD (Losers’ Bracket) – Saturday 10 February 20:00 CET

Round 2

  • TBD vs TBD – Monday 5 February, 17:00 CET
  • TBD vs TBD – Monday 5 February, 20:00 CET

Once the schedule is confirmed, the next game will be announced.

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