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2020 LCK Spring Playoffs: Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Teams & How-To Watch

The LCK returns this weekend with the Spring Split Playoffs - find out everything you need to know before the showpiece event.
2020 LCK Spring Playoffs: Schedule, Format, Prize Pool, Teams & How-To Watch

he 2020 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Spring Split Playoffs are here, returning with an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event starts Saturday, 18th April with the finals taking place one week later, on the 25th April. Five of Korea’s best organizations will compete for their share of almost 0,000 or 300,000,000 South Korean Won.

The teams compete in a total of 4 series, to decide this year’s LCK Spring Split champions. 


Who is competing?

There are a total of five teams in the competition this year.

Starting at the bottom of the bracket are 4th and 5th place teams, Damwon Gaming and KT Rolster. In third is DragonX, who only earlier today lost a game to the team of APK Prince, which decided the seeding for the playoffs bracket.

In second place is the current titleholder, T1, formerly known as SKT T1 Telecom. And in the team leading in the bracket stage is Gen.G esports, who has secured at minimum the second place in the LCK Spring Playoffs, after achieving the best score in the regular season. 



LCK spring Split Finals Schedule Format How-To Watch Prize Pool


The 2020 LCK Spring Split takes place from Saturday, the 18th of April, with the finals held on April the 25th. The match schedule is as follows:

April 18: Damwon Gaming vs. KT Rolster
April 20: Winner Series 1 vs. DragonX
April 22: Winner Series 2 vs. T1
April 25: Winner Series 3 vs. Gen.G

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, the finals hosted at the LOL Park studios in South Korea are happening without a live audience. 

All matches start at 5 PM KST / 10 AM CEST / 4 AM EST. 


Prize Pool

This year’s LCK Spring Split features a prize pool of almost $250,000 or 300,000,000 South Korean Won. In addition to the regular prize pool of the event, additional Circuit Points are up for grabs, which the teams need to qualify for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship, later this year. As a final prize, the first place team of the LCK is granted the invite to the Mid-Season Invitational event, later this year. 

1st: ~$81,500 / ₩ 100M
2nd: ~$49,000 / ₩ 60M
3rd: ~$24,500 / ₩ 30M
4th: ~$16,300 / ₩ 20M
5th: ~$12,250 / ₩ 15M 


LCK 2020 Spring Split Playoffs: How-To Watch

There are several official and unofficial broadcasts available for the 2020 LCK Spring Split Playoffs this time around. There are official broadcasts on Twitch and YouTube for the English stream, with the Korean stream being hosted on several more local platforms. 

YouTube (ENG)
Twitch (ENG)