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LCS 2020 Summer Playoffs: Schedule, bracket and how to watch

The League Championship Series is set to enter another round of playoffs for the Summer 2020 season, as the best teams compete to qualify for Worlds.
Now eight teams have qualified from the regular season, the LCS 2020 Summer Playoffs will see which teams will earn a coveted spot at Worlds 2020. 

After nine weeks of regular competition, the LCS Summer postseason officially starts this week - as eight teams fight for League of Legends glory. 

Looking for the lowdown? Here’s what you need to know heading into this week’s playoffs. 


When do the LCS 2020 Summer Playoffs start?

Cloud9 LCS
Cloud9 won the Spring Split in a historic win (Picture: lolesports) 

The LCS Summer playoffs start Thursday 13th August, with the first best of five match between Team SoloMid and Golden Guardians at 1pm PDT/9pm BST. 

The postseason culminates in the finals on Sunday 6th September, with the top two teams qualifying for Worlds 2020, while the third-placed team will move forward to another chance to qualify at Play-Ins. 


What is the opening bracket and schedule? 

LCS Summer Playoffs bracket
The bracket for the start of LCS Summer playoffs (Picture: lolesports) 

The starting bracket for the playoffs is above, with Team Liquid and Cloud9 advancing to the second round due to their strong performance in the regular season. 

You can check out the schedule below. 


Thursday 13th August

Golden Guardians vs Team SoloMid - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Friday 14th August

Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Saturday 15th August

Dignitas vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Sunday 16th August

100 Thieves vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Thursday 20th August

Cloud9 vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Friday 21st August 

Team Liquid vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Saturday 22nd August

TBD vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Sunday 23rd August

TBD vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Saturday 29th August

TBD vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Sunday 30th August

TBD vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Saturday 5th September

TBD vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT

Sunday 6th September 

TBD vs TBD - 9pm BST/1pm PDT


What teams have qualified?

The full list of LCS teams qualified for playoffs are below. 

  • Team Liquid
  • Cloud9
  • FlyQuest
  • Golden Guardians
  • Team SoloMid
  • 100 Thieves
  • Dignitas
  • Evil Geniuses


How can I watch the LCS Summer 2020 Playoffs?

All matches will be streamed across lolesports Twitch, YouTube and the official website