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LCS Championship 2021: Schedule, venue, format, tickets, and more

The final showdown of the LCS is coming back to the live stage, featuring the top eight teams from North America fighting for the ticket to Worlds 2021.
LCS Championship 2021: Schedule, venue, format, tickets, and more

The 2021 Season of the League Championship Series is about to reach its summit, now that we have less than a month left in the regular season, and with three teams already qualified to the final stage, where the tickets to Worlds 2021 and the crown will be at stake.

Now, Riot Games has made the full reveal of the LCS Championship 2021, the culmination of an entire two-split season after the introduction of a new format back in January 2021.

Let’s take a look at everything revealed, with lots of surprises awaiting all teams, as well as a few surprises for the viewers and fans of the league.

LCS Championship 2021: Details and Venue

In an unexpected announcement, the first-ever LCS Championship will also be the first LCS event to feature a live audience since the start of the pandemic, bringing the action and the emotions of the fans from teams like Team Liquid, TSM and Cloud9, back to the live stage.

League of Legends LCS Championship 2021 Prudential Center venue
(Picture: Riot Games)

The stadium chosen to host the finals of the LCS Championship 2021 is the Prudential Center, a 19,500-seat venue located in the heart of Newark, New Jersey, home of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, and which has previously hosted big esports events, like the Rocket League Championship Series S7 Finals in 2019.

In addition, all attendees will be able to enjoy activities outside the arena in the brand new LCS Fan Fest, created in partnership with Grubhub.

The LCS Fan Fest will serve as the meeting point for both fans and press, where everyone will have the chance to be a part of activities hosted by LCS teams and sponsors, as well as enjoy local food, and even buy exclusive merch from both Riot Games and the LCS teams.

LCS Championship 2021: Format and Teams Qualified

The LCS Championship 2021 will feature the top eight teams from the LCS 2021 Season, after combining the results of the Spring and Summer Splits, and taking into account win-loss records and supremacy.

League of Legends LCS Championship 2021 Format
(Picture: Riot Games)

The championship features a double-elimination bracket with best-of-five matches from start to finish. The top two teams from the season will start in Round 2, while the bottom will have to fight for their survival starting at the lower bracket (Round 1). The remaining teams will start from the upper bracket Round 1.

So far, three teams have already qualified for the LCS Championship 2021:

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • TSM

All teams who manage to get to Round 4 of the LCS Championship 2021, either by making it to the finals of the upper or lower bracket, will secure a ticket to Worlds 2021 in China.

At the moment, no info is available about seedings for Worlds 2021, as well as for the prize pool of the championship.

League of Legends LCS Championship 2021 Trophy
(Picture: Riot Games)

LCS Championship 2021: How to watch and tickets

Tickets for the finals in the Prudential Center are now available at www.visitlcs.com. More detailed information regarding health and safety protocols at the Prudential Center will be posted as we get closer to the event.

In case you don’t have a chance to go, the LCS Championship 2021 will be streamed live on the LCS' official Twitch and YouTube channels on 7-29th August 2021, with exclusive drops and experiences available for all live viewers.

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