This Week in Esports [JULY 20TH - JULY 26TH]

Posted on at 11:10 PM by woops
Now that the NA & EU LCS Summer Split come to a finish and playoffs are right around the corner, we're back with another edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for LCS Summer Split standings following week 9, current standings for various regional leagues. team/player news, and more!

Current Standings:

 Every week we track the regions leagues that will be directly seeding into the 2015 World Championship later this year. The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Sunday, July 26th and, as always, VODs can be found here. 


[NA] LCS:
  • Standings after Week 9 - the final week of the LCS Summer split.
  • Team Liquid and Counter Logic Gaming have secured byes into the Semifinals (August 15th/16th) by placing 1st and 2nd. Team ImpulseGravityTeam Solomid, and Dignitas have secured Quarterfinals slots (August 8th/9th) by placing 3rd-6th. C9 retains their LCS spot for next split. T8 and NME head to the promotion tournament to see if they can defend their spot in the spring split and TDK has been relegated down to the Challenger series.
  • The NA LCS action starts back up with the Summer playoffs starting on August 8th, leading up to the finals on August 23rd!

    [EU] LCS:
    • Standings after Week 9 - the final week of the LCS Summer split.
    • Fnatic and Origen have secured byes into the Semifinals (August 15th/16th) by placing 1st and 2nd. Unicorns of LoveROCCATH2K, and Giants Gaming have secured Quarterfinals slots (August 8th/9th) by placing 3rd-6th. EL retains their LCS spot for next split. GMB and SK Gaming head to the promotion tournament to see if they can defend their spot in the spring split  and CW has been relegated down to the Challenger series.
    • The EU LCS action starts back up with the Summer playoffs starting on August 8th, leading up to the finals on August 23rd!

    [NA/EU] Challenger Series
    • Playoffs begin on August 4th with the Semifinals. Finals will be held on August 12th! The top team from the playoffs earns an 2016 NA LCS Spring spot while 2nd and 3rd will head to the 2016 NA LCS Spring Promotion tournament!

    • Playoffs begin on August 4th with the Semifinals. Finals will be held on August 12th! The top team from the playoffs earns an 2016 EU LCS Spring spot while 2nd and 3rd will head to the 2016 EU LCS Spring Promotion tournament!

    [Korea] LCK:
    • Top Five (W/L)
    • SK Telecom T1 (14 - 1)
    • KOO Tigers (10 - 5)
    • KT Rolster (10 - 5)
    • CJ ENTUS (10 - 5)
    • Najin e-mFire (9 - 6)

    [China] LPL:
    • Top Five (W/L/T) - Points
    • EDward Gaming (10 - 2 - 6) - 36 Points 
    • Qiao Gu (6 - 1 - 12) - 30 Points 
    • OMG (5 - 3 - 10) - 25 Points 
    • Snake (5 - 3 - 10) - 25 Points 
      • LGD Gaming (5 - 4 - 9) - 24 Points 


      [TW/HK/MO] LMS:
      • Summer Split Playoffs have just finished up in the LMS with AHQ reigning victorious!

      [BR] CB LOL:
      • With semifinals completed, CB LOL's 2015 finals will take place on August 8th between INTZ and paIN. The winner will move on to represent their region in the International Wildcard tournament for a spot at the World Championship.

      Team, Player, & Organization News


      NA:


      Europe:



      Riot:

      • The first wave of tickets will go on sale on the following dates, with details & pricing for each event released 2 days before: 
      Group stages - Paris - July 8th
      Quarterfinals - London - July 15th 
      Semifinals - Brussels - July 22nd
      Finals - Berlin - July 29th
      • Riot has also published a feature video on the three Danish NA LCS players - Trashy from NME, Bjergsen from TSM, and Santorin from TSM.

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