This Week in Esports [August 15th - August 22nd]

Posted on at 10:05 AM by Aznbeat
Following NA & EU Playoffs Semifinals, we're back with a new edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for details on current LCS standings, regional standings, various team & player news, roster updates, and more!

Current Standings:

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Monday, August 22nd and, as always, VODs can be found here.

NOTE FOR NA/EU LCS: Semifinals for NA and EU LCS wrapped up last weekend, and we now know out teams for each final, as well as who will be in the running for third place.

As a reminder, first place in the summer split will automatically qualify for Worlds, and the next spot will go to the team with the highest championship points. The final spot for Worlds will be determined at the NA and EU Regional Qualifiers, the winners of which will be the third seeds of their respective regions.

[NA] LCS:

    • Quarterfinals: Winners - Cloud9, CLG
    • Semifinals: Winners - Cloud9, TSM
    • Third Place Match: 8/27
    • Final: 8/28

[EU] LCS:

  • Summer Split Playoff Bracket:
    • Quarterfinals: Winners - Unicorns of Love, H2K
    • Semifinals: Winners - Splyce, G2 Esports
    • Third Place Match: 8/27
    • Final: 8/28

[Korea] LCK:

  • LCK Playoffs:
    • Round 1 - Winner: Samsung Galaxy
    • Round 2 - Winner: KT Rolster
    • Round 3 - Winner: KT Rolster
    • Final - Winner: - ROX Tigers

[China] LPL:

  • LPL Playoffs
    • Round 1 - Winners: Vici Gaming, I MAY
    • Round 2 - Winners: Team World Elite, I MAY
    • Semifinals - Winners: Edward Gaming, Royal Never Give Up
    • Third Place - Winner - I MAY
    • Final - 8/26 - Royal Never Give Up vs. Edward Gaming
  • Schedule/Teams/Standings - Esports Wikis

[TW/HK/MO] LMS: 

  • LMS Playoffs
    • Round 1 - Winner: ahq e-Sports Club
    • Round 2 - Winner: Flash Wolves
    • Final - Winner: Flash Wolves


2016 World Championship Qualified Teams

As the 2016 World Championship nears, here are the teams currently qualified for the 2016 WC:
  • China (3 spots)
    • EDward Gaming
    • Royal Never Give Up
    • ???
  • Korea (3 spots) 
    • Rox Tigers
    • SKT Telecom T1
    • ???
  • Europe (3 spots)
    • G2 Esports
    • ???
    • ???
  • NA (3 spots) 
    • Team SoloMid
    • ???
    • ???
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao (2 spots)
    • Flash Wolves
    • ???
  • IWC (2 spots)
    • ???
    • ???


IWC Qualified Teams:

With several teams wrapping up their regional leagues this weekend, let's take a look at the teams currently headed to the IWCQ Brazil 2016 later this week - two of the eight will head to the 2016 WC later this year!
  • IWC Qualified Teams:
    • OPL - The Chiefs eSports Club
    • GPL - Saigon Jokers
    • LCL - Albus NoX Luna
    • TCL - Dark Passage
    • CBLoL - INTZ e-Sports
    • LJL - Rampage
    • LAN - Lyon Gaming
    • LAS - Kaos Latin Gamers
The International Wildcard will run from 8/24 - 9/4!

Check out this link for more info and the full schedule for the International Wildcard qualifier!


Team, Player, Event & Organization News

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