This Week in Esports [April 11th - April 17th]

Posted on at 10:43 AM by woops
As we approach the LCS Playoff Finals, we're back with another edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for more on final standings of the NA & EU LCS Playoffs, LCK/LPL/LMS Playoff brackets and updates, various team/player news, VODs, and more!

Current Standings:

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Sunday, April 17th and, as always, VODs can be found here.

NA & EU LCS Spring Playoffs - Finals

The Finals of the 2016 LCS Spring Split Playoffs wrapped up over the weekend!

Congratulations to G2 Esports and Counter Logic Gaming on finishing in first place for their respective regions, also qualifying them for the Mid-Season Invitational!

Here are the final brackets for each region following this weekend:

  • G2 Esports defeated Origen 3-1 taking first place in the Spring Split with Origen takes second place.
  • Fnatic defeated H2K 3-2 and finish third place.

  • CLG defeated TSM 3-2 taking first place in the Spring Split with TSM takes second place.
  • Immortals defeated Liquid 3-0 and finish third place.

[Korea] LCK:

The playoffs for the LCK are currently underway, the Final round will be held on April 23rd between SKTelecom T1 and ROX Tigers!

Here's a look at the current playoff bracket:

[China] LPL:

The playoffs for the LPL are also currently underway, the Final round will be held on April 23rd between Royal Never Give Up and Edward Gaming! The Third Place match will be held on April 18th.

Here's a look at the current playoff bracket:


The playoffs over in the LMS have just concluded this last weekend, congratulations to Flash Wolves for their first place finish over ahq e-Sports Club. By finishing first, Flash Wolves have been qualified for MSI!

Here's a look at the final playoff bracket:

IWCI 2016

The 2016 International Wild Card Invitational continues through the 24th with top teams from CBLOL, LCL, LJL, LAN, LAS, OPL, GPL, and TLC competing for prizes and a spot at MSI 2016!

Here's the current standings as of April 18th at ~11 PM PST:
For more information, check out the IWCI 2016 site!

Team, Player, Event & Organization News


  • Riot has released a Player Spotlight featuring Febiven, Fnatic's starting Mid!


  • dade has left QG Reapers


  • [REMINDERRiot has announced the location for the 2016 World Championship, the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational, and the 2016 International Wildcard Invitational!
    • 2016 World Championship will be held across North America September 29th - October 29th
      • Group Stage: September 29-October 2 + October 6-9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA
      • Quarterfinals: October 13-16 at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
      • Semifinals: October 21-22 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
      • Finals: October 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 International Wildcard Invitational will be held in Mexico April 16 - 23rd.

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