The first games of the LCS 2018 – Season 8 will be played in January 2018. Both Europe and North America will have 10 professional League of Legends teams competing in the upcoming Spring Split. Compared to the seventh season a lot has changed: the teams in the EU LCS 2018 are no longer divided into two groups before each split. Just like in the NA LCS all games are played in the Best-of-1 format in the regular season of the League of Legends Championship Series. The North American competitors will only fight 9 weeks in the regular season, just as the ones from Europe. You can find the current standings and the upcoming schedule right below as usual. After each of the two LCS splits the Playoffs take place, the rough schedule of the LCS Season 8 looks like this: Spring Split> Spring Playoffs> Summer Split> Summer Playoffs. Between the two splits there will be an international showdown between the best teams of each region: the 2018 LoL Mid-Season Invitational tournament. After the Summer Split Playoffs the most successful teams qualify for the most important tournament of the year – the LoL World Championship 2018 (LoL Worlds). Another way to this event is the qualification by Championship Points, which are earned by placings on top of the standings in the Spring Split season as well as in the Summer Split.
- Start: 08/03 – 08/04/2018:
Week 7 – EU LCS Summer 2018
- Previous Results:
Week 6 – EU LCS Summer 2018
- Full schedule & results:
EU LCS Summer Split
- Grand Finals and 3rd place match | EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2018
- Grand Finals and 3rd place match | NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2018
- Semifinals | EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2018
- Semifinals | NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2018
- Quarterfinals | NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2018
- Quarterfinals | EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2018
- Week 9 – NA LCS Summer Split 2018
- Week 9 – EU LCS Summer Split 2018
LCS Season 2018 | LCS 8 facts:
- 2 Regions: LCS EU and LCS NA
- 10 teams per region
- All matches will be streamed live
- Bets and odds available for all matches
- All matches in regular season are Best-of-1
- Playoffs are played in Best-of-5
- Spring Split Dates: 01/19/2018 – 03/18/2018
- NA LCS: 9 Weeks in Spring Split 2018 (10 matches / week)
- NA LCS Spring Split Ticket Info
- EU LCS: 9 Weeks in Spring Split 2018 (10 matches / week)
- EU LCS Spring Split Ticket Info
- LCS 2018 Spring Split Playoffs: 03/23/2018 – 04/08/2018
- Spring Split Champions get ticket to the MSI 2018
- Summer Split Dates: 06/15/2018 – 08/19/2018
- Summer Split Playoffs: 08/25/2018 – 09/09/2018
- Summer Split Champions get ticket to LoL Worlds 2018
- Hashtags: #LCS #EULCS #NALCS
These are the 10 teams that qualified for the upcoming 2018 Summer Split of the North American LoL Pro-League.
Promoted / Relegated teams: LCS NA Spring Split 2018
The 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotion tournament was running from August 11th-13th in 2017. The top 2 Challenger teams and bottom 2 LCS teams were fighting for 2 spots in the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split. Both NA LCS teams could reclaim their spot for the North American Spring Split:
- ↑↑↑ Team Liquid requalified as the first team for the Spring Split
- ↑↑↑ Phoenix1 requalified as the second team, but had to be sold
- ↓↓↓ eUnited remain in the Challenger Series
- ↓↓↓ Gold Coin United remain in the NA CS as well
For the first time, there was no Relegation between Spring Split and Summer Split, so the teams are the same.
This year, Riot Games announced changes for the format of the EU LCS Spring split 2018, they ditched the 2 group format and switched back to Bo1 and single group format.
Promoted / Relegated teams: EU LCS Spring Split 2018
The 2018 EU LCS Spring Promotion tournament was running from August 17th to August 25th 2018. The top 2 European Challenger teams and bottom 2 EU LCS teams were fighting for 2 spots in the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split.
- ↑↑↑ Giants! were able to reclaim their LCS spot after one season in the Challenger Series.
- ↑↑↑ FC Schalke 04 is finally back again in the EU LCS.
- ↓↓↓ Mysterious Monkeys loose their LCS spot after one season and will again compete in the 2018 EU CS.
- ↓↓↓ Ninjas in Pyjamas are also out of the LCS.
Championship Points, Playoffs and Worlds 2018 Qualifiers
The NA LCS and EU LCS teams have to collect Championship Points in season 8 again, which are necessary to qualify for LoL World Championship 2018. The winners of the LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs qualify directly for the League of Legends MSI 2018, the winner of the Summer Playoffs for LoL Worlds 2018. The other seeds for League of Legends World Championship 2018 will go to the teams with the most Championship Points and the winners of the Regional Qualifiers.
Season 8 Schedule
The 2018 LCS (Season 8) is divided into Spring Split and Summer Split and both contain weekly matches as league format and playoff games. The complete schedule for the 2018 LCS Spring Split is expected to be released in early January. The full Summer Split schedule is expected to be confirmed in mid May.
- Friday: TBA
- Saturday: TBA
Matchdays and starting times LCS NA Summer Split (North America)
- Saturday: TBA
- Sunday: TBA
- Friday: 09:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST / 18:00 CET
- Saturday: 09:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST / 18:00 CET
Matchdays and starting times LCS NA Spring Split (North America)
- Saturday: 02:00 PM PST / 05:00 PM EST / 23:00 CET
- Sunday: 02:00 PM PST / 05:00 PM EST / 23:00 CETT
Betting Odds for the Spring Season LCS 2018
The first League of Legends bets on the overall winner of the European and North American LCS Spring Split are now live. An overview of the current LoL betting possibilities can be found on our betting and odds page for the LCS 2018 Spring Split.
As every year all matches of LCS Season 8 | 2018 are streamed live and for free on the popular streaming platforms Youtube, Twitch and Azubu. Of course you can watch the matches right here on our website as well. Just click on the play button and the red light indicates that the LCS Live Stream is up and running. You can find more information about the schedule and broadcasting times above. Both EU and NA LCS will be under the same live stream for the LCS 2018. We hope you enjoy the matches of the LCS Spring Split 2018!
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