After the last Super Week of the Spring Split, only six teams are left standing and have qualified for the European Spring Split LCS Playoffs 2014. Supa Hot Crew and Millenium are the first two teams to be relegated. The team that finishs last in the playoffs will join them in the Promotion Tournament against the top 3 teams from the LoL EU Challenger Spring Playoffs. This are the last few days of the EU LCS Spring Split, who will come out on top and represent the LCS EU in the upcoming LoL All-Star in Paris? Find out in this EU LCS Playoff Preview.
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In the Playoffs, games will be played in a Best of Three series while the Grand Finals will be in a Best of Five series. First off, Alliance will face Copenhagen Wolves while Roccat will face Gambit. Whoever wins the first match will face Fnatic in the Semifinal Round while the winner of the Roccat versus Gambit match will face off with SK Gaming in the second semi finals.
LCS EU Spring Playoffs Facts
- Date: 04/15 – 04/17 – 2014
- Start Time: 08:00PST / 17:00 CEST
- Top 6 Teams of LCS EU Spring Split
- Top Team represents EU at LoL All-Stars 2014
- Last team faces relegation
- Mode: Best of 3
- Finals: Best of 5
- Total Prize Money: $ 100,000
- Live stream for all matches
- Betting Odds for all matches available
- Predictions and Betting tips below
- Overview LCS EU Teams
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- Hashtag Best Plays: #LCSBigPlays
Congratulation to the winner of the LCS EU Spring Playoffs 2014: Fnatic
- Fnatic ($ 50,000) (represents LCS EU at All-Star 2014)
- SK Gaming ($ 25,000)
- Alliance ($ 15,000)
- Roccat ($ 10,000)
- Gambit Gaming (secured spot in LCS Summer Split 2014)
- Copenhagen Wolves (faces relegation against one of the Challenger teams)
Schedule and Odds – EU Spring Playoffs*
While Fnatic and SK Gaming got a bye to the semi finals. Gambit Gaming, Copenhagen Wolves, Roccat and Alliance will have to fight their way through the quarter finals.
- SK Gaming
- Gambit Gaming
- Copenhagen Wolves
Quarterfinals (best of 3) – 04/15/2014
Alliance vs. Copenhagen Wolves (2 : 1)
Roccat vs. Gambit Gaming (2 : 0)
Semifinals (best of 3) – 04/16/2014
SK Gaming vs. Roccat (2 : 1)
Fnatic vs. Alliance (2 : 1)
Finals (best of 5) – 04/17/2014
SK Gaming vs. Fnatic
Betting odds comparison
We have made screenshots of the betting odds offered for the LCS Playoffs by the bookmakers we have reviewed. Please be aware that the odds shown here might have changed in the meantime. You can take a look at the current odds by following the links below. As we do not update this site hourly it is possible that there are already odds live at the other League of Legends betting Sites. Find more information about the bookmakers in our esports betting sites overview.
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Preview and Predictions EU Playoffs
ALL vs CW (April 15th – 8:00 PST/ 17:00 CEST)
Alliance has grown stronger during the previous Super Week and there was no sign of stopping them. But, coming in to last week's Super Week, other teams were able to discover their weakness and have taken advantage of it. After the top spot for a couple of weeks, they dropped down to the third spot and were overtaken by Fnatic. The Wolves on the other hand barely clenched the last spot for the Playoffs and it might be their last chance in retaining their spot at the LCS. Alliance can finally have that sigh of relief after weeks and weeks of doubting themselves whether they really are the top caliber team that Europe was expecting them to be. If they do get through the Quarterfinals, they will have to face against another tough competition with Fnatic. Fnatic has had a resurgence once more and won most of their games in the Super Week and have reached the second spot. Will Alliance be able to defeat Fnatic and be the first team to get to the Grand Finals? It is going to be a tough challenge for them but it won't be impossible to do.
Prediction: Edge Alliance
ROC vs GMB (April 15th – 10:00 PST/ 19:00 CEST)
Roccat and Gambit have also reached the top spot but there seems to be something with the first position that sends teams on a freefall down in the standings. Gambit have enjoyed the top spot for a couple of weeks in the first half of the split and Roccat suddenly rose to power in the middle of the split but both teams have never regained momentum to regain the spot. Only SK Gaming had the ability to take the spot back. And if there is one team that can take on SK Gaming, it's Gambit Gaming. But, they will have to go through Roccat first before they can take on their greatest rival yet. Will Gambit be able to get to the Grand Finals once more and possibly fight off Fnatic once again? A week off from the pressure of playing onstage will most likely help Gambit knowing that they need to gather their resources and plan a new strategy with their matches against Roccat and possibly SK Gaming. Roccat will surely have a tough time with their match against Gambit and it might not be their time to shine yet. Although there is not that much vote of confidence for Roccat to push through to the Semifinals, it is already a given that they will have a spot in the LCS this Summer Split where they will surely be preparing for knowing that the winner of the Summer Split will represent the region in the World Championships.
Prediction: Edge Gambit
Playoffs Prize Money
The 6 teams are playing for a total prize pool of $ 50,000. The prize money is divided as:
- 1st – $ 50,000
- 2nd – $ 25,000
- 3rd – $ 15,000
- 4th – $ 10,000
After the Quarterfinal matches, winners of both matches will face SK Gaming for the first bracket and Fnatic for the second bracket. Semifinals will be on April 16th at 8:00PST/ 17:00CET. Once the Semifinals are done, the battle for the third place and the Grand Finals will take place. The Grand Finals will be on April 17th at 8:00PST/ 17:00 CET. The winner of the split will represent the region in the upcoming All Stars match in Paris and will have a grand prize of $50,000.
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