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List of all LCS Winners
|Split||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|2022 Spring Split||Evil Geniuses||100 Thieves||Team Liquid|
|2021 Summer Split||100 Thieves||Team Liquid||Cloud9|
|2021 Spring Split||Cloud9||Team Liquid||Team SoloMid|
|2020 Summer Split||Team SoloMid||FlyQuest||Team Liquid|
|2020 Spring Split||Cloud9||FlyQuest||Evil Geniuses|
|2019 Summer Split||Team Liquid||Cloud9||Counter Logic Gaming|
|2019 Spring Split||Team Liquid||Team SoloMid||Cloud9|
|2018 Summer Split||Team Liquid||Cloud9||Team SoloMid|
|2018 Spring Split||Team Liquid||100 Thieves||Echo Fox|
|2017 Summer Split||Team SoloMid||Immortals||Counter Logic Gaming|
|2017 Spring Split||Team SoloMid||Cloud9||Phoenix1|
|2016 Summer Split||Team SoloMid||Cloud9||Immortals|
|2016 Spring Split||Counter Logic Gaming||Team SoloMid||Immortals|
|2015 Summer Split||Counter Logic Gaming||Team SoloMid||Team Liquid|
|2015 Spring Split||Team SoloMid||Cloud9||Team Liquid|
|2014 Summer Split||Team SoloMid||Cloud9||LMQ|
|2014 Spring Split||Cloud9||Team SoloMid||Counter Logic Gaming|
|2013 Summer Split||Cloud9||Team SoloMid||Team Vulcan|
|2013 Spring Split||Team SoloMid||Good Game University||Team Vulcan|
In the LCS, ten teams play in two splits per season (spring and summer) for the championship in North America.
LCS Lock In Tournament
The season starts in January with the LCS Lock In. In this tournament, the top 2 teams from the previous season select four teams for each group and then play a single round robin.
The top 4 teams in each group then play in a single-elimination bracket for the $150.000 prize pool. The LCS Lock In tournament does not affect the regular season.
In the regular season, the teams play a total of 18 games (double round robin) in best-of-1 format. The placement in the regular season determines the starting point for playoffs.
Six teams will compete in the LCS Spring Split Playoffs, with the top four seeds from the regular season starting in the winners bracket and fifth and sixth place in the loser bracket.
The finalists of the LCS will be determined in a double elimination system (best-of-5). The winner of the Spring Split qualifies for the Mid-Season Invitational Event (MSI), which also includes international competition.
In the Summer Split, the top 8 teams qualify for playoffs. The top 3 teams from the Summer Split Playoffs qualify for the World Championship at the end of the season. This results in the summer split being more important than spring split.