The 2023 LCS Summer Playoffs Dates and Locations Revealed

lCS 2023 Summer Finals schedule

It feels like just yesterday that the 2023 LCS Summer split started. With a player strike and a delayed season, it comes as a surprise that we are already in week 6 with playoffs just around the corner.  With the 2023 LCS Summer Playoffs just around the corner, Riot Games has unveiled the official schedule for playoffs; this schedule reveals where and when each playoff match will take place. This year’s format will feature a double-elimination bracket for the top six teams; the seventh and eighth seeds will still have a chance to make it to the LCS Summer Finals if they can run the bracket.

The 2023 LCS Summer Playoffs Schedule

The first three weeks of playoffs will take place at The Riot Games Area in (Santa Monica), Los Angeles, CA. The 2023 LCS Summer Finals will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 19 and August 20th. Each match will start at 2:00 PM PT/ 5:00 PM ET.

If you have never heard of the Prudential Center, here is a blurb that Riot has shared about the arena.

The 2023 LCS Summer Playoffs culminate in the LCS Championship, Delivered by Grubhub at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 19-20. Home to the New Jersey Devils and Seton Hall Pirates, Prudential Center is one of the East Coast’s signature sporting venues, featuring top-tier competition and live entertainment. It’s a League of Legends esports celebration two years in the making, and we’re excited to finally host all our LCS fans in the tri-state area!

Playoffs Week 1

Match 1: Thursday, July 27 – Seed #3 vs Seed #6

Match 2: Friday, July 28 – Seed #4 vs Seed #5

Playoffs Week 2

Match 3: Thursday, August 3 – Seed #7 vs Loser of Match 1

Match 4: Friday, August 4 – Seed #8 vs Loser of Match 2

Match 5: Saturday, August 5 – Seed #1 or #2 vs Winner of Match 2

Match 6: Sunday, August 6 – Seed #1 or #2 vs Winner of Match 1

Playoffs Week 3

Match 7: Thursday, August 10 – Winner of Match 4 vs Loser of Match 5

Match 8: Friday, August 11 – Winner of Match 3 vs Loser of Match 6

Match 9: Saturday, August 12 – Winner of Match 6 vs Winner of Match 5

Match 10: Sunday, August 13 – Winner of Match 8 vs Winner of Match 7

Playoffs Week 4 – 2023 LCS Summer Finals

The 2023 LCS Summer Finals will be sponsored by Grubhub. If you have never been to an LCS Finals event, it is typically an all-day experience for Riot Games fans to enjoy. The Finals tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster. The August 19th ticket prices range between $61 to $76; meanwhile, the August 20th ticket prices range from $127 to $142. The two-day tickets are currently on sale for $127 to $142.

August 19 (One Day Ticket)

August 20 (One Day Ticket)

August 19-20 (Two Day Tickets)

Playoff Contention

If the LCS Finals were to start today, Cloud 9 would be in 1st. Golden Guardians would be in 2nd. Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid are tied for 3rd. Meanwhile, NRG and TSM are tied for 5th. On the cusp of playoffs are team Dignitas and 100 Thieves tied at 6W – 9L; both Dignitas and 100 Thieves could play spoilers with a strong showing during week 6 from the 19th to the 21st. Who will be the top seeds and will one of the lower seeds play spoiler?

If you want more LCS news or interviews, you can check out our interview with FlyQuest’s Head Coach SSong or Cloud 9s Top Laner Fudge. If you want even more LCS interviews, you can check out Matt’s (KillerKDemons) YouTube to see the interviews before they are transcribed.

Interview with Immortals Treatz

100 Thieves Coach Nukeduck interview

Interview with Dignitas Coach Svenskeren

Interview with NRG Marksman (Bot laner) FBI

Interview with Team Liquid Head Coach Reignover

Interview with Evil Geniuses Support Eyla

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