2014 NA Challenger Series/Spring/Series 1

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2014 NA CS Spring #1
CS NA logo.png
League Information
Organizer: Riot Games
Sponsor: American Express Serve
Coke Zero
Plantronics Gaming
Server: North America
Event Type: Online/Offline
Country United States USA
Location: 1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Stage 22
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
Prize pool: $20,000
Start Date: 2014-01-17
End Date: 2014-02-16
Links: Website
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Overview

The 2014 NA Challenger Series is a Challenger league that runs alongside the LCS for the entire 2014 season and a direct bridge into the LCS. Twenty teams from the Challenger ladder will be placed into five brackets of four, where the top five teams will be placed into Challenger Series #1. The teams will then play in a single elimination bracket; the top three teams from this bracket will advance into Challenger Series #2, where they will be joined by another five teams from another twenty team qualifier identical to the one for Challenger Series #1.

Teams earn points from finishes in each Challenger Series. The top six teams with the most points will compete against each other, where the top three will earn a spot in the next LCS Promotion Tournament.

Format

  • Play-In 1
    • Top 20 teams from the Ranked 5s Ladder are split into five brackets of four.
    • Each match is a Best of One.
    • Each bracket winner advances into the Challenger Series #1.
  • Challenger Series #1
    • Round of 8, Single Elimination
      • Three teams pre-qualified who dropped from the Promotion Tournament
      • Five teams from Play-In #1.
    • Each match is a Best of Three.
    • Winning teams earn cash prizes and points based on their finish
    • Top three teams advance to Challenger Series #2.

Prize Pool

Place Prize Series Points Spring Season
Challenger Series #1
Gold.png1st $ 6,000 9 LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
Silver.png2nd $ 4,000 7 CoL.Blacklogo std.png compLexity.Black
Bronze.png3rd $ 3,000 5 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.Red
Copper.png4th $ 2,000 4 COGlogo std.png COGnitive Gaming
5th/8th $ 1,250 1 C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest
Y sologo std.png y so E-Sports
Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy
VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming White

Play In

Participants (20)
Logo std2.png Challenger8 COG Forgelogo std.png COGnitive Gaming Forge Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Academy XOlogo std.png Crossover eSports
Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy GFSlogo std.png Girlfriends Logo std2.png Jet Fuel Logo std2.png kimchi 2 spicy
LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ Logo std2.png No Big Deal Logo std2.png Pink Pwnys Skylinelogo std.png Skyline
T8logo std.png Team 8 Teamgreenforestlogo std.png Team Green Forest LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro Tempest2logo std.png Team Tempest
TINTlogo std.png TINT Gaming VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming Red VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming White Y sologo std.png y so E-Sports

Results

  Semifinals Finals
             
  COG Forgelogo std.png COG Forge 1
  Logo std2.png kimchi 2 spicy 0
  COG Forgelogo std.png COG Forge 0
  Y sologo std.png y so 1
  Logo std2.png Challenger8 0
  Y sologo std.png y so 1
  Semifinals Finals
             
  LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ 1
  Tempest2logo std.png Tempest2 0
  LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ 1
  VVvlogo std.png vVv Red 0
  T8logo std.png T8 0
  VVvlogo std.png vVv Red 1
  Semifinals Finals
             
  Teamgreenforestlogo std.png TGF 0
  GFSlogo std.png GFS 1
  GFSlogo std.png GFS 0
  VVvlogo std.png vVv White 1
  VVvlogo std.png vVv White 1
  XOlogo std.png XO 0
  Semifinals Finals
             
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad 1
  Complexitylogo std.png coL Acad 0
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad 1
  Logo std2.png No Big Deal 0
  Logo std2.png No Big Deal 1
  Logo std2.png Pink Pwnys 0
  Semifinals Finals
             
  TINTlogo std.png TINT 1
  Logo std2.png Jet Fuel 0
  TINTlogo std.png TINT 0
  Skylinelogo std.png Skyline 1
  LoLPrologo std.png LoLPro 0
  Skylinelogo std.png Skyline 1

Challenger Series #1

Participants
From Promotion Tournament
C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest COGlogo std.png COGnitive Gaming CoL.Blacklogo std.png compLexity.Black2
From Play In
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.Red1 Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming White Y sologo std.png y so E-Sports
1 compLexity.Red acquires the roster of Skyline prior the semifinals.
2 compLexity.Black acquires the roster of Determined Gaming prior the semifinals.

Results

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  C9logo std.png C9T 0
  Skylinelogo std.png Skyline 2
  Complexitylogo std.png coL.Red 0
  LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ 2
  Y sologo std.png y so 0
  LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ 2
  LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ 2
  CoL.Blacklogo std.png coL.Black 0
  DTGlogo std.png DTG 2
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad 0 3rd place match
  CoL.Blacklogo std.png coL.Black 2
  Complexitylogo std.png coL.Red 2
  COGlogo std.png COG 0
  COGlogo std.png COG 2   COGlogo std.png COG 1
  VVvlogo std.png vVv White 1

Schedule/VODs

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