2015 NA LCS Spring Expansion

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NA LCS Spring 2015 Expansion
2015NALCSLogo.png
League Information
Organizer: ESL
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Country North America North America
Start Date: 2014-11-15
End Date: 2014-12-14
Results
Qualified: Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy
CSTlogo std.png Team Coast
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Overview

The 2015 NA LCS Spring Expansion is a one-time Expansion Tournament to determine the final two teams to make it into the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split. The six remaining teams from the Spring Promotion and the Challenger Series Playoffs face off against seven teams from the Ranked 5's Ladder for the last two spots in the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split.

Format

  • Online
    • Top 13 teams from the Ranked 5s Ladder are split into four brackets.
      • Three teams pre-qualified who dropped from the Promotion Tournament, receiving byes.
      • Three teams from the Challenger Series Playoffs.
      • Seven teams from the Ranked 5's Ladder
    • A match will be played to determine 5/6th seed from the Challenger Series
    • Each match is a Best of Three.
    • Each bracket winner advances to the Live Expansion.
  • Live Expansion
    • Double Elimination
    • Each match is a Best of Five.
    • The winners of the Winner's and Loser's Bracket qualify for the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split
  • Patch Information (Uses the naming structure of the bracket below)
    • Online:
      •  Azir is disabled for the online expansion tournament due to known bugs.[1]
      • Round 1: Patch 4.19
      • Round 2: Patch 4.19
    • Live: Patch 4.20, with updated Summoner's Rift visuals and new jungle changes

Prize Pool

$ 15,000 USD (Approximately € 12,981 EUR) is spread among the teams qualifying for the Challenger Series:

Place Price Team
LCS
None
Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy
None
CSTlogo std.png Team Coast
CS $ 7,500 F5logo std.png Final Five
$ 7,500 Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion

Initially Qualified Teams

There were two waves of qualified teams - the first, teams that participated in Challenger Playoffs and/or the Spring Promotion Tournament. After four of these teams dropped out of the Expansion Tournament, the top twelve ranked 5's teams were invited; however, not all of these teams participated either. To see a list of teams that participated, see below.
From Promotion Tournament
Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy CSTlogo std.png Team Coast1 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
From Challenger Series
LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro1 XDGlogo std.png XDG Gaming2 Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports2
From Ranked 5's
CSTlogo std.png Team Coast NMElogo std.png Enemy Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.White ZENlogo std.png Zenith eSports Logo std2.png We Love Shakira F5logo std.png Final Five
MKlogo std.png Monster Kittens FISlogo std.png Fission Esports Logo std2.png Team Confusion Logo std2.png MSI Team Dragon Knights
1Though Team Coast and Team LoLPro are participating in the Promotion Tournament, they did lose their initial seed from the Promotion Tournament and instead qualified via the ranked ladder.
2XDG Gaming and Denial eSports have been disbanded prior the tournament.

Participating Teams

Promotion Teams

Curse Academy
Curse Academylogo square.png
USA Hauntzer  
USA Saintvicious
South Korea Keane
USA Cop
USA Bunny FuFuu
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Ranked 5's Teams

From Ranked 5's
CSTlogo std.png Team Coast NMElogo std.png Enemy Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.White ZENlogo std.png Zenith eSports F5logo std.png Final Five MKlogo std.png Monster Kittens
FISlogo std.png Fission Esports Logo std2.png Team Confusion1 NTRlogo std.png Noble Truth Calllogo std.png Call Gaming
1 Team Confusion forfeited their first-round match against Team Fusion.[2][3]

Results

Online

Bracket A

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  CoL.Blacklogo std.png coL.Black 0
  ZENlogo std.png ZEN 1
  F5logo std.png F5 2
  F5logo std.png F5 2

Bracket B

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad 2
  Complexitylogo std.png coL.White 2
  Complexitylogo std.png coL.White 0
  MKlogo std.png MK 1

Bracket C

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  CSTlogo std.png CST 2
  Calllogo std.png Call 0
  CSTlogo std.png CST 2
  LoLPrologo std.png LoLPro 0
  LoLPrologo std.png LoLPro 2
  FISlogo std.png FIS 0

Bracket D

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  Team FusionLogo std.png FSN 2
  NMElogo std.png NME 2
  NMElogo std.png NME 0
  NTRlogo std.png NTR 0

Live

  Round 1 Round 2 Qualified
                       
Winner's bracket
  F5logo std.png F5 2
  Team FusionLogo std.png FSN 3
  Team FusionLogo std.png FSN 1
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad 3
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad 3
  CSTlogo std.png CST 1
  Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad
Q
  CSTlogo std.png CST
Q
Loser's bracket
  Team FusionLogo std.png FSN 2
  F5logo std.png F5 1
  CSTlogo std.png CST 3
  CSTlogo std.png CST 3

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Schedule/VODs

Live Expansion
Round Match Result Date PST EST CET KST Countdown VoDs/Stream Discussion
WB R1
F5 F5logo std.png
vs. Team FusionLogo std.png FSN
[Show] 2014-12-12 11:00 14:00 20:00 04:00 12345 Reddit
WB R1
Crs Acad Crs Acadlogo std.png
vs. CSTlogo std.png CST
[Show] 2014-12-12 14:00 17:00 23:00 07:00 12345 Reddit
WB Final
FSN Team FusionLogo std.png
vs. Crs Acadlogo std.png Crs Acad
[Show] 2014-12-13 11:00 14:00 20:00 04:00 12345 Reddit
LB R1
F5 F5logo std.png
vs. CSTlogo std.png CST
[Show] 2014-12-13 14:00 17:00 23:00 07:00 12345 Reddit
LB Final
FSN Team FusionLogo std.png
vs. CSTlogo std.png CST
[Show] 2014-12-14 11:00 14:00 20:00 04:00 12345 Reddit


Additional Content

Interviews

Articles

Other Content

See Also

External Links

References

  1. LoLesports' Twitter Post twitter.com
  2. Clarification on Confusion vs. Fusion forfeit (Fusion perspective) reddit.com
  3. NA LCS Expansion Tournament - Round One twitch.tv