2015 NA LCS Spring Expansion

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NA LCS Spring 2015 Expansion
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League Information
Organizer: ESL
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Country North America 
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Start Date: 2014-11-15
End Date: 2014-12-14
Results
Qualified:
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 Curse Academy
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 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:
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         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
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 Curse Academy
None
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 Team Coast
CS $ 7,500
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 Final Five
$ 7,500
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 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
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 Curse Academy
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 Team Coast
1
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 compLexity Gaming
From Challenger Series
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 Team LoLPro
1
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 XDG Gaming
2
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 Denial eSports
2
From Ranked 5's
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 Team Coast
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 Enemy
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 Team Fusion
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 Team LoLPro
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 compLexity.White
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 Zenith eSports
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 We Love Shakira
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 Final Five
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 Monster Kittens
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 Fission Esports
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 Team Confusion
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 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
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 Hauntzer  
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 Saintvicious
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 Keane
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 Cop
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 Bunny FuFuu
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compLexity.Black
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 I KeNNy u  
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 CloudNguyen
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 PR0LLY
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 ROBERTxLEE
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 Bubbadub
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Ranked 5's Teams

From Ranked 5's
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 Team Coast
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 Enemy
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 Team Fusion
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 Team LoLPro
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 compLexity.White
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 Zenith eSports
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 Final Five
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 Monster Kittens
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 Fission Esports
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 Team Confusion
1
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 Noble Truth
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 Call Gaming
1 Team Confusion forfeited their first-round match against Team Fusion.[2][3]

Results

Online

Bracket A

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  
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coL.Black
0
  
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ZEN
1
  
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F5
2
  
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F5
2

Bracket B

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  
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Crs Acad
2
  
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coL.White
2
  
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coL.White
0
  
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MK
1

Bracket C

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  
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CST
2
  
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Call
0
  
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CST
2
  
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LoLPro
0
  
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LoLPro
2
  
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FIS
0

Bracket D

  Round 1 Round 2
             
  
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FSN
2
  
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NME
2
  
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NME
0
  
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NTR
0

Live

  Round 1 Round 2 Qualified
                       
Winner's bracket
  
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F5
2
  
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FSN
3
  
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FSN
1
  
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Crs Acad
3
  
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Crs Acad
3
  
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CST
1
  
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Crs Acad
Q
  
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CST
Q
Loser's bracket
  
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FSN
2
  
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F5
1
  
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CST
3
  
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CST
3

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    Twitch.tv Stream
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Schedule/VODs

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


Additional Content

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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