NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs
|2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs|
|Winner:||Counter Logic Gaming|
The Riot 2016 Season Championship Series is the fourth season of North America's fully professional League of Legends league. In the playoffs, six teams compete in a single-elimination bracket for prize money and Championship Points.
- Single elimination with Third Place match.
- First and Second place of the regular season get a bye into the Semifinals.
- Third through Sixth place of the regular season play in the Quarterfinals.
- Teams are reseeded after Quarterfinals so the first-place team always plays the lowest-ranked advancing quarterfinal team.
- All matches Best of 5.
- Official 2016 Season LCS Rulebook
- Third-place match and grand finals will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119)
$ 100,000 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:
|1st||$ 50,000||90||Counter Logic Gaming|
|2nd||$ 25,000||70||Team SoloMid|
|4th||$ 10,000||30||Team Liquid|
|3rd place match|
|C9 vs. TSM||Bjergsen||10.4||azir zed 30px vel'koz|
|TL vs. NRG||Piglet||5.67||kalista lucian|
|CLG vs. TL||Darshan||6.75||ekko maokai poppy|
|IMT vs. TSM||Svenskeren||15.7||graves nidalee 30px lee sin|
|TL vs. IMT||Pobelter||6.57||Azir Cassiopeia Ryze|
|CLG vs. TSM||Stixxay||3.0||Caitlyn Ezreal Tristana|
Schedule & VODs
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- March 22nd, Lourlo on TL's playoff chances: 'We are definitely going to make it to either semifinals or finals' with theScore
- March 21st, GBM talks about what NRG needs to fix before their playoff match against Liquid with theScore
- April 4th, TSM YellOwStaR to fans: “Don’t give up" with Yahoo!
- April 5th, Dardoch on CLG's bye: 'They have the advantage...but I don't think that's going to be enough' with theScore
- April 5th, Scarra and CLG Yoona talk Scarra Gaming House and playoffs with Yahoo!
- April 5th, TL Piglet and NRG Impact discuss their rivalry and TL's playoff chances with Yahoo!
- April 6th, FeniX on facing CLG: 'I think we're better at laning phase, so if we dodge 2v1 I think we can win' with theScore
- April 7th, [LoL] NRG eSports predicts the NA LCS semifinals with theScore
- April 8th, Head-to-Head: Team Liquid and Counter Logic Gaming discuss their player matchups with theScore
- April 8th, Zirene: ‘I think Team Liquid is the second best team in the league, I’ve thought this for awhile’ with theScore
- April 9th, TL Lourlo and Aror - his professional Smite playing brother - on being an esports family with Yahoo!
- April 10th, Aphromoo breaks down CLG vs. TL, predicts TSM to beat IMT with Yahoo!
- April 11th, Darshan on CLG's win over TL: 'I'm still kind of in disbelief that we won' with theScore
- April 12th, Keane Compares Apex to Gravity: 'Apex is more competitive and more focused' with theScore
- April 12th, TSM Doublelift: 'We definitely worked harder than Immortals' with Yahoo!
- April 15th, LoL NA LCS: 1 on 1 with Team Liquid - Fenix with ESPN
- April 15th, LoL NA LCS: 1 on 1 with Team Liquid - Lourlo with ESPN
- April 15th, LoL NA LCS: 1 on 1 with Team Liquid - Dardoch with ESPN
- April 15th, LoL NA LCS: 1 on 1 with Team Liquid - Matt with ESPN
- April 16th, Trick2g predicts the NA LCS finals and takes on TL’s Jokasteve in a trash talk battle with theScore
- April 17th, aphromoo: 'TSM’s bottom lane was the weak point of their team' with theScore
- April 17th, Trick2g: ’Double’s really good at tiltin’ - if they hit the right switches it’s gonna be an easy game’ with Yahoo!
- April 17th, Q&A: Dash on TSM/CLG, college esports and caster preparation with Slingshot
- April 18th, WildTurtle on the tank meta: 'We were late to the party and it kind of bit us in the ass' with theScore
- April 18th, WildTurtle: “We were pretty sad for two, three days. But then we decided we needed to get third.” with Slingshot
- April 18th, Stixxay on CLG’s bot lane: “I think we’re definitely up there, and people underrate us for some reason.” with Slingshot
- April 18th, Pobelter: 'We’re gonna come back really strong next split and hope to keep dominating' with Yahoo!
- April 19th, Darshan: ’NA deserves more, we deserve more, I want to make a statement at MSI’ with Yahoo!
- April 19th, Locodoco on TL’s playoffs, why NA teams avoid Sivir and his growth as a coach since TSM with theScore
- April 20th, Cop and Xpecial in Vegas: Former teammates discuss their current relationship with Yahoo!
- April 20th, Splyce's Marty on Yamato, first split performance, and building an esports brand with Yahoo!
- April 20th, Renegades' Manager Leonyx: 'If we are able to keep Ninja and Seraph, I guarantee a top two' with theScore
- March 23rd, Predicting the League of Legends NA LCS playoffs by James Chen on PC Gamer
- March 30th, The History of Apple Pie: Emily Rand's 5 storylines to watch ahead of TSM vs. Cloud9 by Emily Rand on theScore
- March 31st, New Kids on the Block: 5 Storylines to watch ahead of TL vs. NRG by Emily Rand on theScore
- March 31st, LCS Quarterfinals Staff Picks: let the games begin from theScore
- March 31st, NA LCS Playoff preview: Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- March 31st, How each team can win the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split by Cassandra Requine Marshall on Lol Esports
- April 1st, The Clash Of Dynasties - C9 vs TSM Preview by AdsMoFro on Liquid Legends
- April 1st, NA LCS Playoff preview: Team Liquid vs. NRG Esports by Tyler "fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- April 3rd, Searching For An Identity - TL vs NRG Preview by TeamLiquid ESPORTS on Liquid Legends
- April 3rd, TSM Svenskeren: "We have Bjergsen, so we can" by Tyler "fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- April 4th, TL Matt on NRG: "We expected a closer series. But we were let down." by Tyler "fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- April 4th, Waiting for a signal and a sound: Emily Rand's NA LCS quarterfinals roundup by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 6th, Bjergsen vs. Jensen: Why team context is important when comparing individuals by Ryan Tang on Gamurs
- April 7th, Emily Rand's NA LCS Semifinals Preview: Liquid and CLG shift into gear by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 7th, Sevenhuysen's Win Conditions: What it will take to get to the LCS Finals by Tim Sevenhuysen on theScore
- April 8th, Head-to-Head: Team Liquid and Counter Logic Gaming discuss their player matchups by theScore
- April 8th, Emily Rand's NA LCS Semifinals Preview: TSM and Immortals, something old and something new by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 8th, LCS Semifinals Staff Picks: sprint to the finish from theScore
- April 8th, NA LCS semifinal preview: Team SoloMid vs. Immortals by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 8th, NA LCS semifinal preview - Team Liquid vs. Counter Logic Gaming by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 11th, In-season patches force teams to adapt by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot Esports
- April 11th, The best moments in CLG vs. TSM history with Joe "Pistallion" Cannavino on Slingshot Esports
- April 11th, Emily Rand's NA LCS Roundup: Adaptation by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 11th, Taking a Gamble on TSM at Las Vegas by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVPLive
- April 11th, Bjergsen: TSM trusted each other and took down Immortals by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 11th, Aphromoo: Counter Logic Gaming driven by 'animal instincts' against Team Liquid by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 14th, Emily Rand's NA LCS Finals Preview: Forgoing the Script by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 15th, Breaking down the lanes of the NA LCS finals by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo!
- April 15th, The fight for first - Team SoloMid vs. Counter Logic Gaming by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 15th, The fight for third: Team Liquid vs. Immortals by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 16th, Huni: "Everyone was saying 'Huni can't play tank champions' " by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 16th, By the Numbers: The NA LCS Finals by Daniel Rosen on theScore
- April 17th, Chancing on CLG at Las Vegas by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVPLive
- April 18th, CLG tops TSM in 3-2 nail-biter, wins NA LCS Spring by Paul Marshall on Lol Esports
- April 18th, CLG Repeats as Champions by Timothy Smith on Origen
- April 18th, Aphromoo: "I said Stixxay would be better than Doublelift by the end of the year. It happened halfway through the year." by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 18th, Young Gun: CLG's Stixxay discusses Rageblade Tristana and taking on TSM in Las Vegas by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 19th, Turn and Face the Strange: Immortals' Reignover and Dylan on their bittersweet third-place victory by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 20th, The connected AD Carries of CLG, TSM and Immortals by Joe "Pistallion" Cannavino on Slingshot
- April 21st, CLG’s Unsung Hero: Tony “Zikz” Gray's emergence as North America's best coach by Tim Sevenhuysen on theScore
- April 22nd, Cloudburst: The fatal flaws that plagued Cloud9's spring split by Tim Sevenhuysen on theScore
- March 30th, Jatt's Stats: NA LCS Quarterfinalist - NRG (3m54s) from Jatt on LoL Esports
- March 30th, Jatt's Stats: NA LCS Quarterfinalist - TL (3m38s) from Jatt on LoL Esports
- March 30th, Jatt's Stats: NA LCS Quarterfinalist - TSM (3m10s) from Jatt on LoL Esports
- March 30th, Jatt's Stats: NA LCS Quarterfinalist - C9 (3m40s) from Jatt on LoL Esports
- April 22nd, Eyes on MSI: Spring Finals Ep. 1 (2016) from LoL Esports
- May 3rd, Memories of Mandalay: CLG's Journey through LCS Spring Finals by CLG
- February 6th, Viva Las Vegas: NA Spring Finals heading to Vegas
- March 20th, LoL Esports tweet including a bracket with dates
- April 11th, NA LCS Spring Finals Survival Guide