LoL eSports- Rift Rivals 2018 : LCK vs. LPL vs. LMS
It’s almost time for the LPL to defend their title at Rift Rivals: LCK vs. LPL vs. LMS.
Rift Rivals: LCK vs. LPL vs. LMS will take place on July 5-8, 2018 at the Dalian Sports Center Stadium in Dalian, China. Twelve teams — the top four Spring Split teams from each region — will compete for regional dominance.
Here’s everything you need to know about Rift Rivals: LCK vs. LPL vs. LMS including format, teams, and how to watch:
Teams will play against equally-ranked teams from each of the other regions in a Best of 1 Round Robin format (For example, rank 1 LCK will play against rank 1 LPL and rank 1 LMS). Ranking in this round is based on final standings from the Spring Split.
The region with the most wins coming out of group stage will advance to finals, while the other two regions will compete in Semifinals.
The regions that finish the Group Stage in second and third will face each other in a Best of 5 blind relay format, with team order determined by coaches from each region. Each team can play only once in the Best of 5 unless all teams in the region have already played.
The winning region from Semifinals will advance to face the #1 ranked region from Group Stage in a Best of 5 blind relay format. The team order will be determined by coaches from each region. Each team can play only once in the Best of 5 unless all teams in the region have already played.
- Invictus Gaming (IG)
- Edward Gaming (EDG)
- Royal Never Give Up (RNG)
- Rogue Warriors (RW)
- KING-ZONE DragonX (KZ)
- Afreeca Freecs (AFS)
- kt Rolster (KT)
- SK Telecom T1 (SKT)
- Flash Wolves (FW)
- G-Rex (GRX)
- Machi Esports (M17)
- MAD Team (MAD)
How to Watch
Rift Rivals: LCK vs. LPL vs. LMS will be broadcast in English on Lolesports.com, July 5-8, 2018. Stay tuned for a more detailed match schedule! You wont want to miss a second of the action as we find out if the LPL teams will defend their region’s title, or if we will crown a new champion in this heated rivalry.