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Gearing Up for the 2019 College LoL Season

Today’s post will cover the most common FAQs we’ve received during the offseason.

By Tiza

This is part of a series of articles about the 2019 College LoL Season. See the links below for more info:

It’s only been a few months since the University of California, Irvine lifted the trophy at the 2018 League of Legends College Championship, but the next school year waits for no one!  Over the course of the next few months, we’re going to write a series of posts on where we’ll share information about the 2019 College LoL Season, philosophy of our format, and how to register to represent your school on the Rift. Today’s post is going to be pretty short, but will cover the most common FAQs we’ve received during the offseason.

Season Format

Last year, we did a major overhaul of the season format, as well as rebranding from uLoL to the College LoL Season. This year, we’re keeping the stuff that worked well and adding some more buffs. The season will look like this:

  • Four regional conferences (North, South, East, and West) competing in a six-week Swiss Format regular season
  • A few partner conferences (BTN, Peach Belt, and East Coast Conference—and maybe more!) competing in their own regular season formats
  • Conference playoffs that advance two schools per conference
  • Conference rankings that determine which conference winners go straight to the Championship and which have to fight for their spot
  • A College Championship Play-In that brings the field down to the top 8 schools, which will include a new second phase to accommodate the new partner conferences
  • An 8-school College Championship

There are several smaller changes that we’re making—Swiss round matchups, we’re looking at you—but we’re saving the finer details for a later post.

Important Dates

We don’t have the whole calendar locked down yet, but we want to confirm some basic info to set expectations. Registration will be open for the whole month of November (11/1-11/30). The regular season will start on January 15, and the College Championship will take place in late spring/early summer.

What’s Next?

We’ll be following up in early September to talk more in-depth about some changes we’re making to rules and the format, as well as a bit of explanation on why we built the format the way we did. We’ll be posting links in each article connecting them all together, so you’ll always know how to get a hold of all the available information. Talk to you soon!

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Champion Roadmap: August 2018