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2019 College LoL Season – Format & Calendar

We’re back to give you a “Big List of Dates” and some other key info that’ll help you plan for the upcoming season!

By Tiza

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

In our last article, we dished some details about the upcoming 2019 College LoL Season. Now we’re back to give you a “Big List of Dates” and some other key info that’ll help you plan for the upcoming season! We have one more post on deck after this one that’ll go live before registration opens on November 1st to talk more about our long-term goals and how we’ve built the season format. Without further ado, let’s get right to the good stuff!

Registration: November 1 – November 30

During the month of November, registration will be open for club officers and varsity team administrators. We’ll be sending links to register to the listed President and Vice President of every confirmed club on the uLoL website, as well as contacts from varsity programs that we’re aware of. If you don’t get a link and you need one, email us directly at and we’ll hook you up. You’ll need to provide info for at least five players, your school name, a team logo, and complete a few eligibility forms to get your team squared away. More detailed information about the registration process will be provided when registration opens!

Not a member of a club? Find your school’s League of Legends club to get involved!

Are you a varsity program that we haven’t talked to in the past?  Send us an email at and introduce yourself!

Regional Regular Season: January 14 – March 3

Note: This only applies to Regional Conferences—the Big Ten Network, Peach Belt Conference, East Coast Conference, and any other yet-unannounced Partner Conferences will have their own season schedule and format to be announced in the future.

The North, South, East, and West Regional Conferences will compete in a six-round, Best of 3, Swiss tournament for the regular season. Teams will play one match per week, scheduled on Saturday at 3:00 PM local time, but teams can agree to reschedule their match to any time between Tuesday and Sunday.

Teams will be seeded by the average Ranked Solo MMR of their five highest-rated players on the roster as of December 1, 2018. We’ve got one big format change from last year: Teams will be seeded into matches with the highest-seeded team playing the lowest-seeded team in their win/loss group, and teams will never play a team outside of their win-loss group (the highest-seeded team will get a bye). Teams that finish the regular season 6-0 or 5-1 record will advance to the Regional Playoffs.

Regional Playoffs: March 4 – March 31

Each Conference will have an additional Playoff phase. It’ll be formatted as a Best of 5, single-elimination tournament, with teams seeded by regular season record. There is no set number of teams that will qualify, but last year it varied between 7 to 10 teams. Scholarships will be paid out to all playoff teams based on their finishing position and on a similar schedule to last year. The top two teams from each conference will advance to either the College Championship or the Championship Play-In based on their finishing position and Conference Ranking.

Teemo Cup: March 4 – April 7

Teams that don’t qualify for their Conference Playoffs can opt-in to compete in this online tournament with RP prizing that takes place between the Conference Playoffs and College Championship. This year we’ll be adjusting how Teemo Cup matchmaking works to give more close late-season matches, plus we’re considering weighing prizes a bit more towards teams that came closer to tasting playoff glory.

College Championship Play-In: April 1 – April 28

Second place teams from Regional and Partner Conference Playoffs, as well as winners from lower-ranked Conferences’ Playoffs, will meet here in our newly-expanded Play-In. Depending on the number of new Partner Conferences, this will either be a group stage round robin, or a group stage round robin with an additional bracket phase after. We’ll confirm the final format once we’ve announced all of 2019’s Partner Conferences.

College Championship: TBD, May-June

Like the last two years, the College Championship will be an 8-team, single-elimination tournament hosted live in sunny Los Angeles, with the winner grabbing all the glory and hoisting the College Championship trophy! We’re not ready to share the details yet, but we’ll be locking them down before the ball drops on 2019.

Rules and Eligibility

We’re still putting the finishing touches on the 2019 rules, but if you want to get a sneak peak, you can check out last year’s rules. Additionally, the Eligibility Guidelines and Scholarship Guidelines from last year are not changing, so you can take a look and make sure you and your team are all set to compete.

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