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While the Rift Rivals action has winded down in NA and EU, it’s just getting started in Asia. This year will feature teams from LCK, LPL, LMS, and VCS. Here’s your guide to the upcoming tournament:
When is it happening?
The tournament kicks off with the Group Stage on July 4th and concludes with Finals on July 8th. The match schedule dates are listed below, as well as on lolesports.com
*times listed are local to the host region
Who is competing?
Teams from all regions are selected for their performance in the Spring Split. LPL and LCK will each send their top four teams, while VCS and LMS will each send their top two and compete together.
- SK telecom T1（LCK #1）
- GRIFFIN（LCK #2）
- KING-ZONE DragonX（LCK #3）
- DAMWON Gaming（LCK #4）
- Invictus Gaming（LPL #1）
- JD Gaming（LPL #2）
- FunPlus Phoenix（LPL #3）
- Top Esports（LPL #4）
- Flash Wolves（LMS #1）
- MAD Team（LMS #2）
- Dashing Buffalo（VCS #1）
- EVOS Esports（VCS #2）
What‘s the format?
The tournament will be composed of three stages: the Group Stage, Semifinals and Finals.
All twelve teams will compete in Bo1 series during the group stage. Each win will be attributed to that team’s home region, with LMS and VCS competing together. The region with the highest points at the end of the group stage will advance straight to finals, while the remaining teams will advance to Semifinals.
Semifinals will be a single Bo5, with each region deciding the order their teams will compete.
The winner of Semifinals will advance to Finals for another Bo5 to crown the Rift Rivals champion.
How do I watch?
Live matches and VODs can be found on watch.lolesports.com