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Riot changes up the LEC's playoff format ahead of the 2020 Spring Split

Before the start of the 2020 season, Riot Games has made some big changes to the LEC playoff format, as well as the way Championship Points will be handed out in the future.

While the regular season is keeping the same format and six League of Legends teams will make the playoffs as per usual, the new postseason format will ensure that the squads that reach the finals have truly earned their spots by having both finalists win at least two best-of-five series beforehand.

Week one

Match one: First seed chooses to play against either the third or fourth-seeded teams.
Match two: Second seed plays whichever team wasn’t not chosen for Match One.
Match three: The fifth and sixth seed face off.

Week two

Match four: The lowest seeded team that loses in match one or two plays the winner of Match Three.
Match five: The winners of Match One and Two face off in the winners bracket.
Match six: The winner of Match Four plays the highest-seeded loser in Matches One and Two.

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