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LCK Playoffs | T1 Win Perfect LCK Split

Esports 02-04-2022 14:45
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T1 has won the LCK Spring Split! | © Riot Games

The LCK is turning 10-years old this year and in celebration, they've got some exciting stuff planned for the 2022 LCK Spring Playoffs. Six teams will qualify for a chance to make it to the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. T1, Gen.G and DAMWON KIA are the clear favorites, but can any of the underdogs show them up?

Which teams have qualified for the 2022 LCK Spring Playoffs, and what does the playoff system even look like? Let's go over all the details of the playoffs to see who will be crowned Kings of the LCK. 


Which Teams Qualified for the LCK 2022 Playoffs

Six teams have qualified for the 2022 LCK Playoffs. Gen.G and T1 have secured second and first place already, while DAMWON KIA and DRX are sitting in third and fourth. 

Fredit BRION along with the Kwangdong Freecs have also qualified for the 2022 LCK playoffs. Fredit BRION enters the playoffs after having to forfeit one of their matches due to COVID-19, as well as playing a tie-breaker to end the 2022 LCK season. 

KT Rolster is the team looking in from the outside, having almost made the playoffs, but finishing in seventh place instead. It was a tight race until the end for the final two spots of the 2022 playoffs. 

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LCK Regular Split Standings

  1. T1 - 18-0
  2. Gen.G - 15-3
  3. DWG KIA - 11-7
  4. DRX - 11-7
  5. Kwangdong Freecs 9-10
  6. Fredit BRION 8-11
  7. KT Rolster- 7-11
  8. Nongshim RedForce - 5-13
  9. Nongshim RedForce - 4-14
  10. Hanwha Life Esports - 3-15

What is the 2022 LCK Playoff Schedule? 

Once the 2022 LCK Playoff Schedule is confirmed, we will fill this section in with all the relevant information. 

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • DAMWON KIA 3 vs. 0 Fredit BRION 

DAMWON KIA move onto the Semifinals.

Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 24, 2022

  • DRX 2 vs. 3 Kwangdong Freecs

Kwangdong Freecs move onto the Semifinals.

Semifinals - Saturday, March 26, 2022

  • T1 3 vs 0. Kwangdong Freecs

T1 move onto the Finals.

Semifinals - Sunday, March 27, 2022

  • Gen.G 3 vs. 2 DAMWON KIA

Gen.G move onto the Finals.

Finals - Saturday, April 2, 2022

  • T1 3 vs. 1 Gen.G

T1 will represent the LCK at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational.

T1 Complete the Perfect 20-0 Season

T1 played against Gen.G in the finals and after a convincing victory were crowned the LCK Spring Champions. This is the tenth LCK championship for Faker and SKT T1/T1. With this victory the team has qualified for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational which is going to be held in Busan, South Korea and will be the first international tournament Faker is going to participate in. 

Oner Named LCK Finals MVP 

The Tiffany & Co MVP bracelet went to none other than the young jungler Oner. He played incredibly well during the finals, his play throughout the finals was the reason that T1 could take home the trophy this Spring Split. What is even more amazing is that Oner is the only player of T1 that did not make the first All-LCK team

How Does the LCK Playoff Format Work? 

The LCK playoff format is very simple. The first and second place teams automatically move onto the semifinals, while the third seeded team will face the sixth place team in the quarters. Fourth and Fifth place will battle it out in the other quarterfinals match. 

Ahead of the semifinals, the first place team will be able to choose which team of the quarterfinals winners they want to face. 

The winners of the semifinals will meet in the finals on April 2,2022. 

Where Will the LCK Finals Take Place? 

The 2022 LCK Spring Split Finals will take place at KINTEX. This is the same location that the first ever LCK finals match took place all the way back in 2012. Back then, the tournament wasn't even called LCK, but rather 'The Champions' and was hosted by OGN — a Korean esports TV channel. 

Will some of the old MiG Frost or Blaze players be making a visit to the finals? It would be a great homage to the OG names in League of Legends. Just imagine Locodoco, MadLife, Ambition and Cpt Jack back on the big stage. What a throwback. 

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...