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For its eighth year of existence, the League of Legends Championship Series brought the ten best North American professional teams to compete in one of the most selective esport scenes.
Last year, Team Liquid realized a grand slam by prevailing in both Splits and both Playoffs, then booked their ticket for Worlds by winning the first seed.
However, the LCS format is changing this year: there are no more championship Points. The winner of the Spring Playoffs will qualify for MSI, and teams will only qualify for Worlds in Shanghai via the Summer Split.
As the final straight is about to begin, six teams are set to battle for the title of LCS champion. Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves, FlyQuest, Team SoloMid, Golden Guardians — after nine weeks of competition, some teams rose to the top while others merely qualified. But who will emerge on top?