In China and Korea, the final week of the group stage was played, which determined all the participants in the regional matches to be eliminated, Riot announced a new champion, and Europe is delighted with its level of play.
LoL Pro League
The last two slots were taken to the final stage by Invictus Gaming and LNG Esports. These teams were in 9th and 10th places, respectively, a week ago and, thanks to their successful performance this week, were able to maintain their positions.
FunPlus Phoenix have slightly corrected their position in the standings and will start their journey from the 1/8 finals.
Rare Atom, on the contrary, continued their fall and will try to break through from 1/10. Team WE also dropped by three positions and, instead of the 1/6 finals, guaranteed themselves participation only in the 1/8.
LPL standings based on the results of the group stage
LPL Playoff Bracket
LoL Champions Korea
The last slot in Korea was taken by Nongshim RedForce. Three of the four teams that had previously claimed the slot finished the week 1-1, while Brion Esports failed 0-2 altogether, finishing 10th in the spring split.
LCK standings based on the group stage results
Playoff bracket LCK
LoL Continental League
Unexpectedly for everyone, Unicorns Of Love lost both of their CTRL PLAY and CrowCrowd matches last week, forcing them to play CC again for third place in the group stage. In the replay, UOL was caught off guard by Kha'Zix's unexpected pick and they took 4th place, dropping 3 positions in a week.
Thus, in the semifinals, UOL will fight OBG, and Gambit Esports will face CrowCrowd.
Also at the end of the week CTRL PLAY and Vega Squadron fought for the pre-day spot. The sharks managed to outplay the enemy and take with them 250,000 RUR in prize money.
LCL standings based on the results of the group stage
Playoff bracket LCL
LoL European Championship
The playoffs in Europe opened with three stubborn matches: Fnatic knocked SK Gaming out of the fight for the trophy, G2 barely beat FC Schalke 04, and MAD Lions unexpectedly knocked Rogue into the lower bracket.
Next week, Fnatic and S04 will fight for the right to play Rogue, while G2 and MAD Lions will play in the Upper Bracket Final.
Play-off bracket LEC
LoL Championship Series
Last week's matches were won by TSM and 100 Thieves. They were able to defeat Evil Geniuses and Dignitas, respectively, will play against the loser of the pair Cloud9 vs Team Liquid in the final of the lower bracket.
Playoff bracket LCS
Riot Games has announced a new champion - Gwen. Community response has been mixed. Everyone is undoubtedly happy about the new champion, but according to the trailer for the gameplay, Gwen seemed "broken" to many.
Low-budget cosplay has become very popular on reddit. In the comments, only a positive response, as well as an offer to buy a new camera. That was all the news for the past week. Ahead of us is an exciting playoff stage in all regions at once, you can follow it on the event page.
See you at the Rift!