LCS Summer 2020 Playoffs: Breaking Down the Playoff Picture

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The last week of LCS Summer 2020 has a lot at stake with spots in the playoffs still up for grabs.


At 5-11 they own the last playoff spot for now. With FlyQuest and Cloud9 left on the schedule it doesn’t look like the record is going to get better. With just a single game lead on Dignitas and Immortals, and 0-2 weekend could spell disaster for CLG. However, CLG des get a bit of a reprieve as Dignitas and Immortals both have Week 9 schedules that could see them both go 0-2 and stay with four wins leaving CLG in the eighth seed.


4-12 and still in the running for a playoff spot, but it doesn’t look good. A matchup with Cloud9 Friday night pretty much could end Dignitas’ season. Though if they go 2-0 and 100 Thieves and CLG go 0-2 they could force a tiebreaker with 100 Thieves for the seventh, or eighth seed. Seeing this team in playoffs certainly looks like a long shot, but we’ll have to see if they’re able to do it!


Also with a 4-12 record Immortals needs a 2-0 week to even have a chance. But with Flyquest and Liquid on the schedule, it seems likely that they will fail to make the postseason.

If they go 2-0 they would lose the tiebreaker to 100 Thieves head-to-head if both teams end up with six wins.  If they end up with the same number of wins as CLG or Dignitas they would have to play a tiebreaker game. Immortals has a good chance to miss the playoffs this split.

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Heading into Week 9 of Summer 2020 six of eight playoff spots are clinched. The other two spots are up for grabs between four teams. Top spots are still up for grabs making this week worth watching.