The NA LCS playoffs are coming to an end, and Immortals vs. Team Liquid will take place tomorrow to determine who finishes third and fourth.
The championship series for the 2016 Spring split of the North America League of Legends Championship Series will take place on Sunday between TSM and Counter Logic Gaming.
However, there’s still another series to be played in order to determine who finishes third and who finishes fourth. That series will take place tomorrow between Team Liquid and Immortals.
If you’re new to the scene, you might find yourself asking: “Why the heck do they play a series for third place? Who cares? Do the teams even try?” Those are fair questions to have, and there’s an answer that should clear everything up.
There’s still another split before the World Championship, but the current split still matters in determining who will even get a shot at World’s. The eSports side of League of Legends has Championship Points, and the teams with the most points get to go to World’s.
In tomorrow’s series between Immortals and Liquid, the winner will receive 50 Championship Points while the loser only gets 30. So while this might seem like an odd series for anyone to care about, even for the teams, it actually holds a lot of weight and could prove to be the deciding factor on a team attending World’s or not.
But forget about Championship Points for a minute. This is Liquid and Immortals, two teams that could have easily been playing each other in the championship series on Sunday. This matchup should deliver on all fronts, and it’s going to be something that you don’t want to miss.
Date: Saturday, April 16
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET (or whenever the EU LCS series is over)
Stream: Riot Games’ Twitch