Victory 5, Royal Never Give Up win LPL Summer season Split openers
Royal Never Provide Up and Victory Five published 2-0 sweeps Saturday on the second day of competitors in China’s League of Legends Pro League 2020 Summer Split.
RNG beat Oh My God and Success 5 removed Dominus Esports.
The opening week concludes with two matches Sunday, with Team WE (1-0) facing Suning (1-0) and Vici Video gaming opening play against Bilibili Video gaming.
The 17-team, 10-week LPL season goes through Aug. 9. Following a single round robin of best-of-three matches, the leading 8 sides will advance to the Summer Split playoffs.
All matches in the single-elimination postseason bracket will be best-of-five, with the dates yet to be announced. The top 2 teams will get double byes into the semifinals, and the 3rd- and fourth-place groups will get byes in the quarterfinals. The 5th- through eighth-place teams will compete in the opening round.
The tiebreaker order for playoff positioning is video game differential followed by head-to-head result.
The playoff winner will earn a spot in the League of Legends World Championship, arranged to be played in China at a date to be announced.
The Summer season Split reward pool has yet to be published, however JD Video gaming earned 2 million yen (around $18,000) for winning the Spring Split playoffs, and Top Esports got 1 million yen (around $9,000) as runner-up.
The LPL is the very first of the big league of Legends circuits to open its Summertime Split. The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and the North American-based League Champion Series (LCS) will begin June 12, and League Champions Korea (LCK) will begin June 17.
League of Legends Pro League (LPL) Summer Split standings, through Saturday, with win-loss records and video game differential:
T1. Royal Never Provide Up, 1-0, +2
T1. Suning, 1-0, +2
T1. Success Five, 1-0, +2
4. Team WE, +1
T5. Bilibili Gaming, 0-0, 0
T5. eStar, 0-0, 0
T5. FunPlus Phoenix, 0-0, 0
T5. Invictus Gaming, 0-0, 0
T5. JD Video gaming, 0-0, 0
T5. LGD Video gaming, 0-0, 0
T5. Rogue Warriors, 0-0, 0
T5. Top Esports, 0-0, 0
T5. Vici Video gaming, 0-0, 0
14. EDward Video gaming, 0-1, -1
T15. Dominus Esports, 0-1, -2
T15. LNG Esports, 0-1, -2
T15. Oh My God, 0-1, -2