League of Legends Japan League

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League of Legends Japan League
League of Legends Japan League logo.png
GameLeague of Legends
Inaugural season2014
Owner(s)Riot Games Japan
No. of teams8
CountriesJapan
Most recent
champion(s)
V3 Esports (1st title)
Most titlesDetonatioN FocusMe (9 titles)
QualificationFranchise partnership[1]
TV partner(s)Twitch
International cup(s)Mid Season Invitational
World Championship
Official websitejp.lolesports.com Edit this at Wikidata

The League of Legends Japan League (LJL) is the top level of professional League of Legends competition in Japan.[2][3][4] The league franchised prior to start of the 2019 season and has eight teams under partnership.[1] Each annual season of play is divided into two splits, spring and summer, both consisting of ten rounds of round-robin tournament play, which then conclude with playoff tournaments between the top three teams. The spring and summer champions qualify for the Mid-Season Invitational and World Championship respectively.[5]

Format[edit]

Eight teams compete in a double round robin during the group stage, with matches being best-of-ones. The top six teams from the group stage advance to playoffs, with the top two beginning in the second round.

The playoff format is as follows:

  • Round 1: The third seed from the group stage chooses whether to play against either the fifth or sixth seed, with the fourth seed facing the remaining team. The winners advance to the second round; the losers are eliminated.
  • Round 2:
    • Match 1: The first seed from the group stage faces the second seed. The winner advances to the finals, while the loser advances to the third round.
    • Match 2: two teams from round 1 faces each other. Winner is advanced to round 3, loser is eliminated.
  • Round 3: The loser of Match 1 and the winner of Match 2 from the second round face each other. The winner advances to the finals, while the loser is eliminated.
  • Finals: The winners of Round 3 and Match 1 of Round 2 face each other in the final best-of-five series.

The winners of the spring and summer splits will represent Japan at the Mid-Season Invitational and World Championship respectively.

Past seasons[edit]

Year Split 1st 2nd 3rd
2014 Winter Rascal Jester Ozone Rampage Okinawan Tigers
Spring DetonatioN FocusMe Rascal Jester Ozone Rampage
Summer DetonatioN FocusMe Ozone Rampage Rascal Jester
Grand Final DetonatioN FocusMe Rascal Jester
2015 Season 1 DetonatioN FocusMe DetonatioN RabbitFive 7th heaven
Season 2 Ozone Rampage DetonatioN FocusMe 7th heaven
Grand Final DetonatioN FocusMe Ozone Rampage
2016 Spring DetonatioN FocusMe Rampage Unsold Stuff Gaming
Summer Rampage DetonatioN FocusMe 7th heaven
2017 Spring Rampage DetonatioN FocusMe Unsold Stuff Gaming
Summer Rampage DetonatioN FocusMe 7th heaven
2018 Spring PENTAGRAM DetonatioN FocusMe Unsold Stuff Gaming
Summer DetonatioN FocusMe Unsold Stuff Gaming PENTAGRAM
2019 Spring DetonatioN FocusMe Unsold Stuff Gaming Crest Gaming Act
Summer DetonatioN FocusMe V3 Esports Crest Gaming Act
2020 Spring DetonatioN FocusMe Sengoku Gaming V3 Esports
Summer V3 Esports DetonatioN FocusMe Sengoku Gaming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Torres, Xander (25 December 2018). "LJL announces new franchises, schedule, and prize pool for 2019". VPEsports. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Wong, Joe (18 January 2019). "Riot Games finds two new organising partners for League of Legends Japan League". Esports Insider. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ Takahashi, Dean (27 February 2019). "PlayBrain raises $1.9 million for League of Legends esports events in Japan". VentureBeat. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  4. ^ Murray, Trent (27 February 2019). "Japanese Tournament Organizer PlayBrain Raises $1.9M Seed Round Led by BITKRAFT". The Esports Observer. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ Kim, Alice (10 August 2017). "League of Legends – Japan League". Esports.net.

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