League of Legends Master Series

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League of Legends Master Series
League of Legends Masters Series logo.png
FormerlyLeague of Legends Nova League (LNL)
SportLeague of Legends
Founded2014 (2014)
Inaugural season2015 Spring
CeasedNovember 25, 2019 (2019-11-25)
Replaced byPacific Championship Series (PCS)
Owner(s)Garena
No. of teams8
CountriesTaiwan/Hong Kong/Macau
HeadquartersNeihu, Taipei
Venue(s)Garena e-Sports Stadium
Last
champion(s)
J Team (1st title)
Most titlesFlash Wolves (7 titles)
TV partner(s)Garena Live, Twitch, YouTube
Sponsor(s)Garena, Riot Games
Relegation toElite Challenger Series (ECS)
Related
competitions
Garena Premier League
Official websitelms.garena.tw Edit this at Wikidata
League of Legends Master Series
Traditional Chinese台港澳職業聯賽
Simplified Chinese台港澳职业联赛
Literal meaningTW/HK/MO Professional League

The League of Legends Master Series (LMS) was a professional League of Legends league with teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.[1] Eight teams competed over two seasons to qualify for the League of Legends World Championship.

History[edit]

An announcement was made by Garena in October 2014 about plans of creating a new league to separate Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau from the rest of the Garena Premier League (GPL) of Southeast Asia. The league would have two seasons per year, spring and summer.[2] The regional quota of two slots in the GPL and a single seed in the World Championship every year temporarily offset the dominance of the Taiwanese teams, but these conditions were not enough as the slots of the Southeast Asia in the World Championship 2014 were both filled by Taiwanese teams. As part of the changes to the 2015 GPL, the region consisting of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau left the GPL and began to compete instead in the League of LMS, which replaced the Nova League in Taiwan. This action was done to allow Southeast Asian teams a better chance at winning the GPL, as Taiwanese teams had won every GPL season.

In September 2019, it was announced that the LMS would be merged with the League of Legends SEA Tour (LST) to create a new professional league for all Garena-affiliated regions, the Pacific Championship Series (PCS).[3]

Logistics[edit]

Each LMS team was supported by Garena with NT$200,000, which did not include prize money. Teams from Hong Kong and Macau were provided with flights and accommodations, and received an additional NT$60,000. The beginning of the LMS coincided with the construction of the Garena e-Sports Stadium, located on the first floor of an office building in Neihu, Taipei.[4][5]

Format[edit]

Group stage[edit]

  • Offline tournament
  • Double round robin, matches are best-of-three
  • Top four teams receives a spot in playoffs
  • Bottom team will play in the promotion tournament for a spot in the next season

Playoffs[edit]

  • Offline tournament
  • Single elimination tournament, seeding is based on regular season ranks
  • All matches are best-of-five
  • Total prize pool is NT$5,800,000 (≈$182,740 USD)

Past seasons[edit]

Year Split 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Qualified for Worlds
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3
2015 Spring ahq eSports Club Flash Wolves Taipei Assassins Hong Kong Esports ahq eSports Club Flash Wolves N/A
Summer ahq eSports Club Hong Kong Esports Flash Wolves[6] Midnight Sun Esports
2016 Spring Flash Wolves ahq eSports Club Machi 17 Taipei Assassins Flash Wolves ahq eSports Club N/A
Summer Flash Wolves J Team ahq eSports Club Hong Kong Esports
2017 Spring Flash Wolves ahq eSports Club J Team Machi 17 Flash Wolves ahq eSports Club Hong Kong Attitude
Summer Flash Wolves ahq eSports Club Raise Gaming J Team
2018 Spring Flash Wolves G-Rex MAD Team Machi 17 Flash Wolves MAD Team G-Rex
Summer Flash Wolves MAD Team J Team Hong Kong Attitude
2019 Spring Flash Wolves MAD Team ahq eSports Club J Team J Team ahq eSports Club Hong Kong Attitude
Summer J Team ahq eSports Club Hong Kong Attitude MAD Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ 聯合新聞網. "電競主播醉後發言惹議 網友酸:敢去大陸就別抱怨 - 網搜熱話題 - 社會 - 聯合新聞網". Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "LMS: The New SEA League of Legends Master Series". Esports Betting. November 14, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "《英雄聯盟》LMS確定合併東南亞賽區,全新聯賽「PCS」明年上路". 4Gamers (in Chinese). September 25, 2019. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Chen, James (November 10, 2014). "LIFTING THE CURTAINS ON LMS CIRCUIT DETAILS AND THE NEW TAIPEI ARENA". LoL Esports. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "【LoL】LMS季後賽首日 M17爆冷出線 - 即時新聞 - 20160416 - 蘋果日報". Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "電競隊伍 yoe 鋼鐵人即日更名「 閃電狼」 同時成立《戰車世界》戰隊".


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