League of Legends Master Series

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League of Legends Master Series
League of Legends Masters Series logo.png
SportLeague of Legends
Founded2014
Inaugural season2015 Spring
Owner(s)Garena
No. of teams8
CountriesTaiwan/Hong Kong/Macau
HeadquartersNeihu, Taipei, Taiwan
Venue(s)Garena e-Sports Stadium
Sponsor(s)Garena, Riot Games
Related
competitions
Garena Premier League
Official websitelms.garena.tw

The League of Legends Master Series (LMS; traditional Chinese: 台港澳職業聯賽; simplified Chinese: 台港澳职业联赛; pinyin: tái gǎng ào zhí yè lián sài; Jyutping: toi4 gong2 ou3 zik1 jip6 lyun4 coi3; literally: 'TW/HK/MO Professional League') is a professional League of Legends league with teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.[1] Eight teams compete over two seasons to qualify for the League of Legends World Championship. Each LMS team is supported by Garena with NT$200,000, which does not include prize money. Teams from Hong Kong and Macau are provided with flights and accommodations, and will each get an additional NT$60,000. The beginning of the LMS coincided with the building of the Garena e-Sports Stadium, located on the first floor of an office building in Neihu, Taipei.[2][3]

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 of Southeast Asia. The league would have two seasons per year, spring and summer.[4] 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 South East Asian teams a better chance at winning the GPL, as Taiwanese teams had won every GPL season.

Format[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

  • Offline Tournament
  • Double Round Robin. Matches are best-of-three
  • Top four teams receives a spot for the Playoffs.
  • Bottom team will drop to the promotion of 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 (Approximately 182,740 USD).

Past seasons[edit]

Year Split 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Qualified for WC
Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3
2015 Spring ahq e-Sports Club yoe Flash Wolves Taipei Assassins Hong Kong Esports ahq e-Sports Club Flash Wolves N/A
Summer ahq e-Sports Club Hong Kong Esports Flash Wolves [5] Midnight Sun Esports
2016 Spring Flash Wolves ahq e-Sports Club Machi 17 Taipei Assassins Flash Wolves ahq e-Sports Club N/A
Summer Flash Wolves J Team ahq e-Sports Club Hong Kong Esports
2017 Spring Flash Wolves ahq e-Sports Club J Team Machi 17 Flash Wolves ahq e-Sports Club Hong Kong Attitude
Summer Flash Wolves ahq e-Sports 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 e-Sports Club J Team
Spring

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 25 October 2016.
  2. ^ "lifting-curtains-lms-circuit-details-and-new-taipei-arena". Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "【LoL】LMS季後賽首日 M17爆冷出線 - 即時新聞 - 20160416 - 蘋果日報". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ "LMS: The New SEA League of Legends Master Series". Esports Betting. November 14, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "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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