Liga Latinoamérica

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Liga Latinoamérica
Liga Latinoamérica logo (2020).png
FormerlyLiga Latinoamérica Norte
Copa Latinoamérica Sur
GameLeague of Legends
FoundedOctober 2018 (2018-10)
Inaugural season2019 LLA Opening[1]
Owner(s)Riot Games
No. of teams8
Most recent
champion(s)
Rainbow7 (1st title)
Most titlesIsurus (2 titles)
QualificationPromotion tournament
TV partner(s)Twitch, YouTube
Relegation to
Ligas Nacionales
  • División de Honor
  • Liga Master
  • Liga de Honor
  • Golden League
  • Liga Tica de Leyendas
  • Guardians League
  • Liga Nacional Uruguay
Related
competitions
Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends
Official websitela.lolesports.com Edit this at Wikidata

The Liga Latinoamérica (LLA; lit. '"Latin America League"') is the top level of professional League of Legends in Hispanic America. The esports league is run by Riot Games Latin America.[2] Each annual competitive season is divided into opening and closing seasons, which conclude with a playoff tournament between the top four teams.

Plans for the league were first announced in May 2018 by Riot Games, which stated that it would merge Hispanic America's two regional leagues, the Liga Latinoamérica Norte (LLN, North Latin America League) and Copa Latinoamérica Sur (CLS, South Latin America Cup), into a single competition.[3][4]

Format[edit]

Each opening and closing season consists of a group stage and a playoff stage. In the group stage, teams compete for points in a triple round robin spread over two phases. The top four teams from the group stage advance to the playoff stage, which uses a "King of the Hill" single elimination bracket.[5] During the 2019 season, there were no phases in the group stage, and six teams participated in a standard single elimination bracket in the playoff stage.[6]

Group stage[edit]

Phase 1[edit]

  • Eight teams participate[7][8]
  • Double round robin, matches are best-of-one
  • Match victories award teams one point
  • Top five teams advance to Phase 2

Phase 2[edit]

  • Five teams participate
  • Single round robin, matches are best-of-one
  • Teams retain their points from Phase 1; Phase 2 match victories award teams two points
  • Top four teams advance to playoffs

Playoffs[edit]

Current teams[edit]

All Knights Estral Esports Furious Gaming Infinity Esports
Isurus Kaos Latin Gamers Rainbow7 XTEN Esports

Past seasons[edit]

Year Season 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2019 Opening Isurus Rainbow7 All Knights
Closing Isurus All Knights Infinity Esports
2020 Opening All Knights Isurus Rainbow7
Closing Rainbow7 All Knights Azules Esports

References[edit]

  1. ^ Souto, Por Francisco (31 May 2018). "LoL: La CLS y LLN se fusionarán en una liga latinoamericana única a partir de 2019". Cultura Geek (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Vergara, Pedro (19 April 2019). "The final of the League of Legends of eSports will be in Bogotá". LatinAmerican Post. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ Ashton, Graham (31 May 2018). "Riot Games to Unite Latin America League of Legends Competitions". The Esports Observer. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  4. ^ Fitch, Adam (1 June 2018). "Riot Games to consolidate competitions into singular Latin American league". Esports Insider. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  5. ^ "La LLA cambia de formato para el 2020". la.lolesports.com (in Spanish). LoL Esports Latinoamérica. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  6. ^ "¡NO TE PIERDAS LA LIGA MOVISTAR LATINOAMÉRICA 2019!" (in Spanish). LoL Esports Latinoamérica. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  7. ^ Moncav, Melany (11 October 2018). "Riot Games announces teams for new Latin American League (LLA)". Esports Insider. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  8. ^ Souto, Por Francisco (8 October 2018). "LoL: conocé a los 8 equipos que formarán parte de la liga Latinoamérica 2019". Cultura Geek (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 January 2020.