The LCS is going to be kicking off soon!
The 2022 LCS season is ready to kick off soon, but before then, fans get to enjoy the action with a pre-season tournament – LCS Lock In. Here, teams get to show off their form, earn a bit of money and excite the community for what is ahead.
When the tournament is taking place, who is taking part in the action and everything else is going to be explained right here, right now. So if you want to know about LCS Lock In, then keep on reading!
Which Teams are Taking Part in LCS Lock In?
Unlike the Demacia Cup or the KeSpa Cup, LCS Lock In will only invite the 10 LCS teams to participate. So if you were hoping to see some Academy teams and young up-and-coming NA talent, then this is not the tournament for you.
These are all the teams that will be competing at this year's 2022 LCS Lock In:
- 100 Thieves
- Evil Genius
- Golden Guardians
- Team Liquid
The LCS Lock In Groups and Standings
These are the Groups for the LCS Lock In.
Lock In Group A
|1.||100 Thieves||0 - 0|
|2.||Cloud9||0 - 0|
|3.||FlyQuest||0 - 0|
|4.||Golden Guardians||0 - 0|
|5.||TSM||0 - 0|
Lock In Group B
|1.||CLG||0 - 0|
|2.||Dignitas||0 - 0|
|Evil Genius||0 - 0|
|4.||Immortals||0 - 0|
|5.||Team Liquid||0 - 0|
What is the LCS Lock In Schedule?
Day 1 - Friday, January 14, 2022 at 23:30 CET
- TSM vs. 100 Thieves
- Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9
- TSM vs. FlyQuest
- Golden Guardians vs. 100 Thieves
- FlyQuest vs. Cloud9
Day 2 - Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 22:30 CET
- Team Liquid vs. Dignitas
- Immortals vs. CLG
- Evil Genius vs. Team Liquid
- Immortals vs. Dignitas
- Evil Genius vs. CLG
Day 3 - Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 21:30 CET
- FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves
- Team Liquid vs. CLG
- TSM vs. Cloud9
- Evil Genius vs. Immortals
- Golden Guardians vs. FlyQuest
Day 4 - Friday, January 21, 2022 at 23:30 CET
- CLG vs. Dignitas
- Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves
- Team Liquid vs. Immortals
- TSM vs. Golden Guardians
- Evil Genius vs. Dignitas
What is the LCS Lock In Format?
The LCS Lock In Group Stage
The format is simple. The above-mentioned 10 teams will be split into two groups. Once drafted, each team can choose one team to be switched from their group. Once that is settled, it's game time.
The group stage will be a single round-robin and will be played as best-of-1s with the top 4 teams of each group moving on to the knockout rounds.
The LCS Lock In Knockout Round
The remaining 8 teams will participate in the knockout round in a single-elimination bracket. So if you were hoping for a losers bracket, then this isn't the tournament for you.
The quarterfinals are best-of-3s, while the rest of the games are best-of-5s.
When Will LCS Lock In Take Place?
LCS Lock In is a 2-week tournament and is going to kick off on January 14, 2022. So while the LEC will already be playing official matches, LCS fans will have to be a bit more patient and wait for the LCS to start in February.