The 2021 League of Legends Championship Series Championship Summer final weekend is happening from August 28-29, with the teams fighting for seeding in the 2021 League of Legends World Championships and an LCS title.
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) August 25, 2021
Out of the eight teams that qualified for the tournament, only 100 Thieves, Team Liquid and 2021 Spring winner Cloud9 remain. The teams are fighting for an easier path to Worlds, starting with the losers bracket finals between 100 Thieves and Cloud9. After that, the winner will face Team Liquid for the Summer championship title.
This summer tournament is a double elimination, where these finals have progressed to the knockout stages. These three teams have the chance to push for better seeding at the 2021 League of Legends World Championships.
Games start on August 28
When it comes to game times, it all starts with 100Thieves versus Cloud9 in the losers bracket finals on August 28 at 5 PM EST. Then, the winner will face Team Liquid for the title of LCS 2021 Summer champion on Aug.29, at 4 PM EST. The loser of the first game finishes in third place. Afterwards, the final match on August 29 determines who is in first and second place, respectively. These games will be broadcast on Twitch and the League of Legends esports website.
The implications for these final two games are big, due to the upcoming World Championships. Each team makes it to the 2021 World Championship, but the path to victory there changes. Whichever team loses in the losers bracket finals (either 100Thieves or Cloud9) will be in the 2021 World Championship play-ins, instead of the group stages. The other two teams, the ones in the LCS Summer 2021 Finals, make it to the Worlds group stages. So, the first match this weekend determines who has to go through another round of competition to reach the top at Worlds. We’ll see who secures the path of least resistance this weekend.