Riot Games oversees all professional international competition for LoL Esports. Connected through 12 regional leagues from around the globe, more than 40 countries are represented in the highest level of LoL Esports competition. All regional leagues adhere to a similar regular season format, with each annual season divided into a first and second split. Splits consist of 8-9 weeks of regular play, followed by a playoff. Splits conclude with a play off tournament between the top teams. Teams earn prize money and their placement in playoffs can qualify them for the World Championship.
: The League of Legends Pro League (LPL) is the premier professional league for LoL Esports in China, consisting of 16 teams, including the 2018 World Champion, Invictus Gaming. In 2018, the LPL launched the first-ever home-and-away geo-located model for esports.
: The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) houses 10 long-term partnership teams and is the preeminent esports league in North America. The LCS is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The LCS organization also runs both the NA Academy League, a development league with partnered LCS organizations, and the LCS Scouting Grounds, an annual event where top amateur talent is scouted by pro teams for recruitment.
: Since 2012, the LCK has established itself as one of the top League of Legends (LoL) professional esports regions across the world. A single season is divided into Spring (January-April) and Summer (June-September) splits, with a total of 10 teams competing for the title (total prize money of USD 370K). The LCK has recorded unprecedented achievements, winning a total of six LoL World Championships. About 4 million people tune in every day, and more than half of them are overseas viewers, labelling the LCK as premium global content. For more information, follow LCK on our Instagram
, and Twitter
Featuring 10 teams from across Europe, the League of European Championship (LEC) holds two international titles (2019 MSI, 2011 Worlds) and represents the highest level of LoL Esports talent in Europe. The LEC is supported by an additional tier of professional play at the national level designed to assist with scouting and developing talent across Europe. These European Regional Leagues (ERLs) compete to qualify into the pinnacle of regional competition, the European Masters (EM).
The Brazilian League of Legends Championship took its first steps in 2012, in a three-day tournament held shortly after the introduction of the Brazilian server. The first league championship took place in 2014, establishing two annual seasons, or splits, with play-offs and a grand Brazilian final. Today, CBLOL is considered the pioneer Esports league and audience leader in Brazil, reaching hundreds of thousands of people live on their Internet and TV broadcasts. The tournament rounds take place every Saturday and Sunday at the Riot Games studio in São Paulo, with live transmission on YouTube
, and the cable channel SporTV. As of 2021, the championship will adopt the franchise model, with the participation of 10 renowned sports organizations, both in Esports and in traditional sports. For more information, visit the LoL Esports
website or Twitter @CBLOL
The League of Legends Continental League serves the Commonwealth of Independent States. Eight teams compete in this professional league, which is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.
The League of Legends Japan League (LJL) is the largest esport league in Japan, established in partnership with PlayBrain, Riot Games and Yoshimoto Creative Agency. Eight teams compete in the LJL.
Liga Latinoamérica (LLA) or the Latin America League is the top professional league for the Latin America region. Home to 8 teams, the LLA is based in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Pacific Championship Series is a merged evolution of the League of Legends Master Series (LMS) and League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour (LST). The goal of the new league is to continue to increase the level of competition in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong while creating a more engaging experience for fans.
: Oceanic Pro League (OPL) is the League of Legends professional team for Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands regions. The OPL features 8 teams.
: The Turkish Championship League consists of 10 teams. It was one of the first official professional esports leagues to establish in Turkey, a growing esports community.
The Vietnam Championship Series, headquartered at GG Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, features eight elite professional teams.
To see the current season standings of all the regional leagues, visit Watch.LoLEsports.com/Standings
LPL: Hongqiao World IE Hub, 33 Suhong Rd, Minhang, Shanghai
- Wukesong Arena - 69 Fuxing Rd, Wu Ke Song, Haidian, Beijing
- JDG Gaming -Dingfuzhuang Xili 2 Courtyard,Beijing
- Fanmate Creative Art Area - No. 666, Donghong Road, Chengdu
- Chongqing Expo - Yubei, S Area North Ring Rd, Chongqing
- Lianmeng Dianjing LGD Gaming Hangzhou Arena - 5th Floor, Block E, Esports Town,
- 80 Kangning Street, Hangzhou
- Guangdian Grand Theatre, 91 Furong West Road, xian
LCS: LCS Studios - 12312 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
LCK: LoL PARK - 33 Jong-ro, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
LEC: Studio Berlin - Am Studio 20D, Studio K/L,,12489 Berlin - Adlershof, Germany