The 2021 LCS Proving Grounds starts tomorrow, with 16 of North America’s best League of Legends team outside of the LCS fighting in a double-elimination bracket for $100,000.
All current LCS Academy teams will compete with six amateur teams that qualified through previous tournaments. The six teams competing against Academy rosters are as follows:
Evil Geniuses Prodigies
This double-elimination bracket will begin March 30th and will end on April 25 with the Championship Finals. The first few days will start with a best-of-three format and will transition to a best-of-five series on April 17 for the teams remaining.
The winner’s bracket best-of-fives will start at the semi-finals. The losers bracket best-of-five series will start in the gauntlet phase, once teams meet with the semi-final losers.
Riot will once again work alongside Nerd Street Gamers to operate the majority of the LCS Proving Grounds competitions. Riot will then run the last best-of-five competitions starting April 22, including the 2021 LCS Proving Grounds Championship on Sunday, April 25.