Thursday, 23 May 2024

LEC 2024 Winter – Playoffs Preview

The LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs are just around the corner and the excitement is building up! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the format of the playoffs and preview each of the matchups. So, let’s dive in!


The playoffs will feature eight participating teams from the LEC (excluding Karmine Corp and Rogue) competing in a double elimination bracket. This means that teams will have to lose two best-of-three matches before they are eliminated from the tournament. The playoffs will consist of four rounds of matches, with the first two being best-of-three and the remaining rounds being best-of-five. The stakes are high, as the winner of the playoffs will secure a spot in the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and the LEC 2024 Season Finals, which will decide who attends Worlds 2024.

LEC Playoff Preview

Team BDS versus Team Heretics

The playoffs will kick off with an exciting best-of-three match between Team BDS and Team Heretics. These two teams previously faced each other in Week 3 of the regular season, where BDS emerged as the dominant force. While a best-of-one victory doesn’t always guarantee success in a best-of-three series, it’s important to note that Team Heretics’ performance in the Winter season has been inconsistent. On the other hand, Team BDS has been enjoying an impressive run, narrowly missing out on first place. Based on their overall performance, we predict a 2-0 victory for Team BDS. However, Team Heretics could still surprise us.

BDS Playoff Preview

G2 Esports versus GIANTX

In the second series of the playoffs, G2 Esports will face off against GIANTX. G2 Esports has shown great consistency throughout the Winter season, losing only two games. While GIANTX has made it to the playoffs, their overall performance has been less impressive. Based on the track record of both teams, we predict a 2-0 victory for G2 Esports. However, as we’ve seen in the past, anything can happen in League of Legends!

SK Gaming versus Team Vitality

SK Gaming and Team Vitality will clash in their playoff match on Sunday. These two teams have had their fair share of ups and downs throughout the season. SK Gaming started off strong but struggled in the later weeks, while Team Vitality had a perfect week but couldn’t maintain the momentum. Based on their performances and consistency, we predict a 2-1 victory for SK Gaming. However, expect an intense and closely contested series between these two teams.

SK Playoff Preview

Mad Lions KOI versus Fnatic

The last best-of-three matchup will feature MAD Lions KOI against Fnatic. Both teams have shown great potential throughout the regular season and have a 5-4 score. Fnatic brings in their experience and history as a prestigious team, while MAD Lions KOI has a roster filled with new talent. Although MAD Lions KOI secured a win against Fnatic in Week 3, we believe Fnatic’s experience with best-of series will give them the edge in this matchup. We predict a 2-1 victory for Fnatic.


Q: How many teams are participating in the LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs?
A: Eight teams will be competing in the playoffs.

Q: What is the format of the playoffs?
A: The playoffs will follow a double elimination bracket format, with the first two rounds being best-of-three matches and the remaining rounds being best-of-five matches.

Q: What is at stake for the winner of the playoffs?
A: The winner of the playoffs will secure a spot in the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and the LEC 2024 Season Finals, which will determine who attends Worlds 2024.


The LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs promise to be an exciting showcase of talent and fierce competition. With top teams battling it out for a spot in the Mid-Season Invitational and the LEC Season Finals, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Stay tuned for thrilling matches and intense action as the teams fight for glory on the Summoner’s Rift!