2019 LOL Pro League Summer
The top level of the domestic League of Legends competition in China kicks off again on the 14th of January 2019. This year the league expands to 16 teams from the 14 teams last season. All of the LPL matches will be played in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chongqing, and Chengdu with teams multiple of the teams having their own home stadiums.
Single Round Robin group stage.
All series are best-of-three.
Top eight moves on to the playoffs.
Single elimination bracket.
Two gauntlet style sides of the bracket, where the teams are seeded based on their performance in the group stage.
The round of eight will be played between the 3rd and 4th place teams from each group with the 3rd place team gets a 1 game advantage in the series.
All series are best-of-five.
Single elimination gauntlet style bracket with the teams seeded in based on their 2019 Season circuit points. The winner moves on to the World Championship as the third seed from China.