The LOL Developement League, or LDL for short, is Chinas newly minted secondary league replacing LSPL for the 2018 season. The new league splits the country into four regions for a total of 32 teams.

The North Region will be hosted in Beijing.
The East Region will be hosted in Nanjing, Jiangsu.
The South Region will be hosted in Guangzhou, Guangdong.
The West Region will be hosted in Chongqing.

Tournament Format

The playoffs is a single elimination bracket with Best-of-three matches leading up to the finals. The grand final is a best-of-five.