The North American League of Legends league structure has been completely overhauled this season as the North American LCS moved to franchising. The Challenger series has been removed since there will be no relegation or promotion. Instead, to cultivate new talent the Challenger seires has been remade into a Academy league where all the teams of NA LCS will battle test their new recruits and up and comers and refine them to all around solid players.
As mentioned before the league will be filled with Academy teams of the NA LCS and the league will mimic the parent league in having a double round robin season with best-of-ones and a best-of-five single elimination bracket. The league will be played online and will be played on thursday and friday, however only the fridays games will be broadcasted.
The playoffs will take place in the Riot Games studios in Los Angeles California.
Double round robin group stage with best-of-one series.
Top four teams moves on to the playoffs.
Single elimination bracket with best-of-five matches.