The North American League of Legends Championship Series is the premier season of the North American region, and it hosts some of the most recognized brands within western esports. As usual the summer split is the last split before worlds, the winner of the Playoffs and the team that has gained the most circuit points throughout the 2018 Season will qualify for worlds directly, if the winner of the playoffs also has the most circuit points, then the team with the second most points will qualify.
The Summer season is split up into three, the first one is the regular season, the main body of the season where all the teams play in a double round robin.
After the regular season comes playoffs, the top six teams of the regular season will participate, with the second and first place team seeded into the semi finals and the other four into round one, after the first round is complete the winning teams of round one will be seeded into the semi finals, the lowest seed of the regular season out of the two of them will face off against the regular split winner in the semi finals.
The fourth and final stage is the regional finals, this is where the third and final seed for worlds will be claimed. The teams that play in the regional finals is the teams that has the most circuit points out of the ones not already qualified for worlds.
The Regular Season is a double Round Robin where all teams face-off versus every other team twice.
All matches in the Regular Season will be played in a best-of-one setting.
In the playoffs the two who won their respective group will be seeded into the semifinals and the 2nd place team of group A will play the 3rd place of B and vice versa, the semifinals will be re-seeded.
The regional finals is a gauntlet style bracket with the team seeded in to the bracket based on their circuit points.