2018 LPL Pro League China | LPL Betting Odds and Season Info

LoL Pro League LPL China LogoThe League of Legends Pro League, or LPL for short, is the top level league from China, and you probably knew that already. Even though we are swamped with the news about EU and NA leagues, the LPL is incredibly powerful. That’s why fans from North America and Europe watch LPL regularly. The Spring Split has already started. We bring you all the info you should know about 2018 LPL.

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League of Legends Icon LPL 2018 | Facts

    • 2 Regions: East and West
    • 7 teams per region
    • All matches will be streamed live
    • Bets and odds available for all matches
    • All matches in regular season are Best-of-3
      • Each team plays 19 matches.
        • Double Round Robin within own group
        • Single Round Robin against other group
    • Playoffs are played in Best-of-5
    • Spring Split Dates: 01/15/2018 – 04/08/2018
    • LPL 2018: 10 Weeks in Spring Split 2018 (up to 14 matches / week)
    • Spring Split Playoffs: 04/12/2018 – 04/28/2018
    • Spring Split Champions get ticket to the MSI 2018
    • Summer Split Dates: 06/11/2018 – 08/26/2018
    • Summer Split Playoffs: TBA
    • Summer Split Champions get ticket to LoL Worlds 2018
    • Hashtags: #LPL2018 #LPL

The LPL Spring Split started on January 15, 2018, and ends on April 8. The league will take place over six days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Battles start at 5 pm CST (Chinese Standard Time) or 1 am PST. For European fans, it means they can watch LPL at 10 am CET. The schedule is same for every day, but Sunday when you’ll be able to watch your favorite teams from China at 2 pm CST/10pm PST/7am CET.

Upcoming matches and LPL betting odds

Start Times shown in: GMT or GMT +1 during Summer Time
Betting Odds presented by Bet365. Read more about esports betting at Bet365

League of Legends Icon LPL Summer Split 2018 | Standings before Week 6

Group A

Pos. Team Matches Played Loses Wins
1 Invictus Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Invictus Gaming 11 1 10
2 JD Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo JD Gaming 11 2 9
3 Royal Never Give Up League of Legends LoL Team Logo Royal Never Give Up 12 3 9
4 Suning Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Sunin Gaming 11 6 5
5 LGD Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo LGD Gaming 11 7 4
6 Bilibili League of Legends LoL Team Logo Bilibili 11 8 3
7 Vici Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Vici Gaming 10 9 1

Group B

Pos. Team Matches Played Losses Wins
1 Rogue Warriors League of Legends LoL Team Logo Rogue Warriors 11 2 9
2 EDward Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo EDward Gaming 11 4 7
3 Snake eSports League of Legends LoL Team Logo Snake Esports 11 5 6
4 FunPlus Phoenix League of Legends LoL Team Logo FunPlus Phoenix 11 7 4
5 Oh My God League of Legends LoL Team Logo Oh My God 11 7 4
6 Topsports Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Topsports Gaming 11 7 4
7 Team WE League of Legends LoL Team Logo Team WE 11 9 2

League of Legends Icon Teams of the LpL Pro League 2018

The 2018 Spring Split starts with major changes in LPL. The league is franchised and involves 14 teams divided into conferences: West vs. East. Top four teams from each conference have the opportunity to advance to playoffs after 10 weeks of this competition.

The idea is to expand the league each year by promoting two teams from the LoL Development League (LDL) until LPL reaches the total of 20 teams by 2021.

Below, you can see tables with the list of teams and players at LPL this season.

West Region

Team Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
EDward Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Ray Clearlove7 Xiyang iBoy Meiko
Team WE League of Legends LoL Team Logo 957 Condi Xiye Mystic Ben
Oh My God League of Legends LoL Team Logo Xiyang World6 Icon Chelly Five
Snake eSports League of Legends LoL Team Logo Flandre SofM Zz1tai kRYST4L Hudie
Bilibili League of Legends LoL Team Logo AmazingJ Sks Athena Jinjiao Road
Vici Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Loong Crash Easyhoon Martin CaveMan
FunPlus Phoenix League of Legends LoL Team Logo Gimgoon Pepper Bing Lwx Crisp

East Region

Team Top Jungle Mid ADC Support
Royal Never Give Up League of Legends LoL Team Logo Letme Mlxg/Karsa Xiaohu Uzi Ming
Suning Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo XiaoAL Avoidless Dian Fury Yoon
Invictus Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Duke Ning RooKie JackeyLove Megan
JD Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Zoom Clid YaGao Loken LvMao
LGD Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Jinoo Eimy Nanzhu Imp Pyl
Topsports Gaming League of Legends LoL Team Logo Lies Karin Ggoong QiuQiu Cat
Rogue Warriors League of Legends LoL Team Logo Mouse Flawless Doinb Smlz Killua

Of 14 teams that are included in the league this year, three are geo-locked in West or East conferences based on the city of their Arena. OMG will play their home games at Chengdu (West) while SNAKE will host their battles in Chongqing (West). The arena where LGD Gaming will play their home games is in Hangzhou (East).

League of Legends Icon Format of the LpL China Pro League

The format of LPL is a best of three (Bo3) round robin and points are distributed based on the outcome. Each team gets +1 for Series victory or +0 for a loss.

Owners of the spot are determined by series points, head-to-head, and a number of wins. In case two or more teams have equal points, split head-to-head, a number of map wins, the owner of the spot will be determined via Bo3 tiebreaker.

Spring Split will take place over 10 weeks which are divided into different sections:

  • Weeks 1-3 – first part of the Intraconference double round-robin
  • Weeks 4-7 – Cross-Conference (West vs. East conference in a single round-robin)
  • Weeks 8-10 – second part of the Intraconference double round-robin

League of Legends Icon Live streaming

The best thing about LPL is that they’ll use multiple streams to cover all the action. As a result, fans from different parts of the world will get to see many games and follow their favorite teams throughout the league. If you are interested in the EU and NA League take a look at the LCS 2018 Livestream.

The English broadcast will take place four times a week: Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Games with English commentary will be available on YouTube, Twitch, PandaTV, and Douyu.

Bottom line

The new season of LPL has begun and it brings expanded the selection of teams divided into two conferences. We can expect to see a lot of action and exciting battles. Plus, matches will be broadcasted on multiple streams which are also available in English. It’s never too late to tune in.

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