League of Legends Continental League

The League of Legends Continental League (LCL; Russian: Континентальная лига по League of Legends, tr. Kontinental'naya liga po League of Legends) is the top level of professional League of Legends competition in the Commonwealth of Independent States, organized by Riot Games Russia. It replaced the SLTV StarSeries that was organized by StarLadder in 2016. There are eight teams in the league. Each annual season of play is divided into two splits, spring and summer, both consisting of five weeks of double round-robin tournament play, which then conclude with a play-off single elimination tournament between the top four teams. The winners of each split qualifies for the Mid-Season Invitational and the World Championship.

League of Legends
Continental League
League of Legends Continental League logo.png
GameLeague of Legends
FounderRiot Games Russia
Inaugural season2016
Owner(s)Riot Games Russia
No. of teams8
Continents CIS
Most recent
Unicorns of Love (3rd title)
Most titlesGambit Esports
Unicorns of Love
(3 titles each)
TV partner(s)Twitch
Sponsor(s)Riot Games
Domestic cup(s)LCL Open Cup
League of Legends European Championship
Official websiteru.lolesports.com

Prize pool of the competition in 2016 and 2017 amounts ₽4,5 million per season.[1][2]


As SLTV StarSeriesEdit

Year Split Champion Runner-up Third place
2014 Season 1 Carpe Diem Dragon Team Revival Dragons Good Team Multigaming
Season 2 Hard Random Virtus.pro RoX Internationally V
Season 3 Dolphins of Wall Street Hard Random RoX Moscow Five
Season 4 RoX Moscow Five Virtus.pro Team Just
2015 Spring Hard Random Moscow Five Virtus.pro Glacial Phoenix
Summer Hard Random Dolphins of Wall Street RoX Carpe Diem

As LCLEdit

Year Split Champion Runner-up Semifinalists
2016 Spring Hard Random Team Empire Vega Squadron Natus Vincere
Summer Albus NoX Luna Vega Squadron RoX Natus Vincere
2017 Spring Virtus.pro Vaevictis Esports Vega Squadron M19
Summer Gambit Esports M19 Virtus.pro Team Just Alpha
2018 Spring Gambit Esports RoX Team Just (3rd place) M19 (4th place)
Summer Gambit Esports Dragon Army Team Just M19
2019 Spring Vega Squadron Elements Pro Gaming Gambit Esports M19
Summer Unicorns of Love Vega Squadron Gambit Esports Elements Pro Gaming
2020 Spring Unicorns of Love RoX Gambit Esports Elements Pro Gaming
Summer Unicorns of Love Gambit Esports One Breath Gaming CrowCrowd
2021 Spring Unicorns of Love CrowCrowd Gambit Esports One Breath Gaming
Summer Unicorns of Love CrowCrowd One Breath Gaming (3rd place) Vega Squadron (4th place)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Riot анонсировали собственную лигу по LoL для СНГ - Новости - Советский Спорт" (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Призовые Континентальной Лиги по LoL в СНГ составят 4,5 миллиона рублей" (in Russian). Sport Express. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.

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