Vietnam Championship Series
This article needs to be updated.(April 2020)
The Vietnam Championship Series (VCS) is the name of a professional League of Legends esports league run by Riot Games and Garena. From 2013 to 2017, the VCS was a tier below Garena Premier League (GPL). In 2018, the VCS broke away from the GPL and became a separate tier one league. The Vietnamese teams have the opportunity to participate directly in international events of League of Legends organized by Riot Games without having to participate in the GPL.
|Game||League of Legends|
|No. of teams||8|
|GAM Esports (5 title)|
|Most titles||GAM Esports (5 titles)|
|Qualification||Promotion and relegation|
|Relegation to||Vietnam Championship Series B|
|International cup(s)||Mid Season Invitational|
|Garena Premier League|
Before changing the name to the Vietnam Championship Series tournament that once named the Glorious Arena. Over 4 seasons from mid 2012 to the end of 2013 the tournament saw the dominance of Saigon Jokers with 3 times of champion and once champion of Full Louis. By the end of 2013, it was changed to Vietnam Championship Series.
The first tournament was held in 2013 with the name Vietnam Championship Series without qualifying, the participating teams were invited by Vietnam Esports and the total prize value of the first tournament was VND 200,000,000. From the third season, the tournament starts with qualifiers and names are also changed to Vietnam Championship Series (VCS A) to distinguish them from the qualifying tournament of Vietnam Championship Series B (VCS B). In 2014, sponsored by Dell, the name of the prize was named Dell Championship Serie A (DCS A).
In 2015, the number of teams participating in VCS A was increased to 16 teams, playing in a round robin format with two turns (first and second round) scoring according to the Bo1 format. The team with the most points will be crowned champion. Saigon Fantastic Five has won the VCS A championship in spring 2015 and then the GPL spring 2015, becoming the first Vietnamese team to win the GPL.
In 2016, VCS A made a big step when the tournament was officially part of the Riot Games tournament system, marking the official VCS A step up professionally. The organizing committee reduced the number of participating teams to 10, in return it will give 2 million VND / month to the coaches and athletes. The tournament format also changes accordingly: 10 rounds of 2 rounds count Bo1 points, 4 teams with the highest score will participate in play-offs to find champions. VCS A was also renamed Coca-Cola Championship Series (CCCS) under the sponsorship of Coca-Cola. By the summer of 2016, the Coca-Cola Championship Series was renamed the MountainDew Championship Series (MDCS) under the sponsorship of the Mountain Dew drinking water label.
The number of teams participating in the competition continues to be reduced to 8, in return for the coach and athletes' salary increased to 3 million VND / month. The format of the tournament is also changed: 8 rounds of 2 rounds count Bo3 points, 4 teams with the highest score will participate in play-offs to find the champion.
Riot Games directly participated in the tour operation, the tournament returned with the name Vietnam Championship Series, the total prize pool increased to 1 billion VND 200 million, the salary of coach and athletes increased to VND 4 million / month . In addition, VCS matches are held at GG Stadium - 6th Floor, Crescent Mall, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City built by Riot Games, instead of being organized online as before. Teams not based in Ho Chi Minh City will be supported by the organizers during the VCS Spring 2018. On 21 February 2018, VCS separated from GPL. This is a result based on the fact that in recent years VCS has always been the dominant force of the GPL. Especially at the two spring and summer events in 2017. Impressive competitions at MSI 2017 and World Championship 2017. Riot Games believes that this is a very appropriate time to get Vietnam away from the GPL to become a separate area. Changes in Vietnam's participatory international tournaments are as follows:
- Vietnam (VCS) will be grouped with Turkey (TCL) and CIS (LCL) at Rift Rivals.
- MSI: Will be expanded into a tournament for 14 teams.
- World Championship: Definitely get a boot round.
VCS Championship team Spring Spring 2018 will increase to 100 million VND, bringing the total value to 500 million VND will be separated from GPL's reward Spring 2018 (The expected prize that the Vietnamese champion team attends GPL Spring) . However, this only applies to Spring, and from Summer onwards Vietnam will no longer relate to the GPL tournament.
|Burst The Sky||CERBERUS Esports||GAM Esports||GMedia Luxury|
|Saigon Buffalo||SBTC Esports||Team Flash||Team Secret|
This period will have the participation of 8 teams, playing rounds of 2 rounds to find out the 4 strongest teams participating in the qualifying rounds. Matches of the Group Stage will take place in the Best of 3 format (3 games maximum), each game is played according to the Prohibition mode and Choose 5vs5 on the map Summoner's Rift.
4 teams will compete against each other in a ladder mode to find the champion: the 3rd and 4th teams will fight each other in the first match, the winning team will go on to meet the 2nd team and whoever wins this match will be competing Finalists meet the top team. Matches of this stage will take place in the form of Best of 5 (5 games maximum), each game is played according to the ban and Select 5vs5 on the map Summoner's Rift.
|2013||Winter||11 February 2013 – 17 December 2013||XGame||Hanoi Dragons||Beautiful Life Gaming|
|2014||Spring||22 February 2014 – 13 April 2014||Team Ozone Cutie Monsters||Hanoi Dragons||Hanoi Fate|
|Summer||14 June 2014 – 24 September 2014||G5 E-Sports Fate Team||HoL Elements||Hanoi Phoenix|
|2015||Spring||15 November 2014 – 4 June 2015||Saigon Fantastic Five||Saigon Jokers||Boba Marines|
|Summer||17 May 2015 – 24 August 2015||Boba Marines||Full Louis||Saigon Jokers|
|2016||Spring||15 January 2016 – 3 June 2016||Saigon Jokers||Full Louis||269 Gaming |
|Summer||20 May 2016 – 18 July 2016||Saigon Jokers||Saigon Mongaming||An Phát Ultimate |
|2017||Spring||2 August 2017 – 4 February 2017||GIGABYTE Marines||Young Generation||UTM Esports|
|Summer||7 June 2017 – 13 August 2017||GIGABYTE Marines||Young Generation||ROG Friends|
|2018||Spring||18 January 2018 – 4 July 2018||EVOS Esports||GIGABYTE Marines||UTM Esports|
|Summer||21 June 2018 – 22 September 2018||Phong Vũ Buffalo||Adonis Esports||Friends Forever|
|2019||Spring||17 January 2019 – 13 April 2019||Phong Vũ Buffalo||EVOS Esports||Sky Gaming|
|Summer||20 June 2019 – 15 September 2019||GAM Esports||Lowkey Esports||Team Flash|
|2020||Spring||31 January 2020 – 18 April 2020||Team Flash||GAM Esports||EVOS Esports|
|Summer||19 June 2020 – 5 September 2020||Team Flash||GAM Esports||EVOS Esports|
|2021||Spring||22 January 2021 – 18 April 2021||GAM Esports||Saigon Buffalo||Team Secret|
|Saigon Fantastic Five||1||0||0|
|Team Ozone Cutie Monsters||1||0||0|
Foreign players/Foreign coachEdit
|Lee||Lee In-cheol||Saigon Fantastic Five, Saigon Jokers, CERBERUS Esports||Coach|
|Irean||Heo Yeong-cheol||Saigon Fantastic Five, Saigon Jokers||Analyst, Coach|
|Jensen||Jensen Goh||EVOS Esports||Coach|
|Chupper||Kenny Marcelino||EVOS Esports||Bot laner|
|Kane||Michal Majkl Le||Hanoi Fate, Hanoi SnowBall||Bot laner|
|Humble||Hwang Sin-woong||EVOS Esports||Strategy Coach|
|Fixer||Jeong Jae-woo||EVOS Esports||Assistant Coach|
|ELAN||Elan Ehrhardt||Percent Esports||Head Coach|
|Profit||Kim Jun-hyung||Team Flash||Assistant Coach|
|Poss||Kim Min-cheol||CERBERUS||Top Laner|
Players who have competed abroadEdit
|Navy||Chướng Viễn Long||Bangkok Titans||08/2013 - 09/2013||Mid|
|Noway||Nguyễn Vũ Long||Ascension Gaming||10/2016 - 05/2017||Bot|
|SofM ||Lê Quang Duy|| Snake Esports
|2017 - 2019
2020 - present
|Beyond||Trương Vĩnh Thanh||Fortius||06/2016 - 05/2017||Mid|
|MeoCon||Trần Thanh Lâm||Fortius||01/2017 - 04/2017||Jungle|
|Sunny||Nguyễn Thanh Phong||Headhunters||11/2016 - 05/2017||Support|
|Calm||Đinh Trọng Quyết||Bangkok Titans||05/2017 - 09/2017||Top|
|Kriss||Nguyễn Hữu Phúc||Headhunters||12/2016 - 11/2017||Jungle|
|Petland||Võ Huỳnh Quang Huy||Headhunters||05/2017 - 02/2018||Mid|
|Tom||Nguyên Nàng Hiểu||Headhunters||02/2018 - 05/2018||Jungle|
|Biob||Nguyễn Lâm Việt Sinh||Headhunters||02/2018 - 05/2018||Mid|
|Pot||Văn Hữu Bảo||MEGA||6/2018 - 12/2018||Jungle|
|Secr3t||Ông Gia Nguyên||MEGA||6/2018 - 12/2018||Mid|
|Levi||Đỗ Duy Khánh|| 100 Thieves
|12/2017 - 12/2018
12/2018 - 5/2019
|Minky||Đỗ Đức Minh||Bigetron E-Sports||12/2017 – 08/2018||Top|
|MT||Nguyễn Minh Trí||Bigetron E-Sports||03/2018 – 08/2018||Mid|
Season MVP StandingsEdit
|2017||Spring||Đỗ " Levi " Duy Khánh||GIGABYTE Marines||400|
|2018||Spring||Nguyễn " YiJin " Lê Hải Đăng||EVOS Esports||900|
|Summer||Phạm " Zeros " Minh Lộc||Phong Vũ Buffalo||10|
|2019||Spring||Phạm " Zeros " Minh Lộc||Phong Vũ Buffalo||1100|
|Summer|| Đỗ " Levi " Duy Khánh
Nguyễn " YiJin " Lê Hải Đăng
|2020||Spring||Lê " Dia1 " Phú Quý||GAM Esport||1100|
|Summer||Lê " Dia1 " Phú Quý||GAM Esport||1000|
|2021||Spring||Đỗ " Levi " Duy Khánh||GAM Esport||1000|
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