League of Legends Pro League Betting Tips & LPL Live Streams

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About League of Legends Pro League (LPL)

The regional Chinese tournament that feeds the international mega-contests is known as the League of Legends Pro League or LPL. 

The LPL is the highest level of professional LoL Esports in China with the first edition of the LPL was held in the spring of 2013. 

In 2014, Riot Games began providing an English broadcast of the tournament, modeled on the League of Legends Champions Korea or LCK - another Riot Games-operated league that takes place in the neighboring country of South Korea. 

In 2019, Riot Games and Tencent created a joint venture called TJ Sports to focus on the entirety of the League of Legends esports business in China, taking the competitive landscape of League of Legends to new heights. 

Where to bet on League of Legends (LPL)

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League of Legends LPL Live Streaming - Where To Watch

LPL Games can be streamed in multiple languages on Twitch. Official streams of the tournament can be viewed in English on the LPL channel. You can also find commentary by independent streamers in several regional languages.

You can also watch all matches live via major betting sites including bet365, Stake and Pinnacle. Picklebet are also available in Australia.

LPL Format & Tournament Structure

In 2013 and 2014, eight teams competed in a single-round robin stage, with the four best teams advancing to the playoffs. 

Playoff matches were held in a best-of-five format, and all games were a draft pick. In the Grand Final, teams from the winners’ bracket would start with a 1-0 advantage

From 2013 to 2015, the group stages of the tournament played out over a best-of-two format. Teams scoring 2:0 would receive 3 points, and they would both get the point each for tying the game at 1-1.The games followed a double-round robin, ensuring that all teams would face each other twice.

Rankings would be determined by total points, and the top 4 teams would advance to the playoffs. The playoffs stage would then follow a format typical to that of any sporting tournament, where losing teams would be eliminated. 

From 2019 onwards, 16 teams would compete in the opening stage as a single group. Every game played is decided by the best-of-three and follows a single round-robin format. The top eight teams from the group stages then advance to the playoffs. 

In the playoff stages, all matches are best-of-five. Teams placing first and second in the playoffs directly qualify for the semifinals. Third and fourth-place teams qualify for the quarterfinals. The bottom three teams from the playoffs stage head to round 1 of the tournament. 

LPL Prize Money

The most recent edition of the LPL, LPL Summer 2022 took place in June 2022. 

The tournament received sponsorship from several large international brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Niki, Lenovo, KFC, Razer, Intel-Gaming and others. 

Accordingly, LPL Summer 2022 had a substantial prize pool of ¥4,200,000 or $608,669. The split of the prize pool was as follows: 

  • First place - $289,842.22
  • Second place - $144,921.11
  • Third place - $72,460.55
  • Fourth place - $43,476.33
  • Fifth - sixth place - $28,984.22

LPL Teams and Players

The last edition of the LPL was won by JD Gaming, who also qualified for the World Championship and finished in third place overall. 

Second and third places were won by Top Esports and EDward Gaming, respectively, while LNG Esports, Royal Never Give Up and Victory Five closed out the top six of the tournament. 

Some of the top players to keep an eye on the upcoming 2023 season are 2022 Group Stage MVP Tian from Top Esports, 5-time MVP Winner Viper from EDward Gaming and 4-time MVP Winner JackeyLove. 

Last year’s 1-st All-Pro Team award went to players from a mix of Top Esports, JD Gaming, Oh My God and Royal Never Give up: 369, Tian, Xiaohu, Jackeylove and Ming. 

In 2023, JD Gaming look like the team to beat with their all star roster of 369, Kanavi, knight, Lzq, Ruler, Missing and Yimeng. 

League of Legends Pro League FAQs

What is League of Legends LPL?

The regional Chinese tournament that feeds the international mega-contests is known as the League of Legends Pro League or LPL.

The LPL is the highest level of professional LoL Esports in China with the first edition of the LPL was held in the spring of 2013.

How can I watch League of Legends Pro League Live Streaming?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where you can watch League of Legends live streaming.