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North American Challengers League Spring 2023

From Liquipedia League of Legends Wiki
[e][h]North American Challengers League Spring 2023
League Information
Location:
North America North America
Prize Pool:
$100,000 USD
Start Date:
2023-01-21
End Date:
2023-04-??
Teams:
16
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Chronology

The North American Challengers League is the successor to the LCS Proving Grounds and LCS Academy circuits, allowing non-academy teams to compete in a full-season tournament alongside LCS academy teams. The first season has 6 invited non-challenger teams, while the second season will use a promotion/relegation system, only affecting these teams. It was also revealed that all academy teams would rename to challengers teams.

On November 21st, 6 of the non-challenger partner teams were announced. CLG Faith, FlyQuest FAM, and Team Liquid First were revealed as additional LCS partners, while AOE Esports, Cincinnati Fear, and Wildcard Gaming round up the list. [1]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage
    • All academy teams are invited, 6 non-academy teams are invited.
    • Bottom 4 provisional teams qualify for the promotion tournament.
    • Single Round-robin.
    • All matches are Bo2.
  • Playoffs
    • All teams qualify for playoffs.
    • Double Elimination bracket.

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Hosts:
  • Guest Analyst:
    • Canada Myra (Myra Davis)

Prize Pool[edit]

$100,000 USD are spread among the participants as seen below:

Participating Teams[edit]

100 Thieves Chall.
Notes
SCanada V1per
SUnited States Lightpulse
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachNetherlands Dan Dan
Assistant CoachNetherlands Kirei
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopCanada Sniper
JunglerUnited States Yukino
MiddleGreece Pretty
BotSweden Unforgiven
SupportAustralia Destiny
SubstitutesStaff
1 January 21st - 100 Thieves Challengers will use V1per and Lightpulse in week 1 due to visa issues for Unforgiven and Destiny. [2]
Cloud9 Challengers
Head CoachSouth Korea Reven
Main Roster
TopUnited States FakeGod
JunglerCanada Tomio
MiddleSouth Korea EMENES
BotNew Zealand Lost
SupportUnited States Zeyzal
Staff
CLG Challengers
Head CoachAustralia Juves
Canada Mash
Main Roster
TopUnited States Jenkins
JunglerAustralia Kevy
MiddleCanada Copy
BotCanada Meech
SupportUnited States breezyyy
Staff
Evil Geniuses Chall.
Notes
MiddleUnited States RobbyBob
Bot
DNP
Australia K1ng
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachTunisia Gaaloul
Assistant CoachUnited States Ido
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopCanada Soul
JunglerCanada Sheiden
MiddleAustralia Ryoma
BotUnited States Mobility
SupportCanada Smoothie
SubstitutesStaff
1 January 18th - Evil Geniuses Challengers will use RobbyBob and Mobility in week 1 due to visa issues for Ryoma and K1ng. [3]
FlyQuest Chall.
Notes
Support
DNP
South Korea Winsome
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachSouth Korea SoulStrikes
Assistant CoachNetherlands Raqo
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopCanada Philip
JunglerMongolia Yuuji
MiddleCanada Spirax
BotCanada Massu
SupportSouth Korea Qitong
SubstitutesStaff
1 January 20th - FlyQuest Challengers will use Qitong in, replacing Winsome. [4]
Immortals Chall.
Notes
MiddleCanada Ablazeolive
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachIreland Robert Yip
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopSouth Korea ADD
JunglerUnited States Chad
MiddleSweden Bolulu
BotUnited States Wixxi
SupportUnited States Joey
SubstitutesStaff
1 January 21st - Immortals Challengers will use Ablazeolive due to visa issues for Bolulu. [5]
TSM Challengers
Notes
Support
DNP
Australia Dragku
Support
DNP
United States rocks908
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachTaiwan Kristine
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopUnited States Hauntzer
JunglerDenmark Svenskeren
MiddleCanada Doxa
BotCanada WildTurtle
SupportCanada Chime
SubstitutesStaff
1 January 18th - TSM Challengers will use rocks908 due to visa issues for Dragku. [6]
2 January 21st = Chime joins as a temporary substitute for Dragku.
CLG Faith
Notes
Support
LEFT
United States Plux
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachUnited States Lohpally
Positional CoachUnited States Kolthro
Positional CoachCanada Dinka
Main RosterFormer
TopVenezuela Bejjaniii
JunglerUnited States Nxi
MiddleVenezuela Seranok
BotChina Airren
SupportUnited States Sketchdreams
FormerStaff
1 January 20th - BMFX steps down from the roster ahead of the tournament, Plux joins as new support while Sketchdreams moves to the ADC role. [7]
2 January 30th - Sketchdreams returns to the support position, Plux leaves. [8]
FlyQuest FAM
Jungler
DNP
United States Mgutis
Bot
DNP
Canada Lunar
Jungler
LEFT
United States Goo
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachUnited States Brandini
Assistant CoachUnited States Julius
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopUnited States lunacia
JunglerCanada Maniac
MiddleNorth Macedonia Blazze
BotUnited States Instinct
SupportUnited States Swordd
SubstitutesStaff
Wildcard Gaming
Top
DNP
United States Qwacker
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachUnited States Griffin
United States Ham
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopUnited States MooseHater
JunglerUnited States Keel
MiddleUnited States Soligo
BotTurkey Lens
SupportCanada Duoking
SubstitutesStaff
AOE Esports
Jungler
DNP
Canada Leemo
Main RosterStaff
Head CoachSingapore Shiazuri
Assistant CoachUnited States Akaadian
Positional CoachUnited States Fawn
Positional CoachUnited States Kenshin
Main RosterSubstitutes
TopSouth Korea Gamsu
JunglerCanada Winnie
MiddleUnited States DARKWINGS
BotCanada links
SupportCanada SkyTec
SubstitutesStaff
Cincinnati Fear
Head CoachPoland Kiao
Positional CoachUnited States Kade
Positional CoachUnited States LEO99
Main Roster
TopCanada Faisal
JunglerUnited States Perry
MiddleUnited States shochi
BotUnited States Minui
SupportUnited States Trevor
Staff

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

NACL Spring 2023
1.Cincinnati FearCincinnati Fear Cincinnati Fear3-3-09-3
2.Team Liquid ChallengersTeam Liquid Challengers Team Liquid Challengers3-2-08-2
3.Dignitas ChallengersDignitas Challengers Dignitas Challengers3-2-08-2
4.Wildcard GamingWildcard Gaming Wildcard Gaming3-1-17-3
5.Cloud9 ChallengersCloud9 Challengers Cloud9 Challengers3-1-17-3
6.100 Thieves Challengers100 Thieves Challengers 100 Thieves Challengers2-3-07-3
7.CLG ChallengersCLG Challengers CLG Challengers2-2-16-4
7.FlyQuest ChallengersFlyQuest Challengers FlyQuest Challengers2-2-16-4
9.Evil Geniuses ChallengersEvil Geniuses Challengers Evil Geniuses Challengers2-2-26-6
10.GGS ChallengersGGS Challengers GGS Challengers1-3-15-5
11.TSM ChallengersTSM Challengers TSM Challengers1-1-33-7
12.AOE EsportsAOE Esports AOE Esports0-4-24-8
12.Immortals ChallengersImmortals Challengers Immortals Challengers0-4-24-8
14.Team Liquid FirstTeam Liquid First Team Liquid First0-2-32-8
15.CLG FaithCLG Faith CLG Faith0-1-41-9
15.FlyQuest FAMFlyQuest FAM FlyQuest FAM0-1-41-9


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100 Thieves Challengers100 Thieves Challengers0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Feb 20
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 26
1-1
Jan 21
1-1
Jan 23
0-0
Mar 06
2-0
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 13
2-0
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 27
1-1
Jan 28
0-0
Mar 04
Cloud9 ChallengersCloud9 Challengers0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Mar 04
1-1
Jan 28
2-0
Jan 23
2-0
Jan 31
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Mar 06
2-0
Jan 21
0-0
Feb 26
0-2
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 27
CLG ChallengersCLG Challengers0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Mar 04
0-2
Jan 30
1-1
Jan 28
1-1
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 14
0-0
Feb 18
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 27
2-0
Jan 21
2-0
Jan 22
0-0
Feb 27
0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Mar 06
Dignitas ChallengersDignitas Challengers0-0
Feb 20
1-1
Jan 28
2-0
Jan 30
0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Feb 28
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Feb 26
1-1
Jan 22
2-0
Jan 31
0-0
Feb 05
2-0
Jan 23
0-0
Feb 18
0-0
Mar 06
0-0
Feb 12
Evil Geniuses ChallengersEvil Geniuses Challengers0-0
Feb 19
0-2
Jan 23
1-1
Jan 28
0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Feb 27
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Mar 06
2-0
Jan 29
2-0
Jan 30
1-1
Jan 22
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Mar 05
0-2
Feb 05
FlyQuest ChallengersFlyQuest Challengers0-0
Feb 26
0-2
Jan 31
1-1
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Mar 06
0-0
Feb 27
2-0
Jan 24
0-0
Feb 05
0-0
Feb 06
2-0
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 19
1-1
Jan 23
0-0
Feb 18
GGS ChallengersGGS Challengers1-1
Jan 21
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 14
0-0
Feb 28
0-0
Feb 27
0-0
Mar 05
2-0
Jan 29
0-2
Jan 22
0-0
Feb 05
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Feb 07
0-0
Mar 07
1-1
Jan 30
1-1
Jan 23
Immortals ChallengersImmortals Challengers1-1
Jan 23
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Feb 18
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Mar 06
0-2
Jan 29
1-1
Jan 28
0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Feb 11
0-2
Jan 22
1-1
Feb 05
1-1
Jan 30
Team Liquid ChallengersTeam Liquid Challengers0-0
Mar 06
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Feb 27
2-0
Jan 22
1-1
Jan 28
2-0
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 14
0-0
Feb 20
0-0
Feb 05
0-0
Mar 04
2-0
Jan 30
1-1
Jan 21
TSM ChallengersTSM Challengers0-2
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 27
1-1
Jan 22
0-0
Mar 06
0-2
Jan 24
0-0
Feb 05
0-0
Feb 06
0-2
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 28
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Feb 18
2-0
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Feb 13
CLG FaithCLG Faith0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Mar 06
0-2
Jan 21
0-2
Jan 31
0-2
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 05
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Feb 14
0-0
Feb 28
1-1
Jan 24
0-0
Mar 04
0-0
Feb 07
0-0
Feb 26
0-2
Jan 22
FlyQuest FAMFlyQuest FAM0-0
Feb 13
0-2
Jan 21
0-2
Jan 22
0-0
Feb 05
0-2
Jan 30
0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Feb 20
0-0
Mar 05
1-1
Jan 24
0-0
Mar 07
0-0
Feb 12
0-0
Mar 05
0-2
Jan 29
Team Liquid FirstTeam Liquid First0-2
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Feb 27
0-2
Jan 23
1-1
Jan 22
0-2
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 07
0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Feb 05
0-0
Feb 18
0-0
Mar 04
0-0
Mar 07
1-1
Jan 30
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Feb 19
Wildcard GamingWildcard Gaming0-0
Feb 27
2-0
Feb 04
0-0
Feb 06
0-0
Feb 18
0-0
Feb 13
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Mar 07
2-0
Jan 22
0-0
Mar 04
0-2
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 07
0-0
Feb 12
1-1
Jan 30
2-0
Jan 23
0-0
Feb 25
AOE EsportsAOE Esports1-1
Jan 28
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Mar 06
0-0
Mar 05
1-1
Jan 23
1-1
Jan 30
1-1
Feb 05
0-2
Jan 30
0-0
Feb 11
0-0
Feb 26
0-0
Mar 05
0-0
Feb 13
0-2
Jan 23
0-0
Feb 06
Cincinnati FearCincinnati Fear0-0
Mar 04
0-0
Feb 27
0-0
Mar 06
0-0
Feb 12
2-0
Feb 05
0-0
Feb 18
1-1
Jan 23
1-1
Jan 30
1-1
Jan 21
0-0
Feb 13
2-0
Jan 22
2-0
Jan 29
0-0
Feb 19
0-0
Feb 25
0-0
Feb 06
100 Thieves Challengers100 Thieves ChallengersCloud9 ChallengersCloud9 ChallengersCLG ChallengersCLG ChallengersDignitas ChallengersDignitas ChallengersEvil Geniuses ChallengersEvil Geniuses ChallengersFlyQuest ChallengersFlyQuest ChallengersGGS ChallengersGGS ChallengersImmortals ChallengersImmortals ChallengersTeam Liquid ChallengersTeam Liquid ChallengersTSM ChallengersTSM ChallengersCLG FaithCLG FaithFlyQuest FAMFlyQuest FAMTeam Liquid FirstTeam Liquid FirstWildcard GamingWildcard GamingAOE EsportsAOE EsportsCincinnati FearCincinnati Fear

 Click here for detailed results of the Group Stage matches

Playoffs[edit]

Upper Bracket Round 1
Upper Bracket Round 1
UB Round 1
UBR1
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
UB Quarterfinals
UBQF
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
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Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 1
LB Round 1
LBR1
Lower Bracket Round 2
Lower Bracket Round 2
LB Round 2
LBR2
Lower Bracket Round 3
Lower Bracket Round 3
LB Round 3
LBR3
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
LBQF
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
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Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
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Statistics[edit]

Champion Statistics[edit]

PicksBlue SideRed SideBansPicks & Bans
ChampionWLWR%TWLWRWLWR%T%TPlayed ByPlayed WithPlayed Vs.
1K'Sante K'Sante40192147.50%47.62%1911857.89%2181338.10%2023.81%6071.43%
GGS ChallengersGGS Challengers6 (2-4)CLG FaithCLG Faith5 (1-4)TSM ChallengersTSM Challengers5 (1-4)CLG ChallengersCLG Challengers4 (3-1)Cincinnati FearCincinnati Fear3 (3-0)
Vi 11 (6-5)Nami 10 (5-5)Lucian 9 (4-5)Elise 9 (3-6)Varus 8 (5-3)
Lucian 8 (4-4)Wukong 8 (4-4)Jax 8 (3-5)Lulu 7 (4-3)Syndra 7 (4-3)
2Vi Vi34211361.76%40.48%1814477.78%167943.75%1517.86%4958.33%
AOE EsportsAOE Esports5 (2-3)Cincinnati FearCincinnati Fear4 (4-0)100 Thieves Challengers100 Thieves Challengers4 (3-1)Cloud9 ChallengersCloud9 Challengers3 (3-0)FlyQuest ChallengersFlyQuest Challengers3 (2-1)
Nami 13 (10-3)Lucian 12 (9-3)K'Sante 11 (6-5)Ahri 8 (5-3)Syndra 7 (4-3)
Wukong 11 (7-4)Zeri 9 (5-4)Lulu 8 (6-2)Syndra 8 (5-3)Varus 8 (5-3)
3Varus Varus34142041.18%40.48%116554.55%2381534.78%2023.81%5464.29%
Team Liquid FirstTeam Liquid First6 (2-4)Evil Geniuses ChallengersEvil Geniuses Challengers5 (2-3)Cincinnati FearCincinnati Fear4 (2-2)CLG FaithCLG Faith4 (1-3)CLG ChallengersCLG Challengers3 (1-2)
Syndra 10 (3-7)Heimerdinger 9 (4-5)K'Sante 8 (5-3)Ashe 8 (3-5)Renekton 7 (2-5)
Jhin 15 (6-9)Ashe 11 (5-6)Vi 8 (3-5)Gnar 7 (4-3)Akali 7 (2-5)
4Sejuani Sejuani33211263.64%39.29%1713476.47%168850.00%2327.38%5666.67%
Evil Geniuses ChallengersEvil Geniuses Challengers6 (4-2)Dignitas ChallengersDignitas Challengers4 (4-0)TSM ChallengersTSM Challengers4 (3-1)GGS ChallengersGGS Challengers4 (2-2)CLG ChallengersCLG Challengers3 (3-0)
Akali 9 (6-3)Ashe 9 (6-3)K'Sante 7 (3-4)Jax 6 (4-2)Varus 6 (4-2)
Maokai 9 (6-3)Lucian 8 (4-4)Heimerdinger 7 (6-1)Ashe 7 (4-3)Nami 7 (3-4)
5Nami Nami31201164.52%36.90%2015575.00%115645.45%78.33%3845.24%
FlyQuest ChallengersFlyQuest Challengers5 (3-2)Team Liquid ChallengersTeam Liquid Challengers4 (4-0)100 Thieves Challengers100 Thieves Challengers3 (3-0)CLG ChallengersCLG Challengers3 (2-1)Dignitas ChallengersDignitas Challengers3 (2-1)
Lucian 29 (18-11)Vi 13 (10-3)K'Sante 10 (5-5)Ahri 6 (4-2)Sejuani 5 (4-1)
Zeri 18 (13-5)Lulu 15 (9-6)Syndra 8 (6-2)Yuumi 7 (7-0)Renekton 7 (5-2)
84 games played53W - 31L (63.10%)31W - 53L (36.90%)
Click here for complete statistics table

Country Representation[edit]

#Country / RegionRepresentationPlayers
1United States United States39 / 86 (45%)APA, Array, Aspect, Bradley, breezyyy, Chad, Concept, DARKWINGS, Exyu, FakeGod, Goo, Hauntzer, Insanity, Instinct, Jenkins, Joey, Keel, Kim Down, Lightpulse, lunacia, Minui, miya, Mobility, MooseHater, Nxi, Perry, Plux, Prismal, RobbyBob, shochi, Sketchdreams, Soligo, Swordd, Tomo, Trevor, Wixxi, Young, Yukino, Zeyzal
2Canada Canada24 / 86 (28%)Ablazeolive, Chime, Copy, Diamond, Doxa, Duoking, Faisal, links, Maniac, Massu, Meech, Philip, rovex, Sheiden, SiddyWiddy, SkyTec, Smoothie, Sniper, Soul, Spirax, Tomio, V1per, WildTurtle, Winnie
3South Korea South Korea8 / 86 (9%)ADD, Arrow, EMENES, Gamsu, Hoon, Mir, Qitong, RoseThorn
4Australia Australia4 / 86 (5%)Destiny, Kevy, Ryoma, Srtty
5Sweden Sweden2 / 86 (2%)Bolulu, Unforgiven
5Venezuela Venezuela2 / 86 (2%)Bejjaniii, Seranok
7China China1 / 86 (1%)Airren
7Denmark Denmark1 / 86 (1%)Svenskeren
7Greece Greece1 / 86 (1%)Pretty
7Mongolia Mongolia1 / 86 (1%)Yuuji
7New Zealand New Zealand1 / 86 (1%)Lost
7North Macedonia North Macedonia1 / 86 (1%)Blazze
7Turkey Turkey1 / 86 (1%)Lens

References[edit]