2020 College Championship – At-Large Team Selection Process

Announcing the process for determining the last four teams to join the College Championship, and applications to join the 2020 College Championship Selection Committee.

By J.T. Vandenbree
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With Conference Playoffs fast approaching, it’s time to reveal the last major College Championship update for 2020 – the process by which the final four schools will qualify.

College Championship Selection Committee

Over the next month, the RSAA will assemble a panel of experts from the LCS and College LoL ecosystem, including Rioters, analysts, and industry professionals to form the 2020 College LoL Championship Selection Committee. The committee will be comprised of a majority of non-Rioters, and overseen by RSAA Operations & Championship Lead J.T. “Tiza” Vandenbree. The committee will include some hand-selected members, as well as an open application process for qualified community members.

Selection Process

The panel will vote in four teams from a pool of competitors who didn’t quite make it out of their conference. Schools will be eligible to receive votes based on their finishing position in their conference playoffs and the number of berths already awarded to their conference as shown in the table below.


Berths Rank
1 2nd
2 3rd – 4th
3+ 4th – 8th

Additionally, panelists can nominate a school for voting that qualified for their conference playoffs and finished in the top half of their conference, but did not reach the ranks listed above. The nomination must be seconded by another panelist to become official.

Committee Applications

If you are interested in being considered for the selection committee, please follow the link below and submit the form no later than Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00pm Pacific Time. Applications will be evaluated on relevant professional experience and familiarity with LoL Esports and College LoL. Committee members must not be presently affiliated with a school either qualified for or eligible to be voted into the College Championship.

Committee members will be expected to study a provided stats packet on all eligible teams in addition to their own team study, and attend up to two committee meetings via video chat or in-person at the LCS Studio. Your name will be published along with the voting results, but individual votes will not be shared.

Click here to view the 2020 College Championship Selection Committee Application.

Please contact us at collegiate@riotgames.com with questions. Any applications sent to this email will not be considered.


Feb 25 – Mar 18: Committee applications open
Mar 27: Committee members finalized
Mar 30 – Apr 5: Additional team nominations open
Apr 13: Selection process begins
Apr 20: Deadline for College Championship bracket reveal

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