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Start Dates and Participating Teams Confirmed for Both LCS and LEC

LCS & LEC

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), competed amongst teams in the USA and Canada, and also the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) have announced their respective starting dates and participant lists for the upcoming summer splits.

LCS qualifiers will start from January 15, while the main event will begin on February 6. On the other hand, LEC’s starting date has been set on January 22, 2021. There will be 10 teams competing in each of the competitions this year. 

LCS will reveal itself this year in a completely different structure to the one it appeared in last year. The LCS Spring Split will lead to the LCS playoffs and eventually to the qualification in the MSI (Mid-Season Invitational). Team records from the Spring Split will also be turned over to the Summer Split. Teams will fight it out in this year’s LCK Spring Split all over the weekend (friday, saturday and sunday). The spring tournament will be played in a double round-robin format, whereas the summer split will be triple round-robin.

LEC, in contrast, has decided to stay put in terms of its format. It will continue in the same vein as it did last year, although the games-to-be-played in the tournament has gone up by at least 13 games because of the increase in the number of games played in each series by one.

The start of the new League of Legends season has triggered some excitement in the minds of the fans and players of the title throughout the world. All of this year’s scheduled League of Legends tournaments will be played in close quarters because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Participating Teams

LCS (League of Legends Championship Series)

  1. 100 Thieves (100T)
  2. Cloud 9 (C9)
  3. Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)
  4. Dignitas (DGN)
  5. Evil Geniuses (EG)
  6. FlyQuest (FQ)
  7. Golden Guardians (GG)
  8. Immortals (IMT)
  9. Team Liquid (TL)
  10. Team SoloMid (TSM)

LEC (League of Legends European Championship)

  1. Astralis (AST)
  2. Excel Esports (EE)
  3. FC Schalke 04 (S04)
  4. Fnatic (FNA)
  5. G2 Esports (G2E)
  6. MAD Lions (ML)
  7. Misfits Gaming (MG)
  8. Rogue (ROG)
  9. SK Gaming (SKG)
  10. Team Vitality (TVI)

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