It’s the start of a brand new year, and for League of Legends fans that means the imminent return of the esports scene to cure the lengthy period of competitive LoL deprivation that comes post-Worlds.
Riot’s lineup of regional leagues will be down a member this year following the liquidation of the Oceanic Pro League, but the rest of the regions will be gearing up for their respective Spring Splits. It’s time for new metas, new stars, and potentially some new champions.
But when do all the LoL leagues get underway, and how long will you have to wait to see your region’s teams lock horns on the Rift once again? Well we’ve compiled the Spring Split schedules for Riot’s top four regional leagues – the LPL, the LCK, the LCS, and the LEC – in one handy place. While the LPL, LCK, and LEC remain relatively unchanged from 2020, the 2021 LCS Spring Split has a revised format, which is why the dates will look rather different in comparison to other regions.
Here are all the dates we know so far:
LEC Spring Split 2021 dates
- Start date: Friday, January 22
- End date: TBC
LCS Spring Split 2021 dates
- LCS Lock-in: Friday, January 15 – Sunday, January 31
- Regular season start date: Friday, February 5
- Regular season end date: Sunday, March 14
- Mid-Season Showdown: Saturday, March 20 – Sunday, April 11
LCK Spring Split 2021 dates
- Start date: Wednesday, January 13
- End date: Sunday, March 28
LPL Spring Split 2021 dates
- Regular season start date: Saturday, January 9
- Regular season end date: Sunday, March 28
- Spring Playoffs: TBC
So with the LPL kicking off another exciting year of LoL esports action very shortly, there isn’t long to wait at all before fans can see the world’s best on the Rift once more.