Mark your diaries, because the League of Legends Championship Series is returning for the Summer Split on June 13. The league is starting early this year due to the cancellation of the Mid Season Invitational.
The LCS will kick off on Saturday, June 13 with a Spring Finals rematch between Cloud9 and FlyQuest. The four LCS games on Saturdays and Sundays will also be moved to a new start time of 1PM PT, while the two games on Mondays will be held from 5PM PT onwards. The LCS Academy matches will start the day before on June 12, but we don’t have the schedule for that yet, so we have no idea who will kick proceedings off.
As for when the LCS will get an audience again, we don’t know. Riot Games says it is monitoring the local and state guidelines around the global health situation to determine if and when it can return to the LCS studios. Games will continue to be played and broadcast online if the situation remains unchanged, though.
The LEC also confirmed its start date this week. The European Summer Split will start a day earlier than the LCS, on June 12. It’ll also feature two super weeks, where games will be played from Friday through to Sunday, and two one-week breaks to give Riot some flexibility in the schedule.
We might be a couple of months away from the start of the LCS, but with Yiliang ‘Doubelift’ Peng looking for a “redemption story” with his move from Team Liquid to TSM, we could be in for one hell of a Summer Split.