If anything at all, League of Legends has certainly created new paradigms when it comes to top-notch competitive multiplayer gaming. The previous World Championship ended with a bang, and the intensity and aggression of the event left many yearning for more.
Riot is falling into its groove again as it announces what is a fresh yet familiar start to another heavy season. The company has released the full schedule of the upcoming LCS Spring Split for both North America and Europe.
The Europe LCS will start on January 14, and North America will follow on January 17. What’s more is that both of initialize with a bang, with massive season openers. North America will feature champions Cloud 9 HyperX against runner-up Team SoloMid, while European champions Fnatic play against runner-up Gambit BenQ.
These top-tier matches will then be followed by debuts of two relatively new teams. Europe’s Alliance and North America’s Evil Geniuses each playing competitive games against the Copenhagen Wolves and XDG respectively.
In short, the LCS is commencing with a blast.
There will be 32 matches played in total from January 14 to January 19, with 16 matches from each zone. The weeks that will follow will return to the familiar two-day groupings of eight matches with the Spring Split playoffs planned for mid of April.
You can have a look at the entire LCS schedule right here on the official League of Legends Championship site.