Riot Games has officially released the complete schedule for the 2017 Spring Split of North American League Championship Series (NA LCS).
This will be the first League of Legends season where five of the competing teams are owned by individuals from the National Basketball Association (NBA). This includes Echo Fox, FlyQuest, Immortals, Team Dignitas, and Team Liquid. They will be joined by five other teams: Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Phoenix1, Team Envy, and Team SoloMid.
The new season is scheduled to commence from January 20 and the first week alone features some highly anticipated matchups for the esports community. Below is the NA LCS schedule for the first week alone:
Friday, January 20
- TSM vs. Cloud9
- Echo Fox vs. Phoenix1
Saturday, January 21
- Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Liquid
- Echo Fox vs. Immortals
- Team Envy vs. FlyQuest
- Team Dignitas vs. Phoenix1
Sunday, January 22
- TSM vs. Immortals
- Team Dignitas vs. Cloud9
- Team Envy vs. Counter Logic Gaming
- Team Liquid vs. FlyQuest
You can head over to lolesports for the schedule to the entire split. While the games for the first four weeks are locked in, Riot Games is going with “flex scheduling” for weeks 5-9. This means that it might move around the days, times, and locations for some of the games.
This flexible scheduling is basically Riot Games acting on community feedback to ensure that the most popular games are fitted in the best time slots available. This will ultimately allow a large number of viewers to comfortably tune into the games without having to wake up at dawn.