Eduardo | 25. January 2023

LCS Spring 2023 begins – Preview

Unlike the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC), the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) did not have such an intense transfer market.

As a result, many NA organizations have opted to retain the hard cores of their previous squads. However, others did decide to make significant lineup reshuffles to improve their performance in 2023.

Well-trained rosters for the LCS Spring 2023

Looking ahead to this 2023 season, Team Liquid and FlyQuest have formed projects with mainly South Korean players with emblems such as Jeong “Impact” Eon-young or Yo “CoreJJ” Jong-in.

On the other hand, 100 Thieves have signed Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, signing again their return as a duo to the competitive scene three years later. TSM remains the most successful club in the competition’s history, but more wins from Cloud9 or Liquid would significantly cut into the historical differential.

LCS Spring 2023

After a turbulent participation in Worlds 2022, a major controversy over schedule changes, and a pre-season win for the Zoomers, the LCS is set to kick off tomorrow, Thursday, January 26. Like every season, the LCS kicks off with its Spring Split, with the best League of Legends teams fighting for the throne.

On the other hand, in the 2022/23 offseason, many things have changed in the League of Legends competitive scene in the North American region. Above all, matches will now be played on Thursdays and Fridays.

In 2022, many talents re-emerged throughout the season, and these come with recharged batteries to improve their performance in 2023. In addition, some rookies, international talents, and veterans already proven in different leagues worldwide are set to take the LCS to new heights.

Overview of LCS Spring 2023

There was no pre-season Lock In a tournament this season as had been customary over the years. Instead, this served as a way for players to start preparing for the season and for fans to get a taste of what the first Split of the year would be like. Instead, Riot organized a show match to serve as Kickoff in each region. In the LCS, the Zoomers beat the Boomers.

For many in the community, 2023 will be a very important year for the future of the LCS. Let’s remember that 2022 saw the lowest audience in the recent history of the competition, and, in addition, the changes in match days by Riot Games may generate other consequences.

Initially, these matches were at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET. However, after negative feedback from the community, Riot changed the schedule so that the broadcast starts two hours later on Thursdays and Fridays (2 PM PT/5 PM ET).

Where to watch LCS Spring 2023 games

The LCS Spring 2023 matches will be available via the official LCS Twitch channel. Recall that the schedules are as mentioned above.

Format and schedule

The ten teams of the League of Legends Championship Series will face each other throughout the regular spring season for eight weeks. In addition, as previously announced, there will be two Super Weeks, which will be in weeks 4 and 8.

The top six teams advance to the LCS playoffs. The top four qualify directly to the Upper Bracket semifinals, while fifth and sixth place will make their way through the Lower Bracket.

The LCS Spring Finals will take place April 8-9, 2023, and will be played in Raleigh, North Carolina, at PNC Arena.

The teams participating in the LCS Spring 2023 are:

  • Evil Geniuses
  • FlyQuest
  • Cloud9
  • 100 Thieves
  • Team Liquid
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Team Dignitas
  • Golden Guardians
  • Immortals
  • TSM

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