LCS Spring 2024 preview

LCS Spring 2024 marks the beginning of the new League of Legends season in North America. The competition is... Radu M. | 17. January 2024

LCS Spring 2024 marks the beginning of the new League of Legends season in North America. The competition is scheduled to start on January 20 and will last until the end of March. LoL fans will be able to enjoy a lot of high-quality matches and watch some of the best players in the world.

More and more, every region is signing South Korean players in an attempt to gain an advantage. It doesn’t always work, but teams are willing to try this strategy at the risk of alienating some of their fans. And it makes perfect sense given the exceptional abilities of many of these players.

Right now, of the 40 players who are competing for the eight LCS teams, 14 are from South Korea. That’s an impressive number considering that we are talking about an American league.

LCS Spring 2024 Format

LCS Spring 2024 will feature relatively few matches compared to previous years. There will be six weeks of them but some will be busier than others. Between eight and 12 matches will be played each time, four of them per day. The match format is best-of-one, which is not ideal but will keep each day much shorter.


Here are the teams that will compete in LCS Spring 2024:

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Dignitas
  • FlyQuest
  • Immortals
  • NRG
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • Team Liquid

Last year, Cloud9 had the strongest team in the league. Since then, C9 changed much of their LoL roster. Jang “EMENES” Min-soo and Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen are gone. Their place was taken by two Canadians: Joseph “Jojopyun” Pyun and Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme. One of them joined from FlyQuest while the other from Evil Geniuses.

Given the level of strength in this region, even with these roster changes, Cloud9 should be able to dominate the league. We don’t know how far ahead they are but they’re likely significantly better than the rest.

For a lot of teams, the new season starts with a new roster. There is very little left, if anything, from the previous season, to build on top of. So the strategies and synergy between the players need to be rebuilt from scratch. That’s not a good thing in most cases.

A team whose core roster has remained intact has significant advantages when playing against an opponent that doesn’t know how to respond to non-standard picks and tactics.

One team that kept two players from 2023 is Team Liquid. They now have three South Koreans on the roster, which is getting dangerously close to five. But maybe that’s exactly what will allow Liquid to be the dominant team in LCS Spring 2024.

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