LCS Summer Split 2023 Preview

LCS Summer 2023 features 10 teams and is scheduled to take place between June 1 – August 20. This... Radu M. | 29. May 2023

LCS Summer 2023 features 10 teams and is scheduled to take place between June 1 – August 20. This means that we’ll get to enjoy more than 11 weeks of North American League of Legends.

The top three teams of this split will go directly to Worlds 2023, while the fourth will compete in the Wildcard Qualifier.

LCS Summer 2023 details

LCS Summer will be very exciting to watch. For TSM fans, this is the last opportunity to see the team competing in LoL at this level. TSM has already announced its intention to sell its LCS slot to someone else. It’s well-known that such a slot costs millions of dollars, so it probably makes sense for them to quit and not waste more money.

In recent years, TSM’s results in LCS have been poor. This team used to be one of the best in the region. Now they’re struggling to avoid finishing last. It’s a sad situation but it’s something that can happen to anyone. We’ve seen what happened to Fnatic, both in LoL, Dota 2, and even CS:GO to some extent.

In esports, teams and even organizations come and go. This industry is a battlefield and being a veteran isn’t exactly easy. Many quit after the first few years of battle.

In the group stage of LCS Summer 2023, every match will be a best-of-one. This is not exactly a fun way of doing things but it’s required because of the sheer number of matches. There will be 18 matches played by each competitor.

To get to the playoffs, a team must finish the group stage in the top eight. It’s important to note that group-stage results are relevant only in relation to the playoffs. The actual results of the Split will be determined in the playoffs. That stage will feature best-of-five matches.

The contrast between the best-of-one and best-of-five format can lead to very different results in the playoffs. So we shouldn’t let ourselves be fooled by the group stage results, because those results come from best-of-one matches.

Here are the 10 teams that will compete in LCS Summer 2023:

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Dignitas
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FlyQuest
  • Golden Guardians
  • Immortals
  • NRG
  • Team Liquid
  • TSM

The favorites are Cloud9 and FlyQuest, but other teams have a decent chance too. Among them, 100 Thieves, NRG, Golden Guardians, and Evil Geniuses are definitely worth following.

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