Riot Games unveils details about LEC Summer Split 2023

As mentioned several times, the LEC had announced that it would take a slightly longer break after the end... Eduardo | 26. May 2023

As mentioned several times, the LEC had announced that it would take a slightly longer break after the end of MSI 2023. However, unlike other leagues worldwide, the LEC will start two weeks later, as announced by Riot Games.

This, in addition to giving players in the EMEA region a little more rest, also allows teams to continue fine-tuning their details ahead of the Summer Split. Remember that this will be the last chance for the teams to score points for their qualification to Worlds 2023.

Now, let’s look at all the information about the LEC Summer Split 2023.

Riot Games announces details about the LEC Summer Split 2023

Through Riot’s official EMEA account, the LEC announced that the Summer Split would kick off next June 17, 2023. This is two weeks later than the start of the rest of the League of Legends leagues in the world.

As we note, in addition to announcing the start date, every game that will be played in the first week of the Summer Split 2023 was also announced. However, on the other hand, we can also notice that the match that will kick off the Summer Split 2023 will be between two of the teams that had the best performance in the Spring Split, MAD Lions (current champions) and Team Vitality. In addition, however, we also note that we will have a match between G2 Esports and Team BDS.

As mentioned above, in the LEC Summer Split, teams will have their last chance to score points in the overall standings and try to get their qualification to the next Worlds 2023. However, the teams will also fight for the champions trophy of this Split, as in addition to the €40,000 in prizes, the champion will qualify directly for the LEC Finals.

Format and schedule

The format of the LEC Summer Split 2023 will be the same as the one used in the first two Splits of the season. Teams battle in the regular season in a Round Robin format, with all games going to the best of one (BO1). As a result, the top eight teams will qualify for the Group Stage.

In the Group Phase, the eight teams are divided into two groups of four and played in GLS format, where all matches are played in a best-of-three (BO3) format. Finally, the top two teams in each group advance to the tournament’s playoffs.

In the playoffs, a Double Elimination format is played with all matches played in a best-of-five (BO5) format, and the winner will qualify directly for the LEC Finals 2023.

Below is the schedule of the matches to be played on the first weekend of the LEC Summer Split 2023.

Saturday, June 17

  • MAD Lions vs. Team Vitality – 18:00 CEST
  • Team Heretics vs. SK Gaming – 19:00 CEST
  • KOI vs. Excel Esports – 20:00 CEST
  • G2 Esports vs. Team BDS – 21:00 CEST
  • Fnatic vs. Astralis – 22:00 CEST

Sunday, June 18

  • Team Vitality vs. SK Gaming – 18:00 CEST
  • Excel Esports vs. Fnatic – 19:00 CEST
  • MAD Lions vs. G2 Esports – 20:00 CEST
  • KOI vs. Team BDS – 21:00 CEST
  • Team Heretics vs. Astralis – 22:00 CEST

Monday, June 19

  • Excel Esports vs. SK Gaming – 18:00 CEST
  • Team BDS vs. Astralis – 19:00 CEST
  • KOI vs. MAD Lions – 20:00 CEST
  • Fnatic vs. G2 Esports – 21:00 CEST
  • Team Vitality vs. Team Heretics – 22:00 CEST

As we can see, this first weekend will be full of many emotions and, above all, with matches of utmost importance. While it is true that all the spotlights will be on MAD Lions to see if they can revalidate their championship title, we will also have to watch Team BDS in detail, who showed an exceptional level of play in the Spring Split.

On the other hand, many are waiting for Fnatic, a historical team in the LEC that has been unable to show a great level this season, and this may be their redemption.

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