LEC Summer Split 2023: All You Need To Know
After the LCS finally started, even after a lot of trouble due to the LCS walkout and a record low viewer count, LoL fans are now looking towards the LEC to boost League of Legends back to the top of Twitch.
The LEC 2023 is about to begin with a new and improved format! Today, we'll take a look at what the European tournament has in store for us this summer split.
A new, three-split schedule for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) has been introduced for the 2023 season, featuring matchdays on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Fans of the LEC may now follow two new teams: Team Heretics, which took over Misfits Gaming's spot, and KOI, which merged with Rogue.
G2 Esports and MAD Lions have been confirmed for the LEC Finals, which will be held from September 8–10 in Montpellier, as the champions of the Winter split and the Spring split, respectively. The team that triumphs in the Summer Split and three more teams that gather enough Championship Points throughout the course of the season will also qualify for the finals.
LEC Summer 2023 will be streamed live on Twitch on the official LEC channel, and the VODs will be accessible on the LoL Esports Channel on Youtube.
The LEC Summer Split 2023 schedule
The LEC's new structure features a single three-week round-robin stage in which all 10 teams play each other once. In the next round, the best eight teams will compete in two groups of four in a format similar to double elimination.
The playoffs are a double-elimination format, starring the teams that get first and second place in each group.
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The Summer Split will run from June 23 to July 30, with Riot Games' customary yearly mid-year vacation happening during the first week of July.
Fnatic says goodbye to a Legend
There has been little change among LEC clubs since the Spring Split. Fnatic is one team that went against the trend and swapped out their bot lane and support players, namely Martin "Rekkles" Larsson and Henk "Advienne" Reijenga.
The LEC heavyweights announced their Summer bot lane on June 10. Oh 'Noah' Hyeon-tae, who moves over from Ultraliga side Zero Tenacity to boost Fnatic's ADC role, and Adrian 'Trymbi' Trybus, a Polish Support, who became a champion in the LEC Summer 2022 with Rogue.
There were two other changes to the LEC rosters this year: Lee 'Peach' Min-gyu, a DRX academy player, has been hired by EXCEL to take the role of Andrei 'Xerxe' Dragomir in the jungle, while Vincent 'Vetheo' Berrié, has been announced as Team Heretics' new mid laner.
The casting team will also have a new face as Sjokz steps down
For more than a decade, Sjokz has been an integral part of the professional League of Legends scene as a host, interviewer, and public figure. Few people can claim to have worked in the esports broadcasting industry for that long.
Fans of the LEC broadcast and other major League of Legends tournaments like MSI and Worlds have become accustomed to hearing her call the action.
Sjokz has done nearly everything there is to do in regards to the LEC broadcast. She produces and contributes to a wide variety of LEC programming, including hosting, conducting interviews, developing broadcast skits, and writing monologues that boost stories about major players.
Sjokz explained that she is stepping down despite it being an "especially difficult" decision because exhaustion and a personal tragedy have taken their toll on her.
However, she is not leaving the broadcasting industry completely. Eventually, she'd like to host Worlds 2023 as well as the LEC Season Finals and even some Counter-Strike tournaments.
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