2020 LCS and LEC Summer Split Start Dates Announced
We finally know the 2020 LCS and LEC Summer Split start dates! With the whole pandemic craze going on, no one was quite sure when the regular season would resume. With the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational getting canceled, it was hard not to be at least a little bit worried for the fate of the Summer Split. We knew it would happen in one way or another, but we didn’t have any of the important details.
Summer Season Begins Soon
Fortunately, the season will resume at a noticeably later date than we’re used to. The LEC Summer Split will begin on June 12 and the LCS Summer Split will start on June 13. Because of a slightly different schedule, both splits have been pushed two weeks back. It might be slightly depressing that we won’t have any competitive League to watch in a while, but at least it’s still happening.
The LEC will adopt a slightly different schedule this time around as it’ll host two “super weeks.” On Week 1 and Week 8, teams will compete Friday through Sunday with 15 games total. Riot will also introduce two one-week breaks in the schedule after Week 4 and Week 8 to allow for flexibility if they have to adapt to “unforeseen circumstances.”
The LCS, on the other hand, will still retain the same schedule as in Spring. There will be four games on Saturday and Sunday with two marquee match-ups reserved for Monday Night League.
It’s still unclear whether teams will revert to in-studio play (with or without a live audience), or if the rest of the season will be an online-only environment. Riot is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will make their decision accordingly in due time.
In any case, we can’t wait to see G2 Esports and Cloud9 back in action. The Summer Split can’t come soon enough! For a more detailed breakdown of these announcements, check out Riot’s official statements for the LCS and LEC, respectively.