Both the NA LCS and EU LCS have rebranded with the NA LCS taking the full LCS title and the EU LCS now being called the LEC or the League of Legends European Championship.
As always you can watch the LCS and LEC on the Riot Games Twitch channel. The LCS and LEC will be featured on Friday, Saturday and Sundays in a league format where every team plays each other twice, then progresses to a playoff bracket and then a grand final.
The LEC starts on January 18th with the classic match of 2018 Summer Champions Fnatic vs SK Gaming. The most interesting storyline in the LEC this season will be the battle between Fnatic and G2 Esports. We’ve seen Fnatic’s star mid laner Caps move to G2 this season and he will be seeking revenge on the 9th February when the two teams play.
|SK Gaming vs Fnatic||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM||4 AM|
|exceL Esports vs Splyce||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM||5 AM|
|FC Schalke 04 vs Vitality||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM||6 AM|
|Rogue vs Misfits||12 AM||3 PM||8 PM||9 PM||7 AM|
|Origen vs G2 Esports||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM||10 PM||8 AM|
Saturday, January 19
|G2 Esports vs FC Schalke 04||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM||5 PM||3 AM|
|exceL Esports vs Rogue||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM||6 PM||4 AM|
|Splyce vs Vitality||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM||7 PM||5 AM|
|SK Gaming vs Misfits||11 AM||2 PM||7 PM||8 PM||6 AM|
|Origen vs Fnatic||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM||9 PM||7 AM|
The NA LCS will return on the 26th January with a rematch of the last split’s grand final, Cloud9 vs Team Liquid. Much like Fnatic and G2 this match up sees Cloud9’s former mid laner, Jensen, play his former team.
Viewers of the LCS will be spoiled on the first day; after Cloud9 vs Team Liquid we see TSM vs 100 Thieves where two time world champion Bang will make his LCS debut for 100 Thieves.
LCS week one schedule:
Saturday, January 26
|Cloud9 vs Team Liquid||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM||11 PM||9 AM|
|Team SoloMid vs 100 Thieves||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM||12 AM||10 AM|
|Counter Logic Gaming vs OpTic Gaming||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM||1 AM||11 AM|
|FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM||2 AM||12 PM|
|Echo Fox vs Clutch Gaming||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM||3 AM||1 PM|
Sunday, January 27
|FlyQuest vs Origen||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM||9 PM||7 AM|
|Cloud9 vs 100 Thieves||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM||10 PM||8 AM|
|Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Liquid||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM||11 PM||9 AM|
|Team SoloMid vs Clutch Gaming||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM||12 AM||10 AM|
|Echo Fox vs Golden Guardians||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM||1 AM||11 AM|
Starting this year, there will be two YouTube channels: “Lolesports” and “Lolesports VODs and Highlights”.
On the Lolesports channel, you’ll find:
- Live English broadcasts of LCS, LEC, LPL, and LCK
- Weekly studio shows (The Dive, This or That, EUphoria, etc.) and features (Eyes On) from LCS and LEC
- Selected clips from live broadcasts (Jatt teaches Heimer, Sion Speedway world record, insane 1v5, etc.) and special showcase streams (Steamer Showcase, Civil War, etc.)
On the Lolesports VODs and Highlights channel, you’ll find:
- LCS, LEC, LPL, and LCK English VODs
- LCS and LEC Highlights