The LEC will be the last of the four major regions to kick off the 2021 season, and it will be with a lot of familiar faces on the on-air team.
The LEC will return for 2021 with 10 hungry teams and an on-air team ready to provide some good content for all League of Legends fans. Not only have the top LEC teams done well internationally in the past years, but the broadcast itself has also improved and created its own identity after rebranding for the 2019 season.
Meet the onair talent for #LEC 2021!
— LEC (@LEC) January 18, 2021
What was previously known as the EU LCS is now the LEC with its own brand, casters, analysts, and a lot of original content that no other region had yet thought of creating. For the 2021 season, a lot of familiar faces will return to the broadcast desk as well as a couple of newer faces who will now be a regular part of the team.
One of the new additions to the team is Dan “Foxdrop” Wyatt, who will be returning to the LEC. Foxdrop is already a well-known caster within European League of Legends but has been absent from the LEC for a while now. It looks like Foxdrop will be the replacement for Indiana “Froskurinn” Black. who officially stepped down from the LEC broadcast earlier this month.
I have decided not to re-sign with the LEC for the 2021 season. I cannot reveal the next steps yet, but I’ve always felt strongly about moving into management and development positions. I wish the LEC broadcast, teams, and fans the very best. I absolutely loved it there.❤️
— Froskurinn (@Froskurinn) January 12, 2021
Another pleasant surprise is Mark “Caedrel” Lamont who will now be a full-time member of the broadcast. As a former professional player for such teams as Excel Esports and H2k-Gaming, Caedrel stopped by the analyst desk as a guest in 2020 and quickly became a fan favorite. After officially retiring as a player last year, Caedrel is now going all-in as a caster and analyst. Caedrel will likely act as the LEC in-game expert since he has a lot of experience after a long professional career.
Honestly so excited to work on the LEC broadcast full time now, your guys’ support was incredible last year ❤️ https://t.co/IgOeJtEB4Z
— Marc (@Caedrel) January 18, 2021
The 2021 LEC season kicks off with the spring split starting on January 22. The split will consist of eight weeks of regular split games, during which all teams face off against each other twice. The six best teams from the regular split will advance to the playoffs where the next LEC champion will be crowned. The first LEC match of 2021 will be between MAD Lions and the defending champions from G2 Esports.
No change in LEC teams has happened since the 2020 season, except for Origen who will now play under the Astralis brand. Besides that, Excel Esports and Rogue have both completing rebrandings during the offseason. Each of the ten franchises in the LEC remains the same beyond these new branding efforts.
The 2021 LEC teams: