Start dates for 2020 LEC, LCS Summer Splits announced by Riot

Melany Moncav • April 27, 23:28

The 2020 LEC Summer Split will begin on June 12, the league announced on Twitter.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational, regional League of Legends leagues are finalizing new plans for their summer seasons. The LEC will return on June 12 with a superweek that will run from Friday through Sunday. Each day will feature five matches. The season is starting with a clash between Spring champions G2 Esports, and MAD Lions.

Because of the new schedule, the league will have only eight weeks of competition. In summer, the LEC will have two one-week breaks, with the first coming after week four and the second after week eight, right before the playoffs. The LEC is open to possible changes in its schedule as the season progresses.

The 2020 LEC Summer Split will be played online until the LEC can bring the show back to Berlin. Due to the current global situation, the German government has cancelled all public events through August. This means that all of the summer season will be played online, barring a major change.

There’s a small ray of hope for fans that want to enjoy the LEC live. According to the announcement, the LEC is yet to cancel the plans to take the summer final to Malmö, Sweden on September 5 and 6. The LEC is prepared to host a smaller event, if necessary.

2020 LCS Summer Split begins on June 13

The 2020 LCS Summer Split is returning on Saturday, June 13. The league will be starting at a new time, 1:00 p.m. PT or 4:00 a.m. ET, with four LCS games each day. Monday League Night will return featuring two LCS matches starting at 5:00 p.m. PT, 8:00 p.m. CST.

The LCS is hoping to return to the LCS Studio in California before the start of summer. If the league cannot resume activities at the Studio, all games will be played online. Summer will start with a rematch between FlyQuest and spring champions Cloud9.

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