LEC & LCS Formats Updates for 2022 and Key Dates

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While the teams are currently in the off-season to lock the squads, we’ll take a look at what the LEC and LCS formats will be for next year 2022. Slight changes have been made to the start dates for the LEC compared to previous years. A return to older attitudes is called for in the LCS after the changes in the past year have not had much effect.

This is what the new season looks like and the most important dates for the 2022 season.

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LEC and LCS-2022 formats

the LEC 2022 spring split is the first competition in the fourth year of the renamed European League of Legends European League. The LEC is expected to keep its format unchanged from previous years.

Remember, however, that the tournament structure is based on previous formats and should not be considered final information. The final format will be announced a few weeks before the start of the competition.

If the LEC maintains the format, ten teams will compete in a double round robin group stage. All games will be the best, with the top six teams qualifying for the Spring Playoffs. The first four start in the winning class, while the 5th and 6th place start in the losing class.

Compared to last year, there is only one new organization joining the LEC. After the departure of Schalke 04, the Swiss organization Team BDS will take its place. The team has already made a name for itself by picking up key players and coaching staff, including former G2 coach Grabbz.

The LEC Spring Split begins on January 14th and is expected to end in mid-March.

LEC & LCS format updates for 2022 and key dates

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The 2022 LCS (League Championship Series) is the fifth year of the League of Legends professional league in partnership in North America and the tenth year of the league overall. It seems like the LCS will continue with its new format that was introduced last year.

In 2021, the North American League introduced major changes to its competition with the addition of the lock-in tournament and changes to the playoffs competition. The lock-in tournament doesn’t affect the annual record, but it does give the winners a small bonus. ($ 150,000) Not to mention the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the teams’ potential versus the competition. The tournament starts on January 15th and lasts until January 31st. The spring split begins a week later, on February 5th.

On the other hand, the spring playoffs became the mid-season showdown, while the LCS championship replaced the earlier summer playoffs.

LEC & LCS format updates for 2022 and key dates

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The other big change that has been made to the LCS relates to the teams’ records. In contrast to previous years, the recordings are taken from the Spring Split. This means that consistency in both splits is much more important for the organizations. In addition, in the championship the best 8 teams compete against each other instead of the usual 6. This indirectly increases the chances of getting a better result for the bottom lights as they also have the chance to get world ranking points.

Despite the two different formats for LCS & LEC, we are sure to have another exciting year of action ahead, especially now that some of the offseason moves have been confirmed! Tune in to Twitch & Youtube in January for an explosive month of League of Legends!

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