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LCS Spring Split 2024 set to start this weekend

The LCS Spring Split will start on January 20th until March 31st.

In a little over 24 hours will be the start of the 14th annual North American LCS Spring Split, albeit with a few new changes to the format. Traditionally, the LCS would feature 10 of the best teams in NA to compete in the LCS that will determine who represents the region at an international level. Unfortunately, that will not be the case this season after the departure of three major organisations over the last couple of weeks.

The likes of Evil Geniuses and Golden Guardians leaving the franchise league has caused the LCS to scale itself down to just eight teams. It also didn't help that one of the cornerstones of the LCS had decided to pull out of the region mid-way through last season and sold off its spot in the league to Shopify Rebellion. However, this does still leave just eight teams in the LCS to compete for two spots at the Mid-Season Invitational later this year.

 

LCS Spring Split - Schedule & Format

The LCS Spring Split will start this weekend, January 20th until March 31st where we will discover the top two teams in the region that will head to China for MSI in May this year. And given that there are only eight teams in contention for two spots at MSI, the competition is certainly heating up now as there's less room for complacency.

There will be six weeks worth of group stage games with two weekends being used for ‘LCS Super Week’, which will entail an additional set of games. And given that there's only eight teams, it will be a double round-robin format where each team will play one another twice with all matches being a best-of-one. The group stage portion will take place from January 20th to March 10th.

After the six weeks of group stage games, only the top six will move on to the playoffs with the top-four teams moving on to the upper bracket whilst teams that finished fifth and sixth will start in the lower bracket. The double-elimination playoff bracket will also be a best-of-five for each and every series to determine the final two teams that will represent the LCS at MSI.

 

LCS Spring Split - Teams & Players

Even with the LCS missing two orgs, there was still plenty of movement within the region that saw all eight teams make several changes to its rosters. NRG had the best start to its LCS debut in the Summer last season where they bested Cloud9 in the grand finals so plenty of eyes will be on them to see if they can make it two regional trophies on the trot. However, you can't overlook C9 as they are the current holders of the Spring Split title. And given that TSM is no longer in the LCS, it is C9 that are the current record titleholders with LCS victories.

Shopify Rebellion will be making its LCS debut this weekend with a brand-new roster after they kept just two players from the crop of players they inherited from TSM. And given that it will be the org's introduction into League of Legends as well, it will be interesting to see just how well SR fares in the league for the Spring Split. On paper, FlyQuest appears to have a strong squad with plenty of experience injected into the team. And they came close last year with a third-place finish in the Spring Split.

 

100 Thieves

 

Cloud9

 

Dignitas

 

FlyQuest

 

Immortals

 

NRG Esports

 

Shopify Rebellion

 

Team Liquid

 

LCS Spring Split - Weekend Fixtures

There will be eight games this weekend with each team playing two best-of-one matches with some exciting fixtures to look forward to. This will include a strong double match-up for SR against FlyQuest and Team Liquid. C9 also have two challenging games to expect against the likes of NRG and 100 Thieves.

 

Saturday, January 20th

 

Sunday, January 21st

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