Friday, 17 May 2024

LEC 2024 Spring Split Primer

The LEC Spring Split is just around the corner, and we have all the details you need to know about the upcoming season. From the start date to the format and team changes, here’s everything you should be aware of before the games begin.

LEC Spring 2024 Start & Schedule

The Spring Split games will take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, just like in the previous season. The regular season starts this weekend on March 9th and will run until March 25th. The playoffs will begin on March 30th and conclude on April 14th. All matches will kick off at 17:00 CET and end around 22:00 CET each day.

If you’re eager to plan your viewing schedule, the Week 1 schedule is already available online. The excitement will kick off with an epic match between Team Heretics and Team Vitality this Saturday.

LEC 2024 Spring Split Primer
Image sourced from LEC’s Twitter.

LEC Format

The LEC Spring Split will feature 10 teams competing in a single round-robin tournament during the regular season. This means that each team will play against every other team once. All matches in the regular season are best-of-one. After Week 3, two teams will be eliminated, and the top eight will advance to the playoffs.

The playoffs will have different match formats. Rounds 1 and 2 will be best-of-three, while Rounds 3 and onwards will be best-of-five. The playoffs will utilize a double elimination bracket. Each team will have the opportunity to lose one match-up before facing elimination after losing a second time.

Stakes & Championship Points

The winners of the Spring Split will earn a spot at the Mid-Season Invitational 2024 in May, joining G2 Esports as European representatives. They will also secure a place in the LEC Season Finals, with a chance to qualify for the 2024 World Championships. If G2 Esports wins the Spring Split as well, the team with the most championship points will be the second European representative at MSI.

The current Championship Points leaderboard shows that MAD Lions KOI is currently in the lead. However, they will still need to perform well in the Spring Split to secure their spot. Teams will earn more championship points for winning games in Spring than they did in Summer.

LEC Team Changes

Team Heretics will be making a roster change for the Spring Split. Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus has been signed, and Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser will be out for the season. Trymbi is a well-liked player among fans, and his addition to the team has been met with enthusiasm. However, it’s important to note that the team’s previous performance issues were not solely due to Kaiser’s contributions.

There are also rumors circulating that Team Heretics will make another roster change, potentially benching Luka “Perkz” Perković. Perkz, once considered one of Europe’s best mid laners, has struggled to find success since leaving G2 Esports. Artur “Zwyroo” Trojan, the mid laner of Team Heretics’ academy team, is rumored to be taking Perkz’s spot.

Another confirmed roster change is happening in the top lane of Rogue. Finn “Finn” Wiestål will replace Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen for the Spring Split. After Rogue’s disappointing performance in the Winter Split, this change aims to bring a fresh dynamic to the team.

Photo by Wojciech Wandzel/Riot Games

FAQs

Q: When does the LEC Spring Split start?
A: The LEC Spring Split starts on March 9th.

Q: What is the format of the LEC Spring Split?
A: The regular season features a round-robin tournament with 10 teams playing best-of-one matches. The top eight teams advance to the playoffs, which include best-of-three and best-of-five matches.

Q: What are the stakes for winning the Spring Split?
A: The winners will participate in the Mid-Season Invitational and automatically qualify for the LEC Season Finals with a chance to secure a spot at the 2024 World Championships.

Conclusion

The LEC 2024 Spring Split promises to be an exciting season filled with intense matches and potential upsets. With the updated format and roster changes, teams will be fighting tooth and nail to secure their spot in the playoffs. Make sure to mark your calendars and tune in to the first match between Team Heretics and Team Vitality this Saturday!

For more information about the LEC and updates on the Spring Split, visit Wqaindia.