EU LCS Spring Season Schedule

At long last, the schedule for the EU LCS is finally here. It will start on Friday the 19th of January, 2018 at 6PM CET and the following Saturday at 5PM CET. There’s been a few changes to how the split will be broadcasted, and the new system looks like it’ll be a lot more action packed and fun to watch. Here are all the details you need to know about what’s coming to the EU LCS this season:

Teams

Here are the teams confirmed to compete in the EU LCS this year:

• Fnatic
• G2 Esports
• H2K
• FC Schalke 04
• Giants Gaming
• Misfits
• ROCCAT
• Splyce
• Vitality
• Unicorns of Love

Schedule

Here is the schedule for the regular season:

Week 1

Friday 19/01 – 18:00 CET:
• G2 vs MSF
• VIT vs H2K
• UOL vs GIA
• ROC vs S04
• FNC vs SPY
Saturday 20/01 – 17:00 CET
• GIA vs VIT
• SPY vs UOL
• H2K vs FNC
• G2 vs ROC
• MSF vs S04

Week 2

Friday 26/01 – 18:00 CET
• GIA vs G2
• SPY vs ROC
• MSF vs H2K
• VIT vs FNC
• S04 vs UOL
Saturday 27/01 – 17:00 CET
• H2K vs GIA
• UOL vs ROC
• VIT vs MSF
• SPY vs S04
• FNC vs G2

Week 3

Friday 02/02 – 18:00 CET
• UOL vs H2K
• GIA vs ROC
• S04 vs VIT
• G2 vs SPY
• FNC vs MSF
Saturday 03/03 – 17:00 CET
• UOL vs VIT
• S04 vs GIA
• ROC vs FNC
• H2K vs G2
• MSF vs SPY

Week 4

Friday 09/02 – 18:00 CET
• H2K vs SPY
• ROC vs VIT
• GIA vs MSF
• FNC vs UOL
• G2 vs S04
Saturday 10/02 – 17:00 CET
• VIT vs SPY
• H2K vs S04
• ROC vs MSF
• FNC vs GIA
• G2 vs UOL

Playoffs

The playoffs will begin on March 23 after week 9 of the regular season with the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be on Friday and Saturday like the regular season. However, the finals will be on Saturday and Sunday. We will post more details on the finals’ schedule once it arrives.

What’s New

For starters, there won’t be any more Best of 5s this split. They’ll be replaced by Best of 1 series. In short, this means you’ll see more games between different teams during the regular season. While this change might bring some negatives, especially when it comes to the competitiveness of the region, it does bring a faster paced season for casual viewers. The Challenger series has been removed completely.

The matches will now take place on weekends, i.e. Fridays and Saturdays instead of Thursdays. This makes it easier for people to catch their favourite teams in action. Regardless, we’re really excited for the kind of show our European teams will be putting on for us this year and can’t wait for the season to start. To see the changes brought to the EU LCS in further detail, click here.