LCS 2021 Overview
LCS the North American League of Legends Championship Series will kick off its official 2021 season on February 5th with its Spring split.
But, before all that, fans will get another opportunity to see their favourite teams during the LCS Lock-In event.
A three-weeks tournament in January, outside of the official competition. The Lock-in tournament will offer the winner a shot at $150,000 prize and the possibility to choose a charity to receive another $50,000.
Regular LCS 2021 games will now take place during the weekend and on Mondays over a 9-week regular season.
The new format for the LCS Playoffs will take place over 4 weeks and will provide the 3 North-American teams that will qualify for the Worlds 2021.
LCS 2021 Schedule
LCS 2021 weekly match schedule will feature games on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays at the LCS Studios. Each weekend, there will be 4 LCS games followed by an in-studio Academy game. Mondays will feature the 2 marquee match-ups of the week.
LCS Spring Split:
- Start date: 30th March
- End date: 11th April
LCS Summer Split
- Start Date: 4th June
- End Date: 1st August
League of Legends Championship Series 2021 Format
LCS 2021 Regular Season – Group Stage
LCS 2021 Spring and Summer splits will continue to operate on a 9-week regular season featuring a double round-robin Group Stage.
The 10 participating teams in the LCS will each play a total of 18 Best of 1 matches. Top 6 teams (8 teams for the Summer season) qualify for the Playoffs.
LCS 2021 Playoffs
Riot is changing the LCS 2020 Playoffs format which will now take place over 4 weeks with the specific format changing between Spring and Summer.
At the conclusion of the Spring Split regular season, the top 6 teams from the regular season will advance to a Best of 5 bracket. The winner of the 2020 LCS Spring Finals will advance to the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational.
After the regular Summer season, there will be 8 teams that will advance into the Playoffs and a Best of 5 bracket.
The top three teams from 2020 LCS Summer Playoffs will qualify for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship.
As such, there will no longer be a Regional Qualifier or Championship Points.
Full details on the format at leagueoflegends.com