League of Legends: Leagues Overview

Here are each of the different League of Legends leagues you should be familiar with:

North American LCS (NA LCS)

Teams: 10

Format: Each team plays 18 best of 3 games over 9 weeks

Days of competitions: Friday-Sunday June 3rd-July 31st

Time of games: Friday starts @ 8 PM EDT Sat/Sunday starts @ 3 PM EDT

Number of Games each day: 2 Best of 3s on Friday and 4 best of 3s on Sat/Sunday

Where to watch: Twitch.tv/nalcs1 and Twitch.tv/nalcs2

Who’s new: Phoenix1 and EnvyUs both bought LCS spots in the offseason and will be replacing Team Impulse and Renegades. Apex Gaming is also a new team that beat Team Dignitas to take their spot in the LCS.

Spring Season Top 4: Counter Logic Gaming, Team SoloMid, Immortals, Team Liquid


European LCS (EU LCS)

Teams: 10

Format: Each team plays 18 2 game sets over 9 weeks

Days of competitions: Thursday-Friday June 2nd-July 31st

Time of games: Thursdays and Fridays @ 11 AM EDT

Number of games in each day: 5×2 game sets per day

Where to watch: Twitch.tv/eulcs1 and Twitch.tv/eulcs2

Who’s new: FC Schalke 04 bought the LCS spot from Elements.

Spring Season Top 4: Gamers2, Origen, Fnatic, and H2k


LoL Champions Korea (LCK)

Teams: 10

Format: Each team plays 18 best of 3 games over 11 weeks

Days of competitions: Monday-Saturday May 25th-August 6th

Time of Games: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday @ 7 AM EDT, Wednesday and Friday @ 4am EDT, Saturday @ 1 AM EDT

Number of games in each day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1 best of 3; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 2 best of 3s

Where to watch: Twitch.tv/lck1

Who’s new: ESC Ever and MVP qualified for the summer taking the spots on SBENU Sonicboom and Kongdoo Monster

Spring Season Top 4: SK Telecom, ROX Tigers, KT Rolster, Jin Air Green Wings


Chinese LoL Pro League (LPL)

Teams: 12 in two groups of 6

Format: Each team plays 16 best of 3s

Days of Competitions: Thursday-Sunday May 26th – August 7th

Time of Games: Thursday and Friday @ 5 AM EDT, Saturday and Sunday @ 1 AM EDT

Number of games in each day: Thursday and Friday 2 best of 3s, Saturday and Sunday 3 best of 3s

Where to watch: Twitch.tv/lpl1

Who’s new: I May qualified for the summer split via winning the Challenger League, Saint Gaming purchased the spot of Hyper Youth Gaming, and Game Talents purchased the spot of Energy Pacemaker.All, Newbee has rebranded from Qiao Gu

Spring Season Top 4: Royal Never Give Up, EDward Gaming, Team WE, Newbee

To find out more about rosters and teams visit lolesports, lol.esportspedia.com, or lol.gamepeida.com

(Featured Image Courtesy of LoL Esports Flickr)