LEC Summer 2023: The Epic Clash of League of Legend’s Best Teams
Experience Thrilling Action, Rivalries, and Upsets in the LEC Summer Split
With the MIdseason Invitational in the books, the European LoL fans can get excited for LEC Summer 2023 starting in a few weeks! The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) has been revamped for the 2023 season and now has a new, three-split format, with matchdays on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
There are also two new teams for LEC fans to follow: Team Heretics, who acquired Misfits Gaming’s slot, and KOI, who merged with Rogue.
As the Winter and Spring splits winners, G2 Esports and MAD Lions are automatically qualified for the LEC Finals, which will take place from September 8-10 in Montpellier. They will be joined at the event by the winner of the LEC Summer 2023 and the three teams with the most Championship Points at the end of the Esports season.
Participating Teams and Lineup Changes
Although the official rosters haven’t been announced, most LEC Summer 2023 teams from the Spring Split should remain unchanged. One of the exceptions is Fnatic, who have to replace Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson in the bot lane and are also tipped to swap supports with KOI.
Fnatic is closing in on Carry Oh ‘Noah’ Hyeon-Tae. A former KT Rolster player, Noah recently played for Zero Tenacity in Ultraliga. In addition, EXCEL has been linked with Korean jungler Lee ‘Peach’ Min-gyu, a DRX academy graduate, to replace Andrei ‘Xerxe’ Dragomir. At the same time, Team Heretics are expected to recruit Vincent ‘Vetheo’ Berrié as their new mid-laner.
While we wait for teams to announce their official rosters, here is the complete list of teams competing at the LEC Summer 2023, along with their esports odds below:
|TEAM *Last Updated: 5/25/2023||MONEYLINE|
LEC Summer 2023 Schedule and Format
Under the LEC’s new format, the ten teams will face each other for three weeks in a single round-robin stage. After that, the top eight teams will move on to the next stage, a double-elimination group phase with two groups of four teams.
The group winners and runners-up from the second stage will then progress to the playoffs, featuring a double-elimination bracket.
The Summer Split will take place from June 23rd through July 30th, with a complete week break in the first week of July for Riot Games’ traditional annual mid-year holiday.
- Regular Season: June 23-July 3
- Week 1: 6/17-6/19
- Week 2: 6/24-6/26
- Week3: 7/1-7/3
- Group Stage: TBD
- Playoffs: TBD
The LEC comprises three yearly Splits (Winter, Spring, and Summer). Earlier, Splits were divided into a Regular Season and a playoff stage. Traditionally, the regular season used to last for nine weeks, although adjustments have been made occasionally to accommodate unexpected events.
Starting this year, the LEC Summer 2023 features ten teams competing in a single round-robin best-of-1 format. They were followed by a Group Stage containing the top 8 teams playing in two seeded four-team groups in the LoL standings. And finally, the Playoffs feature the best two teams in each of those Groups.
All matches in the Playoffs are best-of-five, and the winner gets a direct invite to the Mid-Season Invitational. Meanwhile, seeding and points will determine the team representing the LEC at LoL Worlds. Additional slots Worlds may be awarded to the 4th placed teams.
Teams to Watch at LEC Summer 2023
G2 and Vitality are the best teams heading into the LEC Summer 2023; their esports odds reflect that. However, despite having the best odds, they still need to be the two teams esports bettors should watch going through to the LEC Summer 2023. Instead, those two teams are Fnatic and Excel.
While their 2023 campaign has been disappointing, Fnatic has undergone massive organizational changes. They have brought in a new coach and team to change their style of play. As a result, they will need to figure out what to expect from them. Fnatic could be a dark horse heading into the LEC Summer 2023.
Many would ask why a team like Excel is one of the teams to watch, considering how poorly they did at the LEC Spring. However, they have done decently well in the past and beaten out teams way ahead of them. The highest they’ve placed is sixth, but with a new coach, mid, and new support, they could make a decent run.Follow us on Twitter