LEC 2022 Summer Split: Teams, Schedule, Results, Standings & More
With the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 tournament done and dusted, all the regions across the world are gearing up for the big Summer Split, the most-important season before the World Championship. Major regions including North America’s League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), Europe’s League of Legends European Championship (LEC), and Korea’s League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) have already announced the start dates of their league’s 2022 Summer Split.
The LCS and the LEC are kicking off on the same day on 17th June and Riot Games has posted the schedule for the LEC’s opening Super Week. Initially, Riot said, “If you can’t wait for the LEC to be back on your screens, then we have good news for you! The LEC Summer Season starts again on 17 June 2022 with a super week, so if you’re busy planning your summer calendars, make sure you pencil it in as you won’t want to miss it!”
The league has released the schedule for the first two weeks and the article shall be updated with the complete schedule as and when Riot Games updates it. Here’s everything you need to know about the LEC 2022 Summer Split.
A guide to LEC 2022 Summer Split
The LEC Summer Split is the second split of the fourth year of Europe's rebranded professional league: League of Legends European Championship (LEC). A total of ten teams shall compete in a round-robin group stage in best-of-ones (BO1).
Ten teams participate
Double round-robin setup
Matches are best-of-one
The top six teams qualify for LEC Summer Playoffs
LEC 2022 Summer Split: Teams and standings
Schedule for LEC's Summer Split
Week 1 - 17th June to 19th June (Three days)
Week 2 - 24th and 25th June
Where to watch
Fans can watch the LEC 2022 Summer Split live on the official on Twitch once the league kicks off on 17th June. You can also check out the games as video on demand (VODs) on the .
G2 stomps Team Vitality in the last match of the day
The defending LEC champions G2 Esports (G2) rolled over the so-called “superteam” Team Vitality (VIT) in a 32-minute game. One could say that the Match of the Week was fairly one-sided with G2 collecting all the objectives and shutting down VIT. After collecting the Ocean soul and the Baron Nashor, G2 closed out the match.
Fnatic wins against BDS in the longest game of LEC yet
The match between Fnatic (FNC) and Team BDS (BDS) was very entertaining and it was action-packed with kills dropping all across the map. Though it looked like BDS would close it out, FNC clutched it and won the match. It seemed like FNC was struggling to deal with BDS’ poke and highly-ranged team composition but it prevailed over the course of the game. After FNC Upset stole the Baron, FNC marched down to BDS’ base and claimed victory.
Rogue wins against Astralis
This match against Rogue (RGE) and Astralis (AST), though RGE won, was interesting since both the bottom lanes had unique picks. AST locked in Seraphine attack damage carry (ADC) and Pyke support, whereas RGE picked Senna ADC and Soraka support. Both the teams exchanged blows at the start of the game, but at the fourth dragon fight, things took a turn for the worse for AST, as it lost its potential soul point and also a big team fight, which meant that RGE could secure Baron. Following this, AST lost the tempo and eventually fell to RGE.
Excel Esports defeats MAD Lions
Excel Esports (XL) won the second match of Week 2 Day 2 of the LEC with a commanding win against MAD Lions. XL had complete control of the pace of the game from the early stages of the match and translated this advantage into securing towers and dragons. At 21 minutes, with a kill score of 18-1, XL ended the game.
Misfits Gaming picks up first win in LEC 2022 Summer Split
Misfits Gaming (MSF) picked up its first win of the split against SK Gaming (SK) and now both the teams are tied with a 1-4 score. In the early game, MSF quickly knocked down SK’s towers but SK answered back by getting isolated kills across the map and collecting dragons. Following this, MSF used the Baron buff to its advantage and knocked down SK’s nexus in under 31 minutes.
MAD Lions wins against Fnatic to close out the day
MAD Lions (MAD) was looking strong and entered the match with a solid plan. Fnatic (FNC) did not look as cohesive on the Summoner’s Rift as it let MAD pick up stack objectives and take down towers. After killing Humanoid, Wunder, and Upset at around 30 minutes, MAD Lions ended the game using its man and minion advantage.
Team BDS upsets G2 Esports and picks up its first win
Team BDS (BDS) put an end G2 Esports’ (G2) win streak in the Summer Split and picked up its first win. The aggressive playstyle it had adopted came in clutch as Nuclearint and Cinkrof played well together to demolish G2. At 31 minutes, BDS secured Dragon soul, turned to Baron Nashor, marched down G2’s bottom side of the map, and ended the game.
Rogue dominates third match and pushes Misfits to the bottom
Rogue (RGE) looked like the stronger team starting minute-one and it picked up multiple towers, the soul point, kills and even secured Baron Nashor without heavy skirmishes. Misfits Gaming (MSF) struggled to close the gold gap of 10 Thousand and eventually was stomped by RGE in 26 minutes.
Excel Esports emerges victorious against Team Vitality
Going into this matchup, both the teams were 2-1 but Excel Esports (XL) played the match brilliantly and closed it out in just 35 minutes. The match was very back and forth with XL taking the lead in the early game and Team Vitality (VIT) coming back stronger in the mid-game. XL picked up the Infernal Dragon soul but VIT quickly got its hands on Baron Nashor and Elder Dragon. However, a poorly executed team fight in the final minutes of the game cost VIT the match.
Astralis picks up its third win against SK Gaming
Astralis (AST) has been performing pretty well this Summer Split. SK Gaming (SK) and AST were even in gold and advantages up until the 10-minute mark but Astralis was quick to assert dominance on the bot side of the map and pick up multiple kills. AST forced the Baron Nashor and secured it at 23 minutes and extended its lead. Picking up the Dragon Soul and winning the last team fight meant that AST could end the game comfortably.
Rogue defeats MAD Lions in a barnburner match
The last match of the LEC 2022 Summer Super Week lived up to the hype. For most part of the match, it looked like it was MAD's game with how the team played and how ahead it was of Rogue. However, in yet another coin flip team fight at the dragon pit and with Rogue stealing the Elder Dragon, MAD Lions fell apart quickly. Soon after this, Rogue walked into MAD's base and pulled off a miracle win.
G2 Esports ends XL's win streak
Going into the match, both G2 Esports and Excel Esports (XL) were 2-0 and one of the win streaks was bound to be broken. At the end of 38 minute, after a cheeky quadra kill by caPs, it was XL's base that fell down. G2 showed complete dominance over its opponent on the Rift from minute one in the game and it was ahead at all times.
Fnatic takes down SK Gaming on Day 3 of LEC 2022 Summer
SK Gaming had a textbook start to the game with dragons and a Herald under its belt, coupled with quintessential kills. However, things turned awry for the squad after a bad fight that it lost, which meant Fnatic could turn to Baron Nashor. Just like that the game was flipped on its head and Fnatic snowballed its lead and closed out the game in 26.33 minutes.
Team Vitality ends Week 1 with a win
The second match of Day 3 of Super Week was between Team Vitality and Team BDS. The game was in BDS' hand for most part of the early game but Team Vitality mounted a quick comeback. During a scrappy team fight in the bottom side of the map, Team Vitality's Perkz pulled an Xpeke as he took the nexus by himself as BDS members struggled to recall. With this Team Vitality is now 2-1 whereas BDS is in the bottom of the table with no wins.
Astralis beats Misfits Gaming to close out Super Week
Astralis has been sporting a different side in the Summer Split with a newly-formed roster. After collecting multiple objectives in the form of towers and dragons, Astralis closed out the game in under 33 minutes.
G2 Esports wins Spring finals rematch against Rogue on Day 2
G2 Esports repeated history by taking down Rogue yet again in the Summer split match. The team had an interesting draft with Yasuo, Yone, and Diana locked in. Despite a shaky start, G2 Esports was poised to win all team fights with its comp and it did just that. At the mid-way point, the team led in kills and gold and ended the game. Rogue has had a rough start to the split with two back-to-back defeats and will look to bounce back in its next match against MAD Lions.
Excel beats Fnatic on Day 2
Excel Esports (XL) defeated Fnatic on Day 2 of LEC 2022 Summer Split. For most part of the match, the two teams were almost even in terms of gold but soon XL picked up quick kills and turned to Baron Nashor. Soon after this, Fnatic's base was broke open and the game ended in under 30 minutes
Vitality picks up first win of Summer against Misfits
Vitality came out with all guns blazing on Day 2 as it took down Misfits Gaming in under 29 minutes, with four dragons and a Baron Nashor under its belt. Additionally, the team had picked up 23 kills against Misfit's four kills. Across the board, from top to bot, all five players of Vitality showed up big. Going into Day 3, Vitality will take on Team BDS and Misfits Gaming will lock horns against Astralis.
MAD Lions kicks off Summer split with a 2-0 win streak
MAD Lions had another exceptional match on the second day of the split as the team picked up its second consecutive win. Notably, all the games this split have been off to a rather slow start because of the Durability Update and the focus has shifted majorly to securing dragons. MAD Lions was focused on doing just that as the team collected dragons and a few extra kills. SK Gaming was unable to retort and was shut down and the final kill count was 2-15.
Astralis picks up a win against Team BDS
Astralis picked up its first win of the Summer Split against Team BDS, which has lost both its opening matches so far. Both Astralis and Team BDS have made crucial roster changes but these teams still have a long way to go in the split and prove their strength. Team BDS has roped in young players from Europe for their top and support roles. On the other, Astralis has brought back veterans Vizicsacsi and Xerxe.
Fnatic Gets Its Revenge Over Rogue
The last time Fnatic and Rogue met was during the Spring Playoffs, Rogue took home the victory and on Day 1 of Summer, Fnatic got its revenge. Going into the matchup, many believed that this last game of the day would be full of surprises and entertaining to watch and the game lived up to the expectations. For the longest time, both the teams wouldn’t budge. Upset’s Draven and Wunder’s Gwen were crucial in Fnatic securing the win.
G2 Esports Decimates Astralis on Day 1 of LEC
The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 representative G2 Esports kicked off its Summer Split with a decisive victory over Astralis in a 34-minute game. Astralis, despite all the roster changes, continued to put up a poor performance on Day 1 and will look to improve in the rest of the Super Week.
XL Stomps Misfits In LEC 2022 Summer Split Day 1 Without Dropping Kills
Excel Esports (XL) had a game of sheer dominance over Misfits on Day 1 of LEC 2022 Summer Split. At 20-minutes in the game, XL had eight kills and three dragons and Misfits had completely shut down. In 26-minutes, XL collected the Dragon Soul without even dropping kills.
SK Gaming Beats Team BDS in Game 2 of Super Week
Both SK Gaming and Team BDS were looking to rewrite their stories heading into the LEC 2022 Summer Split given that they were at the bottom of the standings in Spring. The second game was a long one that hit the 44-minute mark. SK Gaming showed up big after it collected Dragon Soul and also Baron Nashor while also decisively split pushing using its Camille pick.
MAD Lions Take First Win Against Team Vitality
MAD Lions kicked off its Summer Split in the LEC with a convincing win against Team Vitality in the opener. While Vitality opted for an interesting Sejuani top lane, MAD ran its comp with Zeri and Yuumi in the bottom lane. Notably, this was the first game for Nisqy with the MAD Lions. After winning a handful of team fights by a big margin and after translating it into a Baron Nashor pick, MAD Lions closed out the game.