LEC 2023 Summer Split: Teams, Schedule, Results & More
After the conclusion of the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) in 2023, teams from across the globe went back to their drawing boards to prepare for the all-important League of Legends Summer Split. With the Korean and Chinese leagues already starting their respective Summer season, North America (NA) and EMEA [Europe, Middle East & Africa] will soon be kicking off their splits. To that effect, the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) is scheduled to begin on 17th June.
Notably, the LEC underwent major changes to its format at the start of the year with the competitive season beginning with a Winter Slit, followed by the usual Spring and Summer Splits.
The LEC has currently only released the schedule for the first week of Summer and this article will be updated as and when the fixtures are rolled out.
Here’s all you need to know about LEC 2023 Summer Split.
A guide to the LEC 2023 Summer Split
The LEC 2023 Summer Split is the third split of the newly merged EMEA League of Legends system. This is the fifth year of the LEC and the first season following the changed format. The Summer split features three different stages. Stage 1 will see all ten teams competing in a best-of-one (BO1), single round-robin setup. Meanwhile, the top eight teams will advanced to Stage 2, a double elimination group stage. From here, the top four will make it to Stage 3, the double-elimination playoffs. Notably, Stages 2 and 3 will feature best-of-threes and fives, respectively.
Stage 1 (Regular Season)
10 teams participate
Single Round Robin
Matches are best-of-one
Top eight teams advance to Summer Groups
Stage 2 (Groups)
Eight teams participate
Teams will be split into two groups of four
Matches are best-of-three (BO3)
Top two of each group advance to Stage 3
Stage 3 (Playoffs)
Four teams participate
Matches are best-of-five (BO5)
Stage 3: LEC 2023 Summer Split (Playoffs)
The Playoffs is the final stage of the LEC 2023 Spring Split. Here, the top four teams from the Group Stage participate. The Playoffs kicked off on 24th July with the first-round match and the top four teams in this stage are G2 Esports, Excel Esports (XL), Team Heretics (TH), and Fnatic (FNC).
They will be taking part in a double-elimination bracket and all matches are best-of-five (BO5) to crown the LEC Summer Split champion.
(You can find the Stage 2 standings and match results below)
Stage 2: LEC 2023 Summer Split (Groups)
The Group Stage of the LEC 2023 Summer Split kicked off on 15th July, with just eight teams in the running after Astralis and Team Vitality got eliminated after the regular split. The eight teams were split into two groups of four each and they will be taking part in a double-elimination bracket. From here, the top four teams will advance to Stage 3, the playoffs. Note that the matches are best-of-three (BO3) and each day will feature two matchups.
The Groups are as follows:
The schedule for the Group Stage of the LEC Summer Split is the following:
(You can find the Stage 1 standings and match results below)
Stage 1: LEC 2023 Summer Split: Teams and Standings
Schedule for LEC's Summer Split
The LEC Summer Split for 2023 is kicking off on 17th June 2023 and will feature intense League of Legends action. In the first stage of this season, teams will play for three weeks straight, with each team playing three matches per week. After the three weeks, the standings will determine who advances to Stage 2.
The times mentioned in the table are in CET and are subject to change.