LEC 2023 Winter Split: Teams, Schedules, Standings
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Riot Games revealed its plans to change the broadcast schedules of the leagues in its League of Legends esports ecosystem on 15th December. As a result, the League of Legends EMEA [Europe, Middle East, and Africa] Championship (LEC) will be played on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and move away from the usual two-day schedule. Additionally, the games are set to begin at 6 pm CET. Starting next year, the LEC will also feature three splits starting with the LEC 2023 Winter Split. Following this, teams will play the usual Spring and Summer splits and the LEC Season Finals will be the culmination of the league’s competitive year. The LEC revealed the schedules for the first two weeks of the LEC 2023 Winter Split.
Here’s all you need to know about the LEC 2023 Winter Split.
A guide to LEC 2023 Winter Split
The LEC 2023 Winter Season is the first 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 Winter split will feature 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 advance to Stage 2, a double elimination group stage. From here, the top four will make it to Stage 3, the double-elimination playoffs. Stages 2 and 3 will feature best-of-threes and fives.
The same format will continue for the Spring and Summer splits, and the top six teams from across the season will fight for the championship in a double elimination bracket and for qualification to Worlds 2023 during the LEC Season Finals.
Stage 1 (Regular season)
10 teams participate
Single Round Robin
Matches are best of one
The top eight teams advance to Stage 2
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)
LEC 2023 Winter Split: Teams and standings
Schedule for LEC's Winter Split
The LEC Winter Split 2023 is kicking off on 21st January 2023 and will feature intense League of Legends action. The times mentioned in the table are in CET and are subject to change.