LEC 2024 Winter Split: Teams, Schedules, Standings
Catch up with LEC 2024 Winter Split's Group Stage!
Riot Games revealed its plans to change the broadcast schedules of the leagues in its League of Legends esports ecosystem on 15th December 2022. Following this, at the start of 2023 (last year), it was decided that the League of Legends EMEA [Europe, Middle East, and Africa] Championship (LEC) would be played on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, instead of the usual two-day schedule. Additionally, the games are set to begin at 5 pm CET.
While last year was the inaugural three-split season in LEC, Riot Games is continuing it this year as well. The LEC features three splits starting with the LEC 2024 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.
Here’s all you need to know about the LEC 2024 Winter Split.
A guide to LEC 2024 Winter Split
The LEC 2024 Winter Season is the second split of the EMEA League of Legends system. This is the sixth year of the LEC and the second season following the changed format. The Winter 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 playoffs stage. Stage 2 will feature best-of-threes and fives.
Before checking out the format, here are some pointers to keep in mind about the LEC 2024 Season:
LEC will merge the Group Stage and Playoffs for each split into a single bracket.
To better support the well-being of teams and players, LEC is extending the break between Winter and Spring Split, and also the break between Spring Split and MSI, by one week each.
Riot Games is also reducing the break between the Summer Split and the LEC Season Finals by one week.
The way Championship Points (CP) are given out is also changing in 2024.
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 (Playoffs)
8 teams participate
Double elimination bracket
Round 1 and 2 are best of three
All other matches are best of five
Stage 2: LEC 2024 Winter Split Playoffs
The top eight teams from the group stage advanced to the Winter Split playoffs which is all set to kick off on 3rd February and conclude on 18th February.
This will be a double-elimination bracket.
Schedule & Scores
Rounds 1 & 2
Stage 1: LEC 2024 Winter Split Teams and Standings
Schedule for LEC's Winter Split
The LEC Winter Split 2024 kicked off on 13th January 2024 and is set to feature intense League of Legends action. The times mentioned in the table are in CET and are subject to change.