It feels like forever and a season since the League of Legends professional World Championship ended in summer 2013. Good news, however, as Riot Games has released the full schedule for the upcoming LCS Spring Split for both Europe and North America. Europe will start Tuesday, January 14 and North America will start Friday, January 17 with a huge season opener -- North American champions Cloud 9 HyperX against runner-up Team SoloMid.
The European season opener isn't so bad itself, with European champions Fnatic going up against runner-up Gambit BenQ. Each open will be followed up by the debut of two new(ish) teams, Europe's Alliance and North America's Evil Geniuses each playing competitive games against the Copenhagen Wolves and XDG respectively. That's one heck of a way to open up the season.
In total there will be 32 matches played between January 14 and January 19. Three days, sixteen games in Europe and three days, sixteen games in North America for thirty two total. Riot calls it a super week, but we as watches call it the end of our social lives. Well, at least for a week. The following weeks will return to the standard 2-day groupings of eight matches with the Spring Split playoffs tentatively planned for mid-April.
League of Legends is back and the LCS is better than ever. Tune in starting January 14 for the European LCS and January 17 for the North American LCS via Twitch's livestream.