League of Legends: The LCS Summer Split Begins on June 13

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League of Legends: The LCS Summer Split Begins on June 13

The next chapter of the LCS starts in mid-June.


The LCS has announced that the Summer Split will begin on June 13. This announcement comes shortly after the cancellation of the Mid-Season Invitational and the LEC's return on June 12. Originally, the start date for the split was later, but now that MSI won't happen, the decision to kick things off sooner was easy.

For the Summer Split, the LCS is planning to continue to broadcast fully online, as they must with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, they're bringing back the three-day schedule. Like at the start of the Spring Split, the LCS will broadcast four games on Saturday and Sunday. These days' broadcasts will start at 1:00 p.m. PT now too.

Meanwhile, Monday Night League will debut again with two games each week. The decision to bring back Monday night games is an interesting one, especially since viewership numbers were low the first time around. Regardless, this broadcast will have a start time of 5:00 p.m. PT.

The split will kick off with a rematch of the Spring Split Finals: FlyQuest versus Cloud9. With such a dominant split, many will be eager to see if C9 has what it takes to claim another domestic title. It may be unlikely still, but TSM's acquisition of star ADC Doublelift could give them the tools to overthrow the reigning champions. We'll just have to wait and see what the Summer Split holds!

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Brandon is a writer and editor for ESTNN with a passion for esports. He writes about League of Legends and esports generally, providing analysis and commentary on both. He is a founding member of Niagara University Esports, while being the previous mid laner and Head Coach for the NU Esports LoL team as well. Twitter @GhandiLoL