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Riot Games has revealed the starting date of the 2020 League of Legends European Championship (LEC) Summer Split. Friday, June 12 is the official start date of the second half of the LEC year, and “superweeks” are coming along for the ride. The LEC brings the return of the best teams of Europe, playing for their chance to compete in the 2020 League of Legends World Championship.
The return of superweeks
In the past, the LEC had several weeks in a split with three match days in a week. These weeks with an additional match day are known as superweeks. Each team in the LEC plays three best-of-one matches during these weekends, rather than the two matches they usually play. The reason for the return of the superweeks is the increase of flexibility in schedule for the Summer Split. If, due to COVID-19 or a different circumstance, a match day or week gets canceled, the matches are easier to reschedule.
This split, there are two superweeks. The superweeks take place in both week 1 and week 8 of the 2020 LEC Summer Split.
The first week of LEC Summer Split matches
Alongside the return date announcement blog from Riot Games, the blog reveals the week 1 schedule of the LEC. There are several highly anticipated matches on the schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For example, the 2020 LEC Summer Split starts with the Spring Split Playoffs rematch between the Mad Lions and G2 Esports at 6 p.m. CEST on Friday, June 12.
Saturday’s hype match is at 9 p.m. when G2 Esports faces off against the regular season third-place team of Origen. This first superweek of the 2020 LEC Summer Split, we have a worthwhile match-up between Fnatic and Excel Esports on Sunday, June 14, at 9 p.m. CEST.
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