The European LOL Championship Series (EU LCS) is replaced by the LOL European Championship (LEC) for 2019 and onwards. The European league has joined the likes of LPL and NA LCS in franchising the league, meaning that the promotion and relegation has been removed. All of the teams competing has bought their way in and have been approved by Riot Games as owners.
The European Championship will continue to be broadcasted and played from the studios in Berlin as they have been in the EU LCS. The action is set to kick off on the 18th of January of 2019.
Format & Rules
Double round robin, matches are Best-of-One.
Top six teams qualify for the Summer Playoffs.
Double elimination bracket with best-of-five series. Top two faces eachother in the winners final, the 3rd seed decides which team from the 5th and 6th they will be facing in the lower bracket semi finals, the 4th seed faces the remaining team.
Winner qualifies for the Mid Season Invitational 2019.