LCS/LEC Fantasy Primer: What you need to know before you play

 

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The 2020 League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split and 2020 League of Legends European Championship Summer Split are less than two weeks from beginning, and as both premiere LoL esports leagues begin, so will Inven Global’s Esports One fantasy league. 

 

Veterans of fantasy looking for a new way to play in light of the COVID-19 pandemic canceling or postponing most sports leagues may find themselves trying their hand at fantasy League of Legends will need to familiarize themselves with both the LCS and the LEC as Esports One’s fantasy platform pools both leagues together. Let’s take a look at what fantasy players should know about both leagues before they play. 

 

Format

 

Both the LCS and LEC consist of 10 teams each, who play a Double Round Robin format of best-of-1 matches. The top 6 teams at the end of the 18-game schedule, which takes place across nine consecutive weeks, will qualify for the respective post-seasons for both domestic competitions.

 

Schedule

 

The 2020 LEC Summer Split kicks off on Friday, June 12 and will host five games each Friday starting at 9:00am PT. The second set of weekly matches will start on Saturdays at 8:00am PT. The 2020 LCS Summer Split kicks off on Friday, June 12 at 6:00pm PT with two matches taking place every Friday night. Four LCS matches will be held both on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 1:00pm PT, to round out the weekly schedule. 

 

Post-Season

 

Once the Summer Splits conclude, fantasy competition will extend into the 2020 LCS Summer Playoffs and the 2020 LEC Summer Playoffs. The top four teams who qualify for the Summer Playoffs will be placed into a winner’s bracket. All six teams qualified for the post-season will participate in a best-of-five series format to decide which team will be crowned champion.

 

The 1st seed will be allowed to select its opponent, and the remaining two teams will play against one another on the other side of the bracket. The losing teams of both matches will be seeded into the lower side of the tournament’s bracket against the 5th and 6th seeds. 

 

The following matches between the losing teams from the first round and the teams seeded 5th and 6th will result in two eliminations from the playoffs. The teams left alive after these matches will play against one another for one remaining spot. 

 

The winners of round one of the post-season will then play against one another to decide one of the teams headed to the Finals. The losing team will play the remaining team left from the bottom side of the bracket to see which other team will qualify for the Finals. The Finals match is a single elimination bout, and will beheld in a best-of-five format like the rest of the post-season.

 

Teams

 

 

100 Thieves

Top Laner: Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho 
Jungler: William "Meteos" Hartman
Mid Laner: Tommy "Ryoma" Le
AD Carry: Sun "Cody Sun" Li-Yu
Support: William "Stunt" Chen

 

Cloud9

Top Laner: Eric "Licorice" Ritchie
Jungler: Robert "Blaber" Huang
Mid Laner: Yasin "Nisqy" Dincer
AD Carry: Jesper "Zven" Zvenningsen
Support: Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme

 

Counter Logic Gaming

Top Laner: Kim "Ruin" Hyeong-min
Jungler: Raymond "Wiggily" Griffin
Mid Laner: Eugene "Pobelter" Park
AD Carry: Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes 
Support: Andy "Smoothie" Ta

 

Dignitas

Top Laner: Omran "V1per" Shoura
Jungler: Matthew "Akaadian" Higginbotham
Mid Laner: Henrik "Froggen" Hansen
AD Carry: Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen
Support: Zaqueri "Aphromoo" Black

 

Evil Geniuses

Top Laner: Colin "Kumo" Zhao
Jungler: Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen
Mid Laner: Daniele "Jiizuke" Di Mauro
AD Carry: Bae "Bang" Jun-sik
Support: Tristan "Zeyzal" Stidam

 

*Note: Evil Geniuses has also signed Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon, former Top Laner of Dignitas, but with Bang and Jiizuke taking up both import slots, roster maneuvers would have to be made to allow Huni to play. This situation is unique to EG's potential substitutions.

 

FlyQuest


Top Laner: Colin "Solo" Earnest
Jungler: Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen
Mid Laner: Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage
AD Carry: Jason "Wildturtle" Tran
Support: Lee "IgNar" Dong-geun

 

Golden Guardians


Top Laner: Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell
Jungler: Can "Closer" Çelik
Mid Laner: Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer
AD Carry: Victor "FBI" Huang
Support: Choi "huhi" Jae-hyun

 

Immortals


Top Laner: Paul "sOAZ" Boyer
Jungler:  Nicholas James Joseph "Potluck" Pollock 
Mid Laner: Jérémy "Eika" Valdenaire
AD Carry: Johnny "Altec" Ru 
Support: Austin "Gate" Yu

 

Team Liquid


Top Laner: Jeong "Impact" Eon-young
Jungler: Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen
Mid Laner: Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen 
AD Carry: Edward "Tactical" Ra
Support: Jo "CoreJJ" Yong-in

 

TSM


Top Laner: Sergen "Broken Blade" Çelik
Jungler: Mingyi "Spica" Lu 
Mid Laner: Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg
AD Carry: Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng
Support: Vincent "Biofrost" Wang

 

How to Watch

 

If you’re playing Inven Global Fantasy, the Esports One platform utilized for leagues and leaderboards also has a viewer for LCS and LEC matches so you can keep up on how your lineup is scoring in real time. Both leagues can also be viewed on the Riot Games Twitch channel, as well as the LoL Esports YouTube channel

 


 

Looking for more Fantasy League of Legends content? Check out our dedicated fantasy esports section!

 

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