LCS Summer Split Schedule Update – Latest Team and Roster News
It’s been a while since the best League of Legends teams from North America played in competitive matches. Now that the 2020 League Championship Series is about to resume, we’ve got the sought-after LCS Summer Split schedule update. There were some changes to the LCS Roster 2020 we’ve seen for the Spring Split and the playoffs, but most of the key players are still with their teams. This means that Cloud9 are still the main favorites to win the Split, but they will have some serious competition.
The 2020 League Championship Series Resumes on June 12
The third year of North America’s fully professional LoL league will open a new chapter on June 12. This is the first important milestone on our LCS Summer Split schedule update, with the 10 participating teams resuming the quest for a playoffs berth. The rules of the live tournament are largely the same, with the opening stage following a double round-robin and the matches are best of one. Compared to the Spring Split, the Summer Season will have 8 teams qualify for the playoffs. There will be no teams to relegate at the end of the season, so everyone will be fighting for a chance to play in post-season.
Finishing on the first two spots will grant a bye to winners’ bracket round 2, while the next three teams will play in the winners’ bracket. The LCS Summer Split schedule update with 8 teams qualified for the playoffs has the 7th and 8th teams play in the losers’ bracket. The LCS roster 2020 changes made before the Spring Split have favored Cloud9 heavily while hurting Team Liquid in particular. Visa related issues are now just a distant memory so the former champions will have a new opportunity to shine.
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Cloud9 is so much better than the rest of the League Championship Series teams that they are favorites to win even against the field. Their LCS Roster 2020 is one of the best in LCS history and their performance during the Spring Split and post-season was dominant. They lost a single game in the playoffs and we strongly believe that they will march on to another trophy. Sadly, they didn’t get the chance to prove their quality against the best South Korean, Chinese, and European teams, as the MSI got canceled.
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) April 19, 2020
Team Liquid was the biggest train wreck of the Spring Split and finished in the 7th place. This means that even with the new format highlighted in the LCS Summer Split schedule update, they would finish outside the playoffs. This time around, they will have Broxah ready to play right from the start, but they won’t be able to count on the services of DoubleLift. Even without their inspirational ADC, Team Liquid are the second strongest team in the LCS.
Team SoloMid was also disappointing in the first half of the LCS and struggled in the playoffs. They were in dire need of a change and DoubleLift is the ADC they need to return to form. Team SoloMid was the only squad in the LCS to defeat Cloud9 in the regular season and on a good day that can do it again. The biggest problem for them is the lack of consistency and poor performance against weaker teams.
LCS Summer Split Underdogs and Dark Horses
Since losing PowerOfEvil, Counter Logic Gaming have sank into near irrelevance and finished in the last spot at the end of the Spring Split. Pobelter is their new mid-laner, but even with him, they look like the weakest team in the LCS. This means that Dignitas, Immortals and Golden Guardians will be fighting for a place in the Top 8, with the 7th and 8th places being the most likely outcome.
The LCS Summer Split schedule update highlights the lack of noticeable changes to these teams’ rosters. Golden Guardians performed better during the regular season and won the head-to-head series with the aforesaid teams. This makes them more likely to outshine their direct rivals during the Summer Split, while the race between Dignitas and Immortals feels like a coin flip.
FlyQuest and Evil Geniuses are the teams that could cause the biggest upsets in the months to come and finish on the podium. Jiizuke has transformed Evil Geniuses into a force to be reckoned with and his performances on mid-lane were remarkable. FlyQuest benefited equally from PowerOfEvil’s dominant display on mid-lane and the fact that they’ve made it to the Spring Split Playoffs Final speaks for itself.