Riot Unveils 2019 Regional Summer Split Start Dates
Posted 22nd May 2019 By: Derpina    134 Views
Esports News – Preparing for the upcoming conclusion of this year’s League of Legends competitive season, Riot Games revealed the start dates for the 2019 Summer Splits in LoL’s 13 registered regions. For the unlucky LoL teams who failed to make it to the Mid-Season Invitational and will miss the World Championships, next year’s summer season offers an opportunity for redemption.
Regional tournament dates
LoL Championship Series (NA) June 1
LoL European Championship (EU) June 7
LoL Pro League (CN) June 1
LoL Champions Korea (KR) June 5
Vietnam Championship Series (VN) June 13
LoL Master Series (TW) June 14
Turkish Championship League (TR) June 8
LoL Continental League (RU) July 6
LJL (JP) June 15
Oceania Pro League (OCE) June 7
Latin America League (LLA) June 8
CBLOL (BR) June 1
LoL SEA Tour (SEA) June 7
The Summer Split in the major participating regions will be held between June 1 and 8. This means that LoL teams who played in the recent MSI Knockout Playoffs will only have 1-2 weeks to rest and prepare before their corresponding Summer Splits begin.
Specifically, the LCS returns on June 1 and the LEC Summer Split on June 7. It requires Team Liquid and other candidates to get back in shape before June 1. Meanwhile, teams in the LCS will also have a demanding tournament series as 100 Thieves and Counter-Logic Gaming just recently got off from their respective tournaments. In addition, 100 Thieves is still learning how to balance their team with a new roster, and Counter-Logic Gaming just parted ways with their veteran, in-game leader Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaya.
For the European region, LEC begins on June 7. G2 Esports is the currently most powerful EU team this year, so other professional EU teams have a lot of catching up to do in order to defeat the reigning champions in the Summer Split.
The LPL also starts on June 1, followed by the LCK which takes off on June 5. Most regions will probably wrap up their Summer Split and crown their winners in late August or early September, a few months away from the Worlds 2019.