League of Legends Champions Korea Returns February 5
Posted 22nd January 2020 By: Derpina    448 Views
Esports News – League of Legends opens the 2020 competitive season with the upcoming League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Spring Split, one of the biggest regional tournaments in the world. The Korean Esports Association recently announced the full schedule and list of teams competing for LCK on February 5.
Schedule and format
The annual LoL championship in Korea will return approximately two weeks later than the previous tournaments. According to the organization, they based the schedule on Lunar New Year, which takes place on January 25, Saturday, to give players time to train and celebrate. With over 2 weeks in, the teams can still regroup and shuffle their roster before the season begins.
Here are all the competing teams for the first week of LCK Spring Split:
T1 vs Damwon Gaming
KT Rolster vs Gen.G
Sandbox Gaming vs APK Prince
Griffin vs Afreeca Freecs
Hanwha Life Esports vs T1
DragonX vs KT Rolster
APKPrince vs Damwon Gaming
Gen.G vs Griffin
Sandbox Gaming vs DragonX
Afreeca Freecs vs Hanwha Life Esports
Worlds 2019 quarterfinalists Damwon Gaming, Griffin, and SK Telecom T1 are all present in the Spring Split and considered by many as heavy favorites. SKT T1 reached the semifinals but faced defeat at the hands of G2 Esports.
All teams will compete in a double round-robin format throughout the regular season. The regular season has two rounds. Round One begins and culminate from Wednesday to Sunday, while Round Two runs from Thursday to Sunday starting March 12. Each day from rounds one and two will feature two best-of-three series. All teams will play at least once a week, depending on the initial results.
The LCK will last for ten weeks. If everything goes smoothly, the regular season ends on April 12 and the playoffs begin the week after. Towards the grand finals, the playoffs features a King of the Hill format to crown the two teams advancing to the final round. The best team from Korea in the Spring Split will have a spot at the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational, while the four teams leading the rankings will be seeded into the 2020 Rift Rivals.