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How to watch the big League of Legends match-ups of Spring 2019

Published: 30/Jan/2019 9:51 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 16:25

by Joe O'Brien

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The 2019 League of Legends season is finally underway, with all the major leagues around the world having kicked off.

With so much League of Legends to choose from across so many different days and time zones, however, it can be hard to keep up with all of the action.

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If watching League of Legends isn’t your full-time job, there’s a good chance it won’t be possible to watch every match in all of the big leagues. If you want to keep track of what’s happening around the world, though, you may want to catch some of the highlight games across the Spring Split.

To help you catch the big moments this spring, here’s when some of the most exciting matches around the world will be taking place.

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LCS

Team Liquid vs 100 Thieves

A rematch of the 2018 Spring finals, the most exciting element of this match is the battle of the bot lanes. Former SKT AD Carry Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik has made the move to 100 Thieves, and alongside ‘Aphromoo’ will be one of the main challengers against Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng and ‘CoreJJ’ for the title of the league’s strongest bot duo.

Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Saturday, February 2 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM
Sunday, February 24 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM

Cloud9 vs Team SoloMid

Perhaps North America’s most storied match-up, Cloud9 and TSM both have something to prove at the start of 2019. TSM are coming off of their most disappointing season to date, while Cloud9 have lost star mid-laner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen, and both will be looking for a big win in this NA grudge match.

Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Saturday, February 9 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM
Sunday, March 3 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM

Team Liquid vs Cloud9

The two North American power-houses of 2018, Team Liquid dominated domestically but Cloud9 set new records for the region at Worlds. Team Liquid emerged victorious in their first match-up, which kicked off the new season, but it was a narrower win than might have been expected. Cloud9 will be looking to prove they can take down the league favorites when the all-important playoffs are a little closer.

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Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Saturday, March 9 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 12 AM 10 AM
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LEC

G2 Esports vs Misfits

Arguably the two strongest rosters on paper in the LEC, G2 and Misfits have both lived up to their billings in the opening weeks. Only G2 remain unbeaten, but Misfits sit at a 3-1 record having put in some dominant performances. This could be a preview of the battle for the title come playoff time.

Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Friday, February 15 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM
Saturday, March 16 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM

Origen vs Fnatic

One of Europe’s classic battles, neither Origen nor Fnatic have quite had the start to their season that they would’ve liked. Nevertheless, this is a match with a lot of history to it – there’s pride on the line, and by the time they next meet it’s very possible that both teams will be desperate for every win they can get.

Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Friday, February 22 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM
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LCK

SK Telecom T1 vs Griffin

This is without a doubt the big match of LCK Spring 2019. Griffin right now look unstoppable, in a class of their own. The only candidate that may really challenge them is the SK Telecom super-team, and how this match-up goes will likely set the tone for the rest of the split for both teams.

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Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Thursday, January 31 12 AM 3 AM 8 AM 9 AM 7 PM
Friday, March 8 12 AM 3 AM 8 AM 9 AM 7 PM

SK Telecom T1 vs KT Rolster

Who doesn’t love a Telecom War? With KT’s slow start it looks like this should be a fairly comfortable one for SKT, but there’s plenty of talent on KT to turn things around and South Korea’s most classic match-up is always worth a watch.

Date PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Wednesday, February 20 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM 12 PM 10 PM
Thursday, March 14 3 AM 6 AM 11 AM 12 PM 10 PM
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LPL

Invictus Gaming vs Royal Never Give Up

These are the two titans of the LPL. RNG dominated most of the season last year, winning both Spring and Summer Splits, and during the regular seasons were the only team to take series against Invictus. At the World Championship, however, it was Invictus Gaming who took the crown. The rivalry between the two remains the most exciting offering in the LPL as the 2019 season kicks off.

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Date PDT EDT GMT CET AEDT
Saturday, March 23 4 AM 7 AM 11 AM 12 PM 10 PM
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When is Wild Rift coming out in NA & Europe? Open beta details, more

Published: 17/Oct/2020 0:09

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends: Wild Rift’s closed beta has been a roaring success so far, and Riot are getting the ball rolling with the open beta kicking off on October 27. However, when can North American and European players expect to get their hands on the game?

Players across the world are slowly getting their hands on Riot’s newest title, Wild Rift. The League of Legends mobile clone is expected to take the market by storm, bringing your favorite Runeterra champions along for a ride ⁠— wherever you go with your phone.

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While the game has launched across Asia, North American and European players have been left in the lurch. Fear not though, as with the open beta launching on Oct. 27, it means North American and European servers are just around the corner.

Wild Rift open beta launches October 27 in select regions

The Wild Rift Open Beta will be launched in all closed beta regions from October 27. This means that you don’t need an invite to play ⁠— just download the game, log on, and get started.

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It is limited to only regions with pre-existing servers. Those are: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.More regions, including North America, South America, and Europe will be coming in the coming months.

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Seraphine will be joining the Wild Rift roster in the open beta.

K/DA stars Kai’Sa, Evelynn, Akali, & Serpahine added for Wild Rift beta

K/DA are making waves across Runeterra. Their first EP titled “ALL OUT” is set to drop in the coming days. They’ve received new looks in League of Legends, and Seraphine is about to make her on-stage and Summoner’s Rift debut.

That’s not where the fun stops if you are a K/DA fan though. The quintet are joining the Wild Rift roster during the open beta. Kai’Sa, Evelynn, Akali, and Seraphine will be added as Riot looks to test out their kits on mobile. They won’t be a permanent addition for now though. Ahri is already in Wild Rift.

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Noxian brothers Darius and Draven are also going live for testing during the Wild Rift beta, while Lee Sin is making his permanent arrival in the title on Oct. 27.

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Lee Sin will be a permanent addition to the Wild Rift lineup, while six other champions will be opening for testing.

Wild Rift North America and Europe release date

So, when exactly is Wild Rift expected to come to the West? Well, if you’re in Europe, you’re in luck ⁠— Riot are planning on opening up servers sometime in December 2020. Oceania, Vietnam, and Taiwan will also join them at the same time.

North American players will have to wait a little bit longer though. Riot are planning on dispatching Wild Rift to the Americas in Spring 2021.

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If you’re just getting started in Wild Rift, we’ve got everything you need to know about the mobile League of Legends clone right here.