League of Legends

How to watch the return of LCS and LEC: Stream, schedules, more

by Joe O'Brien

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The professional League of Legends season for 2020 is about to kick off, with the LEC and LCS returning on the same weekend.

League of Legends fans have had a break from major competition since FunPlus Phoenix were crowned the 2019 World Champions in November 2019, but now the various domestic leagues around the world are returning.

For western fans, the biggest attractions will be Europe’s LEC and North America’s LCS, which are returning on January 24 and 25 respectively. Many teams have used the offseason to build new rosters for the coming year, and this will fans’ chance to see their debut.

The LEC will follow the same format that fans are used to, with games on Fridays and Saturdays, but the LCS has made a slight change for 2020. While there will still be matches on Saturdays and Sundays, the weekly schedule has also been extended to Monday evenings, with the same number of games as before now spread across the three days.

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the return of the LEC and the LCS this weekend.

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Matches for both the LEC and the LCS will be broadcast on the Riot Games channel.

 

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LEC Week One Schedule

Friday, January 24

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Jan 25)
G2 Esports vs MAD Lions 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM 4 AM
Vitality vs SK Gaming 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 5 AM
Misfits vs Rogue 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 6 AM
FC Schalke 04 vs Excel 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 7 AM
Fnatic vs Origen 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 8 AM

 

Saturday, January 25

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Jan 26)
Vitality vs MAD Lions 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM 3 AM
Rogue vs Excel 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM 4 AM
FC Schalke 04 vs Origen 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 5 AM
Misfits vs Fnatic 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 6 AM
G2 Esports vs SK Gaming 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 7 AM

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LCS Week One Schedule

Saturday, January 25

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Jan 26)
Cloud9 vs Team Liquid 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 9 AM
Counter Logic Gaming vs Dignitas 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 10 AM
100 Thieves vs Golden Guardians 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 11 AM
Immortals vs FlyQuest 5 PM 8 PM 1 AM 12 PM

 

Sunday, January 26

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Jan 27)
Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 7 AM
TSM vs Immortals 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 8 AM
Golden Guardians vs Cloud9 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 9 AM
FlyQuest vs Counter Logic Gaming 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 10 AM

 

Monday, January 27

Match PST EST GMT (Jan 28) AEDT (Jan 28)
Evil Geniuses vs 100 Thieves 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 12:30 PM
Team Liquid vs TSM 6:30 PM 9:30 PM 2:30 AM 1:30 PM