LCS Summer 2023: New dates, schedule, rosters and more
After a mid-season break, LCS Summer 2023 is about to start, with ten teams vying for the NA crown and spots at Worlds. Here is everything you need to know about the league.
With MSI 2023 done and dusted, regional League of Legends competition is slowly resuming across the globe. In North America, however, things are not quite as simple: the LCS Summer season is under threat after the members of the LCS Players Association (LCSPA) “overwhelmingly” voted in favor of a walkout.
In response to that collective action, Riot Games decided to postpone the starting date of the Summer split by two weeks to June 15. If a compromise cannot be reached with the association by then, it is prepared to cancel the Summer split altogether and remove the region’s spots at Worlds 2023.
One of the biggest talking points about this LCS Summer Split is the addition of NRG, who replace CLG in the league. After a seven-year absence, NRG is back in NA’s top League of Legends competition, hoping to find the same kind of success that CLG enjoyed in the mid-2010s.
Here are all the details you need to know about LCS Summer 2023, including the competition’s start date, all the lineups and the streaming options that are available.
LCS Summer 2023: Stream
The LCS Summer split will be streamed live on Twitch on the official LCS channel, which we have embedded below for your convenience.
The matches will take place on Thursdays and Fridays, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. During the super weeks (June 21-23 and July 19-21), matches will be played from Wednesday through Friday.
There will be watch parties throughout the Summer split, some of which will be streamed live from the Riot Games Arena. In-game item drops will be available on select weeks, with more information scheduled to be released closer to the start of the split.
Missed the games? Catch up with VODs on the LoL Esports channel.
LCS Summer 2023: Dates and schedule
The ten LCS teams will face each other twice throughout the eight-week regular season. Just like in the Spring split, there will be two super weeks with three match days.
The summer season was initially scheduled to begin on June 1, but Riot Games has decided to postpone the starting date by two weeks because of the LCS player walkout. If the two parties cannot reach an agreement during this two-week window, Riot is prepared to cancel the Summer split.
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The top eight teams during the regular season will qualify for the LCS playoffs. The top two teams will be seeded into the second round of the upper bracket, while the teams ranked third through sixth will be placed in the first round. The seventh and eighth-placed teams will have to battle their way through the lower bracket.
The LCS Championship will take place on August 19-20 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Tickets will go on sale on June 1 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET for Mastercard holders. General sale tickets will be released a day later.
The top three teams of the Summer split will qualify for the 2023 World Championship, while the fourth-placed side will have to play the Worlds Wildcard Qualifier.
Regular season (June 15 — TBD)
Week 1 schedule (June 15 — June 16)
|June 15||NRG vs TSM||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Golden Guardians vs Immortals||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|100 Thieves vs Cloud9||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Dignitas vs Team Liquid||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|EG vs FlyQuest||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|June 16||TSM vs Golden Guardians||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Immortals vs 100 Thieves||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Team Liquid vs EG||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|FlyQuest vs Dignitas||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Cloud9 vs NRG||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Super Week (June 21 — June 23)
|June 21||TSM vs EG||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|FlyQuest vs Team Liquid||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|NRG vs Golden Guardians||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|100 Thieves vs Dignitas||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Cloud9 vs Immortals||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|June 22||NRG vs FlyQuest||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Team Liquid vs Cloud9||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Dignitas vs TSM||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|EG vs Immortals||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|June 23||Cloud9 vs EG||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Team Liquid vs Golden Guardians||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Dignitas vs NRG||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|TSM vs 100 Thieves||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Immortals vs FlyQuest||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Week 3 schedule (June 29 — June 30)
|June 29||NRG vs Team Liquid||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|100 Thieves vs FlyQuest||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Golden Guardians vs Cloud9||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Dignitas vs EG||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Immortals vs TSM||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|June 30||EG vs 100 Thieves||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|TSM vs NRG||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Cloud9 vs Dignitas||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Team Liquid vs Immortals||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Week 4 schedule (July 6 — July 7)
|July 6||Dignitas vs FlyQuest||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|NRG vs EG||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Team Liquid vs 100 Thieves||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Immortals vs Cloud9||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Golden Guardians vs TSM||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|July 7||100 Thieves vs Immortals||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|EG vs Golden Guardians||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Cloud9 vs Team Liquid||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|FlyQuest vs NRG||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|TSM vs Dignitas||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Week 5 schedule (July 13 — July 14)
|July 6||Immortals vs Golden Guardians||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|FlyQuest vs EG||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Cloud9 vs 100 Thieves||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|TSM vs Team Liquid||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|NRG vs Dignitas||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|July 7||100 Thieves vs TSM||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|EG vs Cloud9||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Team Liquid vs FlyQuest||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Golden Guardians vs NRG||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Dignitas vs Immortals||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Super Week (July 19 — July 21)
|July 21||Dignitas vs 100 Thieves||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Golden Guardians vs Team Liquid||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|NRG vs Cloud9||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|FlyQuest vs TSM||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|Immortals vs EG||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|July 22||Golden Guardians vs Dignitas||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|FlyQuest vs Immortals||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|100 Thieves vs NRG||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|EG vs Team Liquid||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|TSM vs Cloud9||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|July 23||Immortals vs NRG||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|EG vs TSM||3 PM||6 PM||11 PM|
|Cloud9 vs FlyQuest||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Team Liquid vs Dignitas||5 PM||8 PM||1 AM|
|100 Thieves vs Golden Guardians||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Note: Riot Games has not yet announced the schedule for the final two weeks of LCS Summer.
LCS Summer 2023: Regular season standings
Darker Green = Qualified for playoffs’ upper bracket round 2. Light Green = Qualified for playoffs’ upper bracket round 1. Yellow = Qualified for playoffs’ lower bracket round 1. Red = Eliminated.
LCS Summer 2023: Teams and rosters
With only two weeks left until the start of the Summer Split, question marks are still hanging over a couple of teams. Evil Geniuses, for example, have yet to announce their roster after parting ways with every player except Joseph ‘Jojopyun’ Pyun as part of a major overhaul.
100 Thieves’ fans will be curious to see how the team’s new mid laner, Lim ‘Quid’ Hyeon-seung, will perform. The Korean player, who came through Gen.G’s academy system, has big shoes to fill as he replaces Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg, who retired after the end of the Spring split.
That wasn’t the only change in the 100 Thieves camp, though, as the team also announced the return of top laner Kim ‘Ssumday’ Chan-ho after a split with Evil Geniuses.
On May 19, FlyQuest announced one change to their roster from the Spring Split with the signing of former Evil Geniuses player Philippe ‘Vulcan’ Laflamme as their starting support.
You can find the full list of players and teams competing in LCS Summer 2023 below: