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When does the LCS and LEC begin? Week one schedule includes insane matchups

Published: 11/Jan/2019 13:15 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 16:09

by Joe O'Brien


The full schedules for the 2019 Spring Splits of the LCS and the LEC have been announced.

Both leagues have dropped the “NA” or “EU” from their respective titles, with the former European LCS rebranding to the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) to distinguish between the two.

The LEC will be the first to kick off, debuting on January 18 with an opening match between 2018 Summer champions Fnatic and newcomers SK Gaming, a classic match-up in a broader esports context.

The real grudge match in the LEC is of course between Fnatic and G2 Esports, a historic rivalry made only fiercer by the move of Fnatic’s star mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther to G2 for this season. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until the final match of February 9 to see the two teams clash.

LEC week one schedule:

Friday, January 18

SK Gaming vs Fnatic 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM 6 PM 4 AM
exceL Esports vs Splyce 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 7 PM 5 AM
FC Schalke 04 vs Vitality 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 8 PM 6 AM
Rogue vs Misfits 12 AM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM
Origen vs G2 Esports 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM

Saturday, January 19

G2 Esports vs FC Schalke 04 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM 5 PM 3 AM
exceL Esports vs Rogue 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM 6 PM 4 AM
Splyce vs Vitality 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 7 PM 5 AM
SK Gaming vs Misfits 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 8 PM 6 AM
Origen vs Fnatic 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM

Fans of the LCS will have to wait an extra week, as North America’s best won’t return to the rift until January 26.

As is tradition, the LCS will kick off with a rematch of the previous split’s grand final. In this case that makes for a particularly exciting opener, as the Cloud9 versus Team Liquid match will see the former face off against their former star mid-laner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen, who moved to Team Liquid at the end of 2018.

The opener will be followed up with what should be another fascinating match, as TSM take on 100 Thieves. The once-dominant TSM had their weakest season to date in 2018, while 100T made an impressive debut and this season will be fielding two-time World Champion Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik, who is making his LCS debut.

LCS week one schedule:

Saturday, January 26

Cloud9 vs Team Liquid 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 11 PM 9 AM
Team SoloMid vs 100 Thieves 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 12 AM 10 AM
Counter Logic Gaming vs OpTic Gaming 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM
FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians 5 PM 8 PM 1 AM 2 AM 12 PM
Echo Fox vs Clutch Gaming 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM 3 AM 1 PM

Sunday, January 27

FlyQuest vs Origen 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM
Cloud9 vs 100 Thieves 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM
Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Liquid 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 11 PM 9 AM
Team SoloMid vs Clutch Gaming 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 12 AM 10 AM
Echo Fox vs Golden Guardians 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM

The full schedule for both leagues can be found on LoLEsports.

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How to Watch League of Legends Wild Rift Verizon 5G Invitational

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:05 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 12:06

by Daniel Cleary


Riot Games has announced they will be hosting an invitational event to showcase their upcoming mobile title, League of Legends Wild Rift, with many of the biggest personalities taking part. Here’s what you’ll need to watch.

With the release of Wild Rift’s beta now going live in select regions, such as Indonesia, Japan, and other Asian countries, many MOBA fans, particularly in the West, have been waiting to experience LoL’s mobile version.

While the servers for Europe and North America aren’t expected to be added until late 2020 or early 2021, Riot have decided to host an event featuring some of the biggest League of Legends stars and more, to give fans another look at Wild Rift’s gameplay.

Wild rift gameplay
Riot Games
The Wild Rift invitational will feature a showmatch on the new mobile game.

When does the LoL Wild Rift Invitational start?

Just days after Wild Rift was featured in Apple’s latest showcase event, Riot announced that the Verizon 5G invitational event was scheduled for Thursday, October 22.

Viewers will be able to tune into the event and catch all of the action at 6:30PM PT/ 9:30PM ET / 2:30AM BST / 3:30AM CEST.

How to watch League’s Wild Rift Invitational

The Wild Rift Verizon 5G Invitational will be featured on the official Twitch Rivals’ channel, which we have embedded below.

A stream of the Wild Rift showcase event will also be available on Twitter for mobile fans to tune into, letting you choose how you want to watch.

Popular gaming presenter Geoff Keighley has confirmed that he will also be commentating on the action with a co-stream planned for the upcoming event.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who will be playing in the Wild Rift Invitational?

There will be a total of 10 players participating in the Wild Rift invitational. With professional League of Legends players and different influencers ready to be split into two teams, before competing against one another on stage.

Stars like Meteos, Zedd, Rick Fox, and more have all been confirmed for the Wild Rift Invitational, which will be played on iPhone 12 Pro devices.

You can find the full list of participants below.

All Wild Rift Invitational players

  • Will ‘Meteos’ Hartman
  • Nate Hill
  • Gabriella ‘LeTigress’ Devia-Allen
  • Rick Fox
  • Zac ‘Aphromoo’ Black
  • Emmalee ‘EMUHLEET’ Garrido
  • Cesaro
  • Zedd
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Chrissy Costanza