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LEC 2019 Tournament Info

The LEC 2019 Spring season begins. Welcome a short LEC 2019 tournament info preview!

This League of Legends tournament is one of the oldest in the LoL competitive scene. Changing names and structure many times, this year’s LEC 2019 Spring season will be the first of its kind. The reason behind this is that the EU LCS changed its name to LEC (League of Legends European Championship). The structure has changed a bit as well but we’ll talk about that in a bit.



So, let’s get some LEC 2019 tournament info on the table for you to see!

Related: LPL 2019 Spring Tournament Preview

LEC 2019 Spring Facts

lec 2019 tournament info

  • Dates: LEC 2019 will start on the 18th of January and last until the 14th of April, 2019. The action will be plentiful so be sure to join in on the official League of Legends stream!
  • Teams: There are 10 teams in the tournament this year and all of them are strong contenders for first place. The teams participating are: Excel Esports, FC Schalke 04 Esports, Fnatic, G2 Esports, Misfits Gaming, Origen, Rogue, SK Gaming, Splyce, Team Vitality. Quite a stacked LEC 2019 roster, wouldn’t you agree?
  • Prize Pool: The prize pool for LEC 2019 has been decided to be 200,000 eur. The winner of the Spring part of the season will receive 80,000 eur and 90 Championship Points.
  • Format: The format is pretty standard. The group stage will be held from January 18th – March 16th, 2019 and will feature a double round robin system. Every team plays 18 matches and all matches are Bo1. The top 6 qualify for the Summer Playoffs. After that, we’ve got the playoffs. All matches are Bo5 and the winner qualifies for MSI 2019.

LEC 2019 Spring Predictions

To round off this LEC 2019 tournament info preview, let’s talk a bit about predictions. The main favorites are definitely Fnatic and G2 Esports. Both teams have been playing out of their minds with Fnatic finishing 2nd in last year’s Worlds, and G2 Esports finishing 3rd-4th. Very good showing from both European teams on the international scene and it’s quite possible that one of them will come out on top this year in LEC 2019 Spring.

However, FC Schalke 04 Esports could cause an upset. The team has achieved some great results recently and they’ll surely be a constant threat.

 

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