Riot Games League of Legends is an incredibly popular MOBA boasting millions of daily players and dominant viewing figures on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. League of Legends is a behemoth in the competitive esports sphere, where the most talented players get to showcase their gaming prowess before crowds of spectators in yearly professional tournaments.
The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) runs two seasons per year, split across Spring and Summer. The winner and the runner-up from the LCK qualify for the 2023 Mid-Seasonal Invitational (MSI) to represent their region.
The LCK Spring 2023 is the first split and kicked off with a bang on January 18. Ten teams are competing for the first LCK title of the year and the lion's share of the USD $300,000 prize pool. The LCK LoL Spring 2023 regular season is a long-winded process of nine weeks, running until March 19. The grand finals will be held on April 9, 2023.
Here are everything fans may need to know about the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) 2023 Spring Split season!
10 teams will face off in a double round-robin group stage where matches are best-of-three. The top six teams qualify for the Spring playoffs, while the playoffs top two teams receive a bye into Round 2 of the playoffs.
In the playoffs, there is a double elimination bracket starting from Round 2. The first and second seeds receive a bye into Round 2. The third to sixth seeds begin in Round 2, and the losers are eliminated.
The winner of the LCK Spring playoffs will be crowned as the LCK Spring Champion, automatically qualifying for the MSI 2023 Bracket Stage. The runner-up will also qualify for the Bracket Stage.
The venue hosting the LCK Spring 2023 season is the LoL Park e-sports stadium in Seoul, South Korea, which seats up to 400 spectators.
League of Legends is sure to dominate viewership statistics during the competitive season. Eager fans can catch the LCK Spring 2023 season live-streamed on the official LCK Twitch channel, with broadcast talent like ... commentating over the proceedings. The games will also be available as VODs on the LoL Esports VODs and Highlights YouTube channel embedded below.
Official VODs and Highlights account for LoL Esports. Subscribe for English-language content from the LEC, LCK, LPL and LCS. Easily find VODs and watch live with schedule, standings and advanced viewing features on http://lolesports.com LoL Esports main account on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzAypSoOFKCZUts3ULtVT_g
Which professional squads will rise to the top and be crowned as the kings of the region? T1 are ones to watch, as they have 10 previous LCK championship titles to their name.
Previous LCK Summer champions Gen.G will also be defending their crown and looking to maintain their dominance.
Here are the full rosters of players for all ten teams competing in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Spring 2023.
T1 were the runners-up in League of Legends Worlds 2022, and are a hailed team in LoL esports. Their successful formula for their roster in 2022 is set to continue and carry them from strength to strength in 2023.
Korean giants Gen.G previously placed fourth in the 2022 Worlds Championship, so the team have everything to prove in the LCK Spring 2023.
Liiv SANDBOX previously had an excellent 2022 Summer split, as they finished 3rd in the round-robin regular season with a grand total of 13 wins.
KT Rolster finished the LCK Summer 2022 season in fifth place with a 10-8 result. Although they faced an early exit in last year's playoffs, they may come back stronger than ever with a slightly-refreshed team line-up.
After a steadily declining performance, Damwon KIA has made some roster changes in an attempt to return to their glory days. Their new team line-up is listed below:
On paper, Hanwa Life Esports boast a strong line-up, looking to be one of the strongest teams playing in the LCK Spring 2023.
After their disappointing 9th place 2022 LCK Summer Split finish, BRION made some major changes to their player line-up for the LCK Spring 2023 season.
Kwangdong Freecs have opted for a rebuilt roster moving forward into the 2023 LCK Spring.
DRX see themselves into the LCK Spring Season with a fresh line-up, as the entirety of their team was recruited in December 2022, it will be exciting to see what they can accomplish.
Nongshim RedForce has had a complete reshuffle of their roster, promoting their LCK Challengers ready for the LCK spring 2023, bringing forth a new generation to the League of Legends Champions Korea.
The LCK Spring 2023 regular season commenced on January 18 and will run until March 19, giving League of Legends fans plenty of action-packed excitement.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming matches for February and March. All times listed are Central European Time (CET) and are subject to change.
9 AM - KT Vs. DRX
9 AM - BRO Vs. DK
9 AM - LSB Vs. T1
7 AM - KDF Vs. BRO
7 AM - T1 Vs. GEN
11:30 AM - HLE Vs. DRX
11:30 AM - KDF Vs. BRO
11:30 AM - HLE Vs. DRX
9:30 AM - NS Vs. KT
9:30 AM - DK Vs. LSB
9 AM - NS Vs. GEN
9 AM - HLE Vs. BRO
9 AM - GEN Vs. DRX
7 AM - T1 Vs. KT
7 AM - BRO Vs. DRX
11:30 AM - KT Vs. DK
11:30 AM - T1 Vs. LSB
11:30 AM - KDF Vs. DK
9:30 AM - NS Vs. LSB
9:30 AM - KDF Vs. HLE
9 AM - T1 Vs. KDF
9 AM - KT Vs. GEN
9 AM - LSB Vs. KDF
7 AM - HLE Vs. DK
7 AM - LSB Vs. KT
11:30 AM - DK Vs. DRX
11:30 AM - NS Vs. HLE
11:30 AM - T1 Vs. BRO
9:30 AM - NS Vs. DRX
9:30 AM - GEN Vs. BRO
9 AM - NS Vs. KDF
9 AM - LSB Vs. GEN
9 AM - NS Vs. DK
7 AM - LSB Vs. DRX
7 AM - BRO Vs. DK
11:30 AM - KT Vs. HLE
11:30 AM - T1 Vs. DRX
11:30 AM - KT Vs. BRO
9:30 AM - T1 Vs. HLE
9:30 AM - KDF Vs. GEN
9 AM - KDF Vs. DRX
9 AM - T1 Vs. DK
9 AM - KDF Vs. KT
7 AM - LSB Vs. HLE
7 AM - T1 Vs. NS
11:30 AM - LSV Vs. BRO
11:30 AM - HLE Vs. GEN
11:30 AM - NS Vs. BRO
9:30 AM - GEN Vs. DK
9:30 AM - KT Vs. DRX
This concludes the regular season, as the results and standings for the qualifying teams heading into the playoffs are yet to be decided.
Rivalry will keep this article updated with the latest coverage, betting odds, and additional content so LoL fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest information on the LCK Spring 2023.