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League of Legends Championship Series (LCS)

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Jun 15 - Aug 11th, 2024
Riot Games Arena, Los Angeles

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Riot Games' MOBA League of Legends is the pinnacle of esports, boasting tons of exciting esports scattered throughout the entire year, enticing fans to watch the upper bracket of pro players battling it out. These professional tournaments range from the Mid-Season Invitational to the League of Legends World Championship Series, all providing exciting odds and plenty of betting opportunities. These tournaments range from the LEC and LCK, to the heart of America's League of Legends circuit: the LCS. 

Here, the focus is the teams on display. Whether it's fan-favorite old timer teams like Cloud9 and 100Thieves to new kids on the block, each team brings their own unique skillset to the table. Literally anything can happen, and that's what makes it so exciting!

As an LCS bettor, you can win big alongside your favorite teams, especially with Rivalry's top LCS odds. With our different available betting markets, Same Game Combos, and live betting, you can earn some serious cash with us today! Read on for all the details on the LCS, including our expert betting tips and what we can offer our users. 

What is LCS?

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The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) is a pro-tournament league developed by Riot Games as the highest tier for competitive LoL in the USA and Canada. The LCS is one of twelve regions featured in the League of Legends competitive ecosystem and one of the four main premier leagues alongside the LCK, LPL and LEC.

The idea of the LCS has existed since League of Legends' inception in 2009. The league was initially divided into two regions, NA LCS for Canada and the USA and the EU LCS for all European countries. In 2018, Riot Games switched to a franchising system with just ten permanent teams as partners. The LCS brand was then solely retained by America and Canada. At the same time, Europe rebranded to the LoL European Championship, otherwise known as LEC.

LCS now features two splits annually: a Spring Split and a Summer Split. There are also two major international tournaments dividing these Splits: the Mid-Season Invitational and League of Legends World Championship, which typically take place in May and October, respectively.

The fourteenth season of LCS commenced on January 20, 2024 with the Spring Split. Just eight teams will compete, compared to the previous total of ten teams. Despite this major change, the prize pool remains the same, with the winner being Team Liquid. The second seasonal split, Summer 2024, starts on June 15.

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The LCS is a professional League of Legends league designed for American and Canadian players to showcase their skills on the big stage. During the two splits of the year, ten teams will compete to establish themselves as th top dog of their region, often for huge prize pools and invites to international competitions. 

League of Legends betting is growing exponentially as the most sought-after and bet-on esports in history, taking over the competitive scene one match at a time.

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LCS 2024: Format

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In the regular season group stage for 2024, eight competing LCS teams face off twice a week for eight weeks. All NA LCS games are played in a double round-robin format, and matches are best-of-one with absolutely no room for error. Except for the Grand Final, the double-elimination bracket is active throughout the playoffs.

All matches are played on LAN at two main venues: the Riot Games Arena, previously the LCS Arena, and the PNC Arena, both of which are located in Los Angeles. 

The top six teams qualify for the LCS Playoffs. The teams ranked first through until fourth qualify for the upper bracket semi-finals, while fifth and sixth will battle it out in the lower bracket instead of being eliminated from the tournament. The top two teams from the playoffs will receive an MSI invite. 

LCS 2024: Schedule

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LCS 2024: Split Schedule

  • LCS Spring Split: January 20 - March 10
  • LCS Summer Split: June 15 - August 11

Keep your eyes peeled for our respective overviews of the LCS Spring Split and Summer Split, coming soon! here you'll find the full schedule for all matches and the current standings!

LCS 2024: Prize Pool

Eight competing LCS teams fight for the lion's share of the exciting $200,000 prize pool. The LCS champions and runner-up in second also get an invitation to the MSI in May. 

The prize money is distributed between the top two teams and the two runners-up: $100,00 is awarded to the champions and $50,000 to the runner-up. Third place gets a consolation prize of $30,000, and fourth place takes home the remainder of $20,000. The remaining teams go home with nothing. While other leagues like LCK and LEC also compete for Championship Points, the LCS doesn't include that. 

LCS 2024: Teams

The pro-League of Legends scene is full of stiff competition, with top players competing. For 2024, the league has since been restructured as an eight-team league, meaning popular teams like Evil Geniuses and Golden Guardians are no longer competing. 

Some teams to watch include Team Liquid and Cloud9. TSM are overall the most successful LCS team to ever compete, with around seven LCS titles to their name. However, they are not competing in the 2024 season. 

Without further ado, here is the full roster of teams competing in the LCS in 2024.

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Dignitas
  • FlyQuest
  • Immortals
  • NRG
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • Team Liquid

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LCS Betting Guide

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Here at Rivalry, like many LCS betting sites, we use decimal odds to calculate our betting odds for the esports we offer. Decimal odds can calculate the likelihood of a specific outcome, e.g. a win or an objective being captured, expressed as a decimal. Rivalry has a handy guide on how to read esports betting odds if you're stuck!

The beauty of League of Legends tournaments is that the winner is never set in stone. Predicting who the winner will be can be difficult, creating huge value for betting opportunities. This is particularly true for the LCS, where the games are played in a best-of-one format in the regular season. One small mistake can cost the favorites everything!

Placing match-winner bets is the best way to start earning cash, but how do you predict the winner? Esports pundits and bookmakers suggest you look at each top team's match history and watch previous matches. Pay attention to important stats like who scored first blood, lane matchups, match duration, and general win rates to gain the advantage. League of Legends can be an unpredictable beast. Even teams with fewer kills can surprise you and take away the victory!

LCS is a great way for newcomers to get started with esports bets, with how it's widely broadcasted, followed by plenty of esports fans and its self-contained roster. With enough research and against high odds, you can bag huge winnings alongside your favorite team!

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LCS Betting FAQs

LCS Betting FAQs

Is LCS the biggest LoL event?

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) is the biggest LoL competition in North America and Canada. However, the international stage boasts bigger events like LoL Worlds and the Mid-Season Invitational, providing plenty of wagering opportunities.

Who are the best LCS teams?

We will point out two top teams that have that winning potential in the LCS. Cloud9 has consistently performed well in the previous LCS season, coming in as the runner-up in the Summer Split and winner of the Spring Split. Team Liquid also have a consistent all-rounder performance.

Is betting on LCS and League of Legends legal?

Yes, all League of Legends betting sites and practices are 100% legal, so you can start wagering your money with total peace of mind. Rivalry is a fully licensed and regulated bookmaker registered under the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

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Betting on the go is easier with Rivalry. Our website is fully mobile-friendly, so you can easily place bets from your smartphone or tablet. We also offer an iOS app for our loyal users in Ontario and the Philippines - just type in "Rivalry - Esports Betting" to get downloading. 

Do you offer any bonuses for betting on LCS?

Yes! Rivalry offers a generous welcome bonus for any new account (once you've been verified as a human), so you can start betting on your favorite LCS teams with your first deposit.

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Where to watch LCS?

Betting on a live esports game is so much more fun when you can watch them play in real time! You can catch all LCS games on live streams on the official LCS Twitch channel; the streams will become live on Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM PT/5PM ET. VODs can also be found on YouTube.

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