League of Legends Championship Series has returned to ESPN via ESPN2 and the ESPN App. The LCS spring split playoffs kicked off on April 8, 2020, at 4 pm ET on the ESPN App with 100 Thieves vs. Team SoloMid. The remaining four matchups of the playoff series will broadcast on ESPN2 and will also be made available for replay within the ESPN app.
The schedule for the rest of the LCS spring split playoffs is as follows:
- Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud9: April 11th, 4 pm ET
- Flyquest vs. Winner Match 4: April 12th, 4 pm ET
- Third Place Match Up: April 18th, 4 pm ET
- LCS Spring Split Championship: April 19th, 4 pm ET
Matches in the League of Legends Championship spring split playoffs will follow a best-of-five format. The winner of the split will qualify to represent for the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational, currently scheduled to start on July 3, 2020.
John Lasker, Vice President of Digital Programming at ESPN, said of the decision, “We’re excited to work with Riot Games to create innovative content opportunities around this amazing franchise system. Showcasing one of the most popular esports in the world with the LCS’ Spring Split playoffs allows ESPN to serve new audiences.”
Chris Greeley, LCS Commissioner of Riot Games, added, “Now more than ever, coming together to watch and enjoy elite competitive gaming has the power to unite us as a community. We’re thrilled to bring the very best of the LCS to new audiences and existing fans through this partnership and look forward to some high-skill games on the Rift as we crown a new Spring champion.”
For more information on the LCS spring split playoffs, visit the ESPN’s League of Legends overview.