The League of Legends 2021 Summer Split is set to kick off this Friday, 5 June. This year’s contenders are hungry for that victory, so you can expect brutal battles on the Rift. The 2021 Summer Split definitely had us on the edge of our seats — we’re excited to see what this LoL tournament will bring.
Join us as we take a closer look at the competing teams and what upcoming matches are set to ease us into this year’s Summer Split.
LCS — North America
First up, we have Team Liquid and Team SoloMid setting the tone for the week with their match set to begin on 5 June. Both teams were runners-up in the Spring Split so it will be exciting to see which team will come out on top. On the same day, Evil Geniuses are set to take on Team SoloMid at 23:00 CEST. If you’re looking for a real nail-biter, reigning Spring Split champions Cloud9 are bursting into action against runners-up Team Liquid on the 7 June at midnight. Will their reign continue?
The LCS Summer Season features a total of 10 teams playing triple round-robin, Bo1 matches. Records from the Spring season are carried over, and the top eight teams will qualify for the LCS 2021 Championship (previously the LCS Summer Playoffs).
LEC — Europe
Moving onto Europe, MAD Lions are taking on G2 Esports in a fight to the (metaphorical) death on 11 June at 18:00 CEST. MAD Lions currently sit at the top of the food chain, being the reigning Spring Season champions, but G2 Esports will definitely give them a run for their money as last year’s LEC champions. Trailing closely behind G2 were Fnatic, who are now hungry for a win — they are ready to take on MAD Lions on 12 June at 21:00.
The LEC Summer Split features a double round-robin format with 10 teams competing in best-of-one matches. The top six teams move to the 2021 LEC Summer Playoffs.
LCL — The CIS
This year’s LCL is particularly interesting as, aside from longtimers like Unicorns of Love, this League of Legends tournament also sees up-and-coming contenders like CTRL PLAY and One Breath Gaming. How will they fare? Will they rise above the rest and kick Unicorns of Love to the curb? This year’s Summer Split is going to pack a punch, and we can’t wait to see our LCL favourites perform at their best. Dragon Army, RoX and Vega Squadron are also competing for their chance at a Worlds qualifier, but the eighth and last team is TBD.
All eight LCL teams will compete in Bo1, double round-robin matches on the Rift. The top four teams will then qualify for the LCL Summer Playoffs.
LPL & LCK — China and Korea
Korean teams begin their Summer Season on 9 June with plenty of explosive action in store. Tune in on 11 June for a matchup between Korea’s T1 and MSI runners-up DAMWON Gaming at 13:00 CEST, or check out the opening match between Fredit BRION and SANDBOX Gaming. The LPL Summer Split will kick off on Monday, 7 June with an opening matchup between Invictus Gaming and Suning at 11:00 CEST.
LoL 2021 Summer Split Betting
This year’s Summer Split is guaranteed to knock you off your seat with these matchups. Although not all matches have been announced yet, you’ll find plenty of action to go around in the meantime.
At 23/20 (2.15) to win, Team SoloMid is set to face Team Liquid, who are at 13/20 (1.65) to snatch the winning title on 5 June. Team SoloMid triumphed over Team Liquid in the Spring Split, coming second only to Cloud9. Will TSM prevail yet again?
The conniving Evil Geniuses are at 5/4 (2.25) to crack down on TSM, who are at 3/5 (1.60) to outsmart their opponents on 5 June. Tune in on 7 June to see how Team Liquid, at 23/20 (2.15) to win, brave the Rift in a fight against Cloud9, who are at 13/20 (1.65) to repeat last year’s success.
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