League of Legends 2024: Start Dates for the World’s Top Leagues

League of Legends 2024: Start Dates for the World’s Top Leagues

8. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

With the offseason concluded, it’s time for teams to enter the Summoner’s Rift in the world’s premier League of Legends competitions. Fans are eagerly anticipating the start dates for the top leagues including LCK, LPL, LCS, and LEC, as well as the Spanish Superliga.

Key League Start Dates

LEC – EMEA Region

  • Start Date: January 13
  • Format: Three splits, with regular phase games from Saturday to Monday, divided into three superweeks.
  • Highlight: Opening match between Team Heretics and MAD Lions KOI.

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Superliga – Spain

  • Start Date: January 17
  • New Feature: For the first time, consecutive competition days, on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

LPL – China

  • Start Date: January 22
  • Format: Details pending, to be announced shortly.

LCS – North America

  • Start Date: January 20
  • Format: Reduced format with eight teams, games on Saturdays and Sundays.

LCK – South Korea

  • Start Date: January 17
  • Format: Matches from Wednesday to Sunday, featuring best-of-three series.
  • Opening Match: T1 vs Gen.G.

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The Significance of Start Dates

The varied start dates reflect each league’s unique format, with the LEC starting earliest due to its three-split structure. This logistical necessity allows for smooth operation and alignment with international events like MSI.

Fans worldwide are marking their calendars, ready to support their favorite teams and players. The start of each league signals the beginning of a journey filled with high-level gameplay, intense rivalries, and unforgettable moments.

A New Season of League of Legends esports

The start of these leagues marks the onset of a thrilling season in League of Legends esports. With each league boasting its own format and style, the 2024 season promises to be one of the most exciting and competitive yet. Fans are encouraged to keep track of these dates and support their preferred teams and leagues.