League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC)

The League of Legends EMEA Championship, commonly known as the LEC, is the top-flight League of Legends league in Europe, with events running for most of 2024. Some of the best teams in the world participate in the League of Legends EMEA Championship every year and the league has a major impact on international tournaments. LEC betting sites will often have extensive odds available both prior to tournaments starting (outright winner, MVP, most kills betting etc) and on match day (moneylines, handicaps, head-to-head betting etc). The top LEC betting sites will often have promotions and bonus offers surrounding events, with things like boosted odds, deposit bonuses and cash back deals common-place. The LEC features a number of top teams that will play a role at international tournaments such as, the Mid-Season Invitational and LoL Worlds. Our guide below will discuss the top LEC betting sites, the 2024 teams, give you our latest LEC tips and news and break down the latest prize-money information.


LEC Tips

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LEC News

Here is the latest League of Legends EMEA Championship news:


What is the League of Legends EMEA Championship

The League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) has 10 teams in one single table that play 18 BO1 matches, with every team playing each other twice. At the end of every week, teams’ win-loss record will determine the positions of every team in the standings.

LOLThe differing aspect between the LEC and LCS is that only six teams make the playoffs in the LEC whereas eight teams make the playoffs in the LCS. The teams that finish from 1st to 4th-place in the LEC start off in the upper-bracket semi-finals, while the fifth and sixth-placed teams play off in the lower-bracket quarter-final.

Once the LEC playoffs begin, it follows the double-elimination format, much like the LCS does with their playoffs, with all of the playoff series being Bo5 series. The winner of the LEC will come from the very last series of the tournament, with this being the grand final.

At the end of the 2022 season, the LEC confirmed that they would re-structure the League of Legends EMEA Championship to begin the year with a LEC Winter split, which will give the champions a spot in the LEC Finals later in the year.


Top LEC betting sites & apps

United States Top League of Legends esports betting sites

Top League of Legends esports betting sites

#1 BetOnline

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#2 Bovada

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Available to residents of United States

The top LEC betting sites will be determined by your location and the laws that they operate under. For instance, the USA has many states that now have regulated sports betting, and in these states there are plenty of legal sportsbooks you can sign up for.

Lol CharacterLEC bet types available at the top League of Legends betting sites, like bet365, include match lines, most kills, map winners and then “exotics” like barons, inhibitors, towers and dragons on map 1 (or whatever map you are up to).

Most LEC betting can be done via betting apps, with this no surprise given over 70% of all esports bets are done via mobile in 2024. These betting apps are generally for popular Android smartphones (Huawei, Samsung etc) and in some places, Apple smartphones operating off the iOS operating system.

Another huge plus to wagering on LEC via online betting sites is that they generally have payment options that suit players from all round the world. For instance, Australian bookmakers have got commonly used deposit options like Paypal, credit and debit cards and locally-backed payment processors like POLi.

The best LEC betting sites will also often give punters the ability to switch their odds types with the click of a button, so you should be able to view match prices in the format you understand.


LEC Odds

Odds for the LEC Spring 2024 split are not available. ESB will update this page when odds are released.


LEC Teams

The LEC commences in January every year. The teams set to participate include:

Fnatic

  • Óscar “Oscarinin” Muñoz Jiménez
  • Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz
  • Marek “Humanoid” Brázda
  • Oh “Noah” Hyeon-taek
  • Yoon “Jun” Se-jun
  • Coach: Tomáš “Knightshare” Kněžínek

G2 Esports

  • Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik
  • Martin “Yike” Sundelin
  • Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther
  • Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
  • Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle
  • Coach: Dylan “Dylan Falco” Falco

GIANTX

  • Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu
  • Lee “Peach” Min-gyu
  • Adam “Jackies” Jeřábek
  • Patrik “Patrik” Jírů
  • Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun
  • Coach: Jonas “Hidon” Vraa

Karmine Corp

  • Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet
  • Zhou “Bo” Yangbo
  • Lucas “Saken” Fayard
  • Elias “Upset” Lipp
  • Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé
  • Coach: Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi

MAD Lions KOI

  • Alex “Myrwn” Pastor Villarejo
  • Javier “Elyoya” Prades Batalla
  • Bartłomiej “Fresskowy” Tomasz Przewoźnik
  • David “Supa” Martinez Garcia
  • Alvaro “Alvaro” Fernández del Amo
  • Coach: Tomás “Melzhet” Campelos Fernandez

Rogue

  • Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen
  • Mark “Markoon” van Woensel
  • Emil “Larssen” Larsson
  • Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos
  • Théo “Zoelys” Le Scornec
  • Coach: Simon “fredy122” Payne

SK Gaming

  • Joel “Irrelevant” Miro Scharoll
  • Ismaïl “Isma” Boualem
  • Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer
  • Thomas “Exakick” Foucou
  • Mads “Doss” Schwartz
  • Coach: Simon “Swiffer” Papamarkos

Team BDS

  • Adam “Adam” Maanane
  • Théo “Sheo” Borile
  • Ilias “nuc” Bizriken
  • Yoon “Ice” Sang-hoon
  • Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis
  • Coach: Yanis “Striker” Kella

Team Heretics

  • Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen
  • Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
  • Luka “Perkz” Perković
  • Victor “Flakked” Lirola Tortosa
  • Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser
  • Coach: Peter “Peter Dun” Christopher Dun

Team Vitality

  • Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-tae
  • Kacper “Daglas” Dagiel
  • Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié
  • Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság
  • Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov
  • Coach: Alexander “Carter” Cartwright

LEC Prize Pool Distribution

The presently announced prize-pools (in US Dollars) for the 2024 LEC Winter are as follows:

  • First Place – $43,110
  • Second Place – $26,944
  • Third Place – $10,777
  • Fourth Place – $5,388

History of LEC Champions

The LEC has been running since 2013, with every year featuring a spring and summer split. For the first time ever, in 2023 the LEC featured a winter split to begin the year and LEC Finals at the end of the season.

LEC Finals Champions

  • 2023 – G2 Esports

Winter Champion

  • 2023 – G2 Esports
  • 2024 – G2 Esports

Spring Champion

    • 2013 – Fnatic
    • 2014 – Fnatic
    • 2015 – Fnatic
    • 2016 – G2 Esports
    • 2017 – G2 Esports
    • 2018 – Fnatic
    • 2019 – G2 Esports
    • 2020 – G2 Esports
    • 2021 – MAD Lions
    • 2022 – G2 Esports
    • 2023 – MAD Lions

Summer Champion

    • 2013 – Fnatic
    • 2014 – Alliance
    • 2015 – Fnatic
    • 2016 – G2 Esports
    • 2017 – G2 Esports
    • 2018 – Fnatic
    • 2019 – G2 Esports
    • 2020 – G2 Esports
    • 2021 – MAD Lions
    • 2022 – Rogue
    • 2023 – G2 Esports

How to watch the LEC

Every game of the LEC is broadcast live on the official LEC twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/lec) and their official YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@LEC).

Twitch Youtube


Other League of Legends series by region

While the LEC is the main League of Legends series in Europe, there is plenty of other strong competitions based in other places around the world. The other League of Legends events to key an eye on are:

  • China: League of Legends Pro League (LPL)
  • Korea: League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK)
  • North America: League of Legends Championship Series (LCS)
  • Southeast Asia: Pacific Championship Series (PCS)
  • Vietnam: Vietnam Championship Series (VCS)
  • Brazil: Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (CBLOL)
  • Japan: League of Legends Japan League (LJL)
  • Latin America: The Liga Latinoamérica (LLA)