Riot Games has officially released details for the 2023 League of Legends LCS Spring Split schedule. The details of the upcoming LCS season were revealed by the Head of Riot Games for the Americas region, Raul Fernandez.
2023 #LCS Schedule Updates
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) December 16, 2022
According to the statement, the LCS Spring Split is set to kick off on January 28th, with the regular season running until March 30-31.
The playoffs weekend will then take place from April 8th to April 9th, with the location of the final match being held being withheld at this time.
The competitive format for the 2023 LCS season will remain largely unchanged from previous years. Both the Spring Split and Summer Splits will feature Double Round Robins over eight weeks of regular season play, including two three-day Super Weeks per split.
The playoff format for each split will also remain the same as in 2022, with the Spring Playoffs winner representing LCS at the Mid-Season Invitational and the top three finishers in the LCS Championship qualifying for the World Championship.
Reacting to the changes made and the possible inconvenience it might cause, LCS stated that they have set ambitious goals for the next 10 years and in order to achieve them, they need to redefine themselves with legacy fans and gain resonance with new ones.
They added that while they will continue to consider fan feedback, they believe that moving LCS to weekday matches will give them the opportunity to reshape their identity and explore new creative concepts with their players, teams, fans, and partners for the broadcast. They, however, emphasized that no changes are set in stone.
As such, they added that the broadcast is expected to continue building on the positive feedback they receive from the changes over the summer and expand further, with even more eclectic content and conversations from their charismatic talent as they aim to create a broadcast experience at the intersection of competition and culture.
Fernadez expressed his excitement for what the team has in store for the fans, stating that he cannot wait for the team to share their work with the audience soon.
Fans can catch all of the action live on lolesports.com, Twitch, and YouTube. Updates on the location of the Spring Split Final will be revealed on LCS broadcast and social media.
Below is the schedule for the LCS Spring Split:
SPRING SPLIT WEEK 1
Day 1 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, January 26
Day 2 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, January 27
SPRING SPLIT WEEK 2
Day 3 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, February 2
Day 4 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, February 3
SPRING SPLIT WEEK 3
Day 5 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, February 9
Day 6 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, February 10
SPRING SPLIT SUPER WEEK 4
Day 7 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Wednesday, February 15
Day 8 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, February 16
Day 9 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, February 17
SPRING SPLIT WEEK 5
Day 10 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, February 23
Day 11 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, February 24
SPRING SPLIT WEEK 6
Day 12 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, March 2
Day 13 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, March 3
SPRING SPLIT WEEK 7
Day 14 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, March 9
Day 15 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, March 10
SPRING SPLIT SUPER WEEK 8
Day 16 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Wednesday, March 15
Day 17 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Thursday, March 16
Day 18 — 12 pm PT / 3pm ET Friday, March 17
SPRING SPLIT PLAYOFFS (match start time TBD)
Week 1 — March 23-26
Week 2 — March 30-31
Finals Weekend — April 8-9
Details of the LCS Summer Split schedule are yet to be shared as fans expect to be privy to the information in the coming weeks leading up to the end of the Spring Split.