How to watch the 2021 LCS Summer Split

The LCS returns to action on June 4.

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The 2021 LCS Summer Split is set to kick off later this week, and in stark contrast to other years, the Summer Split picks up exactly where the Spring Split left off. All 10 teams in the league will begin play this summer with the same record they finished with in the spring. 

For teams like Cloud9, who own sole possession of first place in the LCS right now with a record of 13-5, that’s great news. For other teams, like the 3-15 Golden Guardians, the format change certainly hurts more than it helps. 

Another format change compared to past years—and even the latest split—is the triple round-robin schedule that’s coming to the LCS this summer. All League of Legends teams in the league will play each other a total of three times this summer, adding to a total of 27 games.

Here’s everything you need to know to catch all the action. 

Schedule

The 2021 LCS Summer Split will be broadcasted live on the league’s YouTube and Twitch channels every weekend. Viewers who are looking to claim in-game prizes and rewards during the games can tune in through Lolesports.com, where drops will be activated during each LCS game. To access these rewards and complete League quests, you’ll need to log into Lolesports.com with your Riot account and activate rewards. 

Week one

Friday, June 4

  • 5pm CT: Team Liquid vs. TSM
  • 6pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. Dignitas
  • 7pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9
  • 8pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Immortals
  • 9pm CT: FlyQuest vs. CLG

Saturday, June 5

  • 4pm CT: TSM vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 5pm CT: Dignitas vs. FlyQuest
  • 6pm CT: Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT: CLG vs. Team Liquid
  • 8pm CT: Immortals vs. Golden Guardians

Sunday, June 6

  • 3pm CT: Dignitas vs. 100 Thieves
  • 4pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. FlyQuest
  • 5pm CT: Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid
  • 6pm CT: TSM vs. Golden Guardians
  • 7pm CT: CLG vs. Immortals

Week two

Friday, June 11

  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. 100 Thieves
  • 6pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Dignitas
  • 7pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. Immortals
  • 8pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. CLG
  • 9pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Cloud9

Saturday, June 12

  • 4pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Golden Guardians
  • 5pm CT: FlyQuest vs. TSM
  • 6pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm CT: Cloud9 vs. CLG
  • 8pm CT: Immortals vs. Dignitas

Sunday, June 13

  • 3pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. FlyQuest
  • 4pm CT: Immortals vs. Team Liquid
  • 5pm CT: CLG vs. TSM
  • 6pm CT: Dignitas vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. 100 Thieves

Week three

Friday, June 18

  • 5pm CT: Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 6pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Team Liquid
  • 7pm CT: Immortals vs. TSM
  • 8pm CT: Dignitas vs. Golden Guardians
  • 9pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. CLG

Saturday, June 19

  • 4pm CT: Cloud9 vs. Immortals
  • 5pm CT: CLG vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 6pm CT: TSM vs. Dignitas
  • 7pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. FlyQuest
  • 8pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Team Liquid

Sunday, June 20

  • 3pm CT: CLG vs. Dignitas
  • 4pm CT: Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves
  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. Cloud9 
  • 6pm CT: Immortals vs. FlyQuest
  • 7pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. Golden Guardians

Week four

Friday, June 25

  • 5pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid
  • 6pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Dignitas
  • 7pm CT: Cloud9 vs. Golden Guardians
  • 8pm CT: Immortals vs. CLG
  • 9pm CT: TSM vs. FlyQuest

Saturday, June 26

  • 4pm CT: Team Liquid vs. CLG
  • 5pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Dignitas
  • 6pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. TSM
  • 8pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Immortals

Sunday, June 27

  • 3pm CT: Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 4pm CT: Immortals vs. 100 Thieves
  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. Team Liquid
  • 6pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Golden Guardians
  • 7pm CT: CLG vs. Cloud9

Week five

Friday, July 2

  • 5pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Team Liquid
  • 6pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm CT: Dignitas vs. TSM
  • 8pm CT: Immortals vs. Cloud9
  • 9pm CT: CLG vs. Golden Guardians

Saturday, July 3

  • 4pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. CLG
  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. Immortals
  • 6pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Dignitas
  • 8pm CT: FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves

Sunday, July 4

  • 3pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 4pm CT: CLG vs. 100 Thieves
  • 5pm CT: Cloud9 vs. TSM
  • 6pm CT: Team Liquid vs. FlyQuest
  • 7pm CT: Dignitas vs. Immortals

Week six

Friday, July 9

  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. CLG
  • 6pm CT: Cloud9 vs. FlyQuest
  • 7pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. 100 Thieves
  • 8pm CT: Immortals vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 9pm CT: Dignitas vs. Team Liquid

Saturday, July 10

  • 4pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. TSM
  • 5pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Immortals
  • 6pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm CT: Cloud9 vs. Dignitas
  • 8pm CT: CLG vs. FlyQuest

Sunday, July 11

  • 3pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Golden Guardians
  • 4pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Immortals
  • 5pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. TSM
  • 6pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT: Dignitas vs. CLG

Week seven

Friday, July 16

  • 5pm CT: FlyQuest vs. TSM
  • 6pm CT: Dignitas vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT: Immortals vs. Cloud9
  • 8pm CT: Team Liquid vs. CLG
  • 9pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Evil Geniuses

Saturday, July 17

  • 4pm CT: CLG vs. Cloud9
  • 5pm CT: Dignitas vs. Golden Guardians
  • 6pm CT: Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 8pm CT: TSM vs. Immortals

Sunday, July 18

  • 3pm CT: Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 4pm CT: Immortals vs. CLG
  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. Team Liquid
  • 6pm CT: FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9

Week eight

Friday, July 23

  • 5pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. Cloud9
  • 6pm CT: TSM vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Team Liquid
  • 8pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. CLG
  • 9pm CT: Immortals vs. Dignitas

Saturday, July 24

  • 4pm CT: TSM vs. Golden Guardians
  • 5pm CT: Immortals vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 6pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Dignitas
  • 8pm CT: 100 Thieves vs. CLG

Sunday, July 25

  • 3pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Golden Guardians
  • 4pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. CLG
  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. Cloud9 
  • 6pm CT: Immortals vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Dignitas

Week nine

Friday, July 30

  • 5pm CT: TSM vs. 100 Thieves
  • 6pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Immortals
  • 8pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Golden Guardians
  • 9pm CT: Dignitas vs. CLG

Saturday, July 31

  • 4pm CT: Golden Guardians vs. 100 Thieves
  • 5pm CT: Dignitas vs. Cloud9
  • 6pm CT: FlyQuest vs. Immortals
  • 7pm CT: TSM vs. CLG
  • 8pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Evil Geniuses

Sunday, Aug. 1

  • 3pm CT: TSM vs. Dignitas
  • 4pm CT: Immortals vs. Golden Guardians
  • 5pm CT: Team Liquid vs. Cloud9
  • 6pm CT: Evil Geniuses vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT: FlyQuest vs. CLG

Matches to watch

June 5: Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves

After a Spring Split in which 100 Thieves struggled to field a consistent mid laner, the team signed former Schalke 04 star Abbedagge in one of the biggest roster moves of the year. In just his second game with the team, Abbedagge will be forced to go head-to-head with the best mid laner in the league in Perkz. Despite spending two years with each other in the LEC, Abbedagge and Perkz will face off in the mid lane for the first time this summer. 

June 19: TSM vs. Dignitas

With C9 and Liquid expected to rule the top of the LCS throughout the summer, TSM and Dignitas are going to have to do everything in their power to break the ceiling above them and make their way into the league’s upper echelon. Dignitas own the 2021 head-to-head against TSM right now by a score of 2-0. But after placing higher in this year’s Mid-Season Showdown, TSM will have the opportunity to surpass Dignitas once and for all when they square off during week three. 

Aug. 1: Team Liquid vs. Cloud9

After a full summer of games, this matchup on the split’s final day could have massive playoff implications. Liquid and C9 faced off in the grand finals of the Spring Split playoffs and could easily be vying for a title later this summer as well. If these two squads are neck-and-neck down the stretch of the Summer Split, this final meeting between the two teams could play a significant role in the playoff race. 


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