How to watch the LCS 2021 Spring Split

The competitive spirit of NA reignites in February.

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Every year the North American region strives to prove itself on the highest stage of League of Legends. Last year’s Worlds 2020 ended in a rather disappointing way both for the fans and the teams since not a single NA team could break into the top eight. 

With TSM failing to win a single match during the group stage, all hope rested on the shoulders of Team Liquid and FlyQuest, but the pair was only able to hold on for so long. Around this level of competition, there are usually two things that can happen when results are lacking. Teams either start shuffling players like there’s no tomorrow or stick together to learn from their mistakes.

The chain of roster moves started with two star TSM players, Doublelift and Bjergsen, announcing their retirement and Cloud9 acquiring Perkz from G2 Esports. While the teams that attended Worlds 2020 are looking to strengthen their roots, the ones that stayed at home are focused on making sure it never happens again.

The LCS 2021 Spring Split is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 5, and a total of 10 teams will battle with each other in a double round-robin format. Each match during the group stage will be best-of-ones, and the top six teams will qualify for the Mid-Season Showdown.

The Mid-Season Showdown is the rebranded version of LCS’ Spring Playoffs, and the four top-seeded teams during the regular season will start the Showdown in the upper bracket. The remaining two teams will be waiting for them in the lower bracket, where losers will be out of the tournament for good.

Here’s everything you need to know about the LCS 2021 Spring Split.

Schedule

The LCS 2021 Spring Split will be broadcasted live on LCS’ Twitch channel. If you’re looking to claim prizes while you’re enjoying some LCS action, you can also tune into the matches via League’s Esports page. You’ll need to log into the website with your Riot account and activate rewards before watching a game, however, and you’ll also be able to complete esports quests.

Week one

Friday, Feb. 5

  • 5pm CT – TSM vs. FlyQuest
  • 6pm CT – Team Liquid vs. Immortals
  • 7pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. 100 Thieves
  • 8pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9
  • 9pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Dignitas

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • 3pm CT – FlyQuest vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 4pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. Team Liquid
  • 5pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • 6pm CT – Cloud9 vs. TSM
  • 7pm CT – Immortals vs. Golden Guardians

Sunday, Feb. 7

  • 3pm CT – FlyQuest vs. Team Liquid
  • 4pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. Golden Guardians
  • 5pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Immortals
  • 6pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. TSM
  • 7pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. Team Dignitas

Week two

Friday, Feb. 12

  • 5pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. FlyQuest
  • 6pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Liquid
  • 7pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud 9
  • 8pm CT – TSM vs. Golden Guardians
  • 9pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. Immortals

Saturday, Feb. 13

  • 3pm CT – FlyQyest vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • 4pm CT – Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves
  • 5pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. Team Dignitas
  • 6pm CT – TSM vs. Team Liquid
  • 7pm CT – Immortals vs. Evil Geniuses

Sunday, Feb. 14

  • 3pm CT – Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves
  • 4pm CT – Immortals vs. TSM
  • 5pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. Team Dignitas
  • 6pm CT – Cloud9 vs. FlyQuest
  • 7pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. Counter Logic Gaming

Week three

Friday, Feb. 19

  • 5pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Cloud9
  • 6pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. FlyQuest
  • 7pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. Team Liquid
  • 8pm CT – TSM vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 9pm CT – Immortals vs. 100 Thieves

Saturday, Feb. 20

  • 3pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Team Dignitas
  • 4pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Immortals
  • 5pm CT – TSM vs. 100 Thieves
  • 6pm CT – Team Liquid vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm CT – FlyQuest vs. Golden Guardians

Sunday, Feb. 21

  • 3pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. TSM
  • 4pm CT – Immortals vs. FlyQuest
  • 5pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. Golden Guardians
  • 6pm CT – Team Liquid vs. Cloud9
  • 7pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. Counter Logic Gaming

Week four

Friday, Feb. 26

  • 5pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Golden Guardians
  • 6pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7pm CT – Team Liquid vs. TSM
  • 8pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. FlyQuest
  • 9pm CT – Immortals vs. Team Dignitas

Saturday, Feb. 27

  • 3pm CT – Team Liquid vs. FlyQuest
  • 4pm CT – TSM vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • 5pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. 100 Thieves
  • 6pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. Immortals

Sunday, Feb. 28

  • 3pm CT – FlyQuest vs. TSM
  • 4pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 5pm CT – Immortals vs. Team Liquid
  • 6pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. C9
  • 7pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. Counter Logic Gaming

Week five

Friday, March 5

  • 5pm CT – TSM vs. Team Dignitas
  • 6pm CT – Team Liquid vs. Golden Guardians
  • 7pm CT – FlyQuest vs. Cloud9
  • 8pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 9pm CT – Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming

Saturday, March 6

  • 3pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. Golden Guardians
  • 4pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. TSM
  • 5pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. Immortals
  • 6pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid
  • 7pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. FlyQuest

Sunday, March 7

  • 3pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. 100 Thieves
  • 4pm CT – FlyQuest vs. Immortals
  • 5pm CT – TSM vs. Cloud9
  • 6pm CT – Team Liquid vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • 7pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses

Week six

Friday, March 12

  • 5pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • 6pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. Immortals
  • 7pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. TSM
  • 8pm CT – Team Liquid vs. Team Dignitas
  • 9pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. FlyQuest

Saturday, March 13

  • 3pm CT – Team Dignitas vs. Cloud9
  • 4pm CT – TSM vs. Immortals
  • 5pm CT – FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves
  • 6pm CT – Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid
  • 7pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Golden Guardians

Sunday, March 14

  • 3pm CT – Immortals vs. Cloud9
  • 4pm CT – Golden Guardians vs. TSM
  • 5pm CT – Counter Logic Gaming vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 6pm CT – 100 Thieves vs. Team Liquid
  • 7pm CT – FlyQuest vs. Team Dignitas

Matches to watch

  • Cloud9 vs. TSM – Team Liquid
    • The 2020 Summer Split didn’t go according to Cloud9’s plan. A squad that was aiming for a spot at Worlds was left hanging, which was devastating for the fans. With the addition of Perkz, the Cloud9 roster is looking stronger than ever, and the players will be looking to prove themselves once again to the whole region. Any matchup that features Cloud9 against any of the top dogs of the region like TSM and Team Liquid should be a blast to watch.