Everything you Need to Know About the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split

by Matt Best

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(Photo: lolesports)

It's almost that time again. League of Legends is right around the corner for the NA LCS. Season 7 promises to be much different than Season 6 (I mean, look at ADC Ziggs) so here's a brief breakdown of everything you need to know.

What Happened in the Offseason?

  • Expedited arbitration for ruling disputes during the LCS
  • Dedicated allocation of money for digital goods (minimum $50,000)
  • Head Coach protection from poaching
  • Prize pool has doubled ($200,000)
  • Expanded team rosters (10 players total, including 3 inactive)
  • NA LCS and Challenger Sister Teams cannot both exist in LCS
  • Rosters submitted January 4, will be released on lolesports on January 9

What Do I Need to Know About the Start of the Season?

  • NA LCS kicks off on January 20 at 3:00 PM PT
  • Afterwards, the schedule will be Fridays at 3:00 PM PT, Saturdays at 12:00 PM PT
  • The Spring Split schedule will be announced January 9
  • Flex scheduling in effect for weeks 5-9

What About the Playoffs?

  • Quarterfinals: April 8-9
  • Semifinals: April 15-16
  • Finals: April 22-23

Teams

By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.