The League of Legends EMEA [Europe, Middle East & Africa] Championship 2023 Season Finals is the culmination of the 2023 LEC season which was filled with ups and downs for many teams. This is notably the first season finals after the league’s format was changed at the start of the year.
The competitive year was divided into three six-week splits, namely Winter, Spring, and Summer and the culmination of the year is the LEC Season Finals. The top six teams from across the competitive season will fight for the championship in a double elimination bracket and qualification to Worlds 2023.
The champions of each respective Split earned a spot in the Season Finals. The remaining places were decided by championship points accrued from regular season finishes throughout the year.
Here’s a closer look at the LEC 2023 Season Finals that kicked off on 19th August.
A Guide to LEC 2023 Season Finals
Following G2 Esports’ victory over Excel Esports in the LEC 2023 Summer Final, the six finalists were locked in for the LEC 2023 Season Finals, which kicked off on 19th August at the LEC studio in Berlin, Germany.
The six finalists will compete in a best-of-five (BO5) elimination bracket culminating in the LEC Season Finals roadshow which will take place in Montpellier, in the Occitanie region.
LEC Season Finals Format
A total of six teams participate
This includes the Winter, Spring, and Summer Split champions
The other three are the top three teams in Championship Points (apart from the already qualified teams)
This event will feature a double elimination bracket
The seeding is determined by Championship Points
The first seed chooses between the 3rd and the 4th seed as their Round 1 opponent
The 5th seed will play against the lower seed from the upper bracket Round 1 losers, while the sixth seeded team will take on the higher seed
All matches are best-of-five
The top three teams qualify for the Worlds 2023
The fourth-placed team qualifies for the Worlds 2023 Qualifying Series against a North American team
Teams Participating in LEC 2023 Season Finals
The following are the teams participating in the LEC Season Finals:
G2 Esports: Winner of Winter and Summer Splits and also #1 in Championship Points
MAD Lions: Winner of Spring Split, #2 in Championship Points
Team BDS: #3 in Championship Points
Excel Esports: #4 in Championship Points
Fnatic: #5 in Championship Points
SK Gaming: #6 in Championship Points
Schedule for LEC 2023 Season Finals
Here is the schedule for the LEC Season Finals that kicked off on 19th August with the Round 1 matches. The times mentioned in the tables are in CEST and are subject to change according to the official Riot Games broadcast.
Where to watch?
Fans can watch the LEC 2023 Season Finals live on the official LEC channel on Twitch once the matches kick off on 19th August. You can also check out the games as video on demand (VODs) on the LoL Esports VODs and Highlights channel.