The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) is set to return on June 12, With so little time left before then, let’s take a look at the teams and who’s looking best ahead of the Summer Split.
The Title Contenders
G2 Esports was dominant in the Spring Split, they won the title and are still the reigning Mid-Season Invitational MSI Champions. With the side falling just short of a World’s title at the end of 2019 and going on to win the 2020 Spring Split, the side has unsurprisingly gone unchanged ahead of Summer Split.
There really isn’t much you can say about G2 Esports that hasn’t been said a 100 times before. They’ve moved their MVP mid laner Perkz to ADC so they could sign another MVP mid laner in Caps. A year later, two LEC titles an MSI title and World’s final appearance in the bag and they move Perkz back to mid lane and put Caps to ADC. So yeah, G2 Esports is the best Western League of Legends side and providing they don’t mess about during the regular season, they are very likely to take another LEC title. G2 Esports take on MAD Lions in their first match and are
3/10 favourites to win.
Fnatic is going to look to get revenge (again) on G2 Esports heading into Summer. Losing out in a devastating 3-0 final back in Spring, Fnatic showed a lot of fight as the season went on as the slightly new look roster started to gel.
Whilst no longer rookies, Selfmade and Nemesis will look to strike this split and prove they can compete with the very best. The big questions that Fnatic will need to answer is, are any of their rosters the best in the league in their role? Top laner Bwipo hasn’t looked his best, Selfmade in the jungle took time to get going whilst Nemesis still looks a little way off the top spot. The best news for Fnatic, however, is the bot lane duo of Rekkles and Hylissang, on their day, the pair look like they can cut it with the best of them, consistency will be the key as we go into Summer.
The Playoff Hopefuls
We had high hopes for Origen back when the LEC formed in 2018. 2019 turned out to be a disappointing year for the side, but they got it together in Spring and managed to make it to third place. Origen has stuck with the same roster ahead of Summer Split, and whilst we think that’ll give them an advantage over some of the sides below them, the side just seems to lack that cutting edge – especially when it comes to title contention.
We probably wouldn’t have picked Mad Lions if you asked us our fourth pick. Mad Lions, so like the rest of the top four, go into Summer Split unchanged from Spring. Mad Lions are certainly not the favourites, however, knocking G2 Esports down to the lower bracket at the Spring Split playoffs showed that the team has something. If they can take that series, and apply it to a full season, then who knows, we could have another star team in the LEC.
When and Where can I watch the LEC?
The LEC Summer Split gets underway on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13. Both sides will feature twice over the weekend. A few key matches will take place with G2 v Mad Lions as game 1 on Friday, with G2 taking on Origen on Saturday. You can catch the LEC action over at lolesports.com.