Fans will not have to wait long to see their favorite LEC and LCS teams in action. January 14th is when both get underway!

With the start of season twelve only 24 hours away, Riot has recently released the schedules for both the LEC and the LCS. Starting with the LCS, the North American league will officially start on January 14 with the second annual LCS lock in tournament. As for the LEC, their 2022 spring split also kicks off on January 14.

Here is everything you need to know about the schedules for both the LCS and LEC over the upcoming weeks.

Two groups of five kick off LCS lock in

The LCS lock in tournament was introduced at the start of the 2021 season amongst the heavy changes to the league's format and schedule. Despite the LCS reverting back to its original format, the league decided to keep the lock in tournament after positive fan and player reception.

The tournament format is the same as 2021, two groups of five will kick off the event and will then move on to a playoff. Starting with Group A, this group has far more variance given the strength of the teams. The 2021 summer champions 100 Thieves will face stiff competition from the likes of Cloud9 and TSM. Unfortunately for the two latter sides, they are unlikely to field their starting rosters due to visa issues.

Nevertheless, both sides will field competitive rosters and will still have a solid showing in the LCS lock in. Moving onto Group B, all eyes will be on Team Liquid. The four-time LCS champions have put together a star-studded roster. At the centre of it, arguably the leagues best player in Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg. Team Liquid is expected to be playing with their intended roster and should be heavy favorites out the gate.

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LCS Lock-In schedule - Day 1 - January 14th

  • TSM versus 100 Thieves - 14:30 PST
  • Golden Guardians versus Cloud9 - 15:30 PST
  • TSM versus Fly Quest - 16:30 PST
  • Golden Guardians versus 100 Thieves - 17:30 PST
  • Fly Quest versus Cloud 9 - 18:30 PST

Day one kicks off in a big way for the LCS, TSM and 100 Thieves will be squaring off in the opening game of the tournament followed by another nail biter between Cloud9 and Golden Guardians. Unfortunately for Team Liquid fans, they will have to wait until day two to see their new team.

LCS Lock-In schedule - Day 2 - January 15th

  • Team Liquid versus Dignitas - 13:30 PST
  • Immortals versus CLG - 14:30 PST
  • Evil Geniuses versus Team Liquid - 15:30 PST
  • Immortals versus DIG - 16:30 PST
  • Evil Geniuses versus CLG - 17:30 PST

LCS Lock-in schedule - Day 3 - January 16th

Fly Quest versus 100 Thieves - 12:30 PST
Team Liquid versus CLG - 13:30 PST
TSM versus Cloud9 - 14:30 PST
Evil Geniuses versus Immortals - 15:30 PST
Golden Guardians versus Fly - 16:30 PST

LCS Lock-in schedule - Day 4 - January 17th

CLG versus DIG - 14:30 PST
Cloud9 versus 100 Thieves - 15:30 PST
Team Liquid versus Immortals - 16:30 PST
TSM versus Golden Guardians - 17:30 PST
Evil Geniuses versus DIG - 18:30 PST

Vitality vs Fnatic headlines LEC week one schedule

While there will be plenty of exciting games on the opening week of the LEC, the huge one that sticks out like a sore thumb is Team Vitality vs Fnatic. Both sides made huge acquisitions during the offseason and both are a favorite to take the crown in March.

Starting with Vitality, as they did with their CSGO roster, the European organization spent a large amount of money to put together Europes latest super team. Here is the roster Vitality put together ahead of the 2022 season.

  • Top lane: Barney "Alphari" Morris
  • Jungle: Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek
  • Mid lane: Luka "Perkz" Perković
  • Bot lane: Matyáš "Carzzy" Orság
  • Support: Labros "Labrov" Papoutsakis

Moving onto Fnatic, they have made some major changes ahead of the LEC spring split. Martin "Wunder" Nordahl Hansen, Iván "Razork" Martín Díaz and Marek "Humanoid" Brázda have all made the jump to the black and orange side.

With every top team in the LEC making huge changes to their roster, everything is up for grabs in the opening weeks of the LEC. G2 and MAD Lions will also feature in week one, though the back-to-back LEC champs have flown under the radar after losing a couple of their top stars.

Riot Games have shared that the start of the LEC 2022 will be played remotely in response to a surge in cases in Berlin.

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LEC 2022 Schedule - Day 1 (Week 1 of 8) - January 14th

Vitality versus Mad Lions - 18:00 CET
SK Gaming versus RGE - 19:00 CET
G2 versus XL - 20:00 CET
Misfits versus Astralis - 21:00 CET
BDS versus Fnatic - 22:00 CET

LEC 2022 - Day 2 (Week 1 of 8) - January 15th

BDS versus XL - 17:00 CET
RGE versus Misfits - 18:00 CET
SK Gaming versus MAD - 19:00 CET
G2 versus Astralis - 20:00 CET
Vitality versus Fnatic - 21:00 CET

LEC 2022 - Day 3 (Week 1 of 8) - January 16th

Vitality versus XL - 17:00 CET
BDS versus Misfits - 18:00 CET
RGE versus Astralis - 19:00 CET
SK Gaming versus Fnatic - 20:00 CET
MAD Lions versus G2 - 21:00 CET

Here is the links for both the full LCS lock in schedule as well as the LEC spring split schedule.

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