It’s finally happening. The EU LCS has rebranded as the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), and adopted the franchising model that’s been pioneered by North America. With that, the promotion/relegation system is gone, and all 10 teams accepted into the LEC will have permanent franchised slots.
The new league kicks off on January 18, 2019. We take a look at the orgs that made the cut and the implications this move has on the future of European League of Legends.