LEC Winter Split 2023 COUNTDOWN - Start Time, Teams, and more

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The LEC has expanded, now encompassing the whole EMEA region, and the action is about to kick off for another year. With a brand new format, teams will play way more games, with a focus on best-of-3s and 5s, so viewers will see more action, and players will be more prepared for internationals.

Each week will now be a superweek, with three days of games resulting in a full round-robin, beginning very soon. Here's everything you need to know about when the action begins and how to watch it.

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LEC Start Time

The first game of the new winter split will kick off at 5 pm GMT, and will see G2 Esports face off against Excel. The broadcast will likely begin around an hour beforehand, so tune in to see a breakdown of the new format as well as some inside information about the teams.

Each following game will begin on the hour, assuming there are no delays, and the LEC broadcast will run until around 11 pm GMT. This will be the first time we've seen the players in their new rosters, and we expect some fantastic action to kick off the season.

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Teams and Matchups

Check out our LEC Power Rankings for how we expect the new teams to fair this season.

After G2 vs Excel, 4 more games will follow, including, in order:

  • Team BDS vs KOI
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  • Heretics vs Astralis
  • SK vs MAD Lions
  • Fnatic vs Vitality

Each team has undergone some huge changes, but few more so than the featured matchup of the day, Fnatic vs Vitality. Fnatic's new bot lane of Rekkles and Rhucks face Vitality's full new roster, rebuilt around mid-laner Perkz.

Don't miss the chance to see the new squads face off, with Season 13 now underway and K'sante enabled. Expect sparks to fly as each team has only three weeks to prove they're worthy of the next stage, and LEC playoffs.