After a fierce 2020 World Championship in terms of competition, League of Legends divisions around the world are getting ready to start the new competitive year. Despite starting strong in League’s most prestigious event, the European region couldn’t secure a top-two finish.
MAD Lions were eliminated early in the competition by Papara SuperMassive, but the two remaining strongholds of the region, G2 and Fnatic, were only able to secure top four and eight finishes, respectively. Considering the results were decent, fans didn’t expect significant roster moves in the European region, but the news of major moves started rapid firing shortly after the event concluded.
G2’s star player Perkz announced his departure and joined Cloud9 to compete in the North American region, and his former team decided to fill his spot with its main rival’s ADC player, Rekkles. With other teams doing their best to fill the openings on their squads with players looking to prove themselves, the level of competition seems to have increased on paper as we approach the LEC 2021 Spring Split.
The 10 finest teams of the region will be competing in a double round-robin format, and the matches will be best-of-ones. After all teams face each other, the top six will advance to the playoffs stage, with the top four taking their place in the winners bracket, while the two bottom-seeded teams will be waiting for them in the losers bracket.