The NA & EU scene prepares for the upcoming Summer Split in this weeks edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]
Continue reading for upcoming Summer Split schedules, various player/team news and more!
NA & EU LCS Summer Split Schedules
The NA & EU LCS Summer Split schedule is now available over on lolesports.com! Week 1 matches are set to begin on Thursday, May 28th for the EU LCS, followed by the NA LCS on Saturday, May 30th. Rosters and other team information has also been updated.
Team, Player, & Organization News
- Long time pro player Saintvicious made a few statements announcing his retirement from playing professionally, as well as noting that he will remain in the scene.
- CLG has announced the addition of Pobelter and HuHi as their midlaners, Link will be stepping down effective immediately. (Winterfox post on Pobelter leaving)
- Statements from the involved team members on the change and the addition of two mid-laners to the roster can be found on the CLG announcement.
- Fnatic has announced the return of Rekkles who will begin practicing with the rest of the team in preparation for the upcoming Summer Split.
- Gambit Gaming has announced the addition of FORG1VEN, to the starting ADC position (moving P1noy to a substitute position.)
- Elements has announced their new roster:
- Jesper 'Jwaow' Strandgren
- Marcel 'dexter' Feldkamp
- Henrik 'Froggen' Hansen
- Erik 'Tabzz' van Helvert
- Hampus 'promisq' Abrahamsson
- Patrick 'Nyph' Funke (Head Coach)
- [Reminder] The various regional leagues are starting back up soon!
- Through May 28th, the TPA, FNATIC, and SKT T1 legacy skin sets are back in the shop, available for single purchase or discounted in bundles! See this post for full previews!
- Through June 1st, the Samsung White legacy skin set is also available for purchase! These new skins for Rengar, Singed, Talon, Thresh, and Twitch are available individually or as part of a discounted bundle. See this post for more information and previews!