How to watch professional League of Legends in 2020

League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games. /

League of Legends has just entered its 10th season, which means professional play is getting started again. Here’s a guide on how to watch the pro leagues in 2020.

Since Fnatic lifted the first “World” Championship trophy back in 2011, League of Legends viewership has been climbing and climbing. Fans from across the world regularly watch streams at home, go to group viewings, or travel across the globe to get a chance to watch their favorite esports team in action.

And it’s getting back underway in 2020. Following last year’s League of Legends World Championship, the international competition has never been greater with three regions making it to the semi-finals (China, Europe, South Korea).

G2 Esports and European fans will be disheartened by the crushing 3-0 defeat at the hands of FunPlus Phoenix, but they’ll still be hopeful of a successful 2020. Meanwhile, South Korean fans and organizations will be desperate for a resurgence after being outperformed by Chinese teams for the second consecutive year.

With all of these competitive regions vying to lift the World Championship trophy in 2020, how do you keep up with it all? Well, here’s a helpful guide on how to watch every major League of Legends region (as well as a few minor regions) so you’ll always have something to watch on Twitch this year!

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

North America (LCS)

League of Legends Championship Series

Spring Split Calendar: 01/25 – 03/22
Schedule: Saturday (5-9PM), Sunday (3-7PM), Monday (8:30-10:30PM)
Streams: Riot Games on Twitch and LoL Esports on YouTube

LCS Academy

Spring Split Calendar: 01/24 – 03/22
Schedule: Friday (8-10PM), Saturday (9-10PM), Sunday (7-8PM), Monday (5-8PM)
Streams: Riot Games on Twitch and LoL Esports on YouTube

Europe (LEC)

League of Legends European Championship

Spring Split Calendar: 01/24 – 03/21
Schedule: Friday (12-5PM), Saturday (11AM-4PM)
Streams: LEC on Twitch and LoL Esports on YouTube

China (LPL)

League of Legends Pro League

Spring Split Calendar: 01/13 – 04/05
Schedule: Monday-Sunday (4-8AM)
Streams: LPL on Twitch and LPL English on YouTube

South Korea (LCK)

League of Legends Champions Korea

Spring Split Calendar: 02/05 – 04/12
Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday (3-9AM)
Streams: LCK on Twitch and LoL Esports on YouTube

Brazil (CBLOL)

League of Legends Brazilian Championship

Split 1 Calendar: 01/25 – 04/11
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday (11AM-3PM)
Streams: RiotGamesBrazil on Twitch and LoL eSports BR on YouTube

Japan (LJL)

League of Legends Japan League

Spring Split Schedule: 02/08 – 03/08
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday (11PM-9AM)
Streams: RiotGamesJP on Twitch and LoLeSportsJP on YouTube

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Check out the return of the LEC from 12PM EST on Friday 24 January and the LCS from 5PM EST on Saturday 25 January. Both will be on the Riot Games Twitch channel and LoL Esports YouTube channel!