LEC: Superweeks will return to EU for the LEC Summer Split 2020

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The LEC Summer Split 2020 opening weekend schedule has been announced and is set to start on June 12th! Superweeks will also return in Weeks 1 and 8!

Just one week after G2 Esports were crowned champions of the Spring Split, the schedule for the opening weekend of the LEC Summer Split 2020 (and the return of superweeks) has been announced!

In the announcement, the LEC state that the Summer Split will begin on Friday, June 12, and will include two one-week breaks after the conclusion of the first round-robin in Week 4 and the conclusion of the second round-robin in Week 8, just before the LEC playoffs.

The LEC Summer Split playoff final weekend is set to take place on September 5 & 6 and will hopefully be held in Malmö, Sweden. However, backup plans are being set up if the event is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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The Return of Superweeks

Possibly the most exciting part of the announcement is the return of superweeks to European League of Legends for the first time since the 2014 Summer Split.

The opening weekend of the LEC Summer Split 2020 (Week 1) will include 15 games including hype match-ups like MAD Lions vs. G2 Esports and G2 Esports vs. Origen.

There will also be a superweek on the final weekend of the regular season (Week 8) which could be crucial in deciding the LEC’s top six and all-important playoffs seeds.

Back in the early days of the EU LCS, superweeks were the most thrilling portion of the regular season and often saw huge position swings in the standings and a ton of upsets.

With so many talented rosters bulking up the 2020 LEC Summer Split line-up, superweeks have the potential to contain several playoffs seeds deciding matches and exciting clashes between title-chasing rivals.

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While the full schedule has yet to be announced, it is extremely likely that Week 8 will feature a bunch of dramatic games that will be central to deciding the regular season’s final standings!