As of Spring, we changed our EU LCS format to contain two groups for a conference-style format. These two groups are decided by EU LCS team representatives in a snake draft format, where each representative picks a team to go in the opposing group and then the next rep picks a team for the other group. Selection continues down the ladder until all teams are picked. For a fuller explanation of the Group Draft format, check out our post here.
Earlier today, the coaches and representatives from all 10 teams met with League Officials and the draft took place. Here’s a first look at the groups:
So what’s next? Now we have the groups decided and locked in, we’ll get the EU LCS Summer Split schedule up in the next few days. We’ll also have a video feature coming early next week where we ask the teams about their picks and their predictions for the split.
What do you think of the groups? Any surprises? Let us know in the comments below, or on twitter @lolesports. See you Thursday June 1 at 17:00 CEST for the start of the EU LCS Summer Split!