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LEC Winter Split 2023: Schedule, Standings, Teams & More

Esports 19-02-2023 19:10
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The LEC 2023 Season is about to begin, and we are getting ready for some banger matches in the new EMEA League. This season comes with a lot of changes after the LEC decided to expand the "E" in "LEC" to include the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With the new changes, we will also see a completely new format, with the Winter Split starting it all!

For all the LEC fans out there, now is the time to check out all the changes to get an overview of what is to come. It is, therefore, good that you have landed here because we will give you all the information you might need to prepare yourself for the first-ever LEC Winter Split.

LEC Winter Split 2023: Format

We already mentioned it - this season comes with many changes in the LEC. First of all, the format is entirely changed from the one we saw last year. To explain everything down to the tiniest detail would probably be a tad too excessive, so instead, we will give you a quick Rundown.

Instead of only two splits, as we know from the former seasons, the 2023 Season of LEC will be divided into three splits - the Winter, Spring, and Summer Split. For now, let's stay with the Winter Split. 

The Winter Split is divided into three consecutive stages. In Stage 1, all ten teams compete against each other in a Bo1 format (Single Round Robin), where the top eight teams continue onto the next stage.

In Stage 2, or in the "Winter Groups," the top eight teams from the first stage compete in a new Double-Elimination, Bo3 format. Finally, the Winter Split Stage 3 is the final stage of the Split. In Stage 3 (the Winter Playoffs), the top four teams from Stage 2 will compete in a Bo5, Double elimination format. The one winning the LEC Winter Split immediately secures a spot in the LEC Season Finals, which takes place at the end of the 2023 Season. 

LEC Winter Split 2023: Team-Rosters

It isn't only the format that has seen some significant changes going into the new year. Here is the essential information about the LEC teams: As usual, ten teams will compete in the LEC. This year we also see two new names - Team Heretics and the newly reformed Rogue, now called KOI.

Team Heretics secured a spot in the LEC after Misfits decided to sell their ticket into the first-division EMEA tournament. 

AstarlisExcelFnaticG2 EsportsKOI
Top LaneFinn "Finn" WiestålAndrei "Odoamne" PascuMartin "Wunder" Nordahl HansenSergen "BrokenBlade" ÇelikMathias "Szygenda" Jensen
JungleDoğukan "113" BalcıAndre "Xerxe" DragomirAndre "Xerxe" DragomirMartin "Yike" SundelinKim "Malrang" Geun-seong
Mid LaneOliver "Dajor" RyppaVincent "Vetheo" BerriéMarek "Humanoid" BrázdaRasmus "Caps" Borregaard WinterEmil "Larssen" Larsson
Bot LaneKasper "Kobbe" KobberupPatrik "Patrik" JírůMartin "Rekkles" LarssonSteven "Hans Sama" LivMarkos "Comp" Stamkopoulos
SupportLee "JeongHoon" Jeong-HoonRaphaël "Targamas" CrabbéRúben "Rhuckz" BarbosaMihael "Mikyx" MehleAdrian "Trymbi" Trybus
MAD LionsSK GamingTeam BDSTeam HereticsVitality
Top LaneKim "Chasy" Dong-hyeonJoel Miro "Irrelevant" ScharollAdam "Adam" MaananeShunsuke "Evi" MuraseKyeong "Photon" Gyu-tae
JungleJavier "Elyoya" Prades BatallaMark "Markoon" van WoenselThéo "Sheo" Borile"Marcin "Jankos" JankowskiZhou "Bo" Yang-Bo
Mid LaneYasin "Nisqy" DinçerDaniel "Sertuss" GamaniIlias "nuc" BizrikenLee "Ruby" Sol-minLuka "Perkz" Perković
Bot LaneMatyáš "Carzzy" OrságThomas "Exakick" FoucouJuš "Crownie" MarušičJakob "Jackspektra" Gullvag KeppleMatúš "Neon" Jakubčík
SupportZdravets "Hylissang" Illiev GalabovMads "Doss" SchwartzLabros "Labrov" PapoutsakisMertai "Mersa" SariNorman "Kaiser" Kaiser

This is the current state of the LEC teams and how we most likely will see them on the first match day. As you might notice, some big names are lacking from the teams, such as Elias "Upset" Lipp and Erberk "Gilius" Demir.

According to the Recognized Contract Database, Upset still is under contract with his former team, Fnatic, but "after the "Return of the King" (Rekkles), it is unlikely we will see Upset playing for Fnatic any time soon. 

Also, Gillius has expressed his wish to take a small break after SK decided to change him out for Mark "Markoon" van Woensel at the end of last year. 

LEC Winter Split 2023: Standings

As already mentioned, Stage 1 of the Winter Split will be considerably shorter this year, which means it is even more crucial than before to have an overview of the current standings to stay on track. The top-eight teams of Stage 1 qualify for the Winter Groups. 

We are now done with the first round of the LEC Winter Split 2023, and for the first time ever, Fnatic is out in the first round. Are you surprised? So without further ado, here are the final standings of the LEC Winter Split Round 1: 

StandingTeamWin - Loss


Vitality7 - 2
2.MAD Lions7 - 2
2.SK Gaming6 - 3
2.G2 Esports6 - 3
2.Team BDS 5 - 4
6.Heretics4 - 5
7.KOI4 - 5

3 - 6 

9.Fnatic (Eliminated)2 - 7
10.Excel (Eliminated)1 - 8

LEC Winter Split 2023: Schedule and Results

With the first stage done. We turn our heads to groups. Here, the top eight teams will face each other off in a best-of-three, double elimination format.

So who will face each other in the next?

LEC Winter Split 2023 Group Stage 2 – Week 1: Results

Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 18:00 (CET)

TimeTeam 1ScoreTeam 2






Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 18:00 (CET)

TimeTeam 1ScoreTeam 2


Monday, February 13, 2023, from 18:00 (CET)


Team 1Score

Team 2

18:00VIT0 - 2KOI
20:00MAD0 - 2


LEC Winter Split Stage 1 2023 – Week 2: Schedule

Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 18:00 (CET)

TimeTeam 1ScoreTeam 2
18:00SK2 - 0 TH (Eliminated)


BDS (Eliminated)1 - 2AST

Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 18:00 (CET)

TimeTeam 1ScoreTeam 2

And there you have it - the schedule and results of the LEC Winter Split 2023! We will, of course, update the schedule such that you always have the newest results and information about the next match-ups. Here is an overview of the whole schedule, also for Stages 2 and 3.

  • Week 1: Saturday, January 21, 2023 - Monday,  January 23, 2023
  • Week 2: Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Week 3: Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Monday, February 6, 2023

LEC Winter Split Stage 2: Groups

  • Week 1: Saturday, February 11, 2023 - Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Week 2: Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Sunday, February 19, 2023 

LEC Winter Split Stage 3: Playoffs

  • Round 1: Monday, February 20, 2023 - Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Round 2: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • LEC Winter Finals: Sunday, February 26, 2023

LEC Winter Split 2023: Livestreams

We are excited to see if the new changes appeal to the fans and, of course, the players. We, for one, cannot wait to finally see the return of Bo3s and to see the new teams compete for the LEC Winter Split Title. 

If you want to join the fun, you can watch the stream here: 

And with that, you are all set to watch the drama unfold for the 2023 LEC Winter Split! Don't forget to check in later, as we will keep you up to date here. 

So who do you think will become the first LEC Winter Split Champion in history?

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