Riot Games announced the LCS and Academy’s 2020 Season will broaden their weekly match schedules, beginning with Academy on January 24 and LCS on January 25. The league will be debuting a new Spring and Summer split Playoffs format.
The LCS expansion will see games three times a week on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, taking place at the LCS Studios in Santa Monica, CA. On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be four LCS games followed by an Academy game, with the addition of “Monday Night League,” with two LCS marquee matches starting at 5:30 PM PT. Your weekend just got a whole lot longer!
Showering the love on the Academy scene, Riot plans to hold games on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. There’s, in addition, a new show dubbed “Academy Rush that’ll air on Fridays at 5 pm. The show will receive all the bells and whistles the mainstream LCS receives, with shoutcasters and analysts.
Academy Rush will deliver viewers a better chance of keeping up with all 10 Academy games played on a single channel every week. The newfound stage time will allow academy players to prove their worth and potentially earn a call up to the main roster.