LCO Split 2 2021 details announced, OCE season starts June 15

The race for Worlds 2021 begins.

The League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO) is returning for Split 2 2021 on June 15, with a similar format to the inaugural season earlier this year.

After Pentanet’s strong showing at MSI made Oceanic League of Legends history, more eyes than ever before will be on the LCO as Oceania’s best dukes it out for a spot at Worlds 2020 in Split 2.

The second season of the reformed Oceania league will kick off on June 15, with action returning weekly every Tuesday and Wednesday. LCO Split 2’s regular season will be rounded out by three super weeks, bringing more League of Legends into your Friday starting July 9.

The format for the season remains widely unchanged. Eight teams will be thrown into a triple round-robin, playing 21 games. The top five teams will qualify for the double-elimination playoffs, which is set to start on July 27.

$30,000 USD is on the line in the playoffs, the same as LCO Split 1. There’s also a coveted spot at Worlds on the line, which is returning to China in 2021. Pentanet remains the odds-on favourites to claim it after their scintillating MSI performance in Iceland brought Oceania back into the international fold.

There is no confirmation the LCO finals will be returning to LAN for 2021, with details of the Melbourne Esports Open still not locked in. The tentative dates for the exhibition are August 21 and 22.

Tune into the opening day of LCO Split 2 2021 on Tuesday, June 15 at 6pm AEST.

Andrew Amos
After joining Snowball in mid-2018, Andrew "Ducky" Amos has fast become one of our region's best esports writers. Cutting his teeth in Oceanic Overwatch, he now covers all kinds of esports for publications globally. However, his heart still lays at home, telling the story of Aussies trying to make it big.

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