LCO Split 1 2023: Dire Wolves hand Chiefs first regular split loss in 13 weeks

LCO Split 1 2023 schedule, rosters, results & more.

LCO Split 1 2023 is finally here. Oceania’s best and brightest League reps will battle it out on the Rift once more, but plenty has changed; new faces, a new format and a new end goal — the PCS playoffs. Who will carry the OCE torch forward?

  • Peace forfeit week two matches, begin season 0-5
  • Bliss score first LCO win over Kanga
  • Dire Wolves down Chiefs, join Pentanet on 3-0

Week one of LCO Split 1 2023 has wrapped, and as expected, last year’s top three have begun their season strongly.

The Chiefs played bullies to our LCO newcomers Bliss and Ground Zero, downing both with relative ease as the reigning champions assert themselves as the team to beat this split.

Joining them on 2-0 is Pentanet and Dire Wolves, with both squads landing a perfect week one with wins over Kanga, GZ, Mammoth and Bliss.

Mammoth and Kanga were handed forfeit wins as PCS-based squad Peace were disqualified for week one due to incomplete competitor documentation.

Peace’s woes continue as they enter week two still without correct documentation, meaning they’ll also forfeit all three super week matches. The squad is apparently set to play their week three matches against Chiefs and Dire Wolves.

Day two of the super week is sure to delight with a DreamHack LCO grand final rematch between Chiefs and Pentanet, while debutants Bliss and Ground Zero go head-to-head.

We’re covering LCO Split 1: teams, schedule, results and more.

LCO Split 1 2023 Streams

The LCO streams live on Twitch. Missed the action? Catch up via on-demand VODs posted immediately following each matchday.

LCO Split 1 — Main Stream

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule & Results

Split 1 of LCO 2023 features a brand new five week format. Stage One will see each team will play a best-of-three against one another via round robin.

Based upon Stage One results, Stage two sees each team seeded into two groups and play out a best-of-three double-elimination bracket. For the two emerging squads in each group, they’ll move to Stage Three — the other two will be eliminated.

Stage Three will see one final double-elimination bracket, with the top two booking their tickets to the PCS playoffs, and potentially beyond to London’s Mid-Season Invitational.

Note: Week 2 & 3 matches may be subject to change.

LCO Split 1 2023 Standings

Dire Wolves3-0
3The Chiefs2-1
Ground Zero1-2

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 1

DateMatchTime (AEDT)
Monday, Jan 23Bliss 0-1 Chiefs6pm
Pentanet 1-0 Ground Zero7pm
Dire Wolves 1-0 Mammoth8pm
Peace FF-W KangaN/A
Tuesday, Jan 24Pentanet 1-0 Kanga6pm
Ground Zero 0-1 Chiefs7pm
Bliss 0-1 Dire Wolves8pm
Peace FF-W MammothN/A

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 2

DateMatchTime (AEDT)
Monday, Jan 30Chiefs 0-1 Dire Wolves6pm
Kanga 0-1 Bliss7pm
Mammoth 0-1 Pentanet8pm
Ground Zero W-FF PeaceN/A
Tuesday, Jan 31Ground Zero v Dire Wolves6pm
Kanga v Mammoth7pm
Chiefs v Pentanet8pm
Peace FF-W BlissN/A
Wednesday, Feb 1Mammoth v Chiefs6pm
Bliss v Ground Zero7pm
Dire Wolves v Kanga8pm
Pentanet W-FF PeaceN/A

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 3

DateMatchTime (AEDT)
Monday, Feb 6Mammoth v Bliss6pm
Dire Wolves v Pentanet7pm
Chiefs v Peace8pm
Kanga v Ground Zero9pm
Tuesday, Feb 7Dire Wolves v Peace6pm
Pentanet v Bliss7pm
Mammoth v Ground Zero8pm
Chiefs v Kanga9pm
Wednesday, Feb 8Tiebreakers if necessary6pm

LCO Split 1 2023 Rosters

Reigning LCO champions Chiefs will be out to defend their crown, but have undergone significant changes since their Mexico outing late last year.

Both Raes & Aladoric return as the team’s bot lane duo, with coach Babip steps back into the starting line-up as the team’s jungler. Former Order frontman BioPanther makes a return to the LCO with Chiefs after Order’s dissolution in 2022.

It’s a new Chiefs squad for ’23, but the league champs retain their favourites tag heading into Split 1.

Bliss and Ground Zero make their grand entrance to the LCO with a combination of youth and experience. Meanwhile, Mammoth have built around the 2022 Gravitas core, with Ch1Chi debuting in the LCO as the team’s top laner.

The ChiefsBioPantherBabipKiseeRaesAladoric
Dire WolvesZorenousPoltronChazzPraedythDecoy
Kanga EsportsBlueFightoHoopaShinkiPapryze
Team BlissLivedWhynotDaystarLeemasBenvi
Ground Zero GamingTronGoobymfisDantehBulldawg
Nicholas Taifalos
Nicholas Taifalos
Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos got his start publishing the escapades of some of Australia's pioneers in Counter-Strike and Dota overseas. Now, he turns his eye to events closer to home, from grassroots projects to the height of Oceanic competition and everything in-between. He still hopes for the day Dota makes a glorious return to the pinnacle of OCE esports.



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