DreamHack Melbourne is upon us, and while the CS:GO rages on throughout the weekend, the LCO will be out to steal the show on Saturday. Will it be Bliss or Chiefs who emerge from this weekend as Split 1 champions?
- Bliss, Chiefs return all but winless from PCS playoffs
- TSM Challengers to take on the LCO All-Stars first up
- The action kicks off on Saturday, April 29
Finally, DreamHack is here–and the LCO wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Split 1 of the 2023 LCO year needs a champion, with Bliss and The Chiefs lining up to battle for the crown come Saturday’s end.
Both teams returned from their MSI qualification attempts without a series win, exiting in straight sets. Neither will want to officially end their splits without an LCO championship under their belt.
Before that: the fan-voted LCO All-Stars will take to the stage, playing NA LCS Challenger roster TSM Challengers, featuring Aussie Dragon “Dragku” Guo.
Tickets for the one-day LCO showcase at DreamHack Melbourne are still on sale here.
We’re covering everything LCO Split 1; streams, schedule, rosters, and more.
LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule & Results
Split 1 of LCO 2023 featured a brand new five-week format. Stage One saw each team play a best-of-three against one another via round-robin.
Based upon Stage One results, Stage Two saw each team seeded into two groups, playing out a best-of-three double-elimination bracket. For the two emerging squads in each group, they moved to Stage Three — the other two, 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.
Both of our PCS representatives met one final time at DreamHack Melbourne for a best-of-five to determine who gets to call themselves LCO Split 1 champions.
LCO Split 1 2023 Standings, Schedule & Results
LCO Split 1 2023 Results — Playoffs Stage 3
|Monday, Mar 13||Playoffs Semi-Final 1||Dire Wolves 0-2 Chiefs||5pm|
|Playoffs Semi-Final 2||Pentanet 0-2 Bliss||8pm|
|Tuesday, Mar 14||Lower Bracket Semi-Final||Dire Wolves 2-0 Pentanet||6pm|
|Wednesday, Mar 15||Upper Bracket – PCS Qualifier||Chiefs 2-3 Bliss||6pm|
|Thursday, Mar 16||Lower Bracket – PCS Qualifier||Dire Wolves 0-3 Chiefs||6pm|
|– – –|
|Saturday, April 29||DreamHack Showmatch||TSM Challengers 2-0 LCO All-Stars||12:50pm|
|LCO Grand Final||Bliss 1-2 Chiefs||5pm|
LCO Split 1 2023 Results — Stage 2 Week 1
|Monday, Feb 27||Group A Opening||Dire Wolves W-FF ||5pm|
|Group B Opening||Bliss 2-0 Kanga||6pm|
|Tuesday, Feb 28||Group A Opening||Pentanet 2-0 Mammoth||5pm|
|Group B Opening||Chiefs 2-1 Ground Zero||8pm|
|Wednesday, Mar 1||Group A Elimination||Mammoth W-FF ||5pm|
|Group B Elimination||Kanga 2-1 Ground Zero||6pm|
LCO Split 1 2023 Results — Stage 2 Week 2
|Monday, Mar 6||Group A Upper Qualifier||Dire Wolves 0-2 Pentanet||5pm|
|Group B Upper Qualifier||Team Bliss 0-2 Chiefs||8pm|
|Tuesday, Mar 7||Group A Lower Qualifier||Dire Wolves 2-0 Mammoth||5pm|
|Group B Lower Qualifier||Team Bliss 2-0 Kanga||8pm|
|Wednesday, Mar 8||Group A S3 Seeding||Pentanet 1-2 Dire Wolves||5pm|
|Group B S3 Seeding||Chiefs 0-2 Team Bliss||6pm|
LCO Split 1 2023 — Stage 1 Ladder
|5||Ground Zero Gaming||3-4|
LCO Split 1 2023 Results — Stage 1 Week 1
|Monday, Jan 23||Bliss 0-1 Chiefs||6pm|
|Pentanet 1-0 Ground Zero||7pm|
|Dire Wolves 1-0 Mammoth||8pm|
|Peace FF-W Kanga||N/A|
|Tuesday, Jan 24||Pentanet 1-0 Kanga||6pm|
|Ground Zero 0-1 Chiefs||7pm|
|Bliss 0-1 Dire Wolves||8pm|
|Peace FF-W Mammoth||N/A|
LCO Split 1 2023 Results — Stage 1 Week 2
|Monday, Jan 30||Chiefs 0-1 Dire Wolves||6pm|
|Kanga 0-1 Bliss||7pm|
|Mammoth 0-1 Pentanet||8pm|
|Ground Zero W-FF Peace||N/A|
|Tuesday, Jan 31||Ground Zero 0-1 Dire Wolves||6pm|
|Kanga 0-1 Mammoth||7pm|
|Chiefs 1-0 Pentanet||8pm|
|Peace FF-W Bliss||N/A|
|Wednesday, Feb 1||Mammoth 0-1 Chiefs||6pm|
|Bliss 1-0 Ground Zero||7pm|
|Dire Wolves 1-0 Kanga||8pm|
|Pentanet W-FF Peace||N/A|
LCO Split 1 2023 Results — Stage 1 Week 3
|Monday, Feb 6||Mammoth 0-1 Bliss||6pm|
|Dire Wolves 0-1 Pentanet||7pm|
|Chiefs 0-1 Peace||8pm|
|Kanga 0-1 Ground Zero||9pm|
|Tuesday, Feb 7||Dire Wolves 1-0 Peace||6pm|
|Pentanet 0-1 Bliss||7pm|
|Mammoth 0-1 Ground Zero||8pm|
|Chiefs 0-1 Kanga||9pm|
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.
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.
|Ground Zero Gaming||Tron||Gooby||mfis||Danteh||Bulldawg|
- Read more: LCO announces talent for Split 1 2023