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The League of Legends transfer window is officially over, signaling the start of a new competitive season in South Korea.
The LCK’s return to form at Worlds 2020 led to a surge of roster changes in the region with big names like DAMWON’s Nuguri, DragonX’s Deft, and T1’s Effort committing to new teams in the 2021 offseason.
This year’s LCK Spring Split will see a shift in priorities for the league with rookies and academy players, more than ever, taking their first steps on the big stage. The split, after a commanding performance from DAMWON at Worlds, will set the pace for the year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 LCK Spring Split.
You can watch all of the matches on the LCK’s Twitch channel.
Wednesday, Jan 13
- 2am CT – Gen.G vs. KT Rolster
- 5am CT – T1 vs. Hanwha Life Esports
Thursday, Jan 14
- 2am CT – Nongshim RedForce vs. Liiv SANDBOX
- 5am CT – DragonX vs. Afreeca Freecs
Friday, Jan 15
- 2am CT – Fredit BRION vs. Gen.G
- 5am CT – DWG KIA vs. T1
Saturday, Jan 16
- 2am CT – Liiv SANDBOX vs. KT Rolster
- 5am CT – Hanwha Life Esports vs. DragonX
Sunday, Jan 17
- 2am CT – Nongshim RedForce vs. DWG KIA
- 5am CT – Afreeca Freecs vs. Fredit BRION
The full list of LCK roster changes can be found here.
Matches to watch
- Gen.G vs. KT Rolster: The first game of the split will see Gen.G take on a newly formed KT. The teams will test the waters and give fans an indication of what’s to come for the league.
- DWG KIA vs. T1: DAMWON, now known as DWG KIA, lost just one casualty in the offseason. The world champions said goodbye to Nuguri and signed Khan, a fitting replacement for the player. The squad will look to stretch their wings when they face off against T1, and once again prove they’re a team to be feared.
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