League of Legends

LCS 2022 Opening Weekend Guide: How to Watch, Format, Schedule

"2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of the League Championship Series, and we’re excited to begin the celebration!"
"2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of the League Championship Series, and we’re excited to begin the celebration!" / Image courtesy of LCS, Riot Games

With the new rosters warmed up and a Lock In champion crowned, it's finally time to get the official games going for the 10th season of the League Championship Series (LCS).

For those excited to see North America's professional League of Legends league begin its latest chapter, here's a breakdown of the LCS 2022 Opening Weekend.

LCS 2022 Opening Weekend Guide: How to Watch, Format, Schedule

Marking the start of the fifth year of the league with its teams as permanent franchise partners, the 2022 LCS Spring Split will kick off this Saturday, Feb. 5, with TSM vs. Evil Geniuses at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Those looking to catch the action live can do so through the league's usual avenues of streaming services: the LoL Esports website, the LCS YouTube channel or the LCS Twitch channel.

LCS 2022 Opening Weekend Saturday (Feb. 5)

  • 4:30 p.m. ET: TSM vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 5:30 p.m. ET: FlyQuest vs. Counter Logic Gaming
  • 6:30 p.m. ET: Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9
  • 8:30 p.m. ET: Immortals vs. Dignitas

LCS 2022 Opening Weekend Sunday (Feb. 6)

  • 3:30 p.m. ET: Counter Logic Gaming vs. 100 Thieves
  • 4:30 p.m. ET: TSM vs. Dignitas
  • 5:30 p.m. ET: Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud9
  • 6:30 p.m. ET: Golden Guardians vs. FlyQuest
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: Immortals vs. Team Liquid

As promised, the Spring Split will serve as the first run of the LCS' 2022 regular season format, in which five games will be played every Saturday and Sunday. The special cases in which five additional games will be played on Fridays are the two "LCS Super Weeks" per split and the playoffs.

This year, the league is also returning to an even split between the Spring and Summer Splits, with each consisting of eight-week double round robins.

The teams' regular-season records will no longer carry over from Spring to the Summer Split as well.