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?
- Bliss, Ground Zero debut for LCO Split 1 2023
- Reigning champions Chiefs to begin title defence
- Five week split kicks off January 23
The off-season is over, and competitive League of Legends is finally back.
While other regions began their 2023 conquests last week, OCE fans have been made to wait — but no longer.
The LCO is back — but it’s a strange new world that our eight squads enter into. Major changes announced in November means a new pathway for our Oceanic representatives to tread.
OCE will no longer be guaranteed a spot at MSI and Worlds, instead needing to pass the PCS gauntlet in order to represent the region on the big stage.
A new format, too: squads will have just five weeks to prove their worth in pursuit of League glory — and there’s plenty of pressure on our debutants in Bliss and Ground Zero to hit the ground running early.
Bliss will begin their LCO season with a bang: reigning champions Chiefs await the boys in pink in a season opener not to be missed, while Ground Zero kick off their LCO campaign against a rebuilt Pentanet.
A new-look Mammoth take on Dire Wolves, while the Taiwanese-based Peace challenge Kanga in their first series up.
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. Each team will play a best-of-three against one another via round robin.
The playoff format is not set in stone just yet, but all eight squads are expected to be seeded into two groups, with the top two from each group progressing to a double-elimination final bracket.
Note: Week 2 & 3 may be subject to change.
LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 1
|Monday, Jan 23||Bliss v Chiefs||6pm|
|Peace v Kanga||7pm|
|Pentanet v Ground Zero||8pm|
|Dire Wolves v Mammoth||9pm|
|Tuesday, Jan 24||Pentanet v Kanga||6pm|
|Ground Zero v Chiefs||7pm|
|Peace v Mammoth||8pm|
|Bliss v Dire Wolves||9pm|
LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 2
|Monday, Jan 30||Ground Zero v Peace||6pm|
|Chiefs v Dire Wolves||7pm|
|Kanga v Bliss||8pm|
|Mammoth v Pentanet||9pm|
|Tuesday, Jan 31||Ground Zero v Dire Wolves||6pm|
|Kanga v Mammoth||7pm|
|Chiefs v Pentanet||8pm|
|Peace v Bliss||9pm|
|Wednesday, Feb 1||Mammoth v Chiefs||6pm|
|Bliss v Ground Zero||7pm|
|Dire Wolves v Kanga||8pm|
|Pentanet v Peace||9pm|
LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 3
|Monday, Feb 6||Mammoth v Bliss||6pm|
|Dire Wolves v Pentanet||7pm|
|Chiefs v Peace||8pm|
|Kanga v Ground Zero||9pm|
|Tuesday, Feb 7||Dire Wolves v Peace||6pm|
|Pentanet v Bliss||7pm|
|Mammoth v Ground Zero||8pm|
|Chiefs v Kanga||9pm|
|Wednesday, Feb 8||Tiebreakers if necessary||6pm|
LCO Split 1 2023 Rosters
Reigning LCO champions Chiefs will be out to defend their crown, but have undergone changes since their Mexico outing late last year.
Raes & Aladoric return as the team’s bot lane duo, but coach Babip steps back into the starting line-up as the team’s jungler, while BioPanther makes a return to the LCO after Order’s dissolution in 2022.
Bliss and Ground Zero make their grand entrance to the LCO with a combination of youth and experience, while Mammoth have built around the 2022 Gravitas core, with Ch1Chi debuting in the LCO as the team’s top laner.
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