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LPL and LCK Mid-Season Cup details revealed

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The highly anticipated event with eight teams from both LPL and LCK

League of Legends: Riot Games has announced the Mid-Season Cup, a tournament between the LoL Pro League and the League of Legends Champions Korea.

A total of $600,000 is on the line for the first international event of the year.

This Mid Season-Cup will be replacing the cancelled Mid Season Invitational.


Teams

Credits: Riot Games

The 2020 Mid-Season Cup will bring together eight teams from both regions. Four LPL representatives versus four LCK representatives. 

The teams entering the tournament have placed among the top four teams in their leagues during the Spring Split.

LCK Representatives

  • T1
  • Gen.G
  • DragonX
  • DAMWON Gaming

LPL Representatives

  • JD Gaming
  • Top Esports
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Invictus Gaming

Schedule

Riot has announced the Day 1 and Day 2 schedule of the MSC on May 28th with the opening match featuring recent LCK Spring Split Champions T1 against the current world champions FunPlus Phoenix.

The Mid-Season Cup is a four-day event, running from Thursday, May 28 to Sunday, May 31. 

The opening match between T1 and FPX will be on May 28 at 3:00pm gmt +8.


Technical Details

The tournament will happen entirely online, without the presence of a live audience.

The LCK teams will be playing from the LoL Park, in Seoul, South Korea, and the LPL teams playing from the LPL Arena, in Shanghai, China. 

To ensure players have proper technical conditions, Riot Games will make the use of alternative tools to create the ideal ping of 30-40m/s.


How to watch the 2020 Mid-Season Cup

Players can watch it live on Riot Games official twitch broadcast and on the LoL Esports official website.


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