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List of all Winners of the LEC
|Split||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|2022 Spring Split||G2 Esports||Rogue||Fnatic|
|2021 Summer Split||MAD Lions||Fnatic||Rogue|
|2021 Spring Split||MAD Lions||Rogue||G2 Esports|
|2020 Summer Split||G2 Esports||Fnatic||Rogue|
|2020 Spring Split||G2 Esports||Fnatic||MAD Lions|
|2019 Summer Split||G2 Esports||Fnatic||FC Schalke 04|
|2019 Spring Split||G2 Esports||Origen||Fnatic|
|2018 Summer Split||Fnatic||FC Schalke 04||Team Vitality|
|2018 Spring Split||Fnatic||G2 Esports||Splyce|
|2017 Summer Split||G2 Esports||Misfits Gaming||Fnatic|
|2017 Spring Split||G2 Esports||Unicorns of Love||Fnatic|
|2016 Summer Split||G2 Esports||Splyce||H2k-Gaming|
|2016 Spring Split||G2 Esports||Origen||Fnatic|
|2015 Summer Split||Fnatic||Origen||H2k-Gaming|
|2015 Spring Split||Fnatic||Unicorns of Love||H2k-Gaming|
|2014 Summer Split||Alliance||Fnatic||SK Gaming|
|2014 Spring Split||Fnatic||SK Gaming||Team ROCCAT|
|2013 Summer Split||Fnatic||Lemondogs||Gambit Gaming|
|2013 Spring Split||Fnatic||Gambit Gaming||Evil Geniuses|
History of the LEC
The League of Legends European Championship was founded in 2013 under a different name. At that time, the highest European LoL league was called the EU LCS and teams could qualify for this league through the EU Challenger Series.
At the same time, the bottom teams in the EU LCS had to compete for a spot in the league against the top Challenger Series teams at the end of each season. A team from the EU LCS could lose its spot to an EU Challenger Series team.
Since the 2019 season, the EU LCS has been rebranded to LEC and the teams can no longer be relegated due to the franchising system. To play in the league, teams had to spend between 8-10,5 million €.
In the LEC, ten teams play in two splits per season (spring and summer) for the championship in Europe.
In the regular season, the teams play a total of 18 games (double round robin) in best-of-1 format. The placement in the regular season determines the starting point for playoffs.
Six teams participate in the LEC playoffs, with the top four seeds from the regular season starting in the winners bracket and fifth and sixth place in the loser bracket.
The finalists of the LEC will be determined in a double elimination system (best-of-5). The winner of the Spring Split qualifies for the Mid-Season Invitational Event (MSI), which also includes international competition.
In the Summer Split, the playoffs are the same, except that the top 3 teams in the Summer Playoffs qualify for the World Championship at the end of the season. This results in the summer split being more important than spring split.