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The League of Legends EMEA Championship Season Finals 2023 — or LEC 2023 Finals for short — features the best teams from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa competing for the championship title. Developer Riot Games hosts this electrifying LAN event in Montpellier, France from Aug. 19 to Sept. 10, 2023, and it promises top-tier League esports action.

The gloves are off for all the teams competing, as there are only three spots at the League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2023) to fight for, setting Summoner’s Rift ablaze with anticipation. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about LEC Finals 2023, from the teams competing to the format, and schedule, how to watch the LoL esports action, and place some bets!

Who are the Teams in the LEC Finals 2023?

The six teams competing at the LEC Finals 2023 are the best-of-the-best from the EMEA region. These teams fought tooth and nail across three Splits (Winter, Spring, and Summer) to earn their spot. With 360 Championship Points thanks to their dominating performances at the Winter and the Summer Splits, G2 Esports is considered the favorite, and MAD Lions is in second position thanks to their Spring Split win.

But if history has taught us anything, it’s that there are no guarantees in a high-octane LAN environment with so much at stake. Below, you can find each team in the LEC Finals 2023 (including Championship Points ranking) and a list of players and their LoL roles/positions.

G2 Esports (Rank 1)

  • Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik (Top)
  • Martin “Yike” Sundelin (Jungle)
  • Rasmus “Caps” Winther (Middle)
  • Steven “Hans Sama” Liv (Bottom)
  • Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle (Support)

MAD Lions (Rank 2)

  • Kim “Chasy” Dong-hyeon (Top)
  • Javier “Elyoya” Prades (Jungle)
  • Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Middle)
  • Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság (Bottom)
  • Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov (Support)

Team BDS (Rank 3)

  • Adam “Adam” Maanane (Top)
  • Théo “Sheo” Borile (Jungle)
  • Ilias “NUCLEARINT” Bizriken (Middle)
  • Juš “Crownshot” Marušič (Bottom)
  • Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis (Support)

Excel Esports (Rank 4)

  • Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu (Top)
  • Lee “Peach” Min-gyu (Jungle)
  • Felix “Abbedagge” Braun (Middle)
  • Patrik “Patrik” Jírů (Bottom)
  • Dino “LIMIT” Tot (Support)

Fnatic (Rank 5)

  • Óscar “Oscarinin” Jiménez (Top)
  • Iván “Razork” Díaz (Jungle)
  • Marek “Humanoid” Brázda (Middle)
  • Oh “Noah” Hyeon-taek (Bottom)
  • Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus (Support)

SK Gaming (Rank 6)

  • Janik “Jenax” Bartels (Top)
  • Lukas “Lurox” Thoma (Jungle)
  • Fabian “FEBIVEN” Diepstraten (Middle)
  • Tim “Keduii” Willers (Bottom)
  • Olivier “Prime” Payet (Support)

Excited to see these players compete their hearts out in Summoner’s Rift? The next section of our guide ensures you won’t miss a second of the action.

LEC Finals 2023 Schedule

Running from Aug. 19 to Sept. 10, the LEC Finals 2023 features eight matches, one per day, with breaks in between. On each day of the competition, fans will enjoy interviews, previews, and expert discussions before and after a match.

You can find the full schedule of matches for LEC Finals 2023 below.

  • Upper Bracket Semifinals 1: MAD Lions vs. Excel Esports, starting at 07:00 am PDT on Aug. 19.
  • Upper Bracket Semifinals 2: G2 Esports vs. Team BDS, starting at 07:00 am PDT on Aug. 20.
  • Lower Bracket Quarterfinals 1: Fnatic vs. the loser of Semifinals 1, starting at 09:00 am PDT on Aug. 26.
  • Lower Bracket Quarterfinals 2: SK Gaming vs. the loser of Semifinals 2, starting at 09:00 am PDT on Aug. 27.
  • Lower Bracket Semifinal: Starts at 09:00 am PDT on Sept. 2.
  • Upper Bracket Final: Starts at 09:00 am PDT on Sept. 3.
  • Lower Bracket Final: Starts at 09:00 am PDT on Sept. 9.
  • Grand Final: Starts at 09:00 am PDT on Sept. 10.

Please note that times are subject to change due to any unforeseen delays or technical issues the tournament organizers might experience.

LEC Finals 2023 Format & Prize Pool

The LEC Finals 2023 has a double-elimination playoffs bracket format, where all matches are best-of-five. Winners of the Winter, Spring, and Summer Splits claim a slot alongside the remaining top three teams in Championship Points. Placement in the bracket is determined by Championship Points earned throughout the season.

For the LEC 2023 Finals, G2 Esports won both the Winter and the Summer Split, meaning SK Gaming occupies the final slot. The six teams will compete for their share of the €160,000 prize pool. Here’s how it breaks down.

  • 1st place wins €65,000
  • 2nd place wins €40,000
  • 3rd place wins €25,000
  • 4th place wins €15,000
  • 5th & 6th place win €7,500 each

More important than the money is that the top three teams will qualify for Worlds 2023! The fourth-place team earns a spot at the Worlds Qualifying Series (a play-in event), while the rest will limp away with a few thousand Euros in their pocket.

How to Watch the LEC Finals 2023

The best way to watch LEC Finals 2023 is live in Montpellier, France, at Sud de France Arena with thousands of screaming fans. If you are not one of the lucky fans who can be there in person, don’t worry! You can still watch all the top-tier League of Legends action from the comfort of your own home or at a viewing party with friends.

Stream all the matches live via Twitch and catch up on the action on YouTube.

Get hyped for LEC Finals 2023 with the fantastic promo video entitled “I only think of you” below.

Fans can also watch the LEC Finals 2023 matches with co-streamers such as Team Heretics, Astralis, and KOI, featuring knowledgeable casters providing deep insights into players’ actions. Plus, Riot Games, in collaboration with Piece of Magic Entertainment, is hosting the grand finals at selected European cinemas.

Where to Bet on the LEC Finals 2023

To bet on the LEC Finals 2023 event, you must sign up with one of the best bookmakers. Well, congratulations, you’ve already found us! At Thunderpick, we pride ourselves on delivering a world-class cryptocurrency betting experience on various esports titles, including League of Legends. And if you’re new to betting on League of Legends you can also head over to our LoL betting tips page to get started. 

You can bet on LoL esports matches with a range of crypto today, including Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin! If you want to throw yourself straight into the action and place wagers while a LEC Finals 2023 match is in play, head to our LoL Live Betting section.

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