Every LEC Split Winner Ever

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Hisham "sho" Almadani
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Published  10 Apr, 17:08
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A complete list of all past LEC, or League of Legends European Championship, Split winners awarded to teams throughout the league's ten seasons.

European League of Legends has consistently proven its talent, whether on home soil or against international teams. Unfortunately, time and time again, they fall short of Asian powerhouses. The LEC is a highly competitive league with perhaps the most amount of single/double team dominance, but the tale has taken a turn on the most recent page. As the legends of the league grow old, younger talents and teams are challenging the most sought-after prize of all: the ten-column Thomas Lyte trophy.

The meter-tall multi-metal trophy of the LEC. | Image via Riot Games © The meter-tall multi-metal trophy of the LEC. | Image via Riot Games ©

From 2013 up until the end of 2018, the “League of Legends European Championship” was “League of Legends Championship Series Europe” or “EU LCS.” For simplicity, they will be referred to as the “LEC” and “EU LCS,” respectively.

EU LCS 2013

Spring: ”FNATIC”

Summer: ”FNATIC”

EU LCS 2014

Spring: ”FNATIC”

Summer: ”Alliance” (d)

EU LCS 2015

Spring: ”FNATIC”

Summer: ”FNATIC”

EU LCS 2016

Spring: ”G2 Esports”

Summer: ”G2 Esports”

EU LCS 2017

Spring: ”G2 Esports”

Summer: ”G2 Esports”

EU LCS 2018

Spring: ”FNATIC”

Summer: ”FNATIC”

LEC 2019

Spring: ”G2 Esports”

Summer: ”G2 Esports”

LEC 2020

Spring: ”G2 Esports”

Summer: ”G2 Esports”

LEC 2021

Spring: ”MAD Lions”

Summer: ”MAD Lions”

LEC 2022

Spring: ”G2 Esports”

Summer: ”TBD”

(d) Disbanded team, no longer in the LEC

LEC QUICK FACTS

  • The LEC was an eight-team league until the 2015 Spring split when a format change made it a ten-team league.
  • FNATIC and SK Gaming are the two longest-standing teams in the LEC, having both made their first appearance in the Spring split of 2013. However, FNATIC is much more successful, with seven first-place finishes, five second-place finishes, and four third-place finishes. On the other hand, SK Gaming only had one second-place and one third-place finish, last in the summer of 2014.
  • As measured by this statistic, the LEC is the most boring league. Over its 19 splits, only four different teams have been crowned champions. 84% of the titles belong to either FNATIC or G2 Esports.
  • As a show of dominance, either FNATIC, G2 Esports, or both have finished in the top 3 of every split thus far.
  • An LEC team has only made the finals of Worlds three times: FNATIC in 2011 (they went on to win), FNATIC again in 2018 (they lost 0-3 vs. Invictus Gaming), and most recently, G2 Esports in 2019 (they also lost 0-3 but to FunPlus Phoenix).
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