Considered by many as the best LoL championship in the world, the LCK (South Korean league) already has a start date in 2024. Here at More Esports you get to know When does LCK 2024 1st split start? and also all tournament information.
When does the LCK 2024 1st split start?
A LCK 2024 1st split starts on January 17th. The games have not yet been revealed, but it is known that the competition will maintain a schedule of two series per day, from Wednesday to Sunday.
What are the LCK 2024 1st split teams?
The teams that will play in LCK 2024 1st split are: Dplus Kia, DRX, FearX, Gen.G, Hanwha Life, KT Rolster, Kwangdong Freecs, NS REDForce, OK BRION e T1.
South Korean LoL League will not have format changes
For now, no changes to the LCK format have been revealed. This means that teams will play the Group Stage in MD3 (best of 3) round-trip series. The six best teams qualify for the Playoffs, which features a double-elimination format.
LCK 2024 will feature a salary cap policy
The new policies, known as the Sports Finance Regulations (SFR), set an upper limit on the total annual salary paid to players per team and a recommended minimum amount of investment in players.
If a team exceeds the upper limit, a tax will be applied, which will be distributed among LCK teams that pay salaries above the lower limit or below the upper limit.
Additionally, players who have won five or more LCK splits, or three or more international competitions will only have 50% of their annual salary counted towards the team total. Players with more than three years on a team will receive a 30% discount when calculating the team’s total cap.
Current champion, Gen.G arrives with a reformulated team
Gen.G has won the last three editions of the LCK, but will arrive with a completely reformulated team for 2024.
The team only kept Chovy and Peyz from its 2023 lineup and brought in top laner Kin, world champion jungler Canyon and Lehends, a support that has played in the organization in the past.
- Top: Yes
- Jungle: Canyon
- Mid: Breeds
- ADC: Peyz
- SUP: Lehends
World champion, T1 maintains line-up for 2024
All eyes are on T1, which despite finishing runner-up in the LCK in the last three splits, managed to win Worlds 2023 (LoL world championship). Now, the organization has four world titles.
However, not only the world title puts the team in the spotlight. T1 managed to keep the five world champion players for 2024, arriving with a very strong line-up for the LCK.