There’s plenty of changes coming for League of Legends in 2020. Earlier this week, Riot announced that they would be creating a new competitive series in Asia. This series, the Pacific Championship Series (PCS) is a merging of two others – the League of Legends Master Series (LMS) and the League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour (LST).
The intention behind the creation of this new competition, Riot details in their announcement, is to help “increase the level of competition in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong while creating a more engaging experience for fans.”
Riot mentioned this league back in September, but official announcements came only five days ago. What’s to Come in League of Legends’ New Competitive Series, the Pacific Championship Series? The inaugural season will begin in the first quarter of 2020 on February 8th. Thank you for making the 2019 World Championship Finals the most viewed event in League of Legends History! It’s interesting to know that they intend to move to a best-of-one for a variety of reasons. For starters, and most simply, playing a single match means less air time for the teams and the competition itself, as well as fewer games for the fans to watch.
During the official announcement, they mention little of what fans can expect in terms of the length of the competition. There also seems to be no mention of the prize pool or anything of the sort. There will be ten teams competing from several different nations – Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines to be specific.