Lolesports Announces New Mid-Season Cup, Pitting League Of Legend’s LCK And LPL Against Each Other

Lolesports Announces New Mid-Season Cup, Pitting League Of Legend’s LCK And LPL Against Each Other
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There are plenty of League of Legends tournaments to go around, but there’s no such thing as too many! One more has been added with the new 2020 Mid-Season Cup, a showdown between the best of the best.

This new tournament is meant to set the best four teams of China’s LPL and the best four from South Korea’s LCK against each other. The top four teams of both leagues will do battle against each other to claim supremacy.

The 2020 Mid-Season Cup will begin Thursday, May 28th, taking the eight teams from the Spring Split for the special tournament. More details will be revealed as time goes on, but all of the drama can be watched via

We won’t have to wait to know our roster, though! The four teams representing the LPL will be the 2020 LPL Spring Split Champions JD Gaming, as well as Top Esports, FunPlus Phoenix, and Invictus Gaming.

Coming to represent South Korea, we have LCK’s 2020 Spring Split Champions T1, as well as Gen. G, DragonX, and DAMWON Gaming. With such a roster of incredibly talented teams, we’re sure to see sparks fly as we try to discover which of the eight teams is truly superior.

The LCK and LPL are often considered to hold the best of the best as far as the professional world of League of Legends is concerned. The LCK has earned seven international global event titles, including the League of Legends World Championship for 2013-2017 and the Mid-Season Invitationals of 2016 and 2017.

Meanwhile, the LPL has come to dominate the more recent global events. The Chinese league has brought home Worlds in 2018 and 2019, as well as holding their 2015 and 2018 Mid-Season Invitationals.

This competition will be held online, as most esports have been doing so due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Players from the LCK will be competing from LoL Park in Seoul, while the LPL teams will compete from Shanghai LPL Arena. Neither locale will have any sort of live audience due to local health regulations.

To help ensure the integrity of the competition, Riot Games will be artificially standardizing the ping level to 30-40m/s through third-party tools. Riot hopes to be able to ensure that the playing field is completely leveled and that no single player or team’s connection compromises the competition.

Overall, it’s fantastic to see another tournament coming to help keep us entertained and busy in these strange and unsure times. With the best of the best competing, we’ll have a fantastic opportunity to see who might be worthy of being called the best team overall.