Riot Games reveals League of Legends Season Kickoff schedule

Riot Games has officially revealed the full schedule for the upcoming League of Legends Season Kickoff, which is due to begin tomorrow (January 10).

League of Legends Season Kickoff dates

Riot first announced the Season Kickoff in December last year, in a blog post announcing the event, which has replaced the annual All-Star Events. Riot elected to retire the All-Star Events due to the challenges presented by League of Legends' 2023 calendar.

"Replacing All-Stars with the Season Kickoff event will ultimately provide a much-deserved break for pro players and an exciting new platform for fans that will supplement the end-of-year local competitions and celebrations that regions typically hold during this period," said Riot.

The Season Kickoff is a two-day event across the LCS, LEC, LCK, LPL, LJL, CBLOL, LLA, PCS, and VCS that will preview the 2023 season, giving fans an idea of which players will be the ones to watch.

All teams in each of the 9 leagues will send players to participate in the event, with each league being able to decide how each team is drafted.

Games will be decided under the best of three format on Summoner's Rift, with the exception of the LPL, which will run under a best of one, single-elimination format. All champions are available to play during the event, although once a champion has been played they will be removed from the pool. Additionally, each of the winning teams will be able to create an emote alongside Riot's designers, which will be added into the game.

The full Season Kickoff schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

  • 1:30-5 am PT: LCK
  • 5-8 am PT: VCS
  • 8-11 am PT: CBLOL
  • 11 am-2 pm PT: LCS
  • 2-9 pm PT: Select Rebroadcasts
  • 11 pm-2 am PT: LJL

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

  • 2-5 am PT: LPL
  • 5-8 am PT: PCS
  • 8-11 am PT: LEC
  • 11 am-2 pm PT: LLA
  • 2-8 pm PT: Select Rebroadcasts

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