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What happened in the first day of EU LCS: results, VODs and highlights

The European season is back, starting with a rematch of last split's finals.

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The European League of Legends Championship Series has returned for the 2016 Summer Split, with a whole-new format and plenty of new rosters seeking to challenge G2 Esports' place on top of the pack. EU is moving from a best-of-one format in the regular season to best-of-twos, meaning it is one of the only regions in the world that will allow ties to be possible.

The season starts off with some intriguing matchups, led by the very first: a finals rematch between G2 and Origen. Last time these two teams met, G2 won three games to one, and since then G2 has 1) put on an embarrassing performance at MSI 2) taken away Origen's star-studded bottom lane. Origen will certainly be looking for revenge Thursday, but on paper it certainly looks like G2's the most talented team in the region.

FC Schalke 04 (formerly Elements) will also play its first series since being purchased by the German soccer club in what should be a close matchup against Unicorns of Love. Keep an eye on Splyce vs. Vitality, as well, and listen to our interview with Splyce head coach Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi where he breaks down the matchup.

Below, we will keep this post updated with the VODs for each game, as well as results, box scores and observations. If you are hoping to avoid spoilers, do not click the "show/hide series results" button below each set of VODs. If you do want to know the results, click away!

Origen vs. G2 Esports

H2K vs. Roccat

FC Schalke 04 vs. Unicorns of Love

Splyce vs. Vitality

Fnatic vs. Giants