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How to watch EU LCS Week 1: Schedule and streams

Favorites in both groups square off in EU’s opening week.

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After the Challenger Series Qualifiers last week, European League of Legends returns in earnest Thursday, as the EU LCS 2017 Spring Split kicks off. Europe is running a new best-of-three format this year and the teams have been split into two groups.

It all starts off with Origen vs. H2K Thursday, but perhaps the most anticipated matchup of the week follows directly after, as Group A favorites G2 Esports clash with Fnatic’s new roster. Saturday, Group B’s two likely favorites also square off, when H2K takes on Splyce.

With the new format, games will run from Thursday through Sunday. All games will be streamed live on the Lolesports website, as well as on the EU LCS 1 Twitch stream.

For power rankings, check out mine and Ryan Gilliam’s. And if you’re reading this while you still have time to sign up for a fantasy league, check out our guide first.

Here’s the week’s schedule:

All times Eastern (US).

Thursday, January 19

Origen vs. H2K, 11 a.m., EU LCS 1

G2 Esports vs. Fnatic, 1 p.m., EU LCS 1

Friday, January 20

Misfits vs. Giants Gaming, 11 a.m., EU LCS 1

Unicorns of Love vs. Vitality, 1 p.m. -- EU LCS 1

Saturday, January 21

ROCCAT vs. G2 Esports, 10 a.m., EU LCS 1

H2K vs. Splyce, 1 p.m. — EU LCS 1