Between broadcast overhauls and exciting matches, the LCS is so back

The LCS is home to some of the most passionate players and fans in all of professional League of Legends. But over the last several years, interest appeared to be waning.

Viewership went down, conversations about the place of the league compared to others internationally increased, and ongoing controversies remained one of the sole talking points over the competition itself. Entering the 2024 Spring Split, however, Riot Games and the LCS team—helmed by new commissioner MarkZ—sought to reinvigorate the region, acknowledging their previous faults and hoping to better implement feedback. And in just the first two days of the split, it seems like we have entered a new golden age of the LCS, with so much more to come.