Riot Games have officially confirmed the two groups of the 2017 EU LCS spring season in a video posted to social media. G2 Esports will share Group A with Fnatic, Misfits, Giants Gaming, and Team ROCCAT. Group B will feature H2k-Gaming, Splyce, Unicorns of Love, Team Vitality and Origen.
The video confirms a Jan. 7 report from ESPN Esports' Jacob Wolf which contained the same groups and also the same draft order. G2 Esports and H2K captained the snake draft because they were the top championship points earners in 2016.
G2 chose Splyce to go to Group B while H2K put Fnatic in Group A. Splyce then put Misfits in Group A while Fnatic put UoL in Group B. Misfits put Vitality in Group B with Vitality then putting ROCCAT in Group A. UoL chose Giants to go to Group A and Origen, the final team, was then put in Group B.
Riot announced major changes to the EU LCS's format on Dec. 14, with the league moving away from the best-of-two double round robin of 2016 with a best-of-three, two group single round robin for 2017.
The revamped EU LCS will kick off on Jan. 19 with Origen facing off against H2K.
|Group A||Group B|
|Giants Gaming||Unicorns of Love|
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