Report: 2017 EU LCS groups drafted

by Sasha Erfanian Jan 7
Thumbnail image courtesy of Riot Games

The groups for the 2017 EU LCS spring season have reportedly been decided, according to ESPN's Jacob Wolf.

According to Wolf's sources, Group A will be shared by G2 Esports, Fnatic, Misfits, Giants Gaming and Team ROCCAT, while Group B will be made up of H2k-Gaming, Splyce, Team Vitality, Unicorns of Love and Origen.

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In December, Riot Games announced that the EU LCS would be moving to a two group, single round robin, best-of-three format for 2017 after experimenting with a best-of-two double round robin without groups in 2016. In 2017, the teams will be playing within their own groups for Weeks 1-3 before competing with the opposing group for Weeks 4-7. For Weeks 8-10, they will return to compete against their original group's teams.

Riot also announced that the two groups would be decided by snake draft, with G2 and H2k making the first picks because they were the top championship point earners in the 2016 EU LCS.

Wolf says that G2 chose Splyce to be in Group B while Splyce and H2k chose Fnatic and Misfits to go to Group A with G2. Misfits and Fnatic chose Vitality and UoL to go to Group B, with the two then picking Giants and ROCCAT to go to Group A. The final team, Origen was then put in Group B.

The group members will clash when EU LCS spring season begins on Jan. 19, with matches taking place Thursday-Saturday as well as Sundays in Weeks 2, 7 and 10.

Group A Group B
G2 Esports  H2k-Gaming
Fnatic  Splyce
Misfits Team Vitality 
Giants Gaming Unicorns of Love 
Team ROCCAT Origen

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. Follow him on Twitter, it'll be great for his self-esteem.