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About League of Legends Circuit Oceania

The LCO, or League of Legends Circuit Oceania, is the highest tier of professional League of Legends competition in Oceania. 

The tournament was founded in 2021 as a replacement for Oceanic Pro League or OPL, which used to be organized by Riot Games. 

The OPL had a roster of eight teams, and streams of games were available on Twitch and YouTube. 

In 2020, Riot Games announced the discontinuation of the OPL due to rising operational costs and an inability to meet company goals. 

It also announced that players with Oceania residency would be able to participate in the North American LCS leagues. 

The LCO is organized and run by ESL Australia and Guinevere Capital.

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League of Legends Circuit Oceania Live Streaming - Where To Watch

You can watch live streaming of League of Legends Circuit Oceania via a number of methods from YouTube and Twitch to betting sites and social media.

Official streams of the tournament can be viewed in English on the LCO channel. You can also find commentary by independent streamers in several regional languages.

Some of the best ways to watch LCO live streams are:

  • Betting Sites bet365, Stake and Pinnacle
  • LCO Twitch Channel

LCO League Structure

The LCO takes place over two splits spread out over the year. Each split takes place for just over eight weeks, and the games follow a double round-robin format - teams face each other twice over the course of five weeks. 

At the end of the season, the bottom three teams are eliminated, while the top 5 teams progress to a double-elimination playoff bracket. 

In a double-elimination tournament, participants are eliminated from the competition if they have at least two losses. This gives teams a chance to put in more consistent performances when compared to single-elimination tournaments, where a single defeat results in elimination.

Until 2023, the winner of split one would qualify for the Mid-Seasonal Invitational, while the winner of split two would qualify for the League of Legends World Championship. 

Since 2023, ESL has done away with this format. Instead, winning teams will seed into the Pacific Championship Series (PCS) playoffs, where they will compete with other top teams from the region. 

The league started in 2020 and features the top teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia, and Oceania from 2023 onwards.

The winners of the Pacific Championship Series then receive an opportunity to represent the region at higher-tier international events. LCO teams will no longer directly qualify for the Mid-Seasonal Invitational and World Championships.

LCO Prize Money

The most recent edition of the LCO took place in June 2022. For 2023, the LCO will be sponsored by Guinevere Capital and the ESL, in addition to Menulog, Dare Iced Coffee, Neosurf, and Swiftly. Split 1, the fifth season of the LCO of 2023, has a prize pool of $30,000, broken down as follows: 

  • First place - $15,000
  • Second place - $10,000
  • Third place - $5,000

The winners of the LCO qualify for the playoffs stage of the PCS, which features a higher prize pool and teams from other nearby regions. 

LCO Teams and Players

Split 2 of the 2022 season of the League of Legends Circuit Oceania was won by Chiefs Esports Club, who beat Pentanet.GG in a closely contested 3:1 final game. They went on to the 2022 World Championship but could not make it past the group stages, losing all five games that they entered. 

Second place went to Pentanet.GG, who took home the runners-up prize money of $10,000. The top three places were rounded off by ORDER, who won $5,000 in prize money. 

Kanga Esports, Dire Wolves, PEACE, MAMMOTH EC, and Gravitas took up the remaining five slots in the league. 

Korean player Arthur, also known as Mir, won the MVP award thanks to his performances as Jungler for Chief Esports Club. He was joined by BalKhan, fighto, Kisee, Praedyth, and Raes - all players won one MVP award each. 

League of Legends Oceania Circuit FAQs

What is League of Legends Oceania Circuit?

The LCO, or League of Legends Circuit Oceania, is the highest tier of professional League of Legends competition in Oceania.

The tournament was founded in 2021 as a replacement for Oceanic Pro League or OPL, which used to be organized by Riot Games. The LCO is now organized and run by ESL Australia and Guinevere Capital.

How can I watch League of Legends Oceania Circuit Live Streaming?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where you can watch League of Legends live streaming.