Hey there, I’m on the marketing and communications team for the LCS. Couple quick notes:
-Most leagues including the LCS turn on their stream an hour before content starts, so in our case it turned on at 11:30PT today.
-Next Level runs on Sunday’s from 12:30-1pm PT
-Game 1 champ select should start by 1:10pm PT. These days due to COVID precautions, we find ourselves with some extra delays. For instance we have a lot more player headset issues these days because we swap them out between each game and sometimes we need to recalibrate for the pros.
-Game 1 also ran into an extra long pause. Not ideal, and was unfortunately as a result of a weird item interaction in the shop, but ultimately made game 1 last longer.
All of this is to say, we also want the time between games to be more streamlined, especially in response to last weeks Reddit thread, we kicked off some groups to explore how to streamline. Some of this is definitely because of COVID precautions that come from cleaning between matches, though we agree we can look for efficiencies elsewhere.