LCO Split 1 2023: Peace forfeit hands Kanga, Mammoth week one wins

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LCO Split 1 2023 is finally here. Oceania’s best and brightest League reps will battle it out on the Rift once more, but plenty has changed; new faces, a new format and a new end goal — the PCS playoffs. Who will carry the OCE torch forward?


  • Split 2 finalists Chiefs, Pentanet kick off season with wins
  • GZ, Bliss seek first wins in LCO
  • Action resumes Tuesday 6pm AEDT

The off-season is over, and competitive League of Legends is finally back.

While other regions began their 2023 conquests two weeks ago, OCE fans have been made to wait — but no longer.

The LCO is back — but it’s a strange new world that our eight squads enter into. Major changes announced in November means a new pathway for our Oceanic representatives to tread.

OCE will no longer be guaranteed a spot at MSI and Worlds, instead needing to pass the PCS gauntlet in order to represent the region on the big stage.

A new format, too: squads will have just five weeks to prove their worth in pursuit of League glory — and there’s plenty of pressure on our debutants in Bliss and Ground Zero to hit the ground running early.

Bliss will begin their LCO season with a bang: reigning champions Chiefs await the boys in pink in a season opener not to be missed, while Ground Zero kick off their LCO campaign against a rebuilt Pentanet.

Mammoth will take on Dire Wolves, while Kanga have been awarded a win following today’s announcement: Peace failed to submit right-to-work documentation for a number of their squad, meaning the squad cannot take to the Rift for week one and have been handed with forfeits.

We’re covering LCO Split 1: teams, schedule, results and more.

LCO Split 1 2023 Streams

The LCO streams live on Twitch. Missed the action? Catch up via on-demand VODs posted immediately following each matchday.

LCO Split 1 — Main Stream

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LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule & Results

Split 1 of LCO 2023 features a brand new five week format. Stage One will see each team will play a best-of-three against one another via round robin.

Based upon Stage One results, Stage two sees each team seeded into two groups and play out a best-of-three double-elimination bracket. For the two emerging squads in each group, they’ll move to Stage Three — the other two will be eliminated.

Stage Three will see one final double-elimination bracket, with the top two booking their tickets to the PCS playoffs, and potentially beyond to London’s Mid-Season Invitational.

Note: Week 2 & 3 matches may be subject to change.

LCO Split 1 2023 Standings

Ranking Team Record
1 Mammoth 1-1
2 The Chiefs 1-0
3 Pentanet 1-0
4 Dire Wolves 1-0
5 Kanga 1-0
6 Ground Zero 0-1
7 Bliss 0-1
8 Peace 0-2

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 1

Date Match Time (AEDT)
Monday, Jan 23 Bliss 0-1 Chiefs 6pm
Pentanet 1-0 Ground Zero 7pm
Dire Wolves 1-0 Mammoth 8pm
Peace FF-W Kanga N/A
Tuesday, Jan 24 Pentanet v Kanga 6pm
Ground Zero v Chiefs 7pm
Bliss v Dire Wolves 8pm
Peace FF-W Mammoth N/A

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 2

Date Match Time (AEDT)
Monday, Jan 30 Ground Zero v Peace 6pm
Chiefs v Dire Wolves 7pm
Kanga v Bliss 8pm
Mammoth v Pentanet 9pm
Tuesday, Jan 31 Ground Zero v Dire Wolves 6pm
Kanga v Mammoth 7pm
Chiefs v Pentanet 8pm
Peace v Bliss 9pm
Wednesday, Feb 1 Mammoth v Chiefs 6pm
Bliss v Ground Zero 7pm
Dire Wolves v Kanga 8pm
Pentanet v Peace 9pm

LCO Split 1 2023 Schedule — Week 3

Date Match Time (AEDT)
Monday, Feb 6 Mammoth v Bliss 6pm
Dire Wolves v Pentanet 7pm
Chiefs v Peace 8pm
Kanga v Ground Zero 9pm
Tuesday, Feb 7 Dire Wolves v Peace 6pm
Pentanet v Bliss 7pm
Mammoth v Ground Zero 8pm
Chiefs v Kanga 9pm
Wednesday, Feb 8 Tiebreakers if necessary 6pm

LCO Split 1 2023 Rosters

Reigning LCO champions Chiefs will be out to defend their crown, but have undergone significant changes since their Mexico outing late last year.

Both Raes & Aladoric return as the team’s bot lane duo, with coach Babip steps back into the starting line-up as the team’s jungler. Former Order frontman BioPanther makes a return to the LCO with Chiefs after Order’s dissolution in 2022.

It’s a new Chiefs squad for ’23, but the league champs retain their favourites tag heading into Split 1.

Bliss and Ground Zero make their grand entrance to the LCO with a combination of youth and experience. Meanwhile, Mammoth have built around the 2022 Gravitas core, with Ch1Chi debuting in the LCO as the team’s top laner.

Team Squad
The Chiefs BioPanther Babip Kisee Raes Aladoric
Pentanet.GG Chippys Shernfire DONGGY Violet Apii
Dire Wolves Zorenous Poltron Chazz Praedyth Decoy
Kanga Esports Blue Fighto Hoopa Shinki Papryze
Peace Weizhe Ko1eee NuL1 Chayon Cloud
Mammoth Ch1Chi Akano DaJeung Voice Entrust
Team Bliss Lived Whynot Daystar Leemas Benvi
Ground Zero Gaming Tron Gooby mfis Danteh Bulldawg
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