The LPL Summer Split schedule for 2022 has been released.
The Chinese league’s opening week will be much shorter than the others, with only three days of action. However, there will be some tense matchups.
The Summer Split of the 2022 LPL will begin on Friday, June 10. Weibo Gaming will face Invictus Gaming on the first day of the competition. This best-of-three series paves the way for a rematch between Edward Gaming and FPX in the LPL Spring Split playoffs in 2022.
The runner-ups of the 2022 LPL Spring Split, Top Esports, will face JD Gaming, who secured the fourth slot in the Spring playoffs after falling to Royal Never Give Up and Victory Five on day two. The series is set to be played after the Anyone’s Legend vs. Rare Atom match.
Fans will have the opportunity to watch another thrilling clash on the final day of the opening week of the 2022 LPL Summer Split, with LNG Esports playing against Bilibili Gaming. Breathe was recently traded for MSI 2022 champion Bin in an unexpected roster change by the latter. Uzi was also dropped from the BLG lineup.
Team WE were the first to reveal its whole lineup for the Summer Split of the 2022 LPL. Team, WE also recruited Royal Club support for Peng “heal” Jun-Jie, who was renamed from Reheal after joining his new team, following the addition of experienced AD carry Han “Smallz” Jin, who most recently played for Ultra Prime in the 2021 LPL Summer Split. Team, WE jungler Chen “being” Yu-Ming, and AD carry Guo “Stay” Yi-Yang both left for Team WE Academy. The remainder of the WE lineup hasn’t changed. Meanwhile, Top Esports has announced that Zhang “Zoom” Xing-Ran has officially left the company, as mentioned on this Thai news site. He joined the LPL team in December 2021, meaning he has been with the company for six months. And for the upcoming split, Zoom has already found a new home with Ultra Prime, who finished 12th in the LPL Spring Split in 2021.
Zoom earned a name for himself in 2020 when he and JD Gaming won the LPL Spring Split. Later in the same year, the team failed to retain their championship, losing in the Summer finals to Top Esports. Despite this, the Chinese team advanced to the World’s 2020 quarterfinals, where Suning, another LPL representative, defeated them.
JDG failed to reach expectations in 2021, resulting in a team reshuffle at the end of the season, with Zoom moving to Esports. TES’ Wayward, a 20-year-old top laner who won the Rookie of the Split title, outperformed him despite his expertise. The player started all 25 games in the Spring Playoffs, while Zoom started none.
On the other side, Ultra Prime, formerly known as eStar, has been a disappointment in the tournament. They made it to the playoffs once in the spring of 2020 and have never finished in the top ten since.
The date for the LPL Summer Split in 2022 has yet to be determined. The Spring Split participants had to play online because of a city-wide shutdown in Shanghai due to COVID-19.