Welcome to the premier English coverage of Turkey Championship League.
In the past this region has been known as the retirement home for those European players that could no longer find comfy spots in the increasingly cut-throat NA LCS. But since then it has quietly grown, to the point where every team makes good use of their 2 import slots, with all but 3 foreigners being Korean. And these are not unknown players - we're talking about likes of Kakao, Frozen, Chaser, Coco, Wisdom, GBM and Ninja. Of course it makes sense to look at this as the twilight of their careers, but on the other hand it'll be interesting to see if the sheer amount of talent will elevate the region beyond the wildcard glass ceiling.
TCL uses the old LCS format, 8 team quadruple round robin. 4 games per day, 3 days per week. You can find all the rosters and schedule on our very own fantastic Liquipedia. As of right now there are no known plans for an English stream, leaving us the original Turkish broadcast.
My plan for this season is to skim through all the games and write weekly wrap-ups, talking about INTeresting strats, player performances and recommended games. I hope I inspire someone to join me in shitposting about doner cocoa.
The first game of the season starts on Saturday, Jan 20 2:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)