The Spring Split will take place online, but Riot’s not decided on the Summer Split yet. COVID Spare us!
With the League of Legends World Championships beginning soon, Riot Games has announced the dates for the Spring season of the European League. LEC returns on January 14, 2022, but European fans will not experience the excitement of watching their favorite teams on LAN. LEC will return in an online format for its Spring season with the possibility of a return to LAN for Summer.
LEC Spring 2022 to take place Online
"We feel strongly about creating the best online experience right from the get-go, and we feel that making this decision upfront will give us a better runway in creating an incredible online show for everyone, instead of putting energy and time into something we may have to cancel later on." said the announcement.
LEC Spring 2022 will take place online and Riot Games is preparing for an online event upfront. In the past few months, several esports events have announced a LAN tournament but had to cancel or move online due to the pandemic. Riot Games feels, with the current COVID situation, it is better to prepare for an online event.
However, we are currently monitoring the situation and looking at the possibility of a roadshow for Summer 2022, COVID permitting – stay tuned for more information!
They do, however, keep open the option to play LEC Summer 2022 on LAN, COVID permitting. MAD Lions is looking to defend its LEC title, while as the newest team on the block, BDS will look to challenge the LEC order.