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LEC 2022 will be played remotely in the beginning

Published: 04:29, 07 January 2022
Riot Games
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League of Legends European Championship is resuming soon but it will initially be played remotely, for the reason that is probably obvious to everyone by now.

LEC 2022 is resuming on Monday, January 10, 2021. However, the first part of at least the Spring Split will be done remotely due to the rising concerns of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus. 

Riot Games announced this change while explaining that the worsening situation with Omicron is especially felt in Berlin so they are tightening the security as they don't want to risk getting even more people exposed.

As such, Spring Split will be played from the teams' habitats until further notice but Riot didn't give up on having offline matches just yet. They will keep monitoring how the new wave of the virus is being handled and if the situation gets better, LEC will resume the same way it was before - offline but without audience unless we miraculously beat down Coronavirus somehow.

You probably guessed by now but yes - the online memes are back with Fnatic jokingly being excited while G2 are complaining about the change, albeit in the same spirit as FNC are "celebrating".

If you're out of the loop, the reference is to a previous online match between FNC and G2 where the former won and it was apparently because G2 had internet issues.

When the league resumes, we are in for some exciting matches with eyes being mostly on the newcomers, BDS, as well as Vitality's newly crafted superteam.

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