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LEC Season 2022 start date revealed with more details

Published: 21:46, 04 October 2021
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Will the matches be played with an audience?

Riot Games announced the plans for the next season of the competitive European League of Legends, like the date when it's going to resume.

League of Legends European Championship (LEC) has proven to be some of the most entertaining esports content of modern times and even though the last season hasn't concluded that long ago, fans are already hungry for more. Riot came through and already announced the plans for the next season of LEC, which is starting on January 14, 2022.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns and the mutations that are occurring which are limiting the effectiveness of the countermeasures humanity came up with, the next season will have some restrictions in place, in order to prevent infection hotspots.

One major thing about LEC 2022 season is that it will not have the roadshow format and will not be moving to different venues. Instead, the show will be entirely online and Riot announced they will focus on creating a better online viewing experience for everyone watching at home.

Depending on the situation with the pandemic, the roadshow format might return for the summer split of 2022 but nothing is certain for now as this is a bit too far into the future, on top of the unpredictability of the virus.

As a reminder,  Team BDS will be joining LEC next season, following the organisation's acquisition of the LEC spot from Schalke 04 who sold it at the end of the 2021 summer split. 

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They can already look at some of the high-profile prospects on the market, such as Rekkles who is splitting with G2 just one season after joining, but the roster has not been announced yet.

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