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LoL esports: LEC 2022 start date and format announced

Published: 04:43, 30 November 2021
Riot Games
League of Legends - Aphelios
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LEC is returning soon-ish and all the information you might need on the premier League of Legends competition in Europe has pretty much been revealed.

League of Legends European Championship (LEC) is resuming on January 14, 2022, when the new season will begin. It will retain the previously seen format where the teams will play BO1 encounters and two superweeks will take place during each split, resulting in more matches at the given time period.

Once the Spring Split's regular part is done, the Playoffs will kick in on March 25, 2022, barring any unforeseen problems. Similarly, the Spring finals are planned for April 9 and 10. The entirety of the tournament will be happening in the LEC studio in Berlin, Germany.

Team BDS are the newcomers to the league, following the acquisition of Schalke 04's LEC spot. However, Team Vitality is another organisation to keep an eye on as they formed a veritable superteam with Alphari, Perkz and Carzzy arriving in a banger of an off-season.

LEC fans are mostly impatient to see the new Vitality clashing with Fnatic who also seem to have a decked-out roster for the new season, with rumours of Wunder coming in as a replacement for Adam who left for the aforementioned Team BDS. Furthermore, the team is rumoured to have acquired Razork in the jungle and Humanoid in the mid, with Upset and Hylissang being the only members of the team that competed in the same colours last season.

The fans also seem to be unhappy with the lack of format change as they wished for BO3 in the regular season but it appears that key people at Riot are not sold on the idea .

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