Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Riot announces launch dates for League of Legends esports for Spring 2022 LEC, EU Masters, NLC and ERLs

Riot Games today announced the start dates of several European League of Legends esports tournaments for 2022, including the high-level LEC.

Spring 2022 LEC starts on January 14th, 2022 and will again offer two ‘Superweeks’ with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday instead of the usual Saturday and Sunday. The first superweek takes place on the opening weekend.

The LEC Spring Playoffs start on March 25th, the finals are planned for April 9th ​​and 10th and will take place again in the LEC Studio in Berlin.

Accredited ERLs – including UK / Ireland / Nordics NLC, Spanish Superliga, French LFL, DACH Prime League and Poland / Baltic Ultraliga – start in the week of January 10, 2021.

Non-accredited ERLs begin the following week starting January 17th.

Then the spring of 2022 Amazon European Masters (EU Masters, which was sponsored by Amazon at the beginning of the year) begins on April 4th with the play-in phase and ends with the grand finale on May 8th.

Riot had previously announced that it would not host a LEC roadshow in the spring of 2022 due to the global pandemic, but promised to “work currently on providing fans at home with an even better online experience”.

No format changes were mentioned and it appears that there will be no live audience at the LEC Finals in April:

Last season, the summer of 2021, Mad Lions won the LEC, Tricked won the NLC and Karmine Corp – which recently signed Rekkles – won the EU Masters.

Riot recently announced specific details about ERLs in 2022, including rules for academy teams and the list of accredited ERLs that have offline finals.

The LEC games will be on as usual. transfer lolesports.com.

Check out Esports News UK soon for an interview with new NLC organizers Freaks 4U about the new divisions and what to expect from the NLC in 2022.

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