After the LPL, the LCK, and other countless esports events such as the IEM Katowice or the Hearthstone Masters Tour, it's the turn of the League of Legends European Championship to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
To ensure the safety of players, fans, and staff, Riot Games decided to hold the 2020 Spring Finals in the LEC Studio in Berlin instead of Budapest.
After carefully assessing the situation, we believe that holding the event in a smaller setting and a more controlled environment is the right call. While we currently plan to host a live audience in the Berlin studio, we will continue to monitor the situation and work with local health officials to ensure the safety of players and fans, and will revisit this decision if necessary.
We understand that this is a disappointment for fans, particularly those in Hungary, but we will look into options to bring the LEC to Budapest in the future. We’d like to thank all of our fans, players, and partners for their continued trust and support throughout this time.
Today, the LEC is entering its seventh week of competition with the split ending on March 21.
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