The LEC is one of the most popular League of Legends leagues, ranking only behind the LCK in viewership. So, of course, we're all waiting impatiently to know when LEC action will kick off once more. Thankfully, Riot has revealed when fans can look forward to the LEC Summer Split.
The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational will have its finals on May 29, 2022, so shortly after teams will have to return to their home regions to prepare for the Summer Split and a chance to qualify for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship. When will the final chance to qualify for Worlds kick off in the LEC, and who is competing? Let's look at everything we know about the LEC 2022 Summer Split.
2022 LEC Summer Split Team Standings
The LEC has adopted the franchise model, like the LCS and the LCK have. This means that teams cannot be relegated from the LEC anymore, and only if a team sells their slot can new teams be added to the LEC. Ahead of the 2022 LEC Spring Split, Schalke 04 sold their spot in the LEC to Team BDS.
These are the ten teams competing in the 2022 LEC Summer Split:
At the end of the Spring Split 2022, G2 Esports finished in fourth place, but in the LEC Playoff bracket they managed to build momentum, cruising through the lower bracket with ease, to take the crown in the 2022 LEC Spring finals, becoming the 2022 MSI LEC representatives.
2022 LEC Summer Split Schedule
The complete LEC schedule has not been revealed yet, but Riot Games has revealed when the first LEC weekend of the summer will take place. Make sure to check in on June 17, 2022, because that's when the LEC is going to kick off. The first weekend is also going to be a super week, which means more games than on a usual weekend as well, for any fans who want to watch a lot of League of Legends in their free time.
The Entire LEC Summer Split Schedule
This area will be filled in once Riot reveals the schedule for the 2022 LEC Summer Split, so make sure to check back to see when you can watch your favorite LEC teams compete for a chance to play at the 2022 World Championship taking place in Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Will Fans Be Allowed Into the LEC Studio?
The LEC officials have not made any announcement whether fans will be allowed into the LEC studio for the full LEC season. During the 2022 LEC Playoffs, fans were permitted to enter, but depending on local COVID-19 regulations this could change come the 2022 LEC Summer Split. We will keep an eye on the situation and let you guys know accordingly.
Where Will the LEC Finals Be Held?
A reveal for the 2022 LEC Summer Finals has not happened yet, but with the success of the 2022 LCS Spring Finals, we could expect a bigger event to be held for the LEC at the end of the summer as well. Once again, this will all depend on local COVID-19 regulations and the situation by the end of the summer.
But what cities would you love to see the LEC visit? A final in Rome would be amazing, or even Copenhagen. There are so many beautiful places in Europe which the LEC could visit. Hopefully we get an offline final for fans to visit in 2022 as well.