❘ Revealed: 2022-10-22T18:50:37
❘ Up to date: 2022-10-22T18:50:54
Going into 2023, the LEC is trying to make some large modifications. Together with including an extra break up, they’ll be including an additional day to the competitors, together with extra alternatives for BO3 and BO5 units.
Format modifications have been a well-liked demand relating to common season matches. With each the LCK and LPL having a Greatest-of-3 reliant format that enables groups to play extra video games and get extra apply on-stage, Western areas have caught to a Greatest-of-1 format.
Whereas the LEC isn’t swapping solely to a Greatest-of-3 format, they’re additionally departing from the way in which LoL tournaments in any main area are run. No less than, in keeping with a report from Blix.
This information follows one other report that the LCS can be shifting to weekdays, indicating that each Western leagues are making some main modifications for subsequent 12 months.
If these modifications come to fruition, there shall be much more League of Legends to look at throughout the LEC.
Format modifications embrace extra Better of 3s and an additional break up
First off, the proposed LEC modifications will set the LEC’s begin date to early January. Whereas occasions just like the LCS’ Lock-In event and the LPL’s Demacia Cup act as appetizers to the primary season, the LEC shall be getting underway very early within the 12 months.
Moreover, there shall be a consolidated common season that determines seeding for a best-of-3 gauntlet, the outcomes of which can decide the 4 groups that can transfer on to a best-of-5 event to find out the very best workforce for the break up.
Three days of play over the course of three weeks (9 best-of-1s in complete) would be the extent of best-of-1 video games within the common season.
That is half the quantity of normal season BO1s per break up within the LEC format earlier than this proposed change, that means groups that may’t make the lower to the BO3 section or that drop out of the event early can have a a lot shorter break up.
However those who persevere can have way more alternatives to play units on stage, and put together themselves for worldwide competitors.
On prime of that, the proposed set of modifications would additionally lead to one LEC ultimate that takes place close to the top of the 12 months. It’s a sweeping set of proposed modifications that haven’t been confirmed by Riot.